Baltimore Sun

Coffee Companion -- 8/19

Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.

Running it back:


Magic over? The Orioles lost their second consecutive series Wednesday night. ... Orioles top pick Manny Machado is in Baltimore to get his physical. ... Another lineman down: Oniel Cousins left practice Wednesday because of a headache. ... Ravens CB Lardarius Webb wasn't activated from the PUP list Thursday, but it could happen soon. ... Maryland's new president, Wallace D. Loh, will play a big role in selecting the school's next AD.

Los links!!!:


1. Five questions with Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski [ESPN]

2. Paul Kruger is taking "huge" strides in his second camp with the Ravens [CSN Baltimore]

3. Prescott Burgess is looking to expand his role with the Ravens [National Football Post]

4. What's with all the bunting? [


5. Check out Greivis Vasquez's new Under Armour kicks [Dime]

6. Here's an excerpt from a new book on Alex Ovechkin [Jasper's Rink]

You said it:


"Gary Busey will pull your endocrine system out of your body. And that is for real." -- Big Daddy (not Lipscomb) loves him some Busey

Today's water cooler question (your response could be published in b):

Who will be the Ravens' starting right tackle?

Video of the morning:

I could nail this crazy golf shot by the second or third try.

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