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:


Kevin Millwood had another rough outing in Sunday's loss to the Rangers, and the Orioles face a tough decision when it comes to the veteran starter. ... The Baltimore pass defense remains a concern after the Ravens allowed 365 passing yards in their 23-3 preseason win over the Redskins. ... The Ravens training staff held CB Chris Carr out Saturday.

Los links!!!:

1. Jeff Zrebiec sat down for a Q&A with Buck Showalter [Baltimore Sun]

2. Haruki Nakamura thinks the preseason is valuable [Carroll County Times]

3. Chad Ochocinco says the Bengals will "smash" the Ravens [ESPN]

4. Kevin Cowherd says it's too early to start worrying about the Ravens offense [Baltimore Sun]

5. John Eisenberg's thumbs up and thumbs down from Saturday night [CSN Baltimore]

6. Ravens TV: Sandusky, Ismail and White do all right [Z on TV]

7. What's Corey Patterson's value as a bench player? [Dempsey's Army]

8. Maryland's Jordan Williams is on the watch list in Fanhouse's ACC hoops preview [Fanhouse]

9. The Terps are using Wii Fit to monitor football concussions [Engadget]

You said it:

"Tom Zbikowski is making me forget Ed Reed is injured." -- @FlavaDave10 on Twitter is a Zibby fan

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

What should the Orioles do with starter Kevin Millwood down the stretch?


Video of the morning:

Get this hard-hitting six-year-old a purple jersey

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