Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with 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:
The Orioles got five scoreless innings from starter Chris Jakubauskas and three solo home runs to beat the Athletics, 4-0, on Tuesday night. ... Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts, who hasn't played since May 16, has been shut down from baseball activities for at least two more weeks. ... The Orioles selected Vanderbilt third baseman Jason Esposito in the second round of the draft. ... Maryland men's lacrosse coach John Tillman says he is staying at the school despite overtures from Navy about its coaching vacancy. ... Jordan Williams has a trim new body, a new position and an explanation on why he entered the NBA draft.
Hitting the links:
1. Peter Schmuck: Dylan Bundy is a special prospect, but satisfying expectations will be a challenge [Baltimore Sun]
2. The Orioles rolled the dice on Bundy [CSN Baltimore]
3. Joe Jordan talks about the draft [Orioles Insider]
4. Jordan kind of talks about passing on Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon [MASN]
5. Is Luke Scott heating up? [Orioles Insider]
6. The Orioles have won each of Brian Matusz's past 10 starts [Houston Chronicle]
7. The Ravens should pass on Plaxico Burress [Ravens.com]
8. The best chance the former NFL union has of getting an acceptable labor deal is right now [Ravens Insider]
9. Where will T.J. Houshmandzadeh sign whenever the lockout ends? [ESPN]
10. Anquan Boldin is a fourth-tier NFL wide receiver [NFL.com]
11. Was M&T Bank Stadium snubbed? [ESPN]
12. Scott Van Pelt says he did not try to influence Jordan Williams's decision [Terrapins Insider]
13. Alex Ovechkin is the face of Gillette in Russia [Japers' Rink]
14. Semyon Varlamov's future in Washington is unclear [Hockey Independent]
You said it:
"I liked him on 'Married With Children.'" -- reader daman858 makes the first of what hopefully will be many Dylan Bundy jokes on this blog (still no Polk High references so far, though)
Video of the morning:
This feels like a Fail Blog morning
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