Coffee Companion -- 6/21: Baltimore beats down Pittsburgh

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 scored five runs in the first inning Monday night and knocked out overmatched Pirates starter Charlie Morton after the second en route to an 8-3 victory. ... Jeremy Guthrie will start Tuesday against the Pirates, four days after he was diagnosed with a muscle strain in his back. ... Luke Scott and Brian Matusz appear to be OK after suffering injuries on Sunday.

Hitting the links:


1. Top 10 anagrams using "Jakubauskas" and "Gorzelanny" [Big League Stew]

2. Should we be worried about Brian Matusz? [Orioles Buzz]

3. Has your opinion of Mark Reynolds changed? [Orioles Insider]

4. The Orioles won't face Albert Pujols next week [Orioles Insider]

5. Peter King thinks the Ravens are serious contenders for Nnamdi Asomugha [SI]

6. Mike Preston: No news hasn't stopped talking heads from focusing on Joe Flacco [Baltimore Sun]

7. Does Marc Bulger want to be a starter again, or does he only care about winning? [National Football Post]

8. What do we imagine various NFL stars have been up to this offseason? [Toy Department]


9. After 25 years, Len Bias' legacy lives on [Baltimore Sun]

10. Favorite Gary Williams games [Turtle Droppings]

You said it:  

"I think the Orioles and Nationals will have a solid rivalry in the next 10 years. All it takes is a couple inside pitches for bad blood to brew. Baltimore fans also have a reputation for having unreasonable hatred towards anything related to Our Nation's Capital." -- Maybe it's wishful thinking, but reader bigphilmd thinks the Orioles and Nationals can one day become real rivals

Video of the morning:  

John Wall failed in his attempt to throw out the first pitch at Friday's Orioles-Nationals game [via Wizards Insider]


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