Coffee Companion -- 3/1

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:

Brad Bergesen started strong in the Orioles' 6-4 win over the Pirates on Monday. ... Nolan Reimold went hitless in his first 22 at-bats last spring but this year he is off to a promising start. ... Maryland guard Terrell Stoglin was named the ACC Rookie of the Week for a second straight week. ... Baltimore sports talk station 105.7 The Fan unveiled a reshuffled weekday programming lineup Monday.

Hitting the links:

1. The architectural style and the baseball amenities make Ed Smith Stadium a field of dreams [Baltimore Sun]

2. The Orioles give the newly-renovated stadium a big thumbs up [Sarasota Herald-Tribune]

3. Nolan Reimold and Felix Pie were left in limbo by the Orioles [AP]

4. Zach Britton is ready to shine with the Orioles []

5. Brad Bergesen could be a sleeper who helps revitalize the Orioles' rotation [NESN]

6. Mike Preston: It's put up or shut up when it comes to John Harbaugh's offensive blueprint [Baltimore Sun]

7. AFC North combine thoughts [ESPN]

8. John Eisenberg: Surviving the NFL combine [CSN Baltimore]

9. Josh Wilson should be one of the most coveted free-agent cornerbacks [Sporting News]

10. The Ravens should beware: linebackers do grow old [Press Box]

11. NFL prospect Dontay Moch says he is a "hybrid Terrell Suggs," whatever that means [Baltimore Sun]

12. Former Terps forward Shane Walker is hitting his stride at Loyola [Baltimore Sun]

13. Alex Ovechkin is a falling star [SI]

14. The Capitals are back in the Stanley Cup conversation [On Frozen Blog]

15. Capitals GM George McPhee: "I'm really happy with what we've acquired" [Capitals Insider]

You said it:

"I promised I wouldn't bash sports talk radio again if they got rid of Anita Marks." -- reader mr49775 reacts -- well, kind of -- to the news that Bruce Cunningham has left his weekday show on 105.7 The Fan

Video of the morning:

Oregon State's Stephen Paea set the combine bench press record with 49 reps (no problem)

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