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DMV: Bergesen Isn’t the Only Stealth ROY

DMV is a daily roundup of District-Maryland-Virginia (mostly) sporting links.

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Sure, we’ve stumped for O’s starter Brad Bergesen for AL Rookie of the Year, but it’s different when Baseball America does it. They have him at fourth overall (second in the AL) among their top-20 rookies, which also includes Nolan Reimold (No. 11) and Jordan Zimmermann (20). B’more hasn’t had a ROY since The Otter in ’89 and D.C./Montreal hasn’t had one since The Hawk in ’77. Maybe all Bergie needs is an animal nickname. Is The Bird still taken? [Baseball America]

Five storylines to watch during the O’s second half. [The Sun]

Grading every single Oriole at the midseason point. [The Sun]

The Jim Riggleman era beginzzzzzzzz now. [Nationals Journal]

Riggleman is, however, a local guy. And that’s something. [Thomas Boswell]

Math don’t lie: The Nats are by far the unluckiest team in MLB. [FanGraphs]

Nats Park has a new X-rated feature sure to delight fans. [The Onion]

Wale reps the Nats on the Jimmy Fallon Show. [D.C. Sports Bog]

Ex-Blog Show intern Mike Prada interviews Ernie Grunfeld. [Bullets Forever]

Notes from the Wiz-Nuggets Summer League game. [D.C. Sports Bog]

Gilbert donates $25,000 in exchange for Barack’s chair. [Wizards Blog]

Nick Young’s parents sounds pretty chill. [D.C. Sports Bog]

How new Caps Mike Knuble and Brendan Morrison will fit in. [Japers’ Rink]

Caps schedule is out; they play Pittsburgh Super Bowl Sunday. [NBC D.C.]

How the Caps’ “Rock the Red” slogan came to be. [Rock the Red]

John McEnroe is playing tennis in D.C. this evening. [We Love DC]

Begging Sally Jenkins to stop writing about Lance Armstrong. [City Desk]

Following WaPo’s salon blow-up, the Times gets exposed too. [We Love DC]

Today: British Open (7 a.m.), Cubs-Nats (7:05)

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D.C. sports fan and digital media guy that's been doing this since 2004. Once threw a football further than Chris Cooley.

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