Orioles observations on Colton Cowser’s 476-foot blast, Dean Kremer’s WBC experience, Mike Baumann’s new role and more

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Colton Cowser didn’t need to eat Wheaties on Friday morning to power the 476-foot home run he smashed against the Minnesota Twins.

“I had the same breakfast per usual,” Cowser said. “I usually just go with some French toast, avocado, some bacon. I actually had a hard-boiled egg this morning. That was new, so I may have to mix that up.”

The blast, which had an exit velocity of 106 mph, cleared the tall batter’s eye in center field at Hammond Stadium.

“Is that what it was?” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said in shock when told the distance of Cowser’s homer. “He put a great swing on that. I think he showed you a little bit of what he can do with the base hit the other way and the power to dead center. Getting more comfortable with some regular at-bats. That was an impressive home run.”

Cowser’s long ball was the last of back-to-back-to-back homers in the third inning off Twins...

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