Comcast Morning Show Live Blog (9/30/09)

September 30, 2009 |


Joe Sheehan of Baseball Prospectus comes on to talk some baseball. He starts off by talking about the last remaining playoff races. He states that the Braves do not have enough offense to be a dangerous team. He next explains how Justin Verlanderhas carried the pitching rotation for the Detroit Tigers. Sheehan also states that Zach Greinke has been by far the best pitcher in the American League this season. He believes that if Greinke is not the winner of the Cy Young Award, the voters will have made a serious mistake. The NL Race, on the other hand, is much closer and will come down to Tim Lincecum, Adam Wainwright, and Chris Carpenter. Sheehan believes that the Tampa Bay Rays will be the bounce-back team in the American League next year. The team has the same core of talent from the team that went to the World Series a year ago.


Mike Reid makes an appearance. He is a Maryland-native and a member of the Champions Tour. He had two career victories while on the PGA Tour and has already won twice while on the Champions Tour. Reid talks about the technique involved in putting. Reid goes on to say that patience and balance have been the keys to his success as a professional golfer. Reid will participate in the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship at the Baltimore Country Club this week.


Mike Green of the Washington Capitals is the next guest. Green starts off by talking about how the fans have been very supportive of the team and have helped the team maintain home-ice advantage. Green also discusses how the team has adjusted to the addition of former Philadelphia Flyer, Mike Knuble.


Ross Tucker is up on the show. He will call the Ravens-Patriots game this Sunday. He is also an analyst for Sports Illustrated, Sirius NFL Radio, and founder of You can follow Tucker on twitter here. Tucker describes the strides that Joe Flacco has made since last season. He call Flacco “fun to watch.” He goes on to state that the Ravens have the opportunity to make a huge statement this week. However, a loss would not be devastating for the team. Tucker next talks about how the loss of Troy Polamalu impacts the Steelers defense. Finally, Tucker describes Joe Thomas and other young offensive lineman around the league. The one thing that many potential star lineman must do is be more physical.  


A caller talks with Drew about the Orioles’ bullpen problems. Andy MacPhail has recently stated that the team may need put more focus on the bullpenin the offseason that was previously thought. Drew also mentions that it appears as though Dave Trembley will not be returning next season. He explains that some of the recent struggles of the team are cannot be entirely placed on the manager.


Glenn provides a Ravens report. He states that many members of the media in the Boston area believe that the Ravens will have similar success to the Jets on the defensive side of the ball against the Patriots. He explains that the team will not change its identity just because the Jets were able to limit the Patriots’ high-powered offense. The Patriots cut former Raven Prescott Burgess. When the injury report is released this afternoon, fans will be able to find out about the players to whom John Harbaugh was referring to when he said the team had some players dealing with concussions.