Monday Morning’s Crab Cakes and Light Beer

March 09, 2009 |

The Swinging Bunt

Excellent job, Camden Chat!  Their simulation of the Baltimore Orioles Historical Manager Simulation Showdown for MLB 2K9 continues and is a phenomenal, must read for Baltimore baseball fans of all ages.  CC breaks down each game in the 16-team tournament of the greatest O’s teams of all-time.  The #1 seed Dukes of Earl (1970) just defeated #5 Davey’s Heroes (’97) in an exciting seven game semi, and will play the winner of the #6 Oatsimite Warriors (’92) and the #10 Devil Ray’s Team (’99) for the crown of best team in O’s history… as decided by a video game.

ESPN is ‘Wacco for Flacco,’ too!  Are you one of the many sufferers of Joe Flacco Withdrawal in Baltimore?  The rookie quarterback charmed his way into the hearts all Ravens fans in the Charm City and while football season is over many are feeling the absence hard.  Well, the friendly folks at the world-wide leader recognize this serious issue and have come up with just the remedy… in just 3 days, on Thursday; it’s All-Flacco, all-day long.  Seven different spots on the agenda in Bristol in one day… wow.

Scanning the Blogosphere

SI tabs the Orioles birthday ticket plan one of the ‘Week’s Worst in Sports, Bottom 10′… they, and I’m sure many others in the Baltimore area, are perturbed that Red Sox and Yankees premium games are not included in the plan.

MLB Trade Rumors continues their “Off season in Review,” this time taking a look at the Orioles.

Baltimore Beat Down takes a look at what roster moves they think the Ravens should make before the upcoming NFL Draft.

CMS Video of the Morning

Plain and simple… “Ovechkin sings the Eastern Motor’s Song.”  Outstanding stuff.  Our hero, ‘the great 8’ even asks, “Can you give me some shots of vodka, please?”  Awesome.

And here… Maybe not another video, but how about song?

We’ve linked up, “Boo Teixeira,” and you all know, “Orioles Magic,” now there’s… “How ‘Bout Dem O’s.”

The Morning’s Final Thought

This is latest from’s “Tale of the Tape” series.  This time they examine which post-winter vacation is a more fun destination… Spring Training v.  Spring Break.

I must say, as much as I love baseball, they make Spring Break seem a bit more appealing… except for the ‘Occupational Hazard’.  Spring Training’s is ‘Not making the Major League roster,’ which is definitely not as bad as Spring Break’s occupational hazard… STD’s.  A couple months of AAA bus rides, is nowhere near as painful as… well, you know.