Thursday Morning’s Crab Cakes and Light Beer

February 26, 2009 |

The Swinging Bunt

NO 1st for Wieters.  Before yesterday’s game O’s manager Dave Trembley was asked whether or not the team plans to try-out Matt Wieters at first base, because the toll on a catcher’s body can be so great.  The manager said no way.  The Sun’s Peter Schmuck reporting the story wrote in his blog, something along the lines of… ‘that’s something to Orioles can worry about in seven or eight years.’  Well, at the bottom of the same page in the comments section, a certain ‘mikepcfl’ wrote, “The Yankees can move Wieters to 1B to replace Teixeira in 8 years! Just kidding, I have a bad sense of humor.”  Yes, yes you do, sir.

Terps Fans: A+.  Of course, last night was certainly a tough loss for the Terps at Comcast to the Dukies.  Just curious, when Kyle Singler stepped on Sean Mosely’s foot causing a brief injury timeout, did anyone else hear “F*ck you Single,” loud and clearly over the ESPN airwaves.  Jay Bilas and Mike Patrick were completely silent at the time too, making it even more blatant.  Maryland fans have proven to be a tough bunch…  and quite funny too, last night’s Operation Scheyerface v2.0 and, man, this one gets me every single time I see it…

Even more Terp trash-talk.  This from Deadspin, Maryland students got their hands on some of the hotel numbers of the Duke Basketball team and inundated the players with calls to their rooms.  This is an example of some of the tomfoolery – golden stuff.

Caller: “Hello, this is ****** with the Washington Times, sorry to bother you at this hour Mr. Paulus, but we are running a small piece tomorrow and I was hoping to take 2 minutes and ask you a question?”

Greg Paulus: “Uhhh, sure”

Caller:  “If you had to choose between Deron Washington, Danny Green, and Dwayne Collins, (three guys who have dunked directly on Paulus this season) whose nuts would you say tasted the best?”

Paulus:  …Click

Scanning the Blogosphere

Pro Football America gives updates on Ray Lewis and Bart Scott and speculates the Vikings might be players for Jason Brown.

CBS Sports says it might be tough sledding trying to keep both Jason Brown and Bart Scott.

Baltimore Beat Down says Joe Flacco’s critics will have to change their song for next season.

Camden Chat: “Prop Projections for the 2009 Baltimore Orioles,“37 comments for 37 pitchers in camp for the Orioles,” and “Mets beat O’s in proper spring opener.”

The Schmuck Stops Here has all the latest from Fort Lauderdale including all the news from the O’s-Mets game from yesterday including Brad Hennessey’s elbow soreness.

Connolly’s Corner Sports Bar has a ‘3 for 1′ as Dan talks Ray Lewis, the Orioles, and Maryland hoops.

SI’s J-Fro Sports Journalism and Lists ranks the O’s fifth overall in terms of outfield units.

Oriole Magic posted AOL’s Baltimore Orioles team preview.

SI has their top-225 Fantasy Baseball Preview, Brian Roberts is the first Oriole at #46.  They also offer potential ‘sleeper’ picks, potential ‘bargain picks, and those whom you should stay away from.

Tracking the Terps has some final thoughts on the Maryland-Duke game from last night and some additional notes.

Terrapin Insider has their take on Dukes win over Maryland.

The Big Lead says the Terps are 1 of 23 teams on the tournament bubble for 10 remaining spots.

Recruiting Report has a story and video of Terp tight end signee Sean Fitzpatrick, a 2010 commitment for Coach Friedgen.

SI’s For the Record says, “Ovechkin, Crosby grow inseparable as rivals.” Duuuuh.

Ring Post Live author Kevin Eck was on with Ray and Casey yesterday and wishes a happy 60th birthday to Ric Flair.

The CMS Video of the Day

Wait, what?  Here’s a video of Sheriff Leon Lott, the man who represents the firm hand of the law in the Phelps ‘Bong-Gate.’

The Morning’s Final Thought

Former University of Georgia quarterback and potential first overall selection in this year’s NFL draft, Matthew Stafford has had quite the whirlwind past few months.  He’s had a preseason #1 ranking in the nation, a tough season in the SEC, a difficult decision whether or not to turn pro or go back to Athens, a grueling combine training program, and the combine itself all to try and deal with.  Makes me think he needs to blow off a little steam… actually, by the looks of it, he’s doing a pretty good job of that.