Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

December 11, 2008 | Glenn Clark

Is Teixeira coming to Baltimore? I still don’t think so. But I have no problem with the fact that the Orioles are getting serious with the discussions.

But he can’t pitch.

Go get Braden Looper. Or someone.

Go get a pitcher.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio says Flacco showed passion in Redskins game

Rob Long has ‘nervous energy’ towards Ravens

Drew Forrester torn on feelings towards potential Teixeira signing

Nestor Aparicio says Boras could be trying to drive up price for Tex

Nestor Aparicio still wants Modell in Hall

Casey Willett says Ravens not going too crazy about Steelers game

Casey Willett says Reed honored for 2nd time in 3 weeks

Alex Thomas thought Reed top Raven vs. Skins

Ed Frankovic says B. Johnson, Ovechkin help Caps get big win over Bruins

RAVENS:

The Official Site says Reed Defensive Player of the Week

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says players know just how important Sunday’s game is

The Official Site says Harbaugh thinks ‘more at stake than pettiness’ in Steelers game

The Official Site’s Lindsay Melvin says 16 Ravens do good work in community this week

The Official Site says Steelers Coach Tomlin thinks Ravens bring more ‘confidence’ to this game than last time teams played

Steelers Official Site’s Teresa Varley says CB Taylor thinks teams ‘don’t like each other’

Steelers Official Site says Tomlin thinks Ravens’ defense great due to ‘continuity’

The Sun’s Edward Lee says J. Harrison has made Ravens pay since letting him go

The Sun’s David Steele says Ward similar to Ravens

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens sign Phins RB Parmele

The Sun’s Matt Bracken cleans up after me

The Sun’s Mike Preston thinks Atlanta’s Smith more deserving of Coach of the Year than Harbaugh

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says many players missed first part of practice

The Sun’s Mike Preston doesn’t think Ravens need to start war of words with Ward

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens need to finish tackles of Big Ben

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says J. Johnson, other Ravens also own guns

Aaron Wilson says R. Ryan thinks Suggs ‘tremendous’ this season

Aaron Wilson says Suggs not talking ‘bounties’ this week, knows Goodell ‘watching’

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says protecting Flacco especially important vs. Steelers

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette says Steelers trying to clinch #2 seed in AFC

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette says Parker wants Steelers to run more

Beaver County Times’ Mike Bires says Parker wants FB more involved in offense

ESPN.com’s James Walker doesn’t think Steelers will start running better vs. Ravens

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks NFL fans should embrace Steelers-Ravens more

ESPN.com’s James Walker explains playoff scenarios for Ravens, Steelers this week

SI’s Don Banks has Ravens 7th in power rankings

5 of 7 Sporting News analysts pick Ravens to beat Steelers

Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer thinks Ngata, 52, Reed deserving of Pro Bowl trip

2 of 5 CBS Sports analysts pick Ravens

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Huff named Outstanding DH

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Izturis deal apparently done pending physical

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds in ‘Final Four’ with Teixeira

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Birds offer Teixeira 7 year deal worth $140-$150 million

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says R. Hernandez ‘surprised’ he was traded

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says MASN’s Martinez likes way Izturis, Freel ‘play baseball’

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Liz’s struggles continue in Caribbean

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds probably won’t take anyone in Rule 5 Draft

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Boras wouldn’t label Teixeira decision as ‘imminent’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says MacPhail thinks signing Teixeira would make Vegas trip ‘more fun’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says H. Blanco, Treanor might join Zaun as catching candidates

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says club not confirming they’d be willing to offer $180 million to Tex

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds have met with agent for Looper

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Huff beat out Thome for MVP award

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Bears get first ever win over Big East team by beating DePaul

UMBC BASKETBALL:

Central Connecticut Official Site says Retrievers get 67-56 win over Blue Devils

The Sun says Proctor’s double-double lead Dogs past CCSU

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Barney scores 23 as Hounds rally for win over Coppin

The Sun’s Patrick Gutierrez says Hounds out-rebound Eagles 41-25 in win

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Patsos sticks with ‘unorthodox’ substitution pattern in win

COPPIN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Eagles blow 20 point lead in loss to Loyola

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Hornets bring 2-10 record vs. brutal schedule into Maryland game

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps were hurt by soft stretch of non-conference schedule last season

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps were best against GW with Vasquez, Gregory on floor

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Terps in on Virginia prospects (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Turner thinks Terps deserved better than Humanitarian Bowl

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps think 8 wins important

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Navarre thinks interim DC/DC candidate Seamonson ‘respected’

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says Terps hosting 22 recruits this weekend

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says E. Williams vows to have ‘fun’ in Boise

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says team shouldn’t be happy with Boise trip

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says former Terps assistants will compete with Ralph for recruits

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Maryland, Nevada players will receive camcorders, winter gear from Bowl trip

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says CB Taylor appealing for medical redshirt

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says no way to judge Terps, Wolf Pack

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Seamonson would like to stay in booth for Bowl game

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Seamonson expects ‘chaos’ preparing for Humanitarian Bowl

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Philistin disappointed to see Cosh leave

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Seamonson endorsed by Philistin

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says many thought Seamonson should have been DC instead of Cosh originally

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh gets players’ reactions to coaching staff changes (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says K. Rodgers ‘spectacular’ in Maryland debut

TERRAPINS SOCCER:

The Official Site previews national semifinal with St. John’s

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Zusi wants to begin, end career with National Championship

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Mids honored by Fox Sports

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews EagleBank Bowl showdown with Wake

The Official Site offers complete Navy-Wake release (pdf)

Annapolis Capital says Navy, Notre Dame each graduated at least 94 percent of players

The AP says Wake had to alter schedule to play in early Bowl game

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner thinks Kettani has NFL abilities

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says 24,000 tickets sold to game at RFK Stadium

BOXING:

Fightnews.com says former Champ Bowe fighting on Rahman-Klitschko undercard

BALTIMORE COLTS:

The Sun says former Colt J. Richardson needs heart transplant

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to Todd Bozeman and the Morgan State Bears for picking up their first ever win over a Big East team last night at DePaul. That’s awesome stuff.

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Devon Sadler; who scored 31 points as Aberdeen beat Meade 67-59 last night. He’s on his way to Delaware; and took some time to chat with us this morning.

-If you’re looking for an “heir apparent” at Maryland-think Mike Locksley. If the Terps go 6-6 for the next two seasons while Locksley goes 7-5 and 8-4 at New Mexico; the Terps could try to move swiftly. I don’t know anything inside here; but it’s just a gut feeling I have.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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