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Former Oriole Huff retires, will become broadcaster

Posted on 05 January 2014 by WNST Staff

Former Baltimore Oriole Aubrey Huff will retire from baseball and pursue a career in broadcasting, according to a report from MLB Daily Dish.

Huff played for the Birds from 2007-2009, including a 32 homer, 108 RBI season in 2008 where he won his only career Silver Slugger award. Huff was traded to the Detroit Tigers in 2009 for pitching prospect Brett Jacobson. His tenure in Charm City was marred by an appearance on the “Bubba The Love Sponge” radio show on SiriusXM where he described Baltimore as a “horse-s**t town“.

Huff went on to win two World Series titles as a member of the San Francisco Giants. He finishes his career as a .278 hitter over 13 seasons with 242 home runs and 904 RBI. Huff last played for the Giants in 2012. According to the report, he will move into a career as a baseball analyst for Pac-12 Networks.

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The Reality Check Starting Nine Unlikely Heroes

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The Reality Check Starting Nine Unlikely Heroes

Posted on 14 March 2012 by Glenn Clark

For our sixth edition of “The Starting Nine (Ten)” Wednesday on “The Reality Check”, Ryan Chell and I decided to use the NCAA Tournament as encouragement.

The topic was unlikely heroes. I assume I’m telling you something you already knew because you’ve been listening every day since the show started back in 1874.

Glenn Clark’s Nine (Ten)…

Pitcher-Bobby Jones

Catcher-Francisco Cabrera

First Baseman-Aubrey Huff

Second Baseman-Jeff Reboulet

Third Baseman-Aaron Boone

Shortstop-David Eckstein

Outfielder-Dave Roberts

Outfielder-Andruw Jones

Outfielder-Tony Womack

Designated Hitter-Jim Leyritz


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The Reality Check Starting Nine Players We Just Haven’t Liked For Whatever Reason

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The Reality Check Starting Nine Players We Just Haven’t Liked For Whatever Reason

Posted on 29 February 2012 by Glenn Clark

Our fourth edition of “The Starting Nine (Ten)” Wednesday was perhaps the opposite of the previous week. This week’s edition was “Players We Just Haven’t Liked For Whatever Reason.”

If you wanted to know the reason you should have been listening to the radio show. It’s quite good.

Glenn Clark’s Nine (Ten):

Pitcher: Roger Clemens

Catcher: Brook Fordyce

First Baseman: Kevin Millar

Second Baseman: Jeff Kent

Third Baseman: Aubrey Huff

Shortstop: Travis Fryman

Outfielder: Manny Ramirez

Outfielder: Carl Everett

Outfielder: Gary Sheffield

Designated Hitter: David Ortiz

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My bold guarantees for the Major League Baseball season

Posted on 31 March 2011 by Rex Snider

With today’s official kickoff of the Major League Baseball season, I have decided to throw out my personal commemorative first pitch, of sorts. In fact, I’m throwing out SIX PITCHES, in the form of my half-dozen “locks” or guarantees for the upcoming campaign.

Nothing outrageous ….. such as the Pittsburgh Pirates making the playoffs.

Nothing obvious ….. such as the Pittsburgh Pirates missing the playoffs.

AND

Nothing cruel ….. such as being subjected to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

But, I do have a solid six hunches regarding the upcoming slate of regular season and postseason action. Will I be wrong? Nope, not a chance …..
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San Francisco Giants – One & Done

The defending World Champions were an aberration, if not a freak of the modern game. Dominant starting pitching, complimented by a stifling closer? Yep. But, the Giants lineup was pasted together with retreads, fill-ins and future contributors. Aubrey Huff led the team, across the board, in offensive production – and he gathered slightly above average numbers.

It won’t happen, again. They will be home when the playoffs begin.

Mr. November Nails 3,000 Hits During A Stellar Season

It’s hard to believe the New York Yankees do not have a member of the 3,000 hit club. As we know, that’s about to change, with Derek Jeter needing just 74 hits to become the 28th member of the prestigious group – and he’ll do it in near record time.

But, my bold guarantee is Jeter reaches his milestone during an impressive “Jeter-like” season, hitting over .300 and serving as a spark plug to the Yankees offense. He’s been written off way too soon.

Gonzalez, Santana & Beckham

No, I am not referring to Adrian, Johan or David. As the 2011 season comes to an end, names like Carlos Gonzalez, Carlos Santana and Gordon Beckham will be even more recognizable as the budding stars of the game’s next era. All three of these players will take a GIANT step toward such prominence, this year.

Brewers Prove An Ageless Reality

We’ve witnessed this mistake numerous times over the last 30 years. George Steinbrenner tried it; along with Tom Hicks, Drayton McLane, Gene Autry and a few other owners. Championship-caliber teams can rarely be built, or substantially comprised during a single off-season. But, that’s exactly what Mark Attanasio and Doug Melvin are trying, in Milwaukee.

With the certain departure of Prince Fielder, after 2011, the Brewers are ALL IN with additions, such as Zack Greinke, Shaun Marcum and most recently, the baggage-ridden Nyjer Morgan. Such teams lack continuity and are under an immediate pressure to win, on Opening Day. If they’re not in contention at the trade deadline, most assembled clubs are broken apart.

I expect the Brewers to be “sellers” as August approaches.

Top Rookies Are Not In The Majors

I have absolutely no idea who the American and National League “Rookies Of The Year” will be …. but, I’d be willing to bet neither player starts the season on a big league roster. It’s happened many times and will likely happen, again, in 2011. I suppose this is my way of suggesting some caution on hefty predictions for Jeremy Hellickson, Brandon Belt and Chris Sale.

Hall Of Fame – Class Of 2017 ???

As the 2011 season concludes, Jim Thome and Chipper Jones will officially go on the “Cooperstown Clock”. I’m more optimistic regarding Thome’s impact during the season, but it’s obvious both players are coming to the finish line of superb careers.

Thome will reach 600 homers, which virtually locks him in as a first ballot inductee. I think Jones is a much more debatable candidate. I’m tempted to include Ivan Rodriguez, but I can see him hanging around in 2012, especially if he’s above the 2900 hits plateau.

*** Tomorrow, I will cast a half dozen bold predictions for the Orioles

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Tuesday Top 7: Top 7 Sports Figures You’d Like to See Get Knocked Out By Tom Zbikowski

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Tuesday Top 7: Top 7 Sports Figures You’d Like to See Get Knocked Out By Tom Zbikowski

Posted on 08 March 2011 by Glenn Clark

In honor of the potential* (*probably not happening) fight between Baltimore Ravens S Tom Zbikowski and Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco (or is it Chad Johnson?), today’s Tuesday Top 7 topic was “The Top 7 Sports Figures You’d Like to See Get Knocked Out by Tom Zbikowski”…

(Note: This list is meant to be fun. We’re not actually encouraging violence against any of these folks. Please don’t be “that guy”…)

Glenn Clark’s list…

7. Jim Irsay

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6. Hines Ward

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5. Mark Teixeira

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4. Robert Horry

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3. Triple H

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2. Jonathan Papelbon

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1. Jim Calhoun

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Drew Forrester’s list…

7. Roy Williams (North Carolina)

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6. Pete Weber

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5. Tony Stewart

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4. Aubrey Huff

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3. Cecil Newton

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2. Charlie Sheen

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1. Pat Summitt

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If you missed the explanation of why these players made the list on “The Morning Reaction” Tuesday on AM1570 WNST, hit the BuyAToyota.com Audio Vault here at WNST.net!

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…

-G

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Huff no longer a loser, but these five guys are…for sure (I think)

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Huff no longer a loser, but these five guys are…for sure (I think)

Posted on 02 November 2010 by Drew Forrester

It took him a while, but Aubrey Huff finally proved me wrong.

I’ll say it here, now, for the first time publicly, to completely offer my concession:

Aubrey Huff is a winner.

I’m noting this today because for years, I labeled Huff a “career loser”. From Tampa Bay to Baltimore — with quick stops in Houston and Detroit as well — Huff always showed up at the park accompanied by the “losing van”.

Some players enter the stadium or ballpark with their kids or wearing an iPod or being trailed by a team staffer who’s given him instructions on what his pre-game duties are that day/night.

Huff showed up at the stadium with losing in tow. On team flights, losing sat next to him. In the hotel room — well, let’s not talk about that. Huff already gave us a clear picture of what happens to him in hotel rooms.

You get the picture, though. Huff, until last night, was a career loser.

That’s over.

And to his credit, in all fairness, Huff himself was a big reason why the Giants won the World Series. It’s one thing if he gets his ring without playing or being actively involved (see Frank Thomas), it’s another to be a main contributor.

Huff was a big reason why the Giants won.

He’s no longer a career loser.

Now, that brings me to my list of “career losers”. Needing to strike Huff off the list, I offer you my up-to-date Top 5. These five guys will NEVER win a championship in their playing career. They will lose forever. A couple of the list-makers might surprise you, but a couple of them won’t, for sure.

Here we go with the list.

#5
CASTELLON DE LA PLANA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 22: Sergio Garcia of Spain reacts to his approach shot on the 13th hole during the second round of the Castello Masters Costa Azahar at the Club de Campo del Mediterraneo on October 22, 2010 in Castellon de la Plana, Spain. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

This one is fairly easy. Sergio Garcia isn’t REALLY a loser. He’s rich beyond his means, he’s won 7 times on the PGA Tour, including the PLAYERS Championship, but he’s never won a major title in his pro career. And he’s not going to do it, either. EVER. Why? I don’t know. It’s just something about him. Too much of a crybaby (“Waaah, my tee-time had bad weather and Tiger got sunshine in the afternoon”), too shaky with the putter and, perhaps, too good looking. He gets all the hot girls he wants, he can’t possibly win The Masters too. That wouldn’t be fair to a guy like Kenny Perry.

#4

Washington Wizards Gilbert Arenas calls out a play as the Wizards play the San Antonio Spurs at the Verizon Center in Washington on January 2, 2010. Arenas allegedly drew a gun on teammate Javaris Crittenton during a locker room dispute. UPI/Kevin Dietsch Photo via Newscom

Man, was this guy prophetic when he dubbed himself “Agent Zero”. He signed a $66 million dollar deal, so the joke is on the rest of us, but Gilbert is a career loser. He’ll never win. He just won’t. Too much “all about me” to be a winner.

#3

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 11: Danny Briere  of the Philadelphia Flyers looks to pass the puck against the Colorado Avalanche in a hockey game at the Wells Fargo Center on October 11, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

This little turd came close to winning last spring, until Patrick Kane broke his heart with an overtime goal in Philly that gave the Blackhawks the title. And if there really IS a hockey God somewhere, that’s the closest Danny Briere ever comes to winning. This guy is a combination of Brian Propp-Ken Linseman-Dave Poulin…he might be the biggest prick in the league. The next time he scores a goal when he’s NOT standing on the doorstep will be his 2nd one scoring like that. This dude is a L-O-S-E-R.

#2

May 17, 2010 - Atlanta, GEORGIA, United States - epa02161543 Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Derek Lowe pitches to a New York Mets batter in the first inning of their MLB baseball game in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, on 17 May 2010.

Wait, Derek Lowe is a champion. How’d he get on the list? He won the World Series for the Red Sox in 2004 when he single-handedly eliminated the Yankees in Game 7 in New York. He doesn’t belong on the list, he’s a W-I-N-N-E-R. My bad.

#2 (left) and #1 (right)

Cincinnati Bengals wide receivers Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco talk during warm-ups before taking on the New England Patriots in their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts September 12, 2010.    REUTERS/Adam Hunger   (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

When you find the perfect picture, you go with it. #2 is Terrell Owens (left) and #1 is Chad Johnson (right). You can make book on this: Neither of those guys will EVER win a title. Worst of all? I don’t think it will matter to either one of them. Owens short-armed a few balls last weekend at home vs. Miami. Good news for him? He could just wear that alligator costume to trick or treating on Sunday night. As for Johnson, all you need to know about him is that he changed his name to match his uniform number. (*DORK ALERT*) The next time Chad Johnson is on a team that wins a big game means this: he’ll have ONE more big-game career win than you and I.

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Things that KILL …..

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Things that KILL …..

Posted on 29 October 2010 by Rex Snider

I’ve made no secret about my adoration for the Texas Rangers. I’ve always been a Nolan Ryan fan, and I think their lineup is assembled as solidly as any organization in recent memory. To see that team in a 2-0 hole is mind boggling.

The San Francisco Giants are an aberration. Cody Ross? Aaron Rowand? Juan Uribe? Edgar Renteria? Aubrey Huff? Pat Burrell? Andres Torres? Are you kidding me …..

It’s a HUNGOVER morning in my life and I’m not feeling very affectionate. Thus, I will dedicate the spirit of today’s blog to the Texas Rangers and their pathetic performance through the first couple games of the World Series. Things that KILL …..

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My guaranteed World Series prediction …..

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My guaranteed World Series prediction …..

Posted on 27 October 2010 by Rex Snider

On a rainy Wednesday morning, most of Baltimore’s sports fans are taking a collective breath from a successful and equally suspenseful start to the Ravens season. Meanwhile, 2,800 miles away, on the opposite side of the continent, a town is readying for the start of the World Series.

Much to the chagrin of Bud Selig and the upstanding folks at FOX SPORTS, the underdogs have advanced to this year’s fall classic. That’s right, two teams tasked with dethroning last season’s pennant winners slayed the same opponents and advanced to this round of determining Major League Baseball’s World Champion.

Back in April, if you would’ve presented me with a dozen guesses at this season’s matchup for “all the marbles”, I’ll guarantee you there’s ZERO chance I would’ve thrown out the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants. There’s no way I could’ve conceived this series.

Good?

Bad?

Who cares, it’s baseball ….. and it’s not the Yankees or Red Sox.

I like to think I know baseball. I honestly believe I’m a student of the game; I can project a starting lineup for every Major League team and most starting pitchers on respective staffs. That said, I follow the American League even closer than the National League.

I was raised on the 3 run homer and watching the pitcher take a seat between innings. I absolutely LOVE

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Ty Wiggington: Al comeback player of the year?

Posted on 08 September 2010 by Domenic Vadala

Ty Wiggingon has been as valuable to the O’s in 2010 as any player to any other team. In the first third of the season, Wiggy was one of the only rays of blonde sunshine on a team that seemingly had perpetual storm clouds over it’s head. Wiggington was unsure of his status coming out of spring training in that it appeared that Dave Trembley was going to platoon him at various positions (including DH). However with all of the injuries to various players at the very beginning, Wiggington all but guaranteed himself a spot in the lineup in some capacity day in and day out. The running joke with Wiggington coming out of spring training was that he wanted to make it difficult for Dave Trembley to not put him in the lineup. While Wiggington did more than enough to earn his share of playing time, he also proved his worth through his play.

Ironically, if you compare Wiggy’s numbers year-over-year, you get a mixed bag of results. Wiggington’s played in nine more games thus far in 2010 than he did in all of ’09, however that’s also the result of the fact that Aubrey Huff was a Baltimore Oriole last year. Wiggington’s hit better this year, although that’s proportional to the added games and at-bats. While he’s struck out more, he’s also drawn 2o more walks than he did in 2009. His strikeouts are up, but again that also has to do with the fact that that he has more games than last season.

So it seems that his stats aren’t such an imrovement over last year. Then why would I argue that he should be considered for comeback player of the year? As I said, Ty Wiggington was the one ray of sunlight for the Orioles when they were struggling so much at the beginning of the season. Perhaps it wasn’t the number of hits or homers that came off his bat as necessarily as it was when those hits came. As an example, on April 19th Wiggy had a homer and four RBI to lead the Orioles over the Oakland Athletics 8-3, snapping a nine-game losing streak. The next night in Seattle, he hit his third home run in four games, although the O’s lost to Seattle. On May 1st he hit his seventh and eighth homer of the season, helping to lead the Orioles to a 12-9 win over Boston in a donnybrook that was attended by me. The following day he hit a walk off double in the 1oth to give the Orioles a 3-2 win over the Red Sox, and their first series victory of 2010.

Wiggington has always been a solid major leaguer. He was never a superstar or a guy around which you might build your team, however he’s always been solid. He reminds me a lot of former-Oriole Jeff Conine in that he’s always been a consistent hitter, and a better clubhouse guy. The Orioles did most of their big time struggling in April, when they went through and above-referenced stretch where they lost nine of their first ten games. Ty Wiggington finished the first month of the season hitting .308 with six homers and 12 RBI. While he’s fallen back to earth a bit since then (especially in June when he hit .209), he’s been one of the only Orioles that’s consistently produced all season. The key word for me there is consistent, or consistency. Lots of players can be one-hit wonders in that they have their one brief shining moment, only to fade into the sunset after it’s over. Ty Wiggington has always been a consistent player that’s consistently produced for hs team.

So again, why should he be considered for comeback player of the year? What has he had to come back from? If Wiggy’s not to get this award, that’s probably the reason why he wouldn’t qualify. Last season he hit .272, which is hardly a shabby year. However I would also submit that he wasn’t brought to Baltimore to have the role that he’s seen He was brought here to be a platoon player at various positions, perhaps at times only playing for three days or so each week. He’s done that and then some. Although he wasn’t injured or miss any signifigant time during the season, he has outdone himself and what the Orioles wanted for him when they brought him in.

Admittedly I probably didn’t make the case for Wiggington very well in this column. Basically all I outlined was a guy that stepped in and performed admirably when his team needed him. However as bad as the Orioles were during that stretch of time, imagine where they would have been without  Ty Wiggington. It’s my understanding that Wiggy wants to return to the Orioles in 2011. My only question would be why the Orioles haven’t gotten a deal done to this point? He seems like a great teammate, good clubhouse guy, and a consistent player. How can you go wrong?

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Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

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Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 17 June 2010 by Glenn Clark

Happy Thursday!

It’s a Happy Thursday for me because I’m not sure why my friends thought I’d enjoy a picture of Alexander Ovechkin dancing in his underwear with an attractive young women…but I do.

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I’ll even spare all of the “funny that he was doing that while Patrick Kane was hoisting the Stanley Cup” comments that I’m tempted to make.

Eh…I can’t help myself. Ha ha Washington Capitals fans!

Let’s see what everyone has to say…

1. The AP says Jeremy Guthrie fell apart in 6th as Orioles lost to Giants

As I said yesterday via Twitter (follow us @WNST), it was a bit disturbing to see Jeremy Guthrie suddenly turn into the 2009 version of Jeremy Guthrie, as he looked more like a Home Run Derby pitcher than the confident pitcher we’ve seen for the better part of the 2010 season.

It was especially disturbing for Aubrey Huff to park one in McCovey Cove. I don’t blame him for wanting to get out of Baltimore and this unthinkably dreadful organization, but I haven’t forgiven him either. He called Baltimore a “horsesh*t city.” Screw him.

Taking 1 out of 3 in San Francisco was about as much as the Orioles could have asked for. I never thought they had a chance to beat Tim Lincecum, although I guess Lincecum was actually fairly beatable yesterday despite putting together 10 strikeouts.

They’re off today. Thank God for that.

2. The AP/WNST.net offer numerical evidence of loss

How bout that Julio Lugo??? I hope he didn’t leave AT&T Park without getting a baseball signed by ol’ Cy Young Lincecum. Thank God Scott Moore was scratched!

And Nick Markakis continued his parade (if you forget about his 8th inning at bat) towards a first trip to the All-Star Game, he had 2 hits and a walk. Miguel Tejada had a couple of hits but also a couple of strikeouts; but Corey Patterson finished the day 0-4 with 3 K’s.

That’s all the positive from yesterday. Well, that and of course the fact that Guyism introduced me to Tina Wallman…

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3. MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli says Buck Showalter expected to interview with O’s next week

I guess the good news is that if the Orioles DO hire Buck Showalter, they can almost be assured that their NEXT manager will help them win a World Series. (See “Joe Torre, Yankees” and “Bob Brenly, Diamondbacks.”)

Color me unmoved by Buck Showalter. I know he’s had success as a manager, and maybe he could be good again. I don’t REALLY see him leaving ESPN for the type of work it’s going to take to revitalize this community and organization; and I don’t know how much he would really LOVE being the manager of the Orioles as much as he might want one more ride in the sun at the MLB level.

I assume that’s exactly what Andy MacPhail is going to find out in the interview. If he ever gets around to asking. He hasn’t gotten around to some other things around here…you know…like the “building” part of rebuilding.

4. The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Birds have interest in Jake Fox, decision to make on Garrett Atkins

Boy…the excitement never ends.

In fairness, the Atkins decision shouldn’t be too difficult. I know it will probably hurt Andy MacPhail to admit he was wrong; but Juan Samuel apparently has no use for Atkins. With that in mind, there’s really no point in keeping him here.

That being said, I’m not sure what the point would be in bringing Garrett Atkins II (or Jake Fox) to Baltimore. We’ve been down this road before. Could Jake Fox turn out to be a guy who could bring a semi-decent bat off the bench to a team? Yeah…maybe? But is that what the Orioles are missing right now?

The Orioles already have those guys. Their names are Ty Wigginton and Luke Scott. Problem is, the team is so incomplete that they are forced to play them every day.

Ugh…this is really bringing me down again.

5. Baysox.com says Brandon Waring swung bit bat as Bowie won slugfest over Reading on farm

And before we move on from the Orioles, a couple of things to keep in mind…

-The Birds are off today before heading to San Diego and opening a weekend series with the Padres at Petco Park. Brian Matusz, Kevin Millwood and Jake Arrieta will throw this weekend for the Birds against Wade LeBlanc, Clayton Richard and Jon Garland for the Fathers.

-Congratulations to Adam Jones, who was selected as “Apologist of the Morning” by “The Great Arbitrator” Drew Forrester this morning. I’m not trying to pile on the fact that Nestor Aparicio has been beating him up on Twitter, either. It’s more about the fact that he said THIS after yesterday’s loss…

“It was a tough one. We left alot of men on base. We gonna get them in though. It’s gonna happen.

Which leaves me to ask the important question of “WHEN?!?!?!?!?”

-Did you miss former Oriole Mike Bordick on “The Morning Reaction” today on AM1570 WNST? If so, make sure you head on over to the BuyAToyota.com Audio Vault here at WNST.net to check it out. Other interviews this morning included…

  • A look around the World Cup with former USMNT star Eric Wynalda of Yahoo! Sports and Fox Soccer Channel
  • Bowie Baysox reliever Pat Egan, who is off to an OUTSTANDING start this season
  • and Alan Bastable-the senior editor of Golf Magazine who previewed the U.S. OpenIt’s all in the Audio Vault, check it out!

6. UMTerps.com announces former Harvard coach John Tillman officially hired as lacrosse coach

“Should have been Gary Gait!”

I’m kidding, of course.

No pressure on John Tillman-but as my buddy Patrick Stevens (@D1scourse on Twitter) reminded us, Associate AD Michael Lipitz said the school still has NCAA Championship aspirations.

It’s only been since 1975. No pressure or anything.

7. WNST.net’s Glenn Clark says Maryland lacrosse ‘needs to win’ under Tillman

Which was going to be the case whether the Terps hired Mike Pressler, Paul Cantabene, Don Zimmerman, Jeff Tambroni, Scott Marr, Marc Van Arsdale, Lars Tiffany, Leland Rogers or ANYONE ELSE to replace Dave Cottle.

The point is that by not getting one of the sexier names (like Pressler or Tambroni), they won’t get an initial spark of interest. Winning-starting with the talented team they return this season-will be crucial to not lose or win over casual fans.

8. BaltimoreRavens.com’s Mike Duffy says John Harbaugh expects Ravens to sign ‘at least one’ of Walt Harris/Ken Lucas/Ken Hamlin group

The coaches really seemed to like Harris when he tried out in Owings Mills; but it’s worth remembering that Harris will turn 36 during Training Camp. I’m not sure what an unemployed 36 year old corner would really bring to this team, but that doesn’t dismiss his chance of showing up at McDaniel College either. My preference would be Lucas, but that’s just me.

There have been rumors floating around that other players will be cut soon, as the team tries to figure out the group that will report to Westminster. If there’s any room on the roster, I would ask that the team consider signing Elin Grindemyr. It would make my job a lot more interesting! (Thanks Barstool Sports!)

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9. National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson says Bengals WR Ochocinco doesn’t believe Ravens best in AFC North

As a Ravens fan, I will admit to sometimes forgetting that Cincinnati IS the team to beat in the AFC North this season, considering they won the division a season ago and swept the Ravens & Pittsburgh Steelers in doing so. We tend to forget that because they were dismissed on Wild Card weekend by the New York Jets while the Ravens soundly beat the New England Patriots; but the Bengals WERE the better team, and they ARE the team to beat.

That doesn’t mean I necessarily expect the Bengals to win the division this year. But I know they’ve gotten better this offseason-and they’re a Super Bowl contender just like the Ravens are.

Let’s avoid revisionist history if possible.

10. The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ray Lewis against expanding NFL season to 18 games

I don’t like it either for the record.

You know what I do like? Whoever these girls are. (Thanks Beer Goggler/Busted Coverage!)

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And finally, I leave you with this.

As I said yesterday on Facebook, I am ashamed to admit that I have never tried Lake Trout before in my life. I have a friend in town from Texas, so we’re changing that today. We’re headed here…any advice?

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Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…

-G

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