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Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 27 August 2009 by Glenn Clark

At this point, I’d say Terrell Suggs’ injury is a concern. The guys aren’t at Training Camp anymore; they’re back in their own beds and at the castle in Westminster, so there’s no reason for Sizzle to be trying to get out of practice at this point.

I’d be concerned. And “monitoring.”

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester wishes he could be ‘front running’ Orioles fan

Glenn Clark says Derrick Mason was again wearing #9 jersey to honor McNair

Rex Snider looks back on Sunday Morning Blitz

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Guthrie strong as Birds avoided sweep in Minnesota

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says David Hernandez takes mound tonight vs. Aaron Laffey, Indians

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Trembley accepts some blame, says some falls on players for baserunning mistakes

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Matusz trying to make game ‘slow down’

Minnesota Twins Official Site’s Tyler Mason says Morneau’s RBI double only run scored by Twins in loss to Birds

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Pie homered for O’s in win over Twinkies

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Tribe comes to Baltimore very different than team that began season in Cleveland

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Trembley, Juan Samuel think players should be more ‘accountable’

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Chris Ray ‘regained form’ by changing mechanics

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says 4-5 road trip ‘respectable’ for Orioles (I guess)

The AP says Moeller doubled, singled, walked in win at Metrodome

Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Joe Christensen says Nick Blackburn struggled in loss to Birds

St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Brian Murphy says Alexi Casilla made two spectacular plays at 2B in Twins’ loss

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Norfolk Tides Official Site says David Pauley loser as Tides fell to Durham

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Steve Johnson, Eddie Gamboa winners as Baysox swept doubleheader from Akron

Frederick Keys Official Site says Chorye Spoone went into 5th, earned no decision as Keys fell to Kinston

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Travis Keating loser in relief as Shorebirds fell to Lake County

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Jacob Smith loser in relied as Ironbirds fell to Lowell

Bluefield Orioles Official Site says Hobgood worked into 5th, received no decision as Bluefield topped Princeton

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Ouellette finished off Game 2 of doubleheader for 5th save as Baysox swept Aeros

Examiner Jay Trucker took trip to Prince George’s Stadium to see Baysox

Virginian-Pilot’s Jim Hodges says Rhyne Hughes hit first homer as Tide in loss to Bulls

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Mark Clayton returned to practice field Wednesday

The Official Site says Harbaugh believes LJ Smith’s hamstring pull ‘a concern’

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Birk proud of Harvard background

The Sun’s Edward Lee and Jamison Hensley say LJ Smith, Kelly Gregg ‘questionable’ for remainder of preseason

The Sun’s Edward Lee says KJ Gerard chopped off dreadlocks

The Sun’s Mike Preston thinks Harbaugh should stop throwing around Stover’s name with Hauschka, Gano

The Sun’s Edward Lee says trip to Charlotte quasi homecoming for Hauschka

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Kelley Washington learned better ‘work ethic’ in New England

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Chris Chester also didn’t practice

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens don’t have to make first roster cuts until Sept. 1

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Harbaugh didn’t have much to say about Bart Scott’s comments

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says LB’s J. McClain, Gooden ‘learning fast’

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Oniel Cousins (ankle) expects to be ready for trip to Carolina

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens ‘pretty much ignored’ trash talk with Jets

ESPN.com’s James Walker says ‘chemistry’ still there between Flacco, Mason

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Tommy Galt impressive during Wednesday’s practice

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Gloria, Friedgen family don’t talk to Ralph after losses

Carroll County Times’ Matt Zenitz says Ralph thinks safety Kenny Tate ‘a force’

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Gonnella will see ‘a lot of snaps’ in ‘09

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says James Franklin believes Terps made ‘mistake’ by not tabbing Chris Turner as starting QB in ‘08

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Fulper ‘making strides’ after switching positions

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Kenny Tate considered move back to WR during offseason

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Ralph hoping to have Terps go 4 quarters in Thursday’s scrimmage

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Demetrius Hartsfield returns home when Terps play NC State, Duke this season

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens reports ST Coordinator Bankins says Terps giving Barbour chance to ‘lose’ kicking job

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Brandon Jackson-Mills, Thomas Wright amongst Terps on cut line to make travel team

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Lamar Young has been battling shoulder injury

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph has history of splitting carries in recent years

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Ralph thinks Bruce Campbell needs to improve at run-blocking

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says WR LaQuan Williams considered quitting football last season (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Phil Costa has become ‘offensive leader’ for Terps (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Ralph really finalizing last 3 spots on roster for travel to Cal next week (must subscribe)

Inside MD Sports’ Seth Hoffman says Darin Drakeford changed eating habits to get into better shape

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Frese interested in West Virginia prospect Whitney Bays (must subscribe)

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The AP says Ohio State wants fans to respect Midshipmen when they visit Columbus

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says QB Kriss Proctor to miss 4 weeks after leg surgery

CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd says Navy ‘could be’ best of independent programs, including Notre Dame

SWIMMING:

The Sun says Phelps headlines roster for USA Swimming national team

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Summer Bird trainer Tim Ice ‘can’t feel good about’ Woolley having to pull Mine That Bird from Travers Stakes

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Goodwood Stakes at Santa Anita eyed as next race for Derby winner Mine That Bird

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Quality Road morning line favorite for Shadwell Travers

The Sun says Maryland State Fair session opens tomorrow in Timonium

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-The Birds are back home tonight! Who’s excited?!?!?!

No?

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 26 August 2009 by Glenn Clark

The “Matt Stover factor” is overrated. The Ravens are committed to having one of these guys kick against the Chiefs on September 13.

Matt Stover might well end up kicking again later this season. But it will come only if the Hauschka-Gano winner (likely Hauschka at this point) gets hurt or proves incapable of kicking.

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

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark says Terps “open” season with Nov. 3 exhibition against Indiana (PA)

Bob Haynie can’t fathom anyone thinking Troy Smith > Flacco

Glenn Clark says Ravens-Panthers highlights non-baseball week

Paul Hoke doesn’t think Brian Roberts will ever play meaningful game at Camden Yards

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Trembley didn’t think Orioles ‘gave it away’ in loss to Twins

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Jeremy Guthrie takes hill tonight vs. Nick Blackburn looking to avoid sweep

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Adam Jones will miss rest of series in Minnesota

Twins Official Site’s Tyler Mason says Delmon Young provided walk-off single to give Twins win over O’s

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Mickolio loser for Birds in relief

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says MacPhail plans on meeting with Trembley, Kranitz to limit innings for young starters

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says loss to Twins similar to others Birds have suffered at Metrodome before

The AP says Michael Aubrey doubled, tallied 3 RBI for Orioles in loss to Twins

Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s La Velle Neal says Twins now tied for 2nd in AL Central after win

St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Brian Murphy says Michael Cuddyer scored winning run for Twinkies

CBS Sports’ Larry Dobrow has Birds 27th in power rankings

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Orioles Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Josh Bell, Brandon Erbe, Brandon Snyder amongst Birds headed to Arizona Fall League

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Jeff Fiorentino tripled, homered for Tides in win over Rochester

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Hoey loser in relief as Baysox fell to Akron

Frederick Keys Official Site says Zach Britton strong in win over Kinston

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Salberg winner as Shorebirds topped Lake County

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Kantakevich loser as Lowell topped Ironbirds

Bluefield Orioles Official Site says Gary Helmick scored twice, but Orioles fell to Pulaski

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Andy Mitchell picked up win in relief as Tides topped Red Wings

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Ryohei Tanaka, Matt Angle, Brandon Waring also headed to AFL

Carroll County Times’ Matt Zenitz says Keys’ Rowell ‘stuck’ in attempt to make it to Baltimore

Frederick News-Post says Crancer homered for Keys in win

Virginian-Pilot says Freddy Guzman had 3 hits for Tides in win

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Frank Walker owned up to ‘rough’ performance vs. Jets

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Hauschka may have won kicking competition in 2nd quarter vs. Jets Monday night

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Ravens didn’t show themselves to be Super Bowl shoe-in

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Lardarius Webb ‘redeemed himself’ with late play on 2 point conversion in win over Jets

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Harbaugh still has ‘confidence’ in Walker

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Stover ‘looming’ over competition between Gano, Hauschka

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Ngata showed ‘versatility’ with INT return for TD

The AP’s David Ginsburg says Greg Mattison not taking himself too seriously as DC

NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora picks Ravens to win Wild Card again

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Rex Ryan picked on his former player Frank Walker in 2nd half

ESPN.com’s James Walker doesn’t believe Ravens would be interested in Lorenzo Neal

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Harbaugh throws Stover’s name around with Rosburg to fire up kickers

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Ralph has given rest to players like Wujciak, Cory Jackson, Phil Costa during fall camp

The Official Site says Virginia Tech game already sold out

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Chris Turner views Gloria Friedgen as ‘permanent team mom’

The AP says former Terp Heyer Skins’ ‘answer’ at RT

The Diamondback has Terps 9th in ACC power rankings

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Ralph claims Meggett challenging Da’Rel Scott as top RB

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says safety Kenny Tate ‘turning heads’

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell thinks Terps will finish somewhere between 5-7 and 7-5

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Nick Wallace appears to be out of kicking competition

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says redshirt freshman LB Demetrius Hartsfield ‘ready to contribute’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Uncle J.D. Maarleveld helped prepare Gonnella for College Park

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Meggett dropped weight, improved speed

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says tickets for game against Hokies still available via season ticket, suite packages

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph happy with Fulper’s move from center to guard

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Richard Taylor has been with Terps longest

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says suites still available at Byrd Stadium

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says DeMatha grad Tate having ‘sensational’ Camp

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich surprised VT game sold out after Hokies crushed Terps in Blacksburg last year

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps have 15 commits, no ESPNU top 150 guys

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says scrimmage didn’t help settle Mike Barbour-Nick Ferrara kicking competition (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Don Brown ‘pleased’ with Nolan Carroll, Anthony Wiseman (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says DL Travis Ivey returned to practice (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Gary ‘looks forward to’ schedule featuring Indiana, Villanova, Duke, UNC, Maui Invitational

The Sun says Terps’ schedule doesn’t include visit to Carolina

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Greivis’ Senior Night will be against Duke

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terrapins have 5 regular season games scheduled with no TV as of yet

The Diamondback says Terps open season Nov. 13 against Charleston Southern

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Terps open ACC play January 10 vs. Florida State at Comcast Center

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps to face 12 teams who went to postseason last year

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps have 5 9pm ACC tip-offs

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps on ESPN 3 times this season (Duke 14 times)

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps should be no worse than 11-3 entering ACC play

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says DeMell remains starting center

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says unpredictable triple option should benefit Mids vs. Ohio State

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Josh Thornton excelled for Tigers in tour of Canada

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Sun says former Blue Jay Conor Ford hired at Drexel

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Derby winner Mine That Bird ‘uncertain’ for Travers Stakes

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says after missing Triple Crown series, Quality Road again ‘striking fear’ into opponents going into Shadwell Travers

Thoroughbred Times’ Phil Janack says trainer Woolley thought Mine That Bird looked ‘pretty sharp’ in Tuesday workout at Saratoga

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

The Official Site says Harada called up to parent club in London

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says former Morgan State Bear Joe Taylor returns to Mariners

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-I don’t see the Ravens re-considering Lorenzo Neal. But I’m not opposed to it.

-Maryland’s hoops schedule is very winnable. Losing more than 2 games before the ACC season begins is basically inconceivable.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 11 August 2009 by Glenn Clark

9-1 huh?says some in Cleveland still trying to keep Modell out

You say something. I’ve got nothing.

But we can see what everyone else has to say…..

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio

Luke Jones says Ed Reed not wearing red practice jersey again

Rex Snider says Gano/Hauschka winner will have ‘big shoes to fill’ in Stover

Bob Haynie ‘worried’ about Ravens’ WR situation

Rex Snider says more fans going to Westminster for Camp than OPACY for Birds

Glenn Clark says Redskins game amongst highlights of non-football week

ORIOLES:says Guthrie roughed up by Athletics’ lineup in loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Bergesen gets in first work since injury

Athletics Official Site says Gio Gonzalez shut down Birds as A’s picked up win

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says 14,688 at Camden Yards saw A’s top Birds

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Tillman expects to make Friday start despite groin injury

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Brian Roberts hoping for good turnout for ESPN Zone event Sunday

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds must be ‘prepared to compete for one of the best free agent starters on the market’ in offseason

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Guthrie first American League pitcher to lose 12 games

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Chad Moeller ‘likely’ to start today after Wieters made 5 straight starts

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says former Keys pitcher Matusz trying to ‘soak in’ MLB experience

The AP says Luke Scott homered for Orioles’ only run of game

San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser says Mark Ellis had 5 hits, 4 RBI for A’s in win

Oakland Tribune’s Curtis Pashelka says Breslow strong for A’s in relief to help A’s win

Fox Sports’ Aram Tolegian has Birds 27th in power rankings

ESPN.com has Birds 25th in power rankings

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:says Justin Turner lead Tides with 3 hits, lone RBI in loss to Scranton

Norfolk Tides Official Site

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Erbe honored by Eastern League

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Oliver Drake loser as Shorebirds fell to Charleston

Bluefield Orioles Official Site says game with Pulaski suspended due to rain

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Andy Mitchell took loss as Yankees topped Tides

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Brandon Snyder honored by International League, Widlansky honored by Carolina League

Virginian-Pilot says Freddy Guzman made debut with Tides

RAVENS:says LB Gooden faces ‘high expectations’ this season

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy

The Official Site says Cam Cameron hoping Flacco throws ‘completions’ vs. Redskins Thursday night

The Official Site announces changes at M&T Bank Stadium for ’09 season

The Official Site says Maryland lottery kicked off Ravens scratch-off Monday

The Official Site says all preseason games-including Monday Night Football game on ESPN-to be carried locally by WBAL11

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Justin Harper improving thanks to time spent with Mark Clayton

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Matt Birk lost 15 pounds, needed IV after practice due to heat

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Hauschka hit 5 of 6 FG attempts, Gano hit 4-5; each missing from 54

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Lardarius Webb proving to be amongst ‘best athletes on team’

The Sun’s Mike Preston says RB Parmele has had ‘impressive’ Training Camp

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Jared Gaither, Ernie Wheelwright didn’t practice Monday afternoon

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Derrick Mason gave football to fan during practice after nice catch

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Greg Mattison intends to use more ‘base defense’ than Rex Ryan

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ray Rice ‘cramped up’ after morning practice due to heat

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Marcus Smith believes ‘thinking too much’ reason for making no catches in rookie season

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Todd Heap, Demetrius Williams remaining ‘cautious’, missed Monday practice with injuries

Carroll County Times’ Daniel Henderson says rookie DE VanDeSteeg ‘making impression’ on Ravens

Sporting News’ Mike Florio says if 52 doesn’t get into Hall of Fame on first ballot, ‘no one should’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Harper-or someone-needs to step up at WR

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Gooden trying to ‘uphold legacy’

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:says Cody Blue moved from D-Line to O-Line

The Official Site

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says coach Lee Hull believes Terps have 9 guys who could all start at WR

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ralph reported Mike Barbour had won kicking competition in Spring, but faces new competition before season starts

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Dion Armstrong’s eligibility status still in question

Carroll County Times’ Matt Zenitz says Friedgen believes success of Turner ‘critical’ to Terps’ success

Frederick News-Post’s Greg Swatek says Ralph Friedgen has lost over 100 pounds, but doesn’t want that to be story of team

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says LB Adrian Moten enjoying new DC Don Brown’s scheme

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Lee-Odai to miss start of camp with ankle injury

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Turner thinks former Terp DHB getting unfair criticism

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps returned just 10 starters-fewest in ACC

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Ralph believes Terps need D-Linemen Travis Ivey, Derek Drummond, Deege Galt, Jared Harrell ‘need to step up’

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says C.J. Brown, Danny O’Brien competing for 3rd QB job behind Turner, Jamarr Robinson

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says A.J. Francis believes D-Linemen get ‘more love’ in Don Brown’s system

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Ralph doesn’t want players going overboard in first workouts

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Ralph also thinks Ian Davidson, Zach Kerr can contribute on D-Line

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Ralph knows he can’t just ‘replace’ speed of DHB

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps’ O-Line ‘untested’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says James Franklin knows Offensive success has to start with O-Line

Washington Times’ Dick Heller says Ralph needs to make Terps ‘consistent and entertaining winner’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps delayed start of first practice due to heat

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Adrian Cannon will be split end

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Lamar Young ‘lucky’ on first day of practice

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says at Media Day, WNST’s Glenn Clark did something embarrassing (nothing surprising there)says lights went out on Friedgen again

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph thinks Cody Blue will ‘get bigger’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Torrey Smith, Richard Taylor cramped up in heat during first practice

Washington Examiner’s Rick Snider says Terps must improve to fill extra seats at Byrd Stadium

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Tony Logan getting shot to replace Oquendo returning kicks

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich has Terps 9th in initial power rankings

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says German import DE prospect Bjoern Werner visited College Park (must subscribe)says LB Wujciak believes Terps using low projections as ‘motivation’ (must subscribe)says Terps moved around D-Linemen Masengo Kabongo, Jared Harrell (must subscribe)says Terps have to replace both DHB, Oquendo

Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh

Turtle Sports Report’s John Talty

Turtle Sports Report’s John Talty says Terps playing ‘no respect’ card

Scout.com’s Dan Hilbert says Gwynn Park DE prospect Jerome June camped with Terps

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:says Terps fighting North Carolina, Indiana, Kansas, Florida, Georgetown for Terrence Jones

The Sun’s Matt Bracken

TOWSON FOOTBALL:says Ambrose opened first fall practice as Tigers coach amidst heat Monday

The Official Site

NAVY FOOTBALL:says Tyler Simmons moving up defensive depth chart

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner

UMES BASKETBALL:says Hawks’ schedule highlighted by trips to Marquette, Nebraska, Oklahoma

The Official Site

HORSE RACING:says Derby winner Mine That Bird put in impressive work at Saratoga

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening

Thoroughbred Times’ Phil Janack says Mine That Bird worked half mile in 48.22 under jockey Jamie Theriot

The Sun says Mine That Bird preparing for Shadwell Travers at Saratoga

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:says Palace eliminated from playoff contention

Examiner Jeff Hemelt

GOLF:says future of Constellation Energy Group’s association with Senior Players Championship could be in jeopardy after 2011

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-I’ll have more later today from Maryland Football Media Day, including the videos I shot with multiple players.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 03 August 2009 by Glenn Clark

My best (and completely uninformed) guess as to what the Orioles are doing with Chris Waters after calling him back up? I’ll say they’re going to shift Brian Bass to Jason Berken’s rotation spot and they need Waters to take Bass’s spot in the bullpen until Brad Bergesen is ready to come back.

But what do I know? I’m sure someone will tell MASN what’s going on, and they’ll “break” it soon.

The weekend was embarrassing…..kinda. It can only be so embarrassing when your team is terrible and you expect moments like these. But it’s still frustrating to talk to friends who root for other teams when you know they’re going to murder you over how bad your own team is.

But this is Birdland!

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

Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester thinks Birds should let Mora go

Nestor Aparicio defends Dave Trembley

Drew Forrester wonders if Birds would be interested in Dusty Baker

Nestor Aparicio says Bostonians out en masse again this weekend at OPACY

Bob Haynie still thinks Ravens need help at WR even with Mason back

Luke Jones doesn’t think Figurs will end up making roster

Rex Snider thinks Mora HAS been respected by Birds

Glenn Clark says Suggs lit up Westminster with t-shirt Friday

Lawson Lambert says Rachel Alexandra proved herself to be ‘best 3 year old in country’ with win at Monmouth

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Berken, bullpen crushed as Red Sox finished sweep

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Brian Eller says Orioles Wives held food drive over weekend at Camden Yards

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Mora feels ‘disrespected’ by lack of playing time

Red Sox Official Site’s Ian Browne says Victor Martinez paced BoSox with 5 hits, 4 RBI in finishing sweep of O’s

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says 43,000 at Camden Yards (maybe 3,000 Orioles fans?) saw Birds swept by Sox

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Mora would be okay with getting outright release

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Berken appears to be headed out of rotation

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Albers, Bass also crushed by Red Sox in loss

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Trembley didn’t believe he had ‘disrespected’ Mora

Boston Globe’s Adam Kilgore says Sox now 50-17 against Orioles over last 3 years

Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman says despite sweep, Sox still 2 and a half back of Yankees in AL East

Providence Journal’s Dan Barbarisi says blowout win hid shaky performance from Buchholz in no decision

USA Today’s Bob Nightengale says Mora could be traded before Aug. 31

Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan says Matusz to make major league debut same night Washburn to make Tigers debut

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Liz ‘effective’, but Tides couldn’t score in loss to Syracuse

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Steve Johnson struggled, lost to New Britain in first start with Orioles organization

Frederick Keys Official Site says Zagone loser as Keys fell to Lynchburg

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Kantakevich loser as Staten Island topped Ironbirds

Bluefield Orioles Official Site says Mike Flacco had 2 hits, RBI in loss to Johnson City

Virginian-Pilot’s Rainer Sabin says Norfolk pitcher Chris Waters recalled by Birds, not sure if he’ll be starter or go to bullpen

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Mark Clayton, Marcus Smith, Lamar Divens all missed afternoon practice with various injuries

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Derrick Mason not worrying about anything beyond ’09 season

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Special Teams coach Rosburg has to figure out how to get around wedge ban

The Official Site says Mason claims retirement wasn’t ‘ploy’

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Mason was hoping for “Terrell Owens treatment” in return to team

The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd says Mason no ‘Favre’

The Sun says Hauschka perfect, Gano nearly perfect Sunday as kicking competition continued

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Jason Cook had no trouble pursuing two degrees at Ole Miss

The Sun’s Edward Lee says McKinney knows he has to ‘make impression’ to get playing time on crowded D-Line

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Harbaugh knows Ravens ‘better football team’ with Mason

Carroll County Times’ Daniel Henderson says undrafted rookie Dannell Ellerbe ‘making impression’ with Ravens

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Flacco has thrown multiple interceptions in practice, Harbaugh unconcerned

SI’s Ross Tucker says Bannan thinks Ngata will be Hall of Famer

SI’s Peter King walks autograph line with Ed Reed, has humorous tale to tell of it

Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson says Mason’s return helps Ravens team trying to make one more run at Super Bowl

Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson says Ozzie thinks Mason decided he just ‘wanted to play football’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Foxworth ‘another smart’ defender for Ravens

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

Turtle Sports Report’s John Talty says Dunbar OL prospect Devin Clark doesn’t really want to stay in state

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Turtle Sports Report’s John Talty catches up with target Tsafack (must subscribe)

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Slotback Cory Finnerty wishes Mids could play USC

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says LB Haberer still ‘humble’

SWIMMING:

Swimnetwork.com says Phelps’ team broke another world record in 4×100 medley

Tribune Newspapers’ Lisa Dillman says Phelps managed to bring attention to swimming in Rome despite Olympics being 3 years away

Washington Post’s Amy Shipley says Phelps added 5th gold in 4×100 medley relay to close World Championships

The AP’s Paul Newberry says Bowman will give Phelps two weeks off before hitting pool again

The AP says Cavic wants 1-on-1 race with Phelps next year

USA Today’s Vicki Michaelis says Phelps took ‘motivation’ from loss to Biedermann

SI’s Brian Cazeneuve says Phelps’ win over Cavic ‘defining moment’ of World Championships

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra blew away field at Haskell Invitational

Thoroughbred Times’ Mike Curry says Borel thought Rachel Alexandra ‘unbelievable’ in win

Thoroughbred Times’ Phil Janack says Derby winner Mine That Bird to race Travers Stakes next

The AP’s Richard Rosenblatt says Belmont winner Summer Bird finished 2nd, 6 lengths back

USA Today’s Tom Pedulla says owner Jess Jackson doesn’t think ‘horse in the world’ could beat Rachel Alexandra when she’s on her game

Sporting News’ Brad Telias says Rachel Alexandra favorite for Horse of the Year

GOLF:

The AP’s Cliff Brunt says former Maryland golf coach Fred Funk blew away field to claim U.S. Senior Open

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-The Michael Phelps-Milorad Cavic showdown was COMPELLING theater on Saturday. I don’t know how much more we’ll see of that in swimming, but it was VERY good theater. This means I saw as much good theater in swimming as I did in baseball over the last 10 days.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 31 July 2009 by Glenn Clark

I’ll make a weekend pick for you.

The Birds will lose 2 of 3 to the Red Sox.

Thoughts on the Sherrill deal?

I’m not moved that much either way. Sherrill was pretty good, so it will be unfortunate to lose him. But if these kids can play, no one will be angry about the deal.

Reed wearing the red “no contact” jersey in practice?

Probably a precautionary measure.

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

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Luke Jones says Oher ‘story of triumph over tragedy’

Nestor Aparicio says Josh Bell hit .296 with 11 home runs, 52 RBI for Chattanooga

Luke Jones says Ravens added WR Thomas White from Baylor

Drew Forrester wishes Birds ‘buying’ instead of ‘selling’

Nestor Aparicio says every hitter in Orioles lineup got hit in win

Lawson Lambert says Terps already starting season with good news, bad news

Glenn Clark says new Towson coach Ambrose knows ‘Perception is reality’

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Bergesen left game in 7th, but lead Birds to victory over Royals beforehand

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Sherrill traded to Dodgers for prospects Joshua Bell, Steve Johnson

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Chris Ray, Sarfate may be nearing returns from rehab

Royals Official Site’s Dick Kaegel says Hochevar loser as O’s topped Royals

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Steve Johnson son of former Oriole Dave Johnson, St. Paul’s graduate

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says 19,000 at Camden Yards saw Birds earn series split with Royals

The Sun’s Dan Connolly and Jeff Zrebiec say Jim Johnson ‘expected’ to get first chance to replace Sherrill as closer

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Red Sox will throw Smoltz, Beckett, Buchholz this weekend in Baltimore

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck understands skepticism towards Rich Hill injury

The Sun’s Lorraine Mirabella says Ripken Foundation to build youth ballpark at Memorial Stadium site

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says trading another veteran ‘unlikely’ for Birds

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks trade means Birds planning on holding on to Mora or Huff for another season

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Wieters extended hitting streak to 7 in win

Examiner Jay Trucker says ‘Flat Breezy’ gets chance to play for contender in Los Angeles

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says both Bell, Johnson assigned to Bowie

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Bergesen was on crutches after game, but X-rays were negative

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Rockies reportedly interested in Hendrickson

The AP says Birds will recall Mickolio to take Sherrill’s roster spot

The AP says Wigginton homered for Birds in win

Kansas City Star’s Bob Dutton says John Buck homered for Royals in loss

LA Times’ Dylan Hernandez says Sherrill excited to be in playoff race

Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown has Birds 26th in power rankings

Yahoo! Sports’ Gordon Edes says Sherrill will be setup man for Broxton with Dodgers

SI’s Ted Keith has Birds 24th in power rankings

Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi say Birds WON’T trade Hendrickson to Rockies

ESPN.com’s Rob Neyer impressed that Birds managed to swap reliever for two prospects

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Andy Mitchell loser as Norfolk fell to Indianapolis

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Erbe ‘impressive’ in no decision, but Baysox fell to Connecticut

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Kenny Moreland improved to 6-1 with win over Hudson Valley

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Brandon Snyder, Justin Turner, Jeff Fiorentino each tallied RBI for Tides in loss to Indians

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says St. Paul’s grad Steve Johnson joins McDonough grad Erbe with Baysox

Frederick News-Post says Keys’ game in Lynchburg suspended in 4th due to rain

Virginian-Pilot’s Rainer Sabin says Tides catcher Robby Hammock thinks Andy Mitchell will ‘pitch in big leagues’

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Kruger has to ‘take back seat’ to Suggs, try to earn playing time

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says McGahee, Grubbs off PUP list, Kelley Washington headed to it

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Newsome spent summer reading Oher book ‘Blind Side’

The Official Site says Tuesday special women’s fan club gathering at Training Camp

The Official Site says Oher ‘felt like he let team down’ by not being in Westminster Monday

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Oher gets $7.8 million guaranteed

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says WR, kicking battles amongst interesting storylines as full Camp opens

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Kelley Washington on PUP list due to flu

The Sun’s Mike Preston says fans arrived at McDaniel College this morning before 6am

The Sun’s Mike Preston says with Gaither and Oher, Ravens putting together ‘dominating’ offensive line

The AP says status of McNair’s Foundation up in air

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Oher’s deal has total maximum value of $13.795 million

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Reed placed on PUP list

SI’s John Lopez says Kruger ‘story of perseverance’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens’ crowded secondary ‘good problem to have’

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun says former Terp Heyward-Bey signs guaranteed $23.5 million deal with Raiders

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says ’08 first team All-ACC’er Da’Rel Scott left off preseason list

Washington Post’s Zach Berman says DC could be considered for ACC Championship Game

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says former Terp Stephen Smalls could make impact with Rhode Island this season

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says ‘much of (Terps’) hopes pinned on (Chris) Turner’

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Gossett Team House part of reason Terps honored by Princeton Review

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says ATH prospect/would-be Georgia commit Devin Burns now considering Terps (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s John Talty says Archbishop Carroll coach Houchens thinks new Terps commit Nate Clarke farther ahead than Jared Gaither at this point in prep career

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles prospect James Johnson from Las Vegas (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles target Mychal Parker from Las Vegas (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles target Terrence Jones from Las Vegas (must subscribe)

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Kennedy added former Kentucky player, coach Allen Edwards to staff

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site offers complete preseason release (pdf)

The Official Site says Midshipmen to speak to Severna Park youth football players

Go Mids’ David Ausiello says Army looks more and more like Navy (must subscribe)

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee says Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird will be ‘odds on favorite’ to win tomorrow’s West Virginia Derby

Daily Racing Form’s Mike Farrell says Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra 4-5 favorite for Haskell Invitational

Thoroughbred Times’ Tim Nichols says Summer Bird trainer Ice expects to give Rachel Alexandra ‘run for her money’

SWIMMING:

Tribune Newspapers’ Lisa Dillman says Lochte topped Phelps’ record in 200 medley

Washington Post’s Amy Shipley says rival Cavic thinks Phelps should get high tech swimsuit

USA Today’s Vicki Michaelis says Cavic thinks Phelps should wear Arena X-Glide on Jaked J01 suit

USA Today’s Vicki Michaelis says Phelps cheered on Lochte from stands in Rome

The AP’s Paul Newberry says Cavic thinks Phelps just being ‘loyal’ to Speedo

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

The Official Site says Palace to scrimmage college stars team at Baltimore International Festival this weekend

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Gotta get to Westminster, maybe to introduce myself to Al Saunders.

Talk to you this weekend.

-G

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Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 29 July 2009 by Glenn Clark

Gotta get out to Westminster today; so I can’t add too much right now.says Harbaugh thought first practice ‘crisp’

Robert Ferguson told me yesterday (and reiterated to Drew this morning) that he wants to play for the Ravens. I can tell you that Reggie Williams definitely wants to play for the Ravens as well.

Are guys like that the answer? No. But could the Ravens use a guy like Ferguson, Williams, Darrell Jackson, etc.

Some sort of veteran presence would be nice.

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

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Luke Jones

Drew Forrester doesn’t know what Trembley could say about another loss

Drew Forrester says rest of season ‘very important’ for Orioles

Luke Jones says Derrick Martin made best play of day in Westminster

Nestor Aparicio says Harbaugh ‘hit hard’ by death of Jim Johnson

Glenn Clark honors Pie for best game as Oriole

ORIOLES:says bullpen couldn’t back up Berken’s solid start as Royals topped Orioles

The Official Site’s Brian Eller

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Brian Eller says Tillman makes first major league start tonight vs. Greinke, KC

The Official Site’s Brian Eller says Sherrill doesn’t want to be traded

The Official Site’s Brian Eller says Trembley thinks Rich Hill good to pitch through tendinitis issues

Royals Official Site’s Dick Kaegel says John Buck hero in 11th for Royals in win

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says 21,545 at Camden Yards saw Birds fall to Royals

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Sherrill only notable Bird with any legitimate chance to be traded

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Tillman important part of MacPhail’s ‘rebuilding’ plan

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Trembley made right decision to pull Berken

The AP says Baez took loss for Birds

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Wieters tallied career high 4 hits in loss

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Hill or Berken expected to lose roster spot in favor of Tillman

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Sherrill ‘flattered’ by trade rumors

CBS Sports’ Larry Dobrow has O’s 26th in power rankings

ESPN.com’s Rob Neyer says Hill ‘probably needs some time off’

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:says Chris Waters loser as Tides fell to Indianapolis

Norfolk Tides Official Site

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Figueroa, Crozier homered; but Baysox fell to Connecticut in wild 11 inning game

Frederick Keys Official Site says Tyler Henson picked up walkoff single to beat Salem

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Kantakevich winner as Ironbirds topped Brooklyn

Bluefield Orioles Official Site says Almanzar loser as Orioles fell to Princeton

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Radhames Liz roughed up, John Mariotti took loss as Baysox fell to Defenders

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Zagone got no decision for Keys after decent start

RAVENS:says McGahee amongst names on early PUP list

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy

The Official Site says Harbaugh knew WR Williams wanted to get ‘bigger and stronger’

The Official Site offers Harbaugh’s remembrance of Eagles assistant Jim Johnson

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens added former Broncos WR Jayson Foster

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Oher now officially a holdout

The Sun’s Ken Murray says WR Williams ‘ready to go out and play’

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley and Edward Lee say Grubbs, Yanda, Rolle, Figurs, Terry, Reitz, Drew, Phillipssays OT Reitz also added bulk in offseason

The Sun’s Mike Preston

The Sun’s Edward Lee says participation ‘sparse’ in first practice

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Williams talked to Mason, doesn’t know what decision he’ll make

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Flacco wouldn’t admit whether Reebok video fake or not

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Gregg back on practice field Tuesday in return from injury

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley wonders if Ravens would be interested in Vick should he switch positions

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Williams came in about 15 pounds heavier

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens cut former Terp Isaiah Williams, OT Saucedo

Carroll County Times’ Daniel Henderson says Gano struggled kicking with different holders

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Harbaugh wouldn’t eliminate interest in Vick

USA Today’s Sean Leahy says Ravens still viewed as ‘defense-first’ team

SI’s Don Banks has Ravens 6th in power rankings

NBC Sports’ Mike Florio says Bennett didn’t take advantage of Ravens

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco has Ravens 10th in power rankings

ESPN.com’s James Walker says ‘pressure’ on Williams this season

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Oher ‘on the clock’ to report to Camp

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:says Ralph, James Franklin, Don Brown, Charles Bankins to make appearance tonight at Sonoma’s in Columbia

The Official Site

Tribune Newspapers’ Andre Williams says LB Fokou brought ‘mean streak’ with him to Eagles

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says Nate Clarke picked Terps over Kansas State

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Scott could post 2nd straight 1,000 yard season

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps report August 9, start practicing August 10

Inside MD Sports’ Jeff Ermann says Archbishop Carroll (DC) OL Nate Clarke committed to Terps Tuesday

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:profiles commit Stoglin in Las Vegas (must subscribe)says future Terp Alyssa Thomas impressive in Best of Maryland event (must subscribe)says former Towson coach Gordy Combs joined Blue Jays’ staff

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter

HOPKINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site

LOYOLA LACROSSE:says Chemotti amongst next assistants ready for head coaching jobs

Inside Lacrosse’s Quint Kessenich

NAVY FOOTBALL:says DeMell chose Navy over Air Force after growing up Ohio State fan

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina

UMES FOOTBALL:says Roger Brown joined Skip McClain as Hawks in College Football Hall of Fame

The Official Site

SWIMMING:says Phelps wouldn’t just blame suit after 200 loss to Biedermann in Rome

SwimNetwork.com’s Casey Barrett

SwimNetwork.com says Bowman threatened to pull Phelps from future FINA events until suit ban in place

SwimNetwork.com thinks Phelps will get back on track at World Championships today in 200 butterfly

LA Times’ Lisa Dillman says Phelps could be man to force FINA’s hand on making suit changes

Washington Post’s Sally Jenkins says racing in Speedo suit makes Phelps ‘mortal’

Washington Post’s Amy Shipley says Bowman could pull Phelps from events in Stockholm, Berlin this year

Washington Post’s Amy Shipley says Biedermann wishes he would have gotten more credit for beating Phelps

Washington Post’s Amy Shipley says Biedermann ‘crushed’ Phelps in 200 free

USA Today’s Vicki Michaelis says Bowman thinks swimming ‘in shambles’ over suit issue

The AP says Phelps looking forward to ‘rematch’ with Biedermannsays Saratoga officials hoping to have Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra run

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening

Thoroughbred Times’ Steve Bailey says Borel thinks Monmouth ‘plays to strengths’ of Rachel Alexandra

Thoroughbred Times’ Steve Bailey says Derby winner Mine That Bird still ‘sharp’

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:says Ryan Pierce honored by USL-2

Examiner Jeff Hemelt

SOCCER:says Chelsea, AC Milan trained in Catonsville before World Football Challenge showdown at M&T Bank Stadium

UMBC Retrievers Official Site

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Looking forward to seeing Chris Tillman tonight. Don’t give him much of a chance against Zack Greinke; but looking forward to it.

-If a certain swimsuit helps you swim faster, why wouldn’t everyone just wear it? Does it inject steroids into your body? I understand Phelps’ loyalty to his sponsor; but why not just make a faster suit?

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 14 July 2009 by Glenn Clark

Did Derrick Mason retire yesterday? Yes. Will Derrick Mason remain retired? I’d lean to no. Not because I know anything, that’s just an emotion I have.

But I know this much. The Ravens needed to address the WR position BEFORE Derrick Mason announced his retirement. They have nothing under contract beyond this season, and I didn’t think the group was a Super Bowl-caliber group BEFORE Mason’s retirement.

I’ve tossed Plaxico Burress’ name around a lot recently because I have talked to a NUMBER of people who have played and worked with Plaxico in the past; and they’ve all basically told me the same thing….

“He’s not the smartest guy in the world, but he’s not an a**hole.”

The basic vibe I get from those in the NFL world is that Burress is a guy who people like having on their team. He’s not a cancer, he’s not divisive, and he’s not going to tear your locker room apart.

But Burress is clearly a question mark based around the fact that his ability to actually see the field is up in the air. Should Plaxico be suspended for the first 8 games of the NFL season (that’s just a number, no fact to it whatsoever), would the Ravens benefit from hoping the guy can just slide in and put up numbers in the 2nd half of the season?

I think there’s an argument that the Ravens truly believe Joe Flacco has improved to the point where he can make the players around him better. That’s not insane. Miles Austin wasn’t a guy you’d pencil in as a reliable WR, but the Cowboys trusted Tony Romo could make him better. That move certainly appears to be working. Can we just assume that Flacco will make Demetrius Williams or Marcus Smith better?

I’m not going to go out on that limb just yet.

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

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester wonders how much Ravens fans ‘trust’ Newsome

Nestor Aparicio says retirement may be ‘negotiating ploy’

Glenn Clark wouldn’t be surprised if Raven announces retirement via Facebook in future

Drew Forrester ‘not buying’ Mason’s retirement

Luke Jones says Marty Booker, DJ Hackett, Jerry Porter could also be options for Ravens

Jerry Reinhardt thinks Mason ‘hurt and grieving’

Tom Clayton says O’s ‘where he expected them’ to be at All-Star break

Glenn Clark says Phelps will be on TV plenty this week

Glenn Clark excited for Baysox ‘pillow fight’

Rex Snider says ‘Thank You’ for supporting Curing Cancer One Call at a Time

Ed Frankovic says Boyd Gordon returning to Caps

RAVENS:

JOCKLife.com says Mason retiring because he’s no longer ‘enthused’ to play football

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Mason reportedly set to retire, but hasn’t filed paperwork

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says 52 ‘only’ Raven to take podium at McNair’s funeral

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says deadline to extend Suggs tomorrow

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham says Flacco not over the top about expectations for season

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Mason won’t change his mind based on anything to do with Ravens

The Sun says Mason 9th amongst active players in receiving yards, receptions

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says ‘no signs’ exist that Ravens, Suggs will reach agreement before deadline

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Mason seemed ‘less sure’ about decision in ESPN News interview

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Newsome on vacation this week while Suggs contemplates signing deal

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says teammate Le’Ron McClain wondered if Mason just ‘emotional’

The AP says Mason’s agent C. Lamont Smith reports WR won’t field media requests for next 2 weeks

Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt says many analysts think coming up ‘yard short’ in Super Bowl could keep McNair out of Hall of Fame

NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan says Marvin Harrison, Amani Toomer, Matt Jones could be options for Ravens

USA Today’s Sean Leahy says Mason’s agent previously listed as ‘creator’ of JOCKLife.com

NBC Sports’ Mike Florio (it looks weird to me) says Fabian Washington took to Twitter to voice unhappiness about Mason’s retirement

ESPN.com’s James Walker says starting Clayton, Williams ‘won’t cut it’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says WR depth was ‘weakness’ for Ravens before Mason retirement

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Suggs can choose to sit out part of Training Camp again

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin and Jonathan Mayo say Jones ‘thrilled’ to represent Baltimore at All-Star Game

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Jones will be first Bird since ’72 to wear ‘Baltimore’ on chest at ASG

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Jones not getting ‘worked up’ about St. Louis trip

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Pinckney homered for Baysox in win over Altoona

Frederick Keys Official Site says Billy Rowell’s RBI single not enough in loss to Indians

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Joseph Mahoney homered for Shorebirds in 19-0 win over Lexington

Bluefield Orioles Official Site says Justin Moore loser as Orioles fell to Princeton

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says David Hernandez allowed just 1 run over 4 innings but got no decision as Baysox topped Curve

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says David Hernandez won’t stay in Bowie

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Matusz may receive every honor from organization

Frederick News-Post’s Greg Swatek says Ryan Adams’ blunder in 10th helped Kinston past Frederick

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Sarfate to make rehab appearance with Keys tonight

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says return game should be set with Torrey Smith, etc.

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps, Duke getting no love from preseason publications

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says QB prospect Connor Eck camped with Terps (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Terps interested in Northwestern WR prospect Daniel Adams (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says incoming kicker Ferrara participated in New York All-Star Game (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s John Talty says Terps interested in 2010 safety prospect Phillip George

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says target Cezar Guerrero getting comparisons to Vasquez

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Jin Soo Kim changed name to Jin Soo Choi

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Toliver finally had ‘breakthrough’ game for Chicago Sky in young WNBA career

HOPKINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says OT Stoffel recognized by preseason publication

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Sun says Sept. 19 game at Pitt to kick off at 6pm, Oct. 10 game at Rice to kick off at 2:30pm

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says TV details not announced yet for game at Heinz Field

SALISBURY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Gulls set to join Empire 8 Conference in 2011

BLAST:

The Official Site says Bascome to host players in Bermuda

The Official Site says players to participate in ESPNZone event

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra worked out at Saratoga Monday

Daily Racing Form’s Marcus Hersh says Acoma won’t run in Delaware Handicap if Rachel Alexandra does

Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee says Derby winner Mine That Bird breezed Monday at Churchill Downs

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Mine That Bird getting ready for West Virginia Derby next

SWIMMING:

Washington Post’s John Feinstein says Phelps, Woods, Federer, Armstrong all-time greats all competing this July

TENNIS:

Tribune Newspapers’ Chuck Culpepper says Wimbledon was ‘learning experience’ for Ellicott City’s Capra

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Adam Jones is participating in the All-Star Game tonight. I hope I’ll be able to stick around long enough to see him get into the game.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 10 July 2009 by Glenn Clark

Nothing to add today. Congratulations to Michael Phelps. Sorry-running late, and today is free Chick-Fil-A day. Important day in my house.

Let’s see what everyone has to say….

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Marco Romanell would pick Bergesen as MVP of first half of Orioles season

Drew Forrester says video surfaced of Kazemi’s DUI arrest last week

Rex Snider says former Ravens DC Marvin Lewis to appear on Curing Cancer One Call At A Time

Tom Clayton says Glenn Clark couldn’t handle losing on Comcast Morning Show

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Tillman, Pauley, or Patton could replace Hill or Berken in rotation

MLBPlayers.com’s Matt Wieters (you may have heard of him) knew he’d face ‘learning curve’ after big league promotion

Blue Jays Official Site’s Jordan Bastian says former Terp Brett Cecil takes mound tonight vs. Jason Berken, O’s

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck not ready to just give up on Melvin Mora

The Sun says Jays starter Cecil native of Dunkirk, MD

Examiner Jay Trucker says Birds still interested in 16 year old Sano

The AP says Reimold Birds’ ‘most productive’ rookie

SI’s Ted Keith has Birds 23rd in power rankings

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper says Tillman, Matusz amongst Top 10 prospects in baseball

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Charlotte’s Bartolo Colon showed up in time to shut down Tides

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Miguel Abreu launched solo HR to lift Baysox past Harrisburg

Frederick Keys Official Site says Waring, Joseph homered in win over Kinston

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Bonevacia’s RBI single in 16th broke scoreless tie, gave Ironbirds win over Brooklyn

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Oliver Drake loser as Shorebirds fell to West Virginia

Bluefield Orioles Official Site says Jesse Beal tough luck loser as Orioles fell to Danville

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Tillman ‘turning heads’ at Norfolk

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Patton took loss as Norfolk fell to Charlotte

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Arrieta now amongst Top 50 prospects in baseball

Frederick News-Post says Sean Gleason winner as Keys topped Tribe

Virginian-Pilot says Justin Turner scored only run for Norfolk in loss to Knights

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens have 2nd best offense in AFC North (behind Steelers)

The AP says pastor at McNair memorial asks those in attendance to not judge QB based on personal life

The Sun says Newsome, 52, Reed, Rolle all to attend McNair funeral

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says director of security Darren Sanders, assistant equipment manager William Sheridan will also attend McNair funeral

Tennessean’s Christina E. Sanchez and Janell Ross say McNair remembered as ‘favorite son’ in Nashville

Tennessean’s David Climer says Titans will need to take time to consider what kind of tribute to put together for McNair

USA Today’s Tom Weir says 30 former teammates amongst 4,500 attendees of memorial service at Mount Zion Baptist Church

Yahoo! Sports’ Jason Cole says fans couldn’t avoid talk of McNair’s personal life at memorial service

SI’s Don Banks says Flacco faces tough encore in 2nd season

NFL.com’s Thomas George says McNair came from ‘humble’ start at Alcorn State

NFL.com’s Gil Brandt says McNair had ‘prolific’ college career in SWAC

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Mason, McNair had bond that went ‘beyond gridiron’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says rookie CB Webb could be ‘surprise’

ESPN.com’s Wright Thompson says former Alcorn State coach Cardell Jones had dream about McNair before his death

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says new season of ‘Terrapins Rising’ to debut on Comcast SportsNet next Tuesday

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says future Terps Mackall, Goree to do prep season at Fork Union this fall

Washington Post’s Matt Bonesteel says Terps not getting much love from preseason prognosticators

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Eleanor Roosevelt WR prospect Nigel Christian camped with Terps (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says QB commit Tyler Smith visited campus again (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem breaks down RB’s with coach John Donovan (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Trail’s Aaron Kraut says Gary fine with Vasquez’s statements

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Tigers headed to Canada to play 5 exhibition games

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Geoff Shannon says commit Ruhl showing off ‘physical game’, ‘powerful shot’ this summer

SWIMMING:

SwimNetwork.com says Phelps broke world record in 100 Fly

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Phelps had been ‘obsessed’ with breaking Ian Crocker’s record in 100 Fly

The AP says Phelps broke record by .18 seconds at Indianapolis event

Washington Post’s Amy Shipley says Phelps broke first world record since Beijing Olympics

USA Today’s Vicki Michaels says coach Bob Bowman knew this was Phelps’ ‘biggest challenge’

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Steve Andersen says Pioneerof The Nile forced to retire with leg injury

Thoroughbred Times says career highlights for Pioneerof The Nile include win at Santa Anita Derby, 2nd at Kentucky Derby

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

The Official Site says Val Teixeira suspended for tonight’s match vs. Harrisburg

Examiner Jeff Hemelt says Palace trying to avenge last week’s loss to City Islanders

INDYCAR RACING:

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Danica Patrick would be reason for excitement over Baltimore Grand Prix

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Go watch some Futsal this weekend.

Talk to you Sunday.

-G

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Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 02 July 2009 by Glenn Clark

I’m not going to beat up Dave Trembley for pulling Brad Bergesen. There is no excuse for the fact that Jim Johnson and George Sherrill couldn’t get the job done in the 9th; and for the fact that the team couldn’t get a hit for most of the game.

It is much too easy to blame the manager when the team loses a bad game. Could Trembley have left Bergesen in the game to pitch the 9th? Sure he could have. Bergesen could have gotten into trouble and left the game rattled moving forward. But Trembley went to his reliable finishers, and they let him down. I’m not going to beat him up for that.

But there are PLENTY of other things to beat him up about-like the miserable lineups he manages to put together. Oscar Salazar hit a pinch hit 3 run homer on Tuesday night. Where was he in Wednesday’s lineup? I understand Ty Wigginton has a good history against Josh Beckett (and playing him paid off); but Salazar should have found his way in somehow.

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

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says ‘jealousy’ of Red Sox made Tuesday’s comeback win even better

Nestor Aparicio can’t take much more Trembley

Luke Jones says Berken, Hill have to ‘prove themselves’ in upcoming starts

Marco Romanell says Tillman, Patton could be headed to Birds ‘sooner than later’

Tom Clayton says Jones, Sherrill deserve to be All-Stars

Lawson Lambert thinks Reimold deserves to be Rookie of the Year

Ed Frankovic says Caps sign former Flyer Knuble

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Brian Eller says Johnson, Sherrill can’t hold lead in 9th as Sox beat Birds in 11

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Brian Eller says Guthrie takes ball tonight for Birds in Los Angeles vs. Lackey, Angels

The Official Site’s Brian Eller says Uehara to miss 3-5 weeks with partial elbow tear

The Official Site’s Brian Eller says Jones sat out Wednesday’s finale as ‘precautionary’ measure

The Official Site’s Brian Eller says Birds partnering with Baltimore City schools

Red Sox Official Site’s Jeff Seidel says Youkilis, Baldelli provided heroics for Sox in 9th

Angels Official Site’s Lyle Spencer says tonight’s game vs. Birds first of 10 straight at Angel Stadium for Halos

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Birds couldn’t finish off win after Bergesen’s stellar start

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Wigginton continued mastery of Beckett with homer

The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd says Birds go through emotional swing with Tuesday’s comeback, Wednesday’s loss

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Tuesday’s comeback still resonated at OPACY Wednesday

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says David Hernandez will take Uehara’s roster spot ‘indefinitely’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says loss to Red Sox resembled “Mother’s Day Massacre”

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says nearly 30,000 at Camden Yards saw Birds drop finale to BoSox

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Uehara may not pitch again for 2 months

The AP says Baez took loss in finale

The AP’s David Ginsburg says Trembley reports surgery ‘not required’ for Uehara

Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin says Varitek, Beckett thought BoSox got ‘character’ win after bad loss

Boston Herald’s Steve Buckley says Lugo hero for Red Sox in victory

Providence Journal’s Joe McDonald says Papelbon finished off win with 20th save

Sporting News’ Stan McNeal says Markakis deserves to be All-Star

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Valido homered in win over Akron

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Allar took loss as Shorebirds fell to Hickory

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Erbe lost rehab start to Oneonta

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Michael Abreu, Jonathan Tucker, Perrault, Oullette all named Eastern League All-Stars

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Wilfredo Perez got win in relief for Baysox

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Steelers coach Tomlin called out Oher at Rookie Symposium

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Rice, McGahee lead backfield competition

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham says ESPN thinks Mason, Gregg ‘underrated’

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Ravens installing grass at M&T Bank Stadium before AC Milan-Chelsea match

ESPN The Magazine’s Anna K. Clemons says Ravens 29th best franchise in all of sports

ESPN.com’s James Walker says players think Reed better ‘all-around’ safety than Polamalu

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens have 2 weeks to get Suggs’ deal done

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Matt Robinson following in footsteps of Atholton coach Kyle Schmitt with commitment to Terps

The Diamondback’s Jakob Engelke says Terps featured on ESPN Wednesday

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Virginia TE prospect Josh Lovell still high on Terps (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem breaks down secondary with Don Brown (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says DT commit Andre Monroe chose Terps over New Mexico (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Suitland DB commit Jeremiah Johnson ‘lifelong Terps fan’ (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Vasquez spouting off again

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps staff ‘satisfied’ with roster even without Stephenson

Fox Sports’ Jeff Goodman says Vasquez expects to win ACC regular season and Tournament titles

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

Examiner Matthew Schlissel says home opener vs. Coastal Carolina Tigers’ only night game of season

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Jon Brand says former Jay Rabil helping producers of film “Crooked Arrows”

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Slotback Chris Hill ‘most looking forward to’ Ohio State game

The Official Site says Niumatalolo announces class of ‘09

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says Park City prospects interested in Naval Academy (must subscribe)

GOLF:

The AP says Tiger played with Cowboys QB Romo in Pro-Am Wednesday

Frederick News-Post’s Greg Swatek says House minority leader Boehner played in same group as Tiger, Romo

Frederick News-Post’s Greg Swatek says Lucas Glover hoping to build on U.S. Open win at AT&T National

Washington Post’s Barry Svrluga says following AT&T National, U.S. Open next big event at Congressional

Washington Post’s Thomas Boswell says Glover trying to avoid failures of former U.S. Open champs like Steve Jones, Michael Campbell

Washington Post’s Tracee Hamilton says Barnes hasn’t had chance to settle down since strong finish at Open

Washington Times’ Barker Davis says defending champ Anthony Kim brings ‘love-hate’ relationship with putter into AT&T National

Washington Times’ Ben Goessling says Romo hit at Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am

Washington Times’ Ryan O’Halloran says Caps coach Boudreau also played Pro-Am

Washington Times’ Barker Davis says Mahan, Furyk have next best odds (behind Tiger) to win AT&T National

Washington Examiner’s Craig Stouffer says Fairfax golfer Steve Marino expects big crowds at Congressional

Washington Examiner’s Rick Snider says Jessica Simpson also amongst highlights at AT&T National

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says PGA Tour Commissioner Finchem reports ‘no positive tests’ since drug testing policy began about a year ago

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee says Borel no longer rider for Mine That Bird

Thoroughbred Times’ Ed DeRosa says Woolley, owners looking for jockey to commit to Derby champ through Breeders’ Cup

SWIMMING:

The Sun says Phelps not happy about swimsuit ruling

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-I’ll take Tiger Woods to win the golf tournament this weekend. Mostly because he’s playing in it. If he wasn’t playing in it, I doubt I’d bother to pick a winner; because no one would care.

Talk to you this weekend.

-G

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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 09 June 2009 by Glenn Clark

My mock Orioles pick? Try Mike Leake from Arizona State. He’s come on during the College World Series; and would presumably be more Major League ready than Matzek or Wheeler.

But what do I know?

Let’s see what everyone else has to say:

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester thinks Patton, Tillman, Arrieta will be September call-ups

Glenn Clark surprised to see SI report about Vasquez

Jason Jubb would want $25k or interview on WNST for Wieters’ first home run ball

Mark Suchy wishes Happy Birthday to father, former Terp Bob Suchy

Glenn Clark says LPGA bringing hot chicks to Harford County

Ed Frankovic says Alzner making impact in Calder Cup Finals with Bears

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Huff, Mora, Roberts, Markakis all slumping right now

Mariners Official Site’s Jim Street says Vargas goes to mound for Mariners tonight vs. Bergesen, Birds

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Bobby Livingston gave up 1 run over 7 innings to lift Norfolk past Toledo

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Arrieta named Pitcher of the Week again by Eastern League

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Kolodny homered to lift Delmarva past Lake County

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Arizona State’s Mike Leake, Vanderbilt’s Mike Minor could be options for Birds with 5th pick in MLB Draft

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Keys’ Matusz on ‘fast track’ to Baltimore

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman says former Oriole Pappas appearing at Sports Legends Saturday

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Justin Christian drilled 3 run homer to lift Tides past Mud Hens

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Shorebirds’ Zagone, Welty named South Atlantic League All-Stars

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck details slumps for Roberts, Markakis, Huff, Mora, Wieters

Examiner Jay Trucker says Trembley, players share blame for bad baserunning

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Birds need improved offense, pitching during homestand with Mariners, Braves, Mets

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Matt Angle ‘heating up’ for Keys

Virginian-Pilot’s Rainer Saibin says Norfolk manager Gary Allenson ‘not really’ surprised by how quickly Tides players have advanced to Baltimore

Fox Sports’ Dayn Perry says ‘even bottom feeding Orioles on the rise’ in AL East

Fox Sports’ Aram Tolegian has Orioles 29th in power rankings

Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan has Birds 29th in power rankings

Sporting News’ Michael Huang mocks Matzek to Birds

Yahoo! Sports’ Steve Henson mocks Matzek to Birds

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens want ‘consistency’ from Gano, Hauschka

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham says Foxworth, Ngata, Harbaugh amongst Ravens building playground at Good Samaritan Hospital

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens ‘need’ Demetrius Williams to become deep threat

The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd says Harbaugh joining Gruden, Cowher, Fisher, Coughlin on USO tour

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Fabian Washington trying to improve hands to hold on to interceptions

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Mike Welsch says Preakness 5th place finisher Big Drama headed to Charles Town

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Belmont did good business despite no Triple Crown chance

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Quality Road getting back to work after missing Triple Crown

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Hovdey says Woolley, Ice examples of ‘parity’ in horse racing

Thoroughbred Times’ Steve Bailey says Derby winner Mine That Bird returned to Churchill Downs Monday

Thoroughbred Times’ Ed DeRosa says ABC’s ratings for Belmont down from ’08 (when Big Brown went for Triple Crown), up from ’07 (last time no horse had shot at Triple Crown)

Thoroughbred Times says Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra breezed 6 furlongs Monday at Churchill Downs

Thoroughbred Times says Borel supports expanded gaming in Kentucky

The Sun says Jess Jackson may start Rachel Alexandra next in Mother Goose Stakes

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says suites, mezzanine level seats set to debut Sept. 12 with opener vs. James Madison

The Sun’s Jeff Barker hopes ‘rivalry’ with West Virginia grows

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut thinks Ralph has done solid job of scheduling ‘competitive, attractive nonconference games’

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Terps interested in RB prospect Khalek Shepherd (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Terps interested in Potomac High DE Brockenberry (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Stoglin commitment may have hurt Terps’ chances at Bartons

Examiner Steve DeClue believes Greivis Vasquez is returning, despite SI report

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says Montrose Christian coach Vetter denies report Greivis has already decided to stay in NBA Draft

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says prospect Oladipo unlikely to come to Maryland (must subscribe)
                                                                                      
TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says former Terp Coleman now blogging for Mystics

UMBC LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Terry Foy says Rob Grimm amongst best freshmen in country

The Sun’s Edward Lee has Retrievers 16th in early ’10 poll

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says Tigers interested in Arundel QB Billy Cosh

HOPKINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Jays ranked 18th in preseason D3 poll by Sporting News

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says safety Iwuji wishes Mids could play Texas

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says Phil Steele believes Midshipmen will retain C-I-C Trophy

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says prospect Austin Beaty could be next Adam Ballard (must subscribe)

NAVY LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Christian Swezey says Stan Ross won’t be leaving Navy for Denver with Bill Tierney taking Pilots’ job

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Croatian forward Krajina committed to Mountaineers

GOLF:

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says LPGA marketing itself with Twitter
Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy
says former Maryland coach Funk qualifies for U.S. Open

BALTIMORE COLTS:

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman remembers former Colt Bill “Iron Horse” Pellington

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-If you have any idea of how I can get in touch with Merton from Indianapolis, please let me know. I’m starting to worry about him.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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