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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 15 September 2009 by Glenn Clark

To everyone who says “the Chargers didn’t look that good last night, I think the Ravens are gonna roll them” after watching the Raiders scare the living daylight out of the Bolts; please think again.

The Chargers are a good football team. In fact, they’re a VERY good football team. They will continue to get better week in and week out; even with Norv Turner as their coach. They will likely figure out a way to get LaDainian Tomlinson more involved in the offense.

And the Ravens are traveling across the country. Good teams RARELY lose at home against teams that travel across the country. The Ravens will be in for an absolute DOGFIGHT Sunday and face a VERY uphill climb.

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

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark thought Heap best Raven in Week 1, Drew Forrester chose Flacco

Glenn Clark says Enberg and Fouts will have Ravens/Chargers call on CBS

Luke Jones says Ravens got ground game going when ‘needed’ against Chiefs

Nestor Aparicio has details on events in San Diego this weekend for Ravens fans

Bob Haynie says Cam Cameron will have offense prepared ‘accordingly’ for each opponent

Drew Forrester has feeling Terps might fall to Middle Tennessee

Rex Snider thinks M&T Bank Stadium needs to try new approach to Star Spangled Banner (I don’t know what’s funnier here-someone complaining about a VERY GOOD singer singing the national anthem, or the fact that I’ve heard other dummies say the same thing.)

Chris Pika says Heap ‘back in a big way’ in win over KC

Glenn Clark says Maryland Cornhole Cup amongst highlights of non-baseball week

Eric Aaronson says staying healthy big for Ravens in Week 1 win

Drew Forrester holding event at Mount Pleasant to raise money for “First Tee” program

Eric Aaronson enjoyed hanging out with everyone in Dundalk for WNST Neighborhood Tour

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says David Hernandez ‘knocked out early’ for 5th time in last 9 starts as Birds fell to Rays

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss to Rays

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Jason Berken takes mound tonight at Camden Yards against Jeff Niemann

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds shut down rookie Matusz for season

Tampa Bay Rays Official Site’s Bill Chastain says Brignac hit first career homer for Rays in win over O’s

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Kranitz thinks Hernandez ‘not making good pitches’

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Trembley thinks shutting Matusz down ‘right thing to do’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Trembley reported ‘September fatigue’ NOT reason for David Hernandez’s problems

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Matusz will be eligible to win Rookie of the Year next season

Examiner Jay Trucker says having Matusz shut down means one less reason for fans to watch Orioles

Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says 10,000 fans at OPACY saw Birds fall to Rays

The AP says Mora, Wieters, Scott had RBI singles in loss

St. Petersburg Times’ Marc Topkin says David Price winner as Rays topped Birds

Tampa Tribune’s Marc Lancaster says BJ Upton added homer for Rays in win

SI’s Ted Keith names Brian Roberts amongst most ‘underrated’ players

Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan has Birds 27th in power rankings

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

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh reported Gooden has ‘mild’ knee sprain

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Matt Birk to donate brain for research following death

The Official Site says Harbaugh reported Zbikowski ‘should be fine…..just a matter of his head clearing up’ after concussion

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh thought issues on blocked punt ‘very identifiable and very easily corrected’

The Official Site’s Sarah Ellison looking forward to seeing what Ravens rushing attack can do against Browns in 2 weeks

The Official Site’s Sarah Ellison says defense still ‘dominating and effective’ without Rex Ryan, Bart Scott, Jim Leonhard

The Official Site’s Sarah Ellison says Flacco’s TD pass to McGahee biggest ‘highlight’ of win over Chiefs

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says only Arizona Cardinals threw football more than Ravens amongst NFL teams Sunday

The Sun’s Edward Lee says McGahee views Running Backs as “Fantastic Three”

The Sun’s Mike Preston enjoyed Ravens’ passing attack, but knows offense needs to start on ground

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Seahawks’ Tatupu, Cardinals’ Morey also donating brains

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Jameel McClain likely would start if Tavares Gooden can’t go Sunday in San Diego

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens ‘solid’ in win over Kansas City

The Sun says NFL Network to re-air Ravens-Chiefs tonight

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Todd Heap thought offensive outburst ‘fun’ in win

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens ‘targeting’ Sunday against Chargers as return for TE LJ Smith

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Todd Heap, Mark Clayton ‘answered questions’ in win over Kansas City

The AP says Birk, Tatupu, Morey donating brains to Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Gooden’s career ‘injury plagued’ thus far

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Hauschka resembles Entourage star Kevin Connolly

ESPN.com’s James Walker expects Rosburg, Harbaugh ‘to make special teams an even bigger point of emphasis’ this week

NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan says Flacco and Matt Ryan showed they won’t ‘unravel’ in 2nd NFL season

NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi says Ravens now have ‘complete offense’

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s contest with Middle Tennessee State

The Official Site offers complete Terrapins/Blue Raiders release (pdf)

The Sun says Rutgers game to kick off at 3:30, air on ESPN360

The Diamondback’s Michael Lemaire has Terps 10th in power rankings

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says LB Wujciak thinks loss of Nolan Carroll will ‘hurt’ Terps

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says MTSU RB Phillip Tanner to miss Saturday’s game

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says James Franklin had Chris Turner throw so many WR screens to get ‘free access’ to outside of defense

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Turner’s pass to Ronnie Tyler on 4th down big for Terps in win over JMU

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Blue Raiders expected to play D.D. Kyles at RB

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps got just 4th win in Friedgen era when giving up 200+ yards rushing

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Fulper 15th true freshman to play in Friedgen era

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Scarlet Knights game will be 3rd straight game on ESPN360

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says reserve QB Brent Burnette also OUT for Raiders

Sporting News’ Matt Hayes has Terps 10th in ACC power rankings

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says kicker Nick Ferrara carries himself like ‘seasoned veteran’ despite having played just 2 college football games (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Da’Rel Scott played Saturday against James Madison battling strep throat bug (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says James Johnson committed to Virginia despite having offer from Terps

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s trip to Pittsburgh

The Official Site offers complete Midshipmen/Pitt release

The Official Site says Mids-Panthers to air on ESPN360

Pitt Official Site previews Saturday’s contest with Navy at Heinz Field

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says former Navy OL Antron Harper ‘humbled’ by being named amongst best players of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium history

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Dobbs much different QB than player Pitt saw last year

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Paul Zeise says Wannstedt knows Panthers defense can’t struggle like they did in giving up 500+ yards to Buffalo last week

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s John Grupp says safety Elijah Fields will have ‘increased role’ starting with Navy Saturday

Go Mids’ David Ausiello says Pitt coach Wannstedt ‘concerned’ about Dobbs’ arm (must subscribe)

Go Mids’ Matt Zemek says Niumatalolo’s team showed ability to bounce back with win over Louisiana Tech following loss to Ohio State

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s opener against Coastal Carolina

USA Today’s Robert Klemko says deaf LB Bonheyo playing with ‘chip on his shoulder’

SALISBURY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Gulls punter Andrew Geisert honored by ACFC

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says AIFA team signs former Terp Henry Scott

SWIMMING:

Loyola Official Site says Michael Phelps’ episode of “Shaq vs.” airs tonight on ABC-taped in Loyola pool

BALTIMORE COLTS:

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman ‘catches up with’ former Colt Mutscheller

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Brian Matusz might be eligible to win the Rookie of the Year award again next season; but I will guess he doesn’t. Matusz might have a stellar season, but unless the Orioles go out and get some pop in the lineup he will struggle to put up 12-14 wins.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 09 September 2009 by Glenn Clark

I really mean it.

I’m over it.

I understand how hurt everyone is by how wretched the Orioles have been on and off the field for what is not the 12th straight year.

But I’m over it.

I’ve replaced them.

I still LOVE the Orioles; but they’re just not important enough for me to pay attention to anymore. I can’t justify getting so involved with the Orioles when they aren’t important enough.

Hey, I love the Baltimore Blast too. And they actually are both A-a model franchise and B-constant winners.

But I couldn’t justify investing my entire sports fandom in the Blast either.

The Orioles are…..irrelevant. And they continue to prove that they don’t want to change. They’ll be hundreds of fans at Camden Yards next week, and they don’t care. They’re not concerned about getting more people there.

And you know what? I don’t care either.

I’m over it.

Baseball has been replaced for me. UFC Fights, U.S. Open Tennis, The NFL Draft, College Lacrosse, UEFA Champions League, The Gold Cup, World Cup Qualifying, Michael Phelps in Rome, The Triple Crown, the rare occasions when Tiger Woods makes golf semi-interesting, Training Camp, Fantasy Drafts, Spring Football, the Nathan’s 4th of July Hot Dog Contest, even a Kings of Leon concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion last night.

They’ve all replaced the emotion I used to invest in Baseball.

And it’s okay.

Will I be back if things change for the Orioles?

Sure.

But it won’t be the same.

To Drew, Bob, Nestor; and everyone else who still lives and dies over it; I’m sorry.

12 straight losing seasons is unacceptable. An organization that continues to embarrass itself by denying the chance to have hundreds, maybe THOUSANDS of extra fans at a September game against the Rays is unacceptable.

But emotionally, I’m checked out. I used to be angry.

But I’m over it.

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

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio says Orioles won’t allow WNST listeners to “See The Birds”

Drew Forrester says ‘unprofessionalism’ continues from Orioles

Bob Haynie says “Birdland” is now 12 years of losing

Brian Billick says he’ll be hosting online show with FOX

Luke Jones says ‘sky is limit’ for ’09 Ravens

Thyrl Nelson doesn’t think Flacco, Rice, Mason particularly great fantasy plays in Week 1

Lawson Lambert thinks Navy’s Dobbs ‘star in the making’

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Maureen Mullen says Hernandez gave up 4 home runs in loss to Sox

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Maureen Mullen says Jason Berken takes hill tonight at Fenway Park vs. Paul Byrd

The Official Site’s Maureen Mullen says Birds called up Bob McCrory, Chris Waters, Chris Lambert, Justin Turner, Guillermo Rodriguez from Norfolk

Red Sox Official Site’s John Barone says Pedroia homered twice in win over Birds

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says with loss, O’s clinched 12th consecutive losing season

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Birds acquired reliever Sean Henn from Twins

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Henn previously pitched with Yankees, Padres

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Adam Jones placed on 15 day DL; Bergesen, Montanez transferred to 60 day DL

The AP says Pedroia had 2 of 6 homers for BoSox in win

Boston Globe’s Adam Kilgore says Clay Buchholz baffled Birds in win

Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman says Ortiz, Youkilis, Drew, Alex Gonzalez also homered in win

Providence Journal’s Kevin McNamara says Michael Bowden pitched final 2 innings to finish win for Sox

Worcester Telegram’s Bill Ballou says 37,647 at Fenway Park saw Sox top O’s

SI’s Tom Verducci says Brian Roberts has shot at 60 doubles

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

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg impressed by Matt Angle, Zach Britton, Pedro Florimon, Eddie Gamboa, Tyler Henson, Caleb Joseph, Brian Matusz, Billy Rowell, Brandon Waring, Robbie Widlansky during Keys’ campaign

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens worked out former Giants WR David Tyree

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Cam Cameron’s offense could open up in the air

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Baltimore native Foxworth has more ticket requests than available tickets for Sunday’s game

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Mason hinting towards retirement at end of season

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh took time to inspire Gilman team during win over Bear Creek (Colorado) at Unitas Stadium

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says first John Harbaugh Show aired last night on MASN

The Official Site’s Ryan Mink says team introduced new live mascots Rise and Conquer

The Official Site says Harbaugh, Flacco, 52, Reed, Rice, Suggs all to speak to media today

Kansas City Chiefs Official Site’s Pete Moris says Todd Haley hoping to become first KC coach to win debut since Frank Gansz (’87)

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says sports fans in Baltimore get ‘ego’ back with regular season opener for Ravens

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley and Mike Preston say Tyree passed physical while in town for visit

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Oher expects to be ‘great’

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Stover wished Hauschka, Ravens ‘nothing but the best’

The Sun’s Mike Preston doesn’t agree with Harbaugh’s assessment of Frank Walker

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Ravens remain ‘healthy’ economically despite recession

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says biggest health ‘question marks’ are LJ Smith, Marshal Yanda

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens have no ‘immediate’ plans to sign Tyree

3 of 8 USA Today analysts picked Ravens to win AFC North (4 of 8 picked Ravens to miss playoffs altogether, 1 of 8 picked Ravens to win Super Bowl)

USA Today has Ravens 6th in power rankings

USA Today’s Tom Pedulla says Ravens-Packers, Ravens-Steelers amongst best games of season

Sporting News’ Jeff D’Alessio says Reed named 7th best player in NFL by SN; Ray Lewis 11th, Suggs 45th, Ngata 92nd

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco has Ravens 12th in power rankings

Pro Football Weekly has Ravens 10th in power rankings

ESPN.com has Ravens 10th in power rankings

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks Oher ‘will be fine’ making first NFL start Sunday

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens ‘on the cusp of being an elite team’

Fox Sports’ Adam Schein picks Ravens to win AFC North

Fox Sports’ Adam Schein thinks Ngata will be NFL Defensive Player of the Year

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terrell Skinner, Nolan Carroll held defensive players only meeting after blowout loss to Golden Bears

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Don Brown defended defense, took responsibility for struggles in Berkeley

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ralph knows Terps weren’t ‘at best’ Saturday night

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ralph wouldn’t address Campbell’s injury

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ralph was pleased with Kenny Tate returning punts with Tony Logan out

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps ‘concerned’ about swine flu

Carroll County Times’ Matt Zenitz says Terrell Skinner knows Terps can still compete for ACC Championship

The AP says Ralph wants players to ‘grow from’ blowout loss at Cal

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps will be without Bruce Campbell when they face James Madison Saturday

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Phil Costa confirmed Campbell out, Pinegar to LT, R.J. Dill to start at RT

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says future Terp Titus Till dealing with fractured shoulder blade

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says 41,000 tickets at Byrd Stadium sold for Saturday’s opener vs. Dukes

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens offers photographic evidence of change from Chevy Chase Bank Field to Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph will wait until Thursday to address Jamari McCullough’s ankle injury

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph doesn’t want to ‘panic’ about swine flu

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph expects Tony Logan to be ready to go against Madison

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps won only previous meeting with JMU

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says James Franklin wouldn’t rule out Turner running option

Washington Examiner’s Rick Snider says losing to JMU could ‘cripple’ Terps’ season

Sporting News’ Matt Hayes has Terps 10th in ACC power rankings

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich has Terps 10th in ACC power rankings

Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley says Terps hope ‘jitters’ gone after California loss (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Claire Knudsen profiles freshman OG Pete White (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Matt Owings gives only praise from Cal loss to Nick Ferrara, Travis Baltz, Torrey Smith

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter gauges Terps’ interest in prospect Tsafack (must subscribe)

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Tigers to honor Towson community September 19 during home opener against Coastal Carolina

MORGAN FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s opener at Akron

The Official Site offers complete Bears/Zips release (pdf)

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Patsos looking forward to what Shane Walker will bring to Hounds

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Geoff Shannon says Eddie Shuerr (Somers, NY) committed to Jays

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says fans can vote for Dobbs for Davey O’Brien Award

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Niumatalolo doesn’t want Midshipmen feeling too ‘hyped’ after loss to Ohio State

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Buddy Green pleased with Blake Carter, Ross Pospisil specifically from loss to Buckeyes

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Tyler Simmons playing key role spelling Pospisil, Tony Haberer

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina breaks down Navy/Louisiana Tech (must subscribe)

Go Mids updates seasons for Mids’ opponents

SALISBURY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Gulls’ Kowalick honored by ACFC

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says AIFA team bringing back QB Nemeth

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-I’m not particularly excited about a possible David Tyree acquisition. He would be little more than a special teams contributor. I think his story is incredible, but I don’t think he’d offer much to the Ravens.

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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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 30 June 2009 by Glenn Clark

How would you respond to a friend who called you to say “Hey man, I have a ticket to Wednesday’s game; do you want to go?”

I mean, you might see exciting things like Adam Jones’ UNBELIEVABLE catch last night; but you’ll be hanging out with something like 30,000 Red Sox fans all night.

I’ll probably still go, but I already know I’m going to have a miserable time.

Of course, it is baseball; so it’s not like it would be thrilling anyway. At least I can yell at some Patriots fans.

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

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Luke Jones says Birds 31-62 vs. BoSox at OPACY since ‘98

Marco Romanell pleads for Orioles fans to come to Camden Yards

Glenn Clark says Tiger’s event amongst highlights of non-baseball week

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Berken struggled as Red Sox topped Birds

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Brian Eller says Hill takes mound for O’s tonight vs. Smoltz, Red Sox

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Izturis likely still 3 weeks away from return

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds’ roster ‘ideal’ for play vs. National League teams

Red Sox Official Site’s Lisa Winston says Papelbon nailed down 132nd career save to finish off win for Sox

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Lester dominated Birds ‘again’

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Wigginton extended hit streak to 9 in loss

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Jason Bay ended game with ‘terrific catch’

Examiner Jay Trucker says Birds went 11-4 against NL East teams not named ‘Marlins’

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says over 36,000 saw Red Sox top Birds at Camden Yards

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Hendrickson giving Birds relief from pen

The AP says Lester now 8-0 with 2.18 ERA in 10 career starts vs. Birds

The AP says players like Wieters, Reimold watched Smoltz on TV growing up

Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin says J.D. Drew homered, fell double short of cycle as Red Sox beat Birds

Boston Herald’s Sean McAdam says Pedroia reached base three times, added RBI single in win

Providence Journal’s Joe McDonald says Francona shuffled lineup before Red Sox beat Birds

Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan has Birds 23rd in power rankings

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Dorta slammed Tides past Lehigh Valley

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Livingston impressive as Baysox beat Altoona

Frederick Keys Official Site says Caleb Joseph homered for Keys in loss to Wilmington

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Oliver Drake winner as Shorebirds topped Lakewood

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Colin Allen loser as Ironbirds fall to Staten Island

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Costanzo improving back down at Bowie

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Andy Mitchell winner as Tides topped IronPigs

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Richie Hebner held team meeting following loss to Blue Rocks

Virginian-Pilot says Jolbert Cabrera, Brandon Snyder added 2 hits each for Tides in win

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says ‘offensive identity growing’

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Harbaugh taking USO trip to Persian Gulf this week

ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach says current, former SEC coaches make cameos in Oher movie

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Kruger will be backup DE, play some ‘rush’ LB

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Terps not getting much love in early projections

Washington Post’s Alan Goldenbach says Terps offered Friendship OT Earl Johnson scholarship

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Turner to be first 3 year starter in College Park since Brian Cummings (must subscribe)

Scout.com’s John Wallpher says Atholton WR prospect Matt Robinson now Terps commit (must subscribe)

Inside MD Sports’ Seth Hoffman says Robinson’s commitment was ‘quick decision’

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says former Terps target Stephenson expected to commit to Cincinnati

The Diamondback’s Michael Lemaire says with Elliot Williams gone from Duke, Terps have ‘arguably’ best backcourt in ACC

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Stephenson’s groping case adjourned again

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says prospect Roscoe Smith’s ‘enthusiasm and energy’ impressive at Charlottesville camp (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Oyefuwa competing for Great Britain at World University Games

TERRAPINS BASEBALL:

The Official Site says Vanderbilt assistant Bakich tabbed as new baseball coach

UMBC RETRIEVERS:

The Official Site says Suffolk (Virginia) prospect Jamar Wertz committed to Retrievers

STEVENSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Mustangs to begin playing at D3 level in 2011

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Geoff Shannon says future Jays Chris Lightner, John Ranagan, John Greeley amongst most impressive players at Under Armour All-American game

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says OT Milke ‘looking forward to’ Ohio State game

SALISBURY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Gulls ranked 24th in USA Today preseason poll

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site previews Mariners’ playoff showdown with Reading Express

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

USL-2 Official Site says Real Maryland topped Palace 1-0

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-You have to get the feeling that this Michael Oher movie isn’t the most popular thing in the world of Michael Oher. I think that everyone who knew him at Ole Miss is excited for the opportunity to honor a kid they fell in love with for four years; but to have your life recognized on film when you are really just beginning it still seems to me to be more of a burden than anything. How will Oher’s teammates look at him when they turn on their TV’s and see trailer after trailer for a flick about a rookie?

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 18 June 2009 by Glenn Clark

Of COURSE the Orioles should move Koji Uehara to the bullpen. They cannot just accept the fact that one of their pitchers will only give them 5 innings. I know Allen McCallum thinks it is important for the Orioles to maintain their honesty to Uehara after telling him he’d be a starter; but Uehara actually has to be able to start.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Rex Snider says Perry Hall resident Sam Mayfield caught Wieters’ first HR ball

Bob Haynie was at Memorial Stadium to see Ripken hit first HR

Rex Snider says MacPhail has questions to answer regarding Sosa

Ed Frankovic expects Ovechkin to have big night at NHL Awards Show

Glenn Clark has almost-Raven Lawrence Phillips amongst most ‘troubled’ athletes

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Wieters hit first career HR as Birds topped Mets

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

MLB.com’s Brian Eller says Wieters took curtain call after hitting first HR

MLB.com’s Brian Eller says Berken, Birds try to win series tonight vs. Hernandez, Mets

Mets Official Site’s Anthony DiComo says Feliciano took loss for Mets in relief

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Arrieta struggled again as Tides fell to Louisville

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Matusz particularly impressive as Baysox beat Reading

Frederick Keys Official Site says Wally Crancer went 3-4, homered; but Keys fell to Winston-Salem

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Nathan Moreau took tough loss as Delmarva fell to Lake County

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Huff’s 2 run homer carried O’s past Mets

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Uehara effective, but took no decision as bullpen struggled

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Alberto Castillo not getting job done as left-handed specialist

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Matusz was ‘nervous’ making first start for Baysox

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says former Oriole Sosa ‘most unlikeable professional athlete (he’s) ever briefly encountered’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says autographed bat and ball enough to get Wieters’ first HR ball back from fan

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Trembley thought Hendrickson got ‘big’ double play with bases loaded

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Markakis thinks hitting ‘contagious’

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Tuesday HR helped Markakis break funk

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says nearly 32,000 saw Birds top Mets at Camden Yards

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Markakis went 4-4 for Birds in win

The AP says home run also gave Wieters first career RBI

Frederick News-Post says Jake Stevens took loss as Keys fell to Dash

Virginian-Pilot says Steve Torrealba, Jeff Fiorentino picked up RBI for Tides in loss

New York Post’s Bart Hubbuch says Mets got ‘up and down start’ from Tim Redding in loss

New York Times’ Ben Shpigel says Sheffield homered for Mets in loss

New York Daily News’ Adam Rubin says lefties had been hitting .125 off Feliciano before Huff’s game winner

Newsday’s David Lennon says Huff may have been auditioning to be acquired by Mets this season

Newark Star-Ledger’s Brian Costa says Daniel Murphy went 3-4 with RBI in Mets’ loss

Bergen Record’s Steve Popper says Wright 0-4, snapped 11 game hitting streak in loss

ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick says Scott has improved at ‘reading breaking balls’

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Oher has shown ‘superb mobility’ in OTA’s

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Kruger has taken starting reps with Suggs not in Baltimore

The Official Site says Ravens reach partnership agreement with Maryland lottery

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Demetrius Williams’ potential not enough for Ravens anymore

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Draft picks Oher, Webb, Kruger, Phillips remain unsigned

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens scratch-off ticket to be available before first preseason game against Redskins

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens agreed to terms with 6th round pick Peerman

NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks says Ravens defense will be ‘tested’ after losing Rex Ryan, Leonhard, Bart Scott

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks more teams will follow Ravens’ lead in trying to find ways to make money

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Maryland commit Titus Till amongst players participating in ’09 Crab Bowl

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says former commit Teddy Dargan ended up at Arizona Western College

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says if Terps make ACC Championship, game to kick off at 8pm

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Sherwood DT prospect Greg Grant visited College Park (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ekezie 18th best player of Gary’s 20 years

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Burns 17th best player of Gary’s 20 years

Fox Sports’ Jeff Goodman says Terps ‘Top 40 team’

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Florida, Virginia, Miami, Ohio State all still in mix for Terps target Mychal Parker (must subscribe)

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Jeremy Pick added to strength and conditioning staff

TOWSON LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Quint Kessenich says Ingerman could be amongst breakout sophomores in ‘10

UMBC LACROSSE:

The Official Site’s Steve Settembrino
checks in from Retrievers’ trip to Japan

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site offers season recap for Jays

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Go Mids breaks down Navy’s ‘09 opponents

SALISBURY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says LB Matt Barnes, OL Josh Berman, OL Tim Hackmann, DB Greg Miletic named to NFF Honor Society

WOMEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE:

Towson Official Site says Unitas Stadium selected to host Final Four again in 2010

The Sun says Tigers felt they could host event one more year before construction began on new arena

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says ‘unity’ on road trips has helped Mariners win

HORSE RACING:

Thoroughbred Times says Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra confirmed to race again at Mother Goose Stakes

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Mother Goose Stakes to be run at Belmont Park

Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee says Churchill Downs holding first ever night racing card Friday

BOXING:

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Mark “TNT” Tucker to face Rubin “Mr. Hollywood” Williams July 17 at Carroll County Agricultural Center

SWIMMING:

The AP says Phelps got new endorsement deal with San Diego-based H2O Audio

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Why shouldn’t the Ravens partner with the Maryland lottery? If partnering with the Maryland lottery means it will be another year before ticket prices are raised, it is a boon for Ravens fans.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 17 June 2009 by Glenn Clark

Thanks to everyone who came out to The Barn last night for the annual Ravens Rookie Show; both fans and the guys who made it out. It was a great night of getting to know the guys. Couple of quick notes on each guy….says Ravens not interested in Marshall

-Paul Kruger’s hair is awesome, and you can tell he feels like he has something to prove.
-Jason Phillips knew exactly how to play to the crowd, rocking an Orioles hat despite growing up as an Astros fan. Having dealt with injuries and missed the first OTA’s, he’s ready to see the field.
-Faith is a big deal for Cedric Peerman, who felt like playing for Al Groh at Virginia gave him a leg up on NFL preparation.
-Graham Gano appeared a little nervous, but is obviously excited about the chance to be the guy who replaces a legend. He hopes to stay in Baltimore just as long as Matt Stover did.
-Lardarius Webb is a BIG fan of Ed Reed, and has been particularly grateful for the chance to play alongside him.
-Davon Drew isn’t particularly loud, but knows he has a chance to make an impact on both offense and special teams. Coming from North Carolina, he was a big fan of Bojangles.
-Jason Cook is the entertainer of this rookie class. Good guy, very smart, and could very well end up on the roster with Lorenzo Neal gone. He also is a big music fan, including Kings of Leon.

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

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester

Nestor Aparicio says new Ravens Kruger, Phillips, Webb, Drew, Peerman, Gano, Cook ‘big hit’ at The Barn

Thyrl Nelson thinks Ravens should pass on Marshall

Luke Jones says former Terp Isaiah Williams dealing with hamstring injury at Ravens Rookie Camp

Glenn Clark says Gary told Bob Haynie Terps no longer pursuing Stephenson

Marco Romanell says getting Marshall would be ‘right move’ for Ravens

Glenn Clark thinks Adam Jones amongst best hitters in MLB

Lawson Lambert says Blair Peterson has ‘edge’ to be starting QB for Towson next season

ORIOLES:says defense costs Birds in loss to Mets

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

MLB.com’s Brian Eller says Uehara goes to hill tonight for Birds vs. Redding, Mets

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Mora not happy about strikeout call

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Trembley thinks first inning ‘key’ for Guthrie

Mets Official Site’s Anthony DiComo says Pelfrey picks up win for Mets

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Troy Patton gives up 3 home runs, loses to Louisville in Tides’ debut

Bowie Baysox Official Site says John Mariotti got win as Baysox topped Reading

Frederick Keys Official Site says Sean Gleason took loss as Keys fell to Winston-Salem

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Oliver Drake takes loss as Delmarva falls to Lakewood

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Roberts’ error in 4th cost Guthrie in loss

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Steve Bumbry, Mike Flacco amongst 8 Draft picks signed by Birds

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says single RBI not enough to salvage tough night for Roberts

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Trembley didn’t think Roberts could have gotten ball Huff dropped

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Roberts went 0-5 in loss

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Baysox giving away Wieters figurine tonight

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Gathright had 2 doubles for Tides in loss

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says 20,000 at Camden Yards see Mets top O’s

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Trembley not excited to see pitchers hit in Philadelphia

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Adam Jones returned to lineup in loss

The AP says Huff’s dropped popup hurt Birds in loss

Frederick News-Post says Caleb Joseph had only RBI for Keys in loss

Virginian-Pilot says Jolbert Cabrera, Carlos Rojas added RBI each for Tides in loss

New York Post’s Bart Hubbuch says K-Rod struck out Adam Jones to finish off Mets’ win

New York Times’ Ben Shpigel says Markakis homered for Birds in loss

New York Daily News’ Adam Rubin says Wigginton added RBI walk in 9th before Mets closed out Birds

Newsday’s David Lennon says David Wright, Ryan Church, Brian Schneider had RBI singles for Mets in win

Newark Star-Ledger’s Brian Costa says Sean Green, Pedro Feliciano combined to throw 2 1/3 perfect innings of relief

RAVENS:says Ravens have not contacted Broncos regarding WR Marshall

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says former Towson WR Breaux brings 6’7” frame to Ravens tryout

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says K.J. Gerard could be next Will Demps

The Official Site says Harbaugh doesn’t consider WR ‘weakness’ for Ravens

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens ‘doing their homework’ with Marshall

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says comments about WR could just be part of poker game for Ravens

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck doesn’t think Ravens should pursue Marshall

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens ‘looking into Marshall’s background’

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Breaux working out with Ravens after previously working out with Redskins, Giants

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Yanda thinks PUP list ‘worst case scenario’

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Kruger got in small fight with O-Lineman

Examiner Tony Wisniewski says Brandon Marshall would be ‘perfect fit’ with Ravens

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens trying to nail down role for Lardarius Webb

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Marshal Yanda expects to be ready by season opener

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Flacco, Delaware coaches took in Rookie Camp

CBS Sports’ Dave Richard breaks down fantasy value of Rice, Flacco, other Ravens

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:says ‘excitement’ finally back to Terps’ basketball program

Examiner Matthew Bouchard

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Gary enjoying Twitter

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says pursuit of Stephenson apparently over for Terps

Washington Post’s Mike Wise says Vasquez, Gary share ‘love’ affair

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Vasquez ‘wants to win’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Burney out of walking boot

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Gary celebrated 20th anniversary over weekend

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Hipp 20th greatest player of Gary’s 20 years

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Gist 19th greatest player of Gary’s 20 years

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Terps ‘still in mix’ for prospect Oladipo (must subscribe)says Terps have offered Milford Mill WR Cheeseboro

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says Terps interested in Dunbar (DC) DE Javarie Johnson

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:says David Adkins rounds out Frese’s staff

The Official Site

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says former Terp Marah Strickland transferred to South Carolina

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says former Terp Coleman suffers injury with Mystics

TOWSON LACROSSE:says Tigers assistant Nadelen selected for National Training Team

The Official Site

NAVY FOOTBALL:says Greeley West (CO) prospect A.J. Frieler interested in all 3 service academies

Scout.com

NAVY LACROSSE:says assistant Stan Ross may still be candidate at Princeton

Inside Lacrosse’s Christian Swezey

SALISBURY FOOTBALL:says Sherman Wood selected to participate in NCAA Football Academy

The Official Site

SALISBURY LACROSSE:says former Gull Eric Martin named to National Training Team

The Official Site

SOCCER:says 60,000 tickets sold for Chelsea-AC Milan at M&T Bank Stadium

Ravens Official Site

The Sun says tickets still available for World Football Challenge match

Washington Times’ John Haydon says Ravens VP of Ticket Sales Hotelman thinks sellout would be ‘tremendous statement’ to get future events

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:says Machel Millwood named Player of the Week by USL2

The Official Site

BALTIMORE MARINERS:previews Saturday’s trip to face South Carolina Force

The Official Site

SWIMMING:says Phelps signs endorsement deal with H20 audio

The Sun’s Candus Thomson

HORSE RACING:says Belmont winner Summer Bird to get next work Saturday at Louisiana Downs

Daily Racing Form’s Mary Rampellini

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Jeremy Guthrie wasn’t terrible last night, but that’s just not good enough. I don’t think the Orioles are going to be overwhelmed by anyone to get him.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 16 June 2009 by Glenn Clark

Did Greivis make the right decision?

I think so.

As much as I want Greivis to be a successful point guard, I just don’t know that he’s going to have the talent around him this season to make him look like an all-world point guard. He will still be relied on for scoring, which isn’t the part of his game NBA scouts are worried about.

Is it the right thing for Maryland?

Absolutely. This is Maryland’s best chance to finish above .500 in the ACC, even if Lance Stephenson really isn’t coming to College Park. The Terps certainly needed Vasquez back, and will benefit from having him.

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

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester would trade anyone on Orioles roster not named Markakis, Wieters, Jones

Marco Romanell thinks Vasquez’s jersey could end up hanging in Comcast Center rafters

Bob Haynie wonders if Terps Top 25 team with Vasquez back

Glenn Clark says AVP Tour in Ocean City amongst highlights of non-baseball week

Jason Jubb remembers Murray’s mammoth blast at Memorial Stadium

ORIOLES:

MLB.com’s Brian Eller says rookies Wieters, Reimold ‘here to stay’

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Pauley gave up 1 run over 5 innings as Tides topped Louisville

Frederick Keys Official Site says Moreland threw 5 shutout innings for Keys in win over Winston-Salem

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Garabez Rosa crushes 3 run homer but Shorebirds fall to Lake County

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Baez has been ‘pleasant surprise’ for Birds

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Delmarva 1B Joe Mahoney has 18 stolen bases this season despite 6’7”, 235 pound frame

Carroll County Times’ Matt Zenitz says over 100 fans in Westminster Monday to meet Adam Jones

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Sherrill not making as many appearances in 2nd season as he did in first

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Bergesen has been ‘completely effective’

Frederick News-Post says Matusz promoted to Bowie

Virginian-Pilot says Jeff Fiorentino had RBI double for Tides in win over Bats

Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan has Birds 28th in power rankings

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says former Towson WR Tommy Breaux trying out during Rookie Camp this week

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says team more confident than Mason about his readiness for start of Training Camp

The Official Site says Newsome ‘ahead of Rooney Rule’

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Gregg’s knee holding up through mini-camps thus far

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Broncos WR Brandon Marshall rumored to Ravens

Examiner Phil Macek enjoyed Harbaugh’s evaluation of Ravens’ strength competition

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says former Louisville WR Chris Vaughn, Former USC WR Will Buchanon, former Georgia WR Kenneth Harris all also trying out with Ravens during Rookie Camp

NFL.com’s Steve Wyche says ‘receiver-strapped’ Ravens could be interested in Burress

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Vasquez removes name from NBA Draft, to return for senior season

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps no longer pursuing Lance Stephenson

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Hayes thinks Terps ‘have chance to have really good season’ with Vasquez back

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Gary had previously hinted he wasn’t ‘waiting hard’ for additions to next year’s team

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says teammates were ‘smiling’ about Vasquez’s decision

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Terps ‘number 1’ on Mychal Parker’s list

Examiner Steve DeClue says Vasquez could use 5 to 10 pounds of muscle

Carroll County Times says Vasquez promised family in Venezuela he’d graduate

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Terps ‘needed’ Vasquez back next season

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Cliff Tucker thought Vasquez was going pro

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Vasquez talked to 14 or 15 NBA teams before making decision

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Gary thinks Vasquez can be ‘Top 20’ talent with another season

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps ‘figure to be pegged as NCAA Tournament team’ with Vasquez back

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Gary thinks Vasquez ‘great 5-5 player’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps 29th best team in country with Vasquez back

Washington Examiner’s Rick Snider says Terps should be more ‘mature’ team next season

Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy
says Vasquez right to ‘follow heart’

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Terps, Miami, Florida in mix for Mychal Parker (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says target Roscoe Smith shined at Comcast Center camp (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Kenny Gartner catches up with former Terp Parrish Brown

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Sherwood OL prospect Pettenati visited College Park (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Parkville RB prospect Micah White getting interest from Terps, Pitt (must subscribe)

TOWSON LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Tigers will be ‘under radar’ in ‘10

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Dobbs hosting QB camp this week in Georgia

The Official Site says Dobbs throws out first pitch at baseball game

Go Mids says Navy ‘major player’ for LB prospect Henry Coley (must subscribe)

MT. ST. MARY’S LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Gravante announces recruiting class

SALISBURY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Gulls announce team captains for ’09 season

COLLEGE LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says officials hoping return to M&T Bank Stadium next season will improve attendance for Final Four

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Quality Road now trained by Pletcher

Thoroughbred Times says Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra worked out under lights at Churchill Downs

BALTIMORE BULLETS:

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman ‘catches up with’ former Bullet Ohl

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Would I be interested in Brandon Marshall? ABSOLUTELY. For a 1st and 3rd round pick? I don’t know. But Wide Receiver is a MAJOR concern for me, and Brandon Marshall can play wide receiver very well.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 29 May 2009 by Glenn Clark

The excitement tonight is for all of us. But don’t get carried away.

Matt Wieters alone does NOT make the Orioles a playoff team……certainly not yet anyway.

But this IS a major piece in what we can only hope will be a major change in the organization.

Enjoy this tonight. TRY to keep it in perspective though.

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

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio hosting “Welcome Matt” party tonight at The Nest downtown

Drew Forrester thinks all fans should check out Wieters, Orioles this weekend

Bob Haynie says Chris Ray needs to work on ‘command’ with Tides

Rex Snider says he and Thyrl Nelson taking NASCAR bus to Dover Sunday

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Scott homers twice, drives in 4 as Birds top Tigers

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds’ Bergesen taking on Tigers’ Willis on “Wieters Night” tonight

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says road to MLB debut not ‘normal’ for Wieters

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Ray optioned to Norfolk to make room for Hernandez

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Trembley forced to choose between Zaun, Moeller

Tigers Official Site’s Pete Kerzel says Galarraga tough, but Tigers fall to Birds

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Jolbert Cabrera singled home winning run as Tides beat Toledo in 10

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Arrieta pitches well, but Baysox fall to Altoona

Frederick Keys Official Site says Britton pitches well, but Keys fall to Wilmington

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Shorebirds rally late to top Hickory

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Hernandez goes 5 2/3 to beat Detroit for first major league win

The Sun’s Dan Connolly told by Greg Bader O’s would consider Tucson Spring Training offer

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Wieters’ debut has more fanfare than even Ben McDonald

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman looks back on Orioles’ debuts of Ripken, Brooks, Palmer, etc.

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says prospect Chris Tillman ‘loves throwing to’ Wieters

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman says Drabowsky amongst Orioles’ greatest ‘characters’

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Adam Jones had great mentor during youth in San Diego

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Moeller may be willing to go to Norfolk if he clears waivers

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Trembley knows O’s having ‘fun’ winning

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Livingston promoted from Bowie to Norfolk

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. cleans up after me with Wieters

Examiner Jay Trucker says Wieters ‘big draw’ tonight at Camden Yards

Examiner Jay Trucker says Hernandez has to prove himself with Uehara due back soon

Examiner Steve DeClue says Hernandez struck out Miguel Cabrera twice in win

Examiner Steve DeClue says Montanez appears to be out for season

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says 12,000 saw Birds top Tigers at OPACY

The AP says Tigers’ starter Willis plans to ‘attack strike zone’ tonight vs. Wieters

The AP says Ray thinks he ‘needed’ demotion

The AP says Ryan Perry gave up 3 run bomb to Scott to blow win open for O’s

Frederick News-Post says Blue Rocks beat Keys’ Bordes in relief

Washington Post’s Zach Berman says Tigers starter Willis ‘having fun again’

Washington Times’ Tim Lemke says Jones should be leading AL Centerfielders in All-Star balloting

Virginian-Pilot’s Rainer Sabin says Jim Miller blew save, but was credited with win over Mud Hens

Detroit Free-Press’s John Lowe says Tigers couldn’t take advantage of early opportunities against Hernandez

Detroit News’ Tom Gage says Leyland ‘steamed’ about Tigers’ performance in loss

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

ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark says not all scouts see Wieters as catcher in future

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Carr, Figurs battling for return job

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Demetrius Williams ‘well on his way’ to being healthy

The Official Site announces 52’s schedule for “Ray’s Summer Days” events next weekend

Fox Sports’ Adam Schein says Ravens 5th best organization in NFL

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco says 52 amongst ‘meanest’ players in NFL

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens dealing with injury issues at TE

HORSE RACING:

Belmont Official Site’s Francis LaBelle Jr. says Stakes not only race on card at Belmont Park next Saturday

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Woolley thinks Borel worth waiting for

Daily Racing Form’s Matt Hegarty says Friesan Fire was expected to take two months off after 10th place finish in Preakness

Thoroughbred Times’ Whitney Harrod says Woolley in no rush to make jockey decision on Derby winner Mine That Bird

Thoroughbred Times’ Steve Bailey says Friesan Fire to miss two months with stress fracture

Washington Times’ Ryan O’Halloran says Rachel Alexandra could become 4th filly to win Belmont

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles Stuarts Draft (Virginia) DE prospect (must subscribe)

UMBC LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Poillon, Blevins, Hopmann selected in MLL Draft

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Ricci, Koppens selected in MLL Draft

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Hounds will be flying more with new teams joining ECAC next season

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Toomey will have to replace Koppens’ scoring in 2010

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Hounds’ men’s athletic program wins Commissioner’s Cup

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says OG Asei Asante most looking forward to Air Force game this season

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina chats with DC Buddy Green

NAVY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Mids honored for media guide

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens has Mids 13th in VERY early 2010 poll

SALISBURY LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Kylor Berkman selected by Bayhawks in MLL Draft

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site previews tomorrow’s showdown with D.C. Armor at 1st Mariner Arena

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-The Ravens are ABSOLUTELY deserving of being ranked in the Top 5 organizations in the NFL by Pete Prisco. I can’t say enough about how great of a group of people they are over there.

Talk to you this weekend.

-G

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Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 21 May 2009 by Glenn Clark

I’m glad Drew was fired up about the Orioles’ most recent disaster; because it is particularly difficult for me to feel any emotion about them.

When I write my “Top 10 Baseball Distractions” column every week, I often get comments like “You don’t really think an episode of ‘Pros vs. Joes’ is more exciting than baseball, do you?”

And the answer is…..yes.

I watched the Orioles last night, but when I started getting angry, I changed the channel. I watched the Cavs and Magic (rooting for Joe Smith); and I watched a few minutes of American Idol-which I know NOTHING about.

I always go back to the Orioles; right after flipping has allowed me to settle down again. Staying with them would just lead to the type of anger and frustration you heard from Drew this morning. I take them in doses; much like many of the things I love in my life. (Insert your own joke about my girlfriend here.)

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

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says MASN post-game show fails to show what happened in game

Nestor Aparicio says Baez, Walker gave up 6 ‘icing’ runs in 8th inning of loss

Glenn Clark thinks Birds should play game at Pimlico, Drew Forrester thinks Greg Bader should dress up as ‘wiener’

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Guthrie gave up 3 straight homers early as Yanks topped O’s

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Eaton, O’s try to avoid sweep tonight vs. Chamberlain, Yankees

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Ray trying to find ‘comfort’ level

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Markakis working through ‘rare slump’

Yankees Official Site’s Bryan Hoch says Hughes wins despite giving up two home runs

Baysox Official Site says Sean Gleason struggled, but Baysox beat Altoona

Keys Official Site says Matusz struck out 9 as Keys beat Lynchburg

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Swisher, Cano, Melky Cabrera hit back to back to back homers off Guthrie

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Markakis 0-4 with 3 strikeouts, now has 1 hit in last 18 at-bats

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Trembley to be ‘more selective’ in using Ray

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Waring went 2-4 with homer for Keys in win

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Eaton could be pitching for rotation spot tonight

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck didn’t agree with decision to send Brian Roberts in 3rd

Examiner Jay Trucker says Fox Sports doesn’t think O’s roster ‘hot’

The AP says red hot Bombers held ‘Kangaroo Court’ before win with Rivera as judge

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Florimon had 3 hits, home run for Keys in win

Washington Times’ Ryan O’Halloran says Nationals Park will have rare ‘buzz’ with O’s in town this weekend

New York Post’s George A. King says nearly 44,000 at Yankee Stadium to see Yanks blow out Birds

New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand says Yanks now within 2 ½ games of Blue Jays in AL East

New York Times’ Tyler Kepner says Chamberlain-Huff rivalry continues tonight

Newsday’s Erik Boland says Wigginton, Jones, Reimold homered for Birds in loss

Newark Star-Ledger’s Marc Carig says Rivera earned save despite blowout nature of game

Bergen Record’s Tara Sullivan says Jeter added bases loaded double for Yanks in win

Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi says ‘no center fielder in baseball having finer season than Adam Jones’

ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick says O’s in ‘no rush’ with Wieters

ESPN Insider Buster Olney says Ripken could help ‘clean up’ baseball (must subscribe)

SI’s Jon Heyman would not vote for Sosa, Palmeiro to get into Hall

Yahoo! Sports’ Gordon Edes says Huff tonight just one of many ‘showdowns’ for Yanks’ Chamberlain

RAVENS:

The Official Site says Jason Brooks added to coaching staff for offensive quality control

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Washington could push Williams for 3rd receiver job

The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd says Peerman could be ‘role model’

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says 52, Ogden best ever 1st round picks; T. Taylor, Boller worst ever

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Harbaugh thinks Troy Smith ‘NFL-caliber passer’

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Jason Brooks son of D-Line coach Clarence Brooks

CBS Sports’ Chad Reuter says Lardarius Webb could make impact despite ‘slight frame’

HORSE RACING:

Belmont Official Site says Charitable Man confirmed for third leg of Triple Crown

Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee says Mine That Bird trainer Woolley to choose jockey by Monday

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Rachel Alexandra galloped in Post-Preakness workout at Churchill Downs

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says trainer Kieran McLaughlin expects Charitable Man will ‘run well’ at Belmont

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Terps, Mountaineers add games in 2012, 2013

The Official Site says Ralph to discuss weight loss on ESPN2’s First Take today

The Sun says Terps to host West Virginia in ’11, ’13; to visit Morgantown in ’10, ‘12

Examiner Matthew Bouchard says Redskins’ veteran CB’s should help former Terp Barnes ‘get acclimated’ to NFL

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says fans might actually be able to see Terps on ESPNU now

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says with Rich Rodriguez gone, ‘Eers may not be as tough for Terps

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem catches up with Bishop McNamara WR prospect Brandon Coleman (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem catches us with commit Brice Laughlin (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Calvin Coolidge High WR prospect wants Maryland offer (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says strength coach Dwight Galt overseas in China (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Mike Rubin chats with Georgia Safety prospect Julian Horton (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Vasquez to work out with Wizards today

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Kentucky’s Jodie Meeks, LSU’s Marcus Thornton, Ole Miss’s David Huertas all also working out with Zards

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

Examiner Steve DeClue still doesn’t think Cottle right choice for Terps

TOWSON LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Randall Cooper, Bill McCutcheon, Rosensweig named to USILA North-South Game

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Greensboro prospect Julius Brooks commits to Patsos, Hounds

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says kicker Joe Buckley would love chance for Mids to face Penn State in future

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says M&T Bank Stadium to get ‘at least one’ upcoming Army-Navy Game

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says FedEx Field, Meadowlands, Lincoln Financial Field all also in running for Army-Navy Game

NAVY LACROSSE:

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Mids may have deserved chance to play North Carolina instead of Duke

UMES BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Hawks offering summer camps

SALISBURY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Kylor Berkman named National Midfielder of the Year by USILA for 3rd time

BOXING:

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Eldersburg fighter Mark “TNT” Tucker looking to improve to 10-0 on June 5

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s game against Columbus Lions

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

USL Official Site says Mbuta named USL-2 Player of the Week

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Quick question for you. We’re just about 5 months into the year, so it is WAY too early to make a judgment on this, but who has stood out for you as a potential candidate to be SI’s “Sportsman of the Year”? I’m sure if LeBron or Kobe wins the NBA Title (especially LeBron), they’ll be the frontrunner from the first half of the year; but I think there’s another worthy candidate who we’ve seen a bit more of locally.

How about Calvin Borel?

The award has never been claimed by anyone in the horse racing industry (which is probably justified), but Borel has the chance to do something no rider has ever done before (win all Triple Crown races on more than one horse). And more impressively, he actually had a serious impact on the most important race.

It’s more than a longshot; but if Borel wins the Belmont (on either horse), he should certainly be considered.

-Maryland and West Virginia SHOULD play every year. That’s just about a no-brainer.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 20 May 2009 by Glenn Clark

I will admit to being a bit heartbroken seeing the Nuggets lose to the Lakers last night. I will admit that I am openly rooting for Carmelo Anthony, as I enjoy seeing the success of a Baltimore kid….despite the fact that he went to Syracuse instead of Maryland.

I heard ‘Melo was seen on ESPN yesterday wearing a Red Sox hat; and I’ll admit that it bothered me. But this is the same guy who has MULTIPLE Ravens tattoos, which he showed off proudly when he was honored at M&T Bank Stadium for winning the gold medal at last Summer’s Beijing Olympics. The guy knows where he’s from, and he LOVES Baltimore.

And someone over at Camden Yards SHOULD think about shipping a hat out to Denver…

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

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio thought Yankee Stadium similar to US Cellular Field in Chicago

Keith Melchior says Trembley needs to go if Birds keep ‘bumbling and stumbling’

Thyrl Nelson says Birds should keep playing Pie

Glenn Clark says Adam Jones amongst best hitters in baseball

Drew Forrester says fans seemed more interested in Springsteen show than O’s game

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Bergesen effective into 6th; but Chris Ray beat up as Birds fall to Yankees

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Guthrie looks to break Orioles’ losing slide tonight vs. Eaton, Yanks

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Andino got start due to Izturis’ strained groin

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Adam Jones returned to lineup after hamstring strain

Yankees Official Site’s Jared Diamond says Sabathia shut down O’s in win

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Roberts scored only run, Huff tallied only RBI in Orioles’ loss

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Bergesen changes number from 64 to Mussina’s 35

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks David Hernandez, David Pauley could come to Baltimore in ‘next week or two’

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Huff booed at Yankee Stadium after showing up Joba Chamberlain

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says DL ‘not out of the question’ for Izturis

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Snyder homered, Patton threw shutout in Baysox win

Examiner Jay Trucker says Rich Hill MVP of week for Orioles

The AP says A-Rod, Teixeira homered for Bombers in win

Frederick News-Post says Bascom tough luck loser for Keys

New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand says Andino made crucial error in 7th to help Yankees put things away

New York Times’ Joe LaPointe says Yankees won 7th consecutive game

New York Post’s George A. King III says A-Rod/Teixeira did ‘Maris/Mantle imitation’

Newark Star-Ledger’s Marc Carig says Jeter picked up bases loaded double, 3 RBI in win

Newsday’s Jim Baumbach says A-Rod hit 5th homer in 33 at bats in win

Virginian-Pilot’s Rainer Sabin says Justin Christian, Oscar Salazar homered for Tides in win

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Rice shoulders load at RB with McGahee hurt, McClain playing FB

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Mason not practicing during Passing Camp; Heap, Smith limited

The Official Site says Harbaugh ‘not surprised’ to see so many veterans at Passing Camp

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Flacco has no trouble with simulated blitzes

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Suggs, Ngata only veterans not in attendance at Passing Camp

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Oher getting bulk of reps at Right Tackle

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Heap sitting out Passing Camp drills with back injury

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens players were ‘surprised’ by Willie Anderson’s decision to retire

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Harbaugh has ‘high hopes’ for Kelley Washington

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says 52, McGahee amongst surprising veterans to attend Passing Camp

Examiner Tony Wisniewski says Gregg thinks he could beat UFC Champ Lesnar

Examiner Phil Macek says Ravens news adds to ‘excitement’ of new season

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Trevor Pryce thinks Oher ‘looks like Julius Peppers, has attitude of serial killer’

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Clayton, Cousins, Terry, Barnes, Talavou, Phillips, Rolle, Carr, F. Washington, Walker also dealing with injury issues

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Suggs to get bigger contract than James Harrison

HORSE RACING:

Belmont Official Site says decision coming today on Charitable Man for third leg of Triple Crown

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Mine That Bird returned to work at Churchill Downs after van ride back from Pimlico

Thoroughbred Times says Da’Tara jockey Alan Garcia would ride Charitable Man in Belmont

Thoroughbred Times’ Frank Angst says interest in Rachel Alexandra helps raise Preakness ratings 24%

Thoroughbred Times says trainer Woolley thought Mine That Bird ‘looked good’ in workout

The Sun says 3 million more people watched NBC’s Preakness coverage this year than last year

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem profiles Atholton WR/S target Matt Robinson (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Goins may decide to stick with Terps

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Sean Burns says Groot, Jeff Reynolds named to USILA North-South Game

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says commit Will Adams diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease

UMBC LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Poillon, Settembrino to participate in USILA North-South Game

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Koppens, Ricci selected to USILA North-South Game

STEVENSON LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Sean Burns says Dailey, Kazimer named first team All-American

Inside Lacrosse’s Sean Burns says Greg Furshman, Mike Simon, Nic Bevacqua named to USILA D3 North-South Game

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

The Sun says former St. Frances star Aric Brooks to transfer from Jacksonville to Morgan

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says FB Kevin Campbell looking forward to Ohio State game

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says ‘speed’ key to DC Buddy Green

SALISBURY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Kylor Berkman, Kevin Maynard to participate in USILA D3 North-South Game

BALTIMORE COLTS:

Sporting News’ Matt Crossman says Raymond Berry thinks NFL needs to take ‘fine line’ with issues like Vick

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-While the Ravens have downplayed the various injuries to players who aren’t fully participating in Passing Camp; I have to remind everyone that the Ravens do NOT have to be honest about everyone’s health in the offseason. It doesn’t appear as though anyone’s injuries are serious, but you really don’t know.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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