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
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’
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
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’
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
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
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)
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
Examiner Steve DeClue still doesn’t think Cottle right choice for Terps
The Official Site says Greensboro prospect Julius Brooks commits to Patsos, Hounds
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
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Mids may have deserved chance to play North Carolina instead of Duke
The Official Site says Hawks offering summer camps
Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Eldersburg fighter Mark “TNT” Tucker looking to improve to 10-0 on June 5
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.