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Former Navy LB Bruce wants to see Army more competitive nationally

Posted on 29 January 2014 by WNST Audio

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Secretary of the Navy Mabus looks forward to bringing rivalry game back to Baltimore next year

Posted on 14 December 2013 by WNST Staff

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State of Baltimore Sports Media Fall 2010 Update: WNST.net continues to grow beyond radio and into web dominance

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State of Baltimore Sports Media Fall 2010 Update: WNST.net continues to grow beyond radio and into web dominance

Posted on 25 October 2010 by Nestor Aparicio

One of the few joyful benefits of being the “independent” voice in Baltimore sports is that we never have to kiss anyone’s derriere or ask for permission to speak the truth or make our point. We’re afforded the rarest commodity in American media today – “free speech” – and most days that ain’t even close to being free. And now that our newest product, “The WNST Morning Newspaper” powered by Blue Sky Factory and presented by Toyota, is reaching nearly 15,000 of you every morning I thought I’d take a little time during the bye week to update everyone who cares about us here at WNST.net with a “state of the local media” report.

With another successful Ravens season reaching the halfway point – and I stand on the side of the room that is delighted with 5-2 for Halloween — it’s always a good time to take stock in where we are as a company and where we’re heading in the future as Baltimore’s measurable sports media leader on the web and in mobile at WNST.net.

We’re not doing a lengthy survey this time around with a “State of Baltimore Sports Media” update, but I do want to thank all of you who participated in February. Of the 1,850 who took our poll, more than 91% of you essentially told me that you “wanted a new newspaper” in our survey.

Daily Newspaper question

And lo and behold in May we started in a beta form a daily e-newspaper that we send to your inbox free of charge every morning. It’s had its hiccups and bumps, like any new product, but we’re now getting it consistently out and the boom to our web traffic has been significant.

There can now be no logical dispute that WNST.net is the fastest growing new media site in Maryland. Google Analytics says our traffic is up more than 48% over the last year

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Navy Makes It Three of the Last Four

Posted on 23 October 2010 by Marty Mossa

In 1963 the Midshipment of the Naval Academy under the leadershiop of Roger Staubach beat the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.  After that year, Notre Dame beat Navy thirty three years in a row.  It wan’t until 2007 that Navy broke their losing streak to the Fighting Irish in an overtime thriller.  The final was 46-44.  After losing to Notre Dame in 2008, the Naval Academy won in 2009.  They handily beat Notre Dame today at the new Giant Stadium by the score of  35-17.

Perhaps the tide has turned.  Perhaps we’ll never see a lopsided string of victories over the Naval Academy again.  I was fortunate to attend a Navy Notre Dame game in 1986 at old Memorial Stadium.  Unfortunately Navy got walloped in that game by a score of 33-14.

The Middies are 6-2.  Congratulation at the Middies.  Contiinue your success.  And please beat Army on December the 11th.

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THEY DID IT AGAIN

Posted on 07 November 2009 by Bryan Powell

Two years ago Navy held on for dear life to beat Notre Dame and end a 43 game losing streak in the series in South Bend. Last season the Mids staged a furious comeback in the 4th quarter that came up just short here in Baltimore. Today they were back in South Bend.

Navy led 21-7 midway though the 4th quarter when Notre Dame scored on a 90 yard drive to cut it to 21-14. Navy punted it back to the Irish who started on their own 13 yard line. Two incompletions later it was third and ten when Jimmy Clausen is sacked setting up 4th and 20 from the Irish 3 yard line.  Clausen is sacked again in the end zone giving the Mids a 23-14 lead. This was a almost a blessing for the Irish though. They recovered the free kick with under two minutes left and drove the field again. The TD pass to Golden Tate made it 23-21 with 24 seconds left. This is where the luck of Irish ran out.

Navy recovered the onside kick and took a knee to seal the win. Navy moves to 7-3 on the season and clinches a birth in the Texas Bowl. That is seven straight bowl games for Navy. Also since Air Force beat Army 35-7 the Mids retain the Commander In Chiefs trophy for the seventhstraight year. They can win it outright with a win over Army on Dec 12.

First though the Mids host Delaware next Saturday at 3:30. In 2007 the Blue Hens won in Annapolis with some guy named Flacco playing quarterback. Hopefully Navy will not let that happen again.

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Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 17 September 2009 by Glenn Clark

I can’t say this enough. The Chargers are a GOOD team. They will be banged up Sunday, and that will help the Ravens. But everything I’ve heard this week about how they could “barely” get past the Raiders is INSANE. They beat a good defensive team on the road when their backs were against the wall.says Ray Rice still looking for first career TD as Ravens visit Bolts

That’s called a REALLY good team.

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

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark

Thyrl Nelson thinks Flacco pretty good fantasy play vs. Chargers

Tom Clayton thinks Flacco, Matt Ryan becoming ‘top eight’ NFL QB’s

Drew Forrester says Towson/Coastal Carolina tailgate ‘sold out’

ORIOLES:says Wieters hit walkoff homer to lift Birds past Rays

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Reimold sat again with Achilles injury

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Hendrickson takes ball tonight vs. Wade Davis, Rays at Camden Yards

Rays Official Site’s Bill Chastain says Russ Springer surrendered Wieters’ bomb, saddled with loss

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Wieters also threw out Carl Crawford twice trying to steal

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Brooks Robinson to help honor Melvin Mora Friday night

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Hendrickson wants to be back in Baltimore in 2010

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck not concerned about slow development of power from Wieters

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Roberts, Markakis locked in team MVP debate (is that really considered a reward with this lot?)says Chris Tillman got no decision despite solid start

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land

The AP says Jim Johnson blew save, ended up picking up win

St. Petersburg Times’ Marc Topkin says Rays fell back to .500 after loss at Camden Yards Wednesday night

Tampa Tribune’s Marc Lancaster says Zobrist, Zaun homered for Rays in win

USA Today has Birds 27th in power rankings

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:says Keys’ Brandon Waring, Zach Britton, Caleb Joseph honored before Wednesday’s game at OPACY

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg

RAVENS:says Flacco’s ‘emergence’ was on display in win over Chiefs

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says LB Tavares Gooden returned to practice Wednesday

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Derrick Mason won’t back down from ESPN’s Keyshawn Johnson

The Official Site’s Sarah Ellison offers photographic evidence of Suggs trying out for ‘Dancing With The Stars’ during team photo

The Official Site says Norv Turner reports Tomlinson, Hardwick, Vasquez all ‘day-to-day’

Chargers Official Site’s Casey Pearce says team added former Jags, Seahawks center Dennis Norman

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Ray Lewis thinks Ravens need to keep Chargers LB Merriman ‘calm’

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Suggs missed practice, Ed Reed limited; each with concussions

4 of 7 Sun analysts pick Ravens to beat Chargers

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

The Sun’s Hanah Cho says Ravens deleted Twitter post regarding AirTran partnership

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley say Harbaugh believes Ravens best on road when they bring ‘really good team’

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says free agent WR Baskett chose Colts over Ravens, etc.

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says LJ Smith ‘limited’ in practice with hamstring injury

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Chris McAlister telling people he will be signing with Raiders

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens using speakers on practice field to simulate crowd noise

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Tavares Gooden ‘not sure’ he’ll be ready for Sunday

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Mason thinks Keyshawn could have been considered ‘bum’

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Matt Birk thinks researchers will likely be ‘disappointed’ by size of Harvard alum’s brain

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens know they face tough task stopping Tomlinson, Sproles

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Matt Birk thinks donating brain ‘not that big of a deal’

San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee says Chargers signed veteran center Dennis Norman with Hardwick’s status uncertain

SI’s Don Banks has Ravens 4th in power rankings

USA Today’s Jim Corbett says Cam Cameron believes Flacco, Heap developing ‘trust’ in each other

5 of 8 USA Today analysts pick Chargers to top Ravens

Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer picks Ravens 27-24

Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager picks Ravens 20-16

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens can use ‘all good players’ for trip to San Diego

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Mason-Keyshawn battle ‘could be getting too personal’

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:says Raiders WR Delle Donne will have plenty of supporters in College Park as mother is from Annapolis

Middle Tennessee State Official Site’s Sarah Fryar

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Maryland officials ‘still trying to lease’ Tyser Tower suites

The Sun’s Jeff Barker picks Terps by 10

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ralph doesn’t enjoy memories of last year’s trip to Middle Tennessee

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Terps trying to get ‘consistency’ from young linemen Bennett Fulper, Andrew Gonnella, Justin Lewis, Lamar Young

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Fridge not committing to Tony Logan, Kenny Tate, or Anthony Wiseman as punt returner

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says DE Jared Harrell says ‘protecting Byrd Stadium’ important for Terps

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Middle Tennessee will use even more receivers than James Madison did

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Dwight Dasher accounts for ’80 percent’ of MTSU offense

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Nolan Carroll to remain captain for Terps this season

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps may take Nolan Carroll’s jersey on road with them to keep on sidelines

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph thinks Terps have ‘no choice’ but to play Eric Franklin

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says lacrosse player Yeatman eyeing move to football next season

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says despite last year’s loss, Terps maintain 2-1 series lead all-time vs. Blue Raiders

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says MTSU fan Dan Farrer not bringing “Hillbilly Hilton” to College Park

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph not fan of 2-for-1 contracts that lead to trips like last year’s to Murfreesboro

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says MTSU beat writer Adam Sparks reports new OC Tony Franklin using ‘hurry-up, no-huddle, shotgun’ offense

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens lists last Terp to wear every number (he admits his mind doesn’t work the same way as everyone else, so I don’t feel bad saying the same thing. But that’s also why I love him.)picks Terps 17-14

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich thinks Terps will be on ‘upset watch’ again

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem profiles freshman safety Eric Franklin (must subscribe)says Ralph hopes young O-Line can ‘put it all together’ against Blue Raiders (must subscribe)says Don Brown’s defense looking for more turnovers

Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley

Inside MD Sports’ Seth Hoffman

Turtle Sports Report’s Carlos Olazagasti updates season for Maryland opponents

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:says prospect Whitney Bays happy with visit to Maryland (must subscribe)says Midshipmen celebrating 50th anniversary of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Saturday

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site’s Jack Clary

Pitt Official Site says QB Bill Stull impressed by Panthers’ O-Line play this season

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says ‘mobility’ helps OT’s Matt Malloy, Jeff Battipaglia

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Louisiana Tech used similar defense as Ohio State against Mids

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Mids 22nd in country in rushing (they’re usually 1st) because passing improved

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Paul Zeise says Panthers DC Phil Bennett not sleeping as he prepares for Navy offense

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s John Grupp says ILB Adam Gunn knows Mids QB Rocky Dobbs ‘passing threat’

Go Mids’ Chris Rohe breaks down individual Mids/Panthers matchups (must subscribe)previews Saturday night’s game at Unitas Stadium

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

Coastal Carolina Official Site

Coastal Carolina Official Site offers complete Tigers-Cleers release (pdf)says Tigers need to ‘fight’ against Chanticleers Saturday night

Examiner Matthew Schlissel

MORGAN FOOTBALL:previews Bears’ trip to Giants Stadium Saturday to play Winston-Salem State in Whitney Young Classic

The Official Site

HOPKINS FOOTBALL:previews Friday night’s home opener vs. Gettysburg

The Official Site

MCDANIEL FOOTBALL:says injured Terror seniors Matt Cahill, Austin Herr, TJ Develin all expected to play Saturday

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land

HORSE RACING:says Regal Ransom to make first start since Kentucky Derby in Super Derby at Louisiana Downs

Daily Racing Form’s Mary Rampellini

SWIMMING:says Bob Bowman helped Shaq become better swimmer in brief time coaching

Washington Post’s Amy Shipley

SwimNetwork.com’s Casey Barrett says Phelps’ appearance on ABC part of keeping swimming in ‘primetime’

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:Facebook, or follow him on Twitter!

-Please add our friend Sean Salisbury as a friend on

-I can’t believe I’m even discussing this, but I’ll throw my vote towards Nick Markakis as far as Orioles MVP goes. Like it matters.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 12 June 2008 by Glenn Clark

Kudos to WNST for beating everyone to the punch on the J.O. story yesterday.
I believed the response to Jonathan Ogden’s retirement would have been more encompassing in Baltimore. I thought the story would reach Favre-like levels in town. I know the story has continued to lead everywhere in town; but the lack of comments I’ve seen on this and other pages has surprised me; as has the number of “it was time for him to make a decision” responses and comments.
Jonathan Ogden’s decision to retire should be the type of decision that causes fans in this city to step back and reflect. Jonathan Ogden was one of the biggest reasons why we fell in love with this team over the last 12 years. In fact, if Jonathan Ogden hadn’t panned out; it is entirely possible that the organization we know now would not have accomplished half of what they have been able to.
The bottom line with Ogden was that he was an anchor; a rock. Ogden was the type of player that didn’t need to prove how valuable he was; everyone who watched could just see it. We got so used to what Jonathan Ogden would do that when he was less than perfect (think Dwight Freeney); it was so odd that we actually remembered it more than we remember any of his greatest moments. We remember because it was something we had never seen before.
The city should practically stop to honor this man today.
I know the reasons why Jonathan Ogden’s retirement isn’t being viewed the way other athletes’ retirements in this city have been.
-He only played 12 years.
-He didn’t play a position where we could measure his performance with statistics.
-His final seasons were remembered as much for injuries as on-field performance.
And mostly……
-We didn’t know him.
In the past, when athletes have retired in this city that we grew to love during their playing days; we felt as though we knew them on a personal level (and many times we did!). Jon Ogden wasn’t that guy…….he wasn’t a local guy. He wasn’t overly active in the community. He didn’t go to Lions Club meetings. He didn’t do card signings at White Marsh Mall (although there were times you could get one for $40 or so probably). He did radio appearances, but didn’t go out of his way to get to know anyone.
I could write about how genuinely nice of a human being Jonathan Ogden is; but many people in this town never got to see that; so it wouldn’t matter.
I think it is perfect that J.O. is retiring now, during the King of Baltimore Sports; because I think he represents what K.O.B.S. is all about.
This contest isn’t about who took the most pictures at Bel-Loc Diner. This contest isn’t about who gave the best talk to us during our middle school assemblies. This contest isn’t about whose family we had the most fun with on league nights at Bel Air Bowl (Elly Ripken could flat out BOWL). This contest is about who was the BEST athlete to play for a team whose name was “Baltimore __________.” And if there is one word to describe Jon Og, BEST is most definitely an accurate description.
I hope everyone can take some time today to reflect on how fortunate we were as fans to have someone like Jonathan Ogden play for our team. And I hope that just because he didn’t spend 300 days a year in Charm City; we will still consider him in the same vein as Lenny Moore, Jim Palmer, and the rest of the men we consider “Kings.”
He was just that great.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..
Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:
Nestor Aparicio remembers J.O. through book excerpt (read it!)
ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Mark Remme says Trembley pleased with Loewen’s progress
Red Sox Official Site’s Ian Browne says Colon proves value with career win 150
ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney says Gibbons sends letter in desperation to play
The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Cabrera to work on delivery
Washington Post’s Marc Carig says Scott homers in loss for Birds
Boston Globe’s Gordon Edes says Varitek homered despite illness
Oriole Central’s “Ben” doesn’t feel bad for Gibbons
Dempsey’s Army’s “Heath” thinks Albers should replace Burres in rotation
Earl Weaver Rules’ Jay Flannelly says Kakes now has hits in 12 of last 13
Oriole Post’s Anthony Amobi says Gibbons deserves another shot
Orioles Hangout’s Paul Folkemer says Birds suffer ‘letdown’ vs. Sox
Orioles Insider’s Michael Ward says Brewers deny Weeks-Roberts talks
RAVENS:
The Sun’s Jamison Hensley and Mike Preston say team’s first draft pick could be first to Canton as well
The Sun’s Mike Preston considers Ogden ‘incomparable’
The Sun’s Ken Murray says Ravens practice gadget plays
The Sun’s Ken Murray says Cousins has fighting history
The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens, Brown not close to extension
The Examiner’s Dave Carey says injury history provoked Cody to fight
WhatIfSports.com’s Paul Bessire predicts Ravens go 3-13
The Ebony Bird’s Jarrett Carter says Zeus Brown bringing Fatburger to Maryland
B-More Bird’s Nest’s “Nestminder” says Ogden DEFINITELY headed to Hall in ‘13
TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:
TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Stinebaugh ‘relieved’ to commit to Terps (must subscribe)
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Terps could be close to nailing down DE recruit (must subscribe)
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem previews O-Line (must subscribe)
Turtle Sports Report’s Jeff Ermann says Terps in good with NJ recruit Holmes (must subscribe)
UMBC LACROSSE:
LOYOLA LACROSSE:

NAVY FOOTBALL:
HORSE RACING:
CBS Sports’ Gregg Doyel says Dutrow ‘horse’s ass’
JIM MCKAY:
USA Today’s Christine Brennan says Olympics not same without McKay
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-Here’s a brain-buster for you. Which has been the more valuable Outfielder/Reliever duo the Orioles acquired in a trade this past offseason: Adam Jones and George Sherrill (from the M’s in the Bedard deal) or Luke Scott and Dennis Sarfate (from the ‘Stros in the Tejada deal)? I think the answer is Scott and Sarfate.
-Jay Gibbons DOES deserve another chance to prove himself somewhere. He certainly had talent before he discovered PED’s, and that talent could have potentially manifested even if he had never injected one needle in his body. If he can trust those god-given abilities again; it is not impossible that he could become a valuable part of a major league team. He has a lot to prove during his time in the Atlantic League.
-I am not considered about Oniel Cousins’ propensity for finding himself in skirmishes……yet. Dan Cody is obviously going to be a bit more feisty given how desperate he is to get on the field; and Cousins might prove himself to be nothing more than a punk kid when it’s all said and done; but if John Harbaugh is laughing, I won’t be too concerned.
-As far as Jared Gaither replacing J.O. goes; I can confirm that size is the one attribute that can’t be coached. He may never be an All-Pro; but I’d rather take my chances with someone his size than most others who could find themselves in the position.
-I knew the Ravens wouldn’t be picked to win the AFC North; but are we going to spend an entire Summer with prognosticators saying things like “this will be a long season” and “the Ravens will be lucky to go 4-12”? I prefer things like “this team is headed in the right direction” and “if things fall in place; they could make a late run at .500”.
-Since Congress has been busy worrying about everything else but gas prices; they might as well talk ponies. But the responsibility to make changes absolutely falls on the industry itself. Hopefully there are many in the industry who are serious about proposing change. Congress can do no more than offer finger wagging and soft verbal blows.
Talk to you tomorrow.
-G

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Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 28 May 2008 by Glenn Clark

Okay, I’ll admit; that was pretty exciting.
Nay, that was really exciting.
Unfortunately, on nights where I DON’T have to be at Diamondbacks games; and there are other big games on TV (like the NBA Playoffs), I often find myself skipping the D-Backs to watch Daron Sutton and Mark Grace’s broadcast while flipping back to basketball.
But I surprised even myself when I found myself gripped to MLB.com’s Gameday play-by-play coverage of last night’s game. I didn’t have to see Alex Cintron’s fly ball to through a fist pump and high-five my girlfriend. (Thanks to MLB.com for getting highlights up so quickly as well).
These are the types of games that can often be turning points for teams in tough stretches during the season. I don’t think the Orioles will turn much north of .500, but just getting past Saturday will at least prove me wrong (which I know they live to do).
Especially impressive to see the offense explode without any contribution from Nick Markakis.
Great night.
By the way, when I’m at the Red Sox game Sunday; will I be kicked out if I act like an Orioles fan?
Let’s see what everyone else has to say…
Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:
Nestor Aparicio remembers Clem Florio
ORIOLES:
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says replacing Tejada particularly difficult for Birds
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Roberts leading Birds in All-Star votes
Yankees Official Site’s Bryan Hoch says former Oriole Hawkins blows save as Yanks fall
The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Cintron walks off Birds with win
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Giambi blasted homer off Burres
Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Birds club five total homers in win
Washington Post’s Marc Carig says R. Hernandez working on footwork
New York Post’s George A. King III says 24,000 see Yanks falter
New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand says Kennedy touched up, hurt in loss
Newark Star-Ledger’s Ed Price says Yanks commit three errors in loss
RAVENS:

The Sun’s Sheil Kapadia cleans up after me

HOPKINS
BASEBALL:
HOPKINS LACROSSE:
MT. ST. MARY’S BASEBALL:
Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Eers feeling ‘loose’ as Tourney looms
TERRAPINS LACROSSE:
TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:
The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Darden visiting today, Kim could join ’08 class (and with that, I remind everyone that Matt Bracken is the best source for free recruiting news on the web)
Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter profiles sophomore guard prospect Starks (must subscribe)
Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter profiles prospect Yarou (must subscribe)
TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem profiles DB prospect Jackson (must subscribe)
NAVY FOOTBALL:
HORSE RACING:
The Official Site’s Jenny Kellner says Big Brown returns to track day early after injury
Washington Post’s Vinnie Perrone obits legendary writer Florio
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-Roch is right. If Steve Trachsel is going to remain on the roster, he might as well do some bullpen work. Maybe another team will find some value for him if he can work there.
-Good luck to Musa Smith in New York. I always enjoyed what you brought not only as a player, but also as a person.
-What a disappointing couple of days for Hopkins. A remarkable season in baseball nonetheless.
-Today could be a big day for Maryland hoops recruiting. With the Tyree Evans thing blowing up in their face, they need to make a good impression with Darden today. He might not give them the offense they need, but they can’t afford to be forced to throw away a scholarship to another Dave Neal.
-Make sure you read Stan Goldberg’s story about Darryl Hill. Nicely done.
Talk to you tomorrow.
-G

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Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 02 May 2008 by Glenn Clark

Welcome BACK to rebuilding.
THIS is what you are going to get from the Birds this season. Occasional overachieving, mind-numbing mistakes, exciting moments, pride, anger, joy, more anger, even more anger, and probably general disinterest.
They are NOT a team that will compete for the AL East title. They are a rebuilding team. Adam Jones COULD be a FUTURE star. He is not a star now.
Matt Albers, Garrett Olson, Jeremy Guthrie, Brian Burres, Daniel Cabrera, and Adam Loewen are ALL pitchers who this organization is trying to find out what they might have to offer in the future.
Nothing is solid here. Enjoy the good moments, but be prepared for more days where you want to pull your hair out (like today); than days where you want to call everyone and brag (like Tuesday).
I was around a team that became a winner in a rebuilding year (2007 Diamondbacks). The ’08 Orioles are NOT the ’07 Diamondbacks.
I will mark the date as May 28 when the Birds will fall under .500 and remain there the rest of the season.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..
Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:
ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Jeff Seidel says Birds trying to find offense on road
The Official Site’s Jeff Seidel says L. Hernandez sits with banged up ankle
Rays Official Site’s Bill Chastain says Crawford’s 2 run single beat Burres, Birds
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says 16k see Birds drop series
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says sore shoulder sends Bierd to DL
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Mills was ‘tough’ Bird
The Sun’s Ray Frager says MASN picking up Tides
The Sun’s Sheil Kapadia cleans up after me
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Aquino clears waivers
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Jones hero, goat in loss
The Examiner’s Pete Sabatini says no Birds hitting near .300
Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says Birds won’t be home for a while
Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Birds continuing to ‘surprise’
Washington Post’s Marc Carig says Birds do little things wrong in loss
Washington Post’s Marc Carig says Trembley gives Scott day off Thursday
St. Petersburg Times’ Marc Topkin says Rays alone in first after win
Tampa Tribune’s Carter Gaddis says Rays handling success well
RAVENS:

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says new Ravens will help on Special Teams
The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Flacco fan of AC/DC
CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco says Flacco will pressure Boller
Sporting News’ Clifton Brown calls Flacco move(s) ‘bold, beautiful’
TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:
The Sun’s Matt Bracken says recruit Garvin likes Cosh
St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Sean Jensen says Erin following E.J. again in Minnesota
Terrapin Times’ Chris King says Terps in good with Indiana QB (must subscribe)
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Terps ‘interested’ in Ohio LB (must subscribe)
TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:
Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles 2010 prospect Buie (must subscribe)
TERRAPINS LACROSSE:
All Inside Lacrosse analysts pick Terps to beat Yale
The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says seniors to be honored before Yale game
TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:
UMBC LACROSSE:
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Dogs important to overall Tourney picture
NAVY FOOTBALL:
NAVY LACROSSE:
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Mids feeling ‘bubbly’ going into weekend
VILLA JULIE LACROSSE:
The Sun’s Edward Lee says Mustangs ‘thinking pink’
REALMARYLAND:
HORSE RACING:
The Examiner’s Rick Snider picking Big Brown
Washington Post’s Andrew Beyer says race tougher than field
Washington Post’s John Scheinman says Dutrow not backing down from ‘Big’ boasts
Washington Post’s John Scheinman says elder Salzman helping at Oaks
Washington Times’ Ryan O’Halloran says Harty taking ‘risks’ with Colonel John
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-Good thing UMBC held on at the end. Like to see them pick up the auto bid and make sure no one steals a Tournament trip.
-Good for Villa Julie as well. That’s good stuff.
-I’ll pick Bsharpsonata to win the Oaks today.
Talk to you tomorrow.
-G

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Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 01 May 2008 by Glenn Clark

Of course there are a MILLION things to talk about today, and I am not able to comment because I have to get this posted QUICKLY and try to snag some sleep.
Until this team is in contention in July; Dave Trembley should keep his mouth shut about the reaction his team is getting. This is NOT a good team. This is a team that is VERY fortunate to be relevant. Enjoy the ride, and if it’s real when the All-Stars go to the Bronx; THEN start talking.
Especially nice move opening your mouth just before you make a VERY questionable decision to put McCrory in a 2 run game in the 7th. I’m sure no one noticed though.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..
Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:
ORIOLES:
The Official Site’s Jeff Seidel says Trembley thinks team deserves respect
The Official Site’s Jeff Seidel says Loewen positive, but not healthy
Rays Official Site’s Bill Chastain says Sonnanstine awesome in win over Birds
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds tired of negativity
The Sun’s Candus Thomson says Brooks loves Blue Crabs
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says L. Hernandez hurt in loss
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Markakis given rest yesterday
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Arrieta stellar again on farm
Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says 12k see Birds end solid April with loss
Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says McCrory in bigs thanks to health
Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore says Kakes wants to play every day
St. Petersburg Times’ Marc Topkin says Hinske homers in Rays’ win
ESPN.com’s Page 2 breaks down Orioles-Rays rivalry (GREAT read!)
RAVENS:
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy checks in on Mason doing good work
TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:
The Sun’s Bill Ordine says DHB getting early pub
Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Ohio LB looks at Terps (must subscribe)
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Terps offer OL from PA (must subscribe)
TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps will look to avoid traps on schedule
Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Terps in good with PG prospect Epps (must subscribe)
Turtle Sports Report’s Jeff Ermann says Evans knew quickly he wanted to come to CP (must subscribe)
TERRAPINS LACROSSE:
The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Terps need more man-up chances
UMBC LACROSSE:

LOYOLA LACROSSE:
HOPKINS LACROSSE:

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:
MT. ST. MARY’S LACROSSE:
Washington Post’s Christian Swezey says youth doomed Eers
NAVY FOOTBALL:
The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Ballard fine with not going to NFL
Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Navy not happy with Army’s pro policy
Washington Post’s Christian Swezey says Mids have Bowl home thanks to DC approval
NAVY LACROSSE:
MORGAN FOOTBALL:
HORSE RACING:
Washington Post’s John Scheinman says trainers happy to be back on dirt at Derby
Washington Post’s John Scheinman says post position doesn’t deter trainer Dutrow
Washington Times’ Ryan O’Halloran says Dutrow preferred outside to first or second block
MARINERS:
Maryland Daily Record’s Liz Farmer says team trying hard to develop fan base
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-All three service academies should adopt the same policy. I understand why Army has their policy; and I understand why Navy and Air Force don’t. The Department of Defense needs to make a decision governing all Academies; not allowing the schools to have to individually decipher anything. It likely WILL serve the Academies well to all adopt Army’s policy. Allowing athletes the chance to play professionally could be huge for the future of Academy sports.
-The Congressional Bowl will be very important to Navy, as they absolutely will not be able to be passed over for a Bowl spot by any sort of 6-6 team. You think Chet Gladchuk is rooting for Maryland to go .500 and face the Mids?
-Go see UMBC open the America East tournament tonight. They’re going to win the thing again.
Talk to you tomorrow.
-G

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