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Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 04 November 2009 by Glenn Clark

Losing Dino Gregory would REALLY hurt the Terps. It wouldn’t be a season-killer since the team FINALLY has some interior depth; but it would hurt.

Sorry I don’t have more to add this morning. Gotta get to Owings Mills.

Let’s see what everyone has to say….

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Luke Jones says Dino Gregory sat out Maryland’s exhibition win due to suspension

Mark Suchy says ’30 for 30’ series brought back plenty of Len Bias memories

Derek Arnold says Jarret Johnson ‘Played Like a Raven’ against Broncos

Gary Quill says Zenyatta ‘headliner’ for Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic

Glenn Clark names Eddie Murray, Roberto Alomar to mythical World Series team

Nestor Aparicio says Blast added former MLS players Dyachenko, Dello-Russo

Drew Forrester says Teixeira not earning money with postseason bat

Ed Frankovic says NHL should do something about Ken Hitchcock going after Ovechkin

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh still views Frank Walker as ‘big part of team’

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says no huddle was ‘no problem’ for Flacco, Ravens

The Official Site says Lardarius Webb finalist for Rookie of the Week honor

The Official Site says Grubbs impressed by David Hale’s moustache

Bengals Official Site’s Geoff Hobson says Willie Anderson thinks Sunday’s game ‘most even’ Cincinnati-Baltimore game he can remember

Bengals Official Site’s Geoff Hobson says team let Kooistra go, apparently to make room for Vakapuna

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says LJ Smith waiting for chance to make impact

The Sun’s Edward Lee says McGahee knows Ray Rice ‘future of’ Ravens

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Cam Cameron sticking with ‘hot hand’ in Ray Rice

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Oher admitted to making mistake in getting penalty

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Derrick Mason apologized for, but didn’t regret outburst Sunday

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Harbs still expecting contributions from Demetrius Williams, Le’Ron McClain

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Kelley Washington big for Ravens on 3rd down

Cincinnati Enquirer’s Joe Reedy says Bengals added Gerald Cadogan to practice squad

Dayton Daily News’ Carlos Holmes says Chase Coffman could be close to joining lineup for Bengals

USA Today has Ravens 10th in power rankings

NFL.com has Ravens anywhere from 5th-13th in power rankings

Fox Sports’ Adrian Hasenmayer has Ravens 8th in power rankings

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

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco gives Ravens ‘A’ for win over Denver

ESPN.com has Ravens 10th in power rankings

ESPN.com’s James Walker says pass rush must step up again this week against Carson Palmer, Bengals

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The AP says Milbourne, Mosley lead way with 14 each as Terps won exhibition game against Indiana University (Pennsylvania)

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site says Gary Williams knows Terps need to ‘learn’ from win over IUP

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says James Padgett started with Dino Gregory suspended

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Jordan Williams contributed 7 points, 6 boards for Terps in win

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Terps outrebounded by Crimson Hawks in win

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says even walk-on Ersin Levent scored in win

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Gary thinks Terps miss Dave Neal defensively

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says no further details known regarding Dino Gregory suspension

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps better off than Syracuse-who lost to D2 team at home

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Gregory had previously worried about eligibility due to academic dishonesty

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Steve Goins also sat out win over IUP

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Dino Gregory wasn’t even on Comcast Center bench for game

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps shot 2-13 from beyond the arc in win

Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley says Greivis Vasquez added 13 points for Terps in win (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

Washington Post previews tonight’s exhibition opener against Bowie State

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

NC State Official Site’s Tim Peeler says coach Tom O’Brien thinks Wolfpack need ‘break’ against Terps

NC State Official Site offers complete Terps-Pack release (pdf)

The Sun’s Sandra McKee says Terps could still win ACC Championship

The AP says Terps would have to win 4 straight starting with NCSU to get bowl eligible

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Fridge ‘tired of losing’

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Terps got away during bye week

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Fridge wants to get ball to Torrey Smith more

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Rashaan Moore wanted to come to College Park since he was 9 (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Friedgen spent bye week recruiting (must subscribe)

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Notre Dame Official Site previews Mids’ trip to South Bend Saturday

Notre Dame Official Site offers complete Midshipmen-Fighting Irish release (pdf)

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Niumatalolo knows Irish better than Temple team Navy lost to Saturday

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Niumatalolo reported Ricky Dobbs ‘fine’

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Charlie Weis thinks current Navy defense ‘best’ he’s seen

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Marcus Curry ‘probable’ for Mids

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says EagleBank Bowl has backup plan with Big 12 if Navy doesn’t get eligible in ‘11

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says memories of ’07 win at Notre Dame Stadium still fresh for Midshipmen

Go Mids says Navy back to EagleBank Bowl in 2011, Army 2012

Go Mids updates opponents for Midshipmen

UMBC BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Randy Monroe Show to start again

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s trip to William & Mary

The Official Site profiles TE Godlasky

William & Mary Official Site offers complete Tribe-Tigers release (pdf)

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Pat Kennedy hasn’t settled on starting lineup

ORIOLES:

MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez says Rich Hill, Jeff Fiorentino, Guillermo Rodriguez refused Norfolk, chose free agency

MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez says Brandon Snyder hoping to reach major league level this season

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Alfredo Simon accepted assignment to Norfolk

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Josh Perrault suffered loss for Desert Dogs in Arizona Fall League play

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Erbe, Snyder selected for AFL All-Star event

BLAST:

The Official Site says team added 6 players to roster, including return of Lucio Gonzaga

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Rip Van Winkle 2nd choice for Classic behind Zenyatta

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Bob Baffert brings Richard’s Kid into Classic

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Belmont winner Summer Bird third choice for Classic

SOCCER:

The Sun’s Lorraine Mirabella says city considering two stadium options-smaller stadium to host Crystal Palace USA or bigger stadium to try to lure DC United

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Hopefully John Harbaugh will be willing to talk about Haloti Ngata today, but I doubt it.

Talk to you from 1 Winning Drive.

-G

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Comcast Morning Show Mythical World Series

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Comcast Morning Show Mythical World Series

Posted on 04 November 2009 by Glenn Clark

So this morning both Drew and I are sharing our lineups for one game of baseball against each other. The players in our lineups must have played after 1980 and participated in at least one World Series.

Glenn’s Lineup

LF Rickey Henderson
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SS Derek Jeter
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3B Pete Rose
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RF Joe Carter
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1B Eddie Murray
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CF Kirby Puckett
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2B Roberto Alomar
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C Ivan Rodriguez
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SP Curt Schilling
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Drew’s Lineup

2B Joe Morgan
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SS Derek Jeter
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1B Albert Pujols
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LF Barry Bonds
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3B George Brett
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CF Bernie Williams
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RF Tony Gwynn
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C Gary Carter
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SP Pedro Martinez
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Make sure you leave a comment telling us who would win and why.

-G

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Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 16 September 2009 by Glenn Clark

Internet issues here at 1550 Hart Rd. (my fault, not anyone’s here) this morning kept me from polishing off Crabs and Beer this morning, so I didn’t get to comment on Lisa Horne’s note on FoxSports.com that Maryland & Virginia would be in a bidding war for the services of Jeff Jagodzinski as head coach.

Insane.

Maryland has a succession plan. James Franklin will be the next head coach. Economically, even a 2-10 season couldn’t change such plans. That’s just where they’re at.

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

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says Ravens ‘potentially’ interested in free agent WR Baskett

Glenn Clark says Cedric Peerman now only Ravens Draft pick not under team control

Nestor Aparicio offers photographic evidence of how empty Camden Yards

Drew Forrester says ‘no one’ at Orioles-Rays game last night

Drew Forrester offers free tickets for Towson-Coastal Carolina tailgate party Saturday night

Brian Billick to speak with John Harbaugh on FoxSports.com

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Wieters tallied 5 RBI for Birds in win over Rays

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Chris Tillman takes hill tonight against Andy Sonnanstine, Rays at Camden Yards

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Pie returned to lineup, hit leadoff

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Brian Roberts, Roberto Alomar locked in battle at 2B in all-time lineup

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds to open ’10 season in Tampa Bay, host Blue Jays in home opener April 9

Rays Official Site’s Bill Chastain says Zobrist doubled, tripled for Rays in loss to O’s

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Jason Berken won 3rd straight start as Birds topped Rays

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Mora played 793rd game at third base with Birds, passing Doug DeCinces for 2nd all time in organization’s history (behind Brooks Robinson)

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds should get off to better start next year facing AL Central, AL West opponents

The Sun says Birds to face Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Giants, Padres in interleague play in 2010

The Sun says B-Rob broke own single season doubles record

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says 11,575 saw Birds top Rays at OPACY

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Trembley sat Reimold to reward Jeff Fiorentino

The AP says Brian Roberts tallied 52nd double in 3rd inning, setting new franchise record

CBS Sports’ Larry Dobrow has Birds 25th in power rankings

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Frederick News-Post’s Adam Behsudi says Keys’ Caleb Joseph won Orioles’ Elrod Hendricks Award for Community Service

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says 5th round pick Davon Drew rejoined Ravens via practice squad

The Official Site’s Sarah Ellison says Harbaugh knows Ravens will answer critics “on Sunday”(s)

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Chargers’ Tomlinson, Nick Hardwick, Louis Vasquez, Luis Castillo, Jamal Williams, Antwan Applewhite all hurt during win over Raiders

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Special Teams likely determining factor in why Kruger didn’t dress for Chiefs game

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Antwan Barnes, Brendon Ayanbadejo honored Brigance with dance after Special Teams tackle

The Official Site says Flacco, Oher up for weekly awards

The Official Site offers thoughts on Kanye West-Taylor Swift battle from Brandon McKinney, Dannell Ellerbe, Brendon Ayanbadejo

Chargers Official Site’s Casey Pearce says tickets still available for Ravens game Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium

The Sun’s Mike Preston hopes Ravens don’t ‘rely’ too much on Flacco

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Jarret Johnson beat up for not taking down former Alabama teammate Brodie Croyle harder Sunday

The Sun says Isaac Smolko waived to make room for Davon Drew

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says OL Chris Chester ‘total package’

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Oher wants to be viewed as football player, not subject of book, movie “The Blind Side”

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Ravens, Chargers particularly ‘similar’

The Sun’s Gus Sentementes says Ray Lewis opening MVP Entertainment facility in Hunt Valley

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says other than Gaither giving up sack to Hali, O-Line was particularly impressive against Kansas City

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says OL Brian Johnson received injury settlement from Ravens

San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee says Nick Hardwick ‘most likely’ Bolt to miss Sunday’s game

USA Today’s Sean Leahy says Norv Turner will use Michael Bennett as ‘backup plan’ if LT can’t go

NFL.com has Ravens 6th in power rankings

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

Middle Tennessee State Official Site says Coach Rick Stockstill thinks Maryland fans want ‘revenge’ on Blue Raiders more than Maryland players

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Chris Turner showing off ability on ground

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Middle Tennessee QB Dwight Dasher should give Terps good ‘preview’ off mobile ACC QB’s like Tyrod Taylor

Carroll County Times’ Matt Zenitz says Terps get another shot at slowing down spread offense vs. MTSU

The AP says Anthony Wiseman knows last year’s loss will make Terps ‘respect’ Raiders this year

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Ralph Friedgen admits Nolan Carroll ‘almost certainly’ will not get extra year of eligibility

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says despite hype, freshmen Caleb Porzel, D.J. Adams, Dexter McDougle, Eric Franklin, Avery Murray yet to see field

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Fridge frustrated with penalties

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says fans concerned about how loud marching band was during JMU game

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps had just 5 ‘explosive’ plays against James Madison

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Caleb Porzel, Louis Berman will remain OUT vs. Raiders

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Cameron Chism listed as CB starter opposite Anthony Wiseman on depth chart

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Don Brown in no rush to get McDougle on field

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says Don Brown saw ‘positive signs’ from defense in win over Madison

Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley says Terps need to take ‘pressure’ to pursuit of QB’s (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Claire Knudsen profiles CB Dexter McDougle (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Seton Hall Prep (NJ) PG prospect Sterling Gibbs impressed with visit to College Park (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says former Terps Crystal Langhorne, Marissa Coleman returning to Comcast Center for WNBA playoffs with Washington Mystics

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Don Markus says former Tiger Tamir Goodman retiring from basketball to take job as Director of Haifa Hoops for Kids

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Buddy Green, staff recognized for defensive performance against Louisiana Tech

Pitt Official Site previews Saturday’s showdown at Heinz Field

Pitt Official Site offers complete Midshipmen/Panthers release (pdf)

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Panthers similar to team who beat up Mids in Annapolis last year

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Marcus Curry, Jabaree Tuani, Gary Myers named Team MVP’s from Louisiana Tech game

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Marcus Curry bounced back from preseason illness, making impact for Mids

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says 43 yarder against Bulldogs helped calm kicker Joe Buckley

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Niumatalolo thinks Panthers ‘big, strong, fast’

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Paul Zeise says O-Line opening up holes for Dion Lewis thus far

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Kevin Gorman says Greg Cross playing role of Ricky Dobbs in practice for Panthers

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina breaks down Saturday’s trip to Pittsburgh (must subscribe)

Go Mids updates seasons for Mids’ opponents

MORGAN FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Oct. 15 game against Howard to be televised on ESPNU

UMES BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Frankie Allen announces Kevin White, Jamal Edwards, Lyvann Obame, Sean Berry, James Cotton as recruiting class

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Dave Litfin says Belmont winner Summer Bird breezed Tuesday with Desormeaux on board

Thoroughbred Times says ESPN to televise Goodwood Stakes (with Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird) or Lady’s Secret Stakes (with undefeated Zenyatta) October 10

SWIMMING:

Loyola Official Site says Michael Phelps topped Shaquille O’Neal in “Shaq Vs.” episode taped in Loyola pool

GOLF:

The Sun says Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Gil Morgan, Jim Thorpe all commit to Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to Brian Roberts for his franchise record 52nd double of the season. We’re sorry none of it matters.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 27 July 2009 by Glenn Clark

Does the Drew Bennett thing remind anyone else of Marcus Spears’ phantom signing in 2002? Spears agreed to a deal and then backed out the next day to sign a lesser deal in Kansas City.

Who was a Raven longer? Spears, Bennett, or Terrell Owens? Leon Searcy actually had more tenure than all of them.

What should the Ravens do now at WR? I still don’t think Plaxico Burress should be ignored, but he isn’t the answer. Of course, no one left on the scrap heap is the “answer”, but Amani Toomer and Marvin Harrison still look like the best options.

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

Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio says Matt Jones, Reggie Williams, Marvin Harrison, Joe Horn, Plaxico Burress, Ashley Lelie could all be WR options for Ravens with Bennett gone

Luke Jones says Flacco needs to take ‘next step’ this season

Drew Forrester reminds us he said Tillman would make start this week

Glenn Clark says Onyewu best part of World Football Challenge

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Hernandez went career high 7 innings in win over Red Sox

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Rich Hill goes to hill tonight for Birds vs. Bruce Chen, Royals

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says despite Guthrie’s success with Zaun, Trembley will still pair him with Wieters

Red Sox Official Site’s John Barone says Smoltz hit hard as Birds topped BoSox

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says 37,606 at Fenway Park saw Sox top Birds

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says ‘best guy’ Markakis succeeded hitting cleanup for O’s

The Sun says Birds have had success when returning home to Camden Yards

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Royals come to Baltimore struggling mightily

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Hernandez has put together back to back good starts at Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park

The AP says Birds won despite Andino going 0-4 with 3 strikeouts

Washington Times’ Harrison Goodman says former Oriole Alomar amongst best newcomers with Hall of Fame candidacy next year

Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin says Francona sticking with Smoltz despite struggles

Boston Herald’s John Tomase says Hernandez recorded 21 fly ball outs in win

Providence Journal’s Robert Lee says Lowrie, Pedroia had only RBI for Sox in loss

Worcester Telegram’s Bill Ballou says Youkilis, Ortiz, Bay all went 0-4 in loss

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Sarfate loser in relief as Durham topped Norfolk

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Tim Bascom tough luck loser as Baysox fell to Reading

Frederick Keys Official Site says Sean Gleason hit hard as Lynchburg beat Frederick

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Kolodny lead Shorebirds with 4 hits in win over Asheville

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Haughian winner as Ironbirds topped Hudson Valley

Bluefield Orioles Official Site says Corey Thomas paced Orioles offensively in win over Danville

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Eddie Gamboa picked up Game 1 win in relief as Keys topped Hillcats

Virginian-Pilot says Chad Moeller had 2RBI for Tides in loss to Bulls

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says new WR Drew Bennett retired unexpectedly

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Bennett cited knee injury in decision to retire

The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd says Mason situation will be ‘distraction’ while Ravens at Training Camp

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Ravens like Kruger’s ‘aggressiveness’

The Sun says Kruger comes from athletic background

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman says Westminster to blossom again during Training Camp

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens again left with just Clayton, Williams, Smith, Washington at WR

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says L.J. Smith trying to ‘regain form’ after battling injuries

The AP’s David Ginsburg says Bennett finishes 8 year NFL career with 307 catches, 4,412 yards

SI’s Peter King thinks Ravens should sign Toomer

NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan says Rice should give McGahee ‘serious challenge’ at RB

NBC Sports’ Mike Florio says Bennett thanked Harbaugh, Cameron, Newsome in retirement statement

ESPN.com’s James Walker wonders if Bennett’s retirement will affect Mason’s decision

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Chris Turner, Nolan Carroll participated in ACC Media Day Sunday

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Carroll becoming ‘leader’ on defense

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps won’t run print media guide this season

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Turner interned for congressman Steny Hoyer

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Chris Turner has been interning on Capitol Hill

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says CB Nolan Carroll ‘prefers’ Don Brown’s style to Cosh’s

Washington Post’s Gene Wang says Turner ‘comfortable and confident’ with Torrey Smith

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps looking for ‘consistency’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Bruce Campbell listed as starter at LT despite academic issues

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says scrapping media guide ‘cost cutting’ measure for Terps in bad economy

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich picked Terps 5th in preseason Atlantic Division ballot

Inside MD Sports’ Jeff Ermann says Terps going after Good Counsel DE prospect Vincent Croce

Inside MD Sports’ Seth Hoffman says Turner offers ‘no excuses’ for Terps’ offense to not succeed this season

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Go Mids says Wyatt Middleton showing himself to be ‘leader’ of defense (must subscribe)

UMBC BASKETBALL:

Examiner Alexander Pyles says former Retriever Ray Barbosa having success in Puerto Rico

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Mike Farrell says Belmont winner Summer Bird put in final work Sunday for Haskell Invitational

Thoroughbred Times says Desormeaux was on board Summer Bird for Sunday breeze

SWIMMING:

SwimNetwork.com says Phelps’ team pulls off stunning upset over France in relay at World Championships

The AP’s Andrew Dampf says Biedermann put up faster time than Phelps in 200 free trials

Tribune Newspapers’ Lisa Dillman says Team USA won relay even without Lezak

Washington Post’s Amy Shipley says Phelps not particularly impressive in first leg of relay

Washington Post’s Amy Shipley says Phelps thinks swimming ‘will be swimming again’ after changes to suit

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

Examiner Jeff Hemelt says Palace kept ‘slim playoff hopes alive’ with draw Saturday

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Happy Birthday to our friend Rick in Reisterstown! This is the last week for his suspension, and I can’t wait to have him back.

-Bruce Chen was actually one of the better guys to be around. Plus, he REALLY enjoyed being a part of the World Baseball Classic. There had to be one, right?

-Just make Gregg Zaun the personal catcher for Jeremy Guthrie already. Clearly it works.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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15-7-0

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15-7-0

Posted on 27 July 2009 by Glenn Clark

You get props……

1-Yuri Zhirkov and Baltimore Soccer fans

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I have no idea where that cartoon came from; but I guess it’s supposed to make fun of Americans for not being good soccer fans. They’re probably right; as Americans tend to spend way too much time on things of lesser importance-like looking good and not sounding like a dying cat when we talk. British people suck!

Moreover, I believe the single biggest storyline to come from the World Football Challenge is that more people have now seen that weird headgear Petr Cech wears….

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Scratch that. The biggest story of the Chelsea-AC Milan showdown was The Guch……

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Yeah, that’s the story. The story in my trousers, maybe. Jesus.

2-David Hernandez, David Ortiz, and Brad Penny

And the Orioles are gonna bring up Chris Tillman! Yay! What night is he pitching? I want to go! Wednesday? Who’s he facing?

Greinke?

You know what, he’ll have other starts.

3-Alberto Contador

Is it funny to anyone else to watch Lance Armstrong do interviews and just see how much he hates this guy Contador? Okay, probably not; mostly since that would mean someone else would have to be watching an interview about a bike ride.

So long, 2009 Tour de France! We’ll always have our memories of you. (Editor’s note: Does anyone have any memories of this year’s Tour de France?)

4-Robby Ginepri

Nikolai Davydenko was also a tennis winner this weekend. Looking for analysis on this weekend’s tennis winners? Umm…..they seem to have a lot of vowels in their names?

The Washington Kastles won the World Team Tennis Championship Sunday in DC as well; despite the match being interrupted by a……..marraige proposal?

You know what, this blog is getting really boring quick. Here’s a picture of Anna Kournikova. I can’t force these weekends to be interesting, people.

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5-Andy Mitchell, Ambiorix Concepcion, Caleb Joseph, Ronnie Welty, Kenny Moreland and Corey Thomas

Sunday night was “Scott Van Pelt Night” in Bowie, no word on whether or not the 7th inning stretch sounded like this……

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God I love SVP. The real question is: Why limit yourself by saying no to clubbed feet?

6-Vernon Forrest

Can this freaking TERRIBLE summer just end already? Jesus man. Forrest was reportedly a really good dude, represented our country, etc. etc. etc.

Really hard to be funny when someone is murdered. God I pine for the days of stupid Rex Snider blogs…..

7-Carlos Vela

Did the Americans not realize they had to play the 2nd half of their Gold Cup final Sunday against Mexico?

I don’t know who Paulina Rubio is; but if Mexico’s success means seeing more of her; I think I’d like to sign up for that…..

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8-Justin Morneau, Max Scherzer, Yovani Gallardo, Adam Dunn, Jimmy Rollins, Luke Hochevar, Aaron Laffey and Scott Feldman

In other baseball news this weekend, did this guy really improve to 3-0 for the Phillies Saturday?

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Holy crap he’s better than any of our pitchers. Think they’d give him back?

9-Tyson Gay

(Editor’s note: I really wanted to write something here that didn’t involve me snickering at Tyson’s last name. I swear to God I really tried.)

10-Sarah Whitaker, Megan Thornton, Megan Hydutsky, and Maija Limatainen

THERE ARE GIRLS WINNING THE ALL-AMERICAN SOAP BOX DERBY??!??!?!?!?!?

WHAT THE HELL!?!?!?!?!?!?

WHY AM I TYPING IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS?!?!?!?!?!?!

ARE THINGS MORE EXPRESSIVE WHEN I USE BOTH QUESTION MARKS AND EXCLAMATION POINTS!?!?!?!?!?!

AHHHHH!?!?!?!?!?!?

I’M NOT EVEN KIDDING ABOUT THIS; IF YOU TYPE “HOT CHICK SOAP BOX DERBY” INTO A PHOTOBUCKET SEARCH, THIS PICTURE COMES UP?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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11-Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice

I will have you know that Roberto Alomar will be eligible for induction into Baseball’s Hall of Fame for the first time next season.

Please let me say something here.

If Roberto Alomar is not being inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame at this time next summer; I will not watch a game of baseball until he is.

If you think I’m kidding, you’re insane.

12-Sylvia Fowles

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Do we still get excited about girls dunking? The WNBA had an All-Star Game; I guess because for some reason they have to. Sylvia Fowles dunked on her 2nd attempt in the final minute after the defense cleared out for her.

What do you call someone who makes fun of a girl dunking despite the fact that he has never actually been able to dunk a ball himself?

Oh, that’s right. A hypocrite. I accept.

13-Jay-Z

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Anyone else notice it’s been a bit of a crappy Summer for new music? Thank God for Hov.

Here’s a note: If you plan to use the name of Jay-Z’s new song as your Facebook status (as one particular dreamy blogger decided to do Friday night); please explain yourself in advance so that other social networking “media” members (who are paid by the organization they “cover”) don’t think you’re making grand statements about yourself.

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Although, I think I’m going to stick with Glenn “The Complete Package” Clark moving forward. I’ll always owe you that one, Steve.

Anyone else notice Melewski is looking like that “Real Life Peter Griffin” fella?

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14-Shock Top

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I cannot tell you how much I love this beer. Hell, I’d even buy Melewski 7-800 of them if he wanted to go throw some cornhole or something. I went to Padonia Station Saturday night (are they still a sponsor?) to see a cover band (I believe their name was Star Position, and they played some kick-ass tunes); and I couldn’t have enjoyed these any more. In fact, I’m pretty sure that after about 18, I stumbled into Scott Hoffman (from OriolesHangout.com) and told him I loved him. Which I do, but I don’t usually tell a man these things without a few brews.

Also, thanks to “The Luckiest Dang Gal on the Face of the Planet” for getting us home and getting me to bed. I think. The rewards of our relationship really keep coming in for her.

15-Breakfast

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OH MY GOD JUST LOOK AT THAT!

I went grocery shopping last Thursday, which gave me the best excuse I could ask for to have breakfast food for dinner Friday, lunch Saturday, and dinner again Sunday. If you wouldn’t do the same thing; you’re our of your mind.

You got lucky……

1-D.J. Hackett

If Drew Bennett was the fat girl the Ravens took home from the bar because it was the end of the night and they didn’t have many options left; what will D.J. Hackett be if they come groveling back to him?

THIS GIRL????

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2-Matt Holliday and J.A. Happ

Matt Holliday got out of Oakland, and J.A. Happ was spared a sentence in Toronto…..at least for now.

That being said, there’s worse places than Toronto, right?

For example…..this crap hole comes to mind…….

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3-Jimmie Johnson and Will Power

Johnson won at Indy because Juan Pablo Montoya was speeding on pit row; and Will Power won in Edmonton under caution.

Of course, neither of these guys are as lucky as Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa; who nearly DIED in a crash after being struck in the helmet by a spring from another car. Here’s the video if you’re as morbid as the rest of us are…..

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Christ. I mean, Christ. You know, I was a bit scared riding the Batwing at Six Flags last week; but seriously. Why do people do these things for a living? The scariest thing that happens to me at work is when Bachman tells me he had Chick-Fil-A for breakfast and is feeling a little gassy.

4-Loren Roberts and Leif Olson

I’ll set this story up, you tell me how you think it is going to finish. Greg Norman went into the final round of a big event as the leader……..

Back here in the states……errr…..Canada (which is basically just a really big northern state, right?)…..rain is going to apparently force the Canadian Open to finish Monday. When reached for comment, golf fans everywhere asked “Why?”

Of course, Leif Olson found a really conveniently placed ball on the green Saturday…….

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……and for some reason decided to continue playing golf after that. Let me tell you this much. If I had done the same thing, I would have gotten in that car and driven it straight to San Diego, where I would have said something like “Golf? Best of luck losers! I’ve got a nice car and I will NEVER do anything that awesome again on a golf course!”

5-Claudio Lopez

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The coolest thing about this goal? I totally hit the EXACT same shot with local golfer Chris Appel in goal during a pickup match in Mexico. TOTALLY TRUE. To this day, it is the greatest thing I have ever done in sports.

Lot of soccer in this week’s blog. Not enough hot soccer chicks.

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They also sometimes call me Glenn “The Problem Solver” Clark, people.

6-Michael Phelps

Apparently no one thought Michael Phelps’ team could win the relay at the World Championships in Rome.

Which only makes me think that apparently no one was watching that whole “8 Gold Medals” thing in Beijing last summer. Surprising, I saw it on the news a few times and on the cover of every magazine ever created.

(Editor’s note: You were waiting for a pot joke, weren’t you. Well shame on you. Michael Phelps is an American hero. He deserves better. Plus…..he’s in Italy. Hard to miss late night Papa Johns runs when you’re in FREAKING ITALY.)

7-Guinea Pigs

The movie “G-Force” looks like quite possibly the WORST movie ever made.

So of course it opened at #1 making more than $30 million.

Ugh.

And Harry Potter was #2.

I’m starting to lose hope, America.

You’re a zero…….

Anyone who isn’t a fan of Shaquille O’Neal

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If Shaq really does just show up at the White House Monday; he’s getting in.

Trust me on that.

-G

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Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 17 July 2009 by Glenn Clark

In case you missed it, Drew’s list of his Top 5 “Baltimore Sports Jerks” was…..

10-Sidney Ponson & Richie Bancells (Tie)
9-Gary Williams
8-Roberto Alomar
7-Albert Belle
6-Jerry Coleman & Drew Forrester (Tie)
5-Aubrey Huff
4-Tony Siragusa
3-Erik Bedard
2-Chris McAlister
1-Lee Mazzilli

And my list of the Top 10 “Baltimore Sports Jerks” was……

10-Terrell Owens
9-Michael Phelps
8-Lee Mazzilli
7-Rafael Palmeiro
6-Sammy Sosa
5-Tony Siragusa
4-Sidney Ponson
3-Albert Belle
2-Peter Angelos
1-Bob Irsay

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

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Tom Clayton says Suggs will face more ‘pressure’ after signing massive contract

Marco Romanell says Summer of ’09 ‘revival’ for Baltimore sports

ORIOLES:

The Official Site says trip to Chicago amongst early road schedule for Birds in 2nd half

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says MacPhail expects decision on Trembley to come later in season than usual

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Opening Day win; comeback wins over Phillies, Red Sox, Jays, Mets amongst highlights of Birds’ first half

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Pale Hose had ‘nondescript’ first half of season

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds have been best at plate, worst on basepaths

Examiner Jay Trucker hopes Buck isn’t on O’s-White Sox FOX broadcast Saturday

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Birds 24-23 since May 22

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

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

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Matusz winner as Bowie beat Akron in slugfest

Frederick Keys Official Site says Britton loser as Frederick fell to Kinston

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

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Procner loser as Aberdeen fell to Lowell

Bluefield Orioles Official Site says Mike Flacco tallied run, RBI for Orioles in win over Bristol

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Hobgood could make debut for Bluefield Saturday vs. Johnson City

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Krynzel went 4-6 with two triples for Baysox in win over Aeros

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Baysox reliever Wilfredo Perez likely out for season

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Widlansky’s homer provided only run for Keys in loss

Virginian-Pilot says Carlos Quentin rehabbing with Knights against Tides

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Figurs, Carr, Webb, Zbikowski, Rice to all compete for return job

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says despite history in Supplemental Draft (Gaither), Ravens didn’t make selection this year

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Suggs ‘real deal’, worth big contract

The Sun says Ravens single game tickets available today via Ticketmaster

The AP says some believe McNair’s death ‘wake up call’ for cheating athletes

Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock says McNair’s death example of why athletes shouldn’t get married

Fox Sports’ Adam Schein doesn’t believe Mason retired

The AP says Nashville judge allows Mechelle McNair to be executor of husband’s estate

Pro Football Weekly’s Mike Wilkening says TE’s Heap, Smith will need to step up if Mason really retired

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Flacco, Reed, 52 might be most important player in AFC North

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Diamondback’s Michael Lemaire thinks WR Quintin McCree could break out this season

The Diamondback’s Michael Lemaire says Lee-Odai, Adrian Cannon give Terps ‘depth’ at WR

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps have ‘solid group’ of RB’s in Scott, Green, Meggett

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says VA QB prospect Bo Revell worked out for Terps (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens details Burney’s injury history

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps to visit UNC-Greensboro Jan. 3 at 2pm

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says hoops prospect Jarrod Davis emerged at West Virginia event (must subscribe)

UMBC LACROSSE:

The Official Site says former Retriever Ricky Fried named coach of US Women’s National Team

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site says 6 former Blue Jays all MLL All-Stars

SOCCER:

Ravens Official Site says grass to be installed today at M&T Bank Stadium for AC Milan-Chelsea match

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

Examiner Jeff Hemelt says 4 Palace players named to USL-2’s Team of the Week

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Mary Rampellini says Rachel Alexandra trainer Steve Asmussen suspended 6 months

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Asmussen to appeal suspension for ’08 lidocaine positive

SWIMMING:

The Sun says Phelps ended Tiger’s streak of winning top ESPY at 5

POKER:

The AP says Garrett County logger Darvin Moon chip leader at World Series of Poker

BOXING:

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

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Anyone else have a bad feeling the Birds will get swept by the ChiSox this weekend? I’ll take it back. Bergesen goes Sunday. They’ll win that one.

Talk to you this weekend.

-G

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O’s: Best Week In Recent Memory

Posted on 28 May 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

It’s been a great week so far to be an Oriole fan, and by all accounts this is just the beginning. As sad and painful as it is to admit, it’s tough to remember a better week, both on and off the field, for Orioles baseball in at least the last 10 years. And still, as sad as that revelation truly is, even that isn’t enough to dampen the enthusiasm that I and most who have suffered with this team throughout the last decade plus, have gotten from them over the last week or so.

 

For those like myself, who have been lamenting in wait, for the young guns to arrive here at the big league level, I hope you didn’t blink. If the combination of horrible early season baseball, and an ultra-exciting NBA Playoffs momentarily distracted you from the train wreck that appeared to be developing at the yards this season, it’d be tough to blame you. But if it did, then allow me to cordially invite you back once again to the Orioles’ bandwagon, as it is certainly beginning to pick up some steam.

 

Obviously, the biggest news of the week will come to fruition on Friday, when Matt Wieters makes his much anticipated debut, in front of what should be the most enthusiastic Camden Yards crowd in recent memory. Perhaps lost, somewhat in the shadows though, is the fact that when David Hernandez makes his debut on Thursday, in place of the injured Koji Uehara, it will give the O’s a rotation with only Jeremy Guthrie remaining from opening day.

 

What’s more, is that the young pitchers, who seem to be coming up and holding their own at least, still aren’t among the top pitching prospects in the organization. Even with Bergeson, Berken, Hill and Hernandez on the current big league staff, it’s easy to believe that the best is yet to come, as the minor league system still boasts the likes of Brian Matusz, Jake Arrieta, Troy Patton and Chris Tillman among others.

 

On the field, Berken picked up his first big league win this week, and Nolan Reimold took a giant step toward cementing his place in left field for the long term, by adding walk off homerun to his growing list of credentials and accomplishments. The Orioles outlasted Roy Halladay, despite giving up 8 early runs, and managed a comeback for the ages. A comeback made even more improbable, when put in context with the O’s inability to win the final games of series’ and particularly their inability to complete sweeps over the last few seasons. And a comeback fitting with this week’s theme, as it was capped off by a rookie.

 

I must admit that the debut of AAA strikeout artist David Hernandez has me, maybe more intrigued than even Wieters’ eminent debut on Friday. Not having had the privilege of seeing Hernandez pitch yet, his stat line certainly has me taking notice, and it’s tough to remember an Oriole pitcher’s debut since Ben McDonald that I have been more anxious to watch. Since I’ll be on the air for the start of both Thursday and Friday’s games, I won’t be at either, but given the choice of tickets for Hernandez’ debut on Thursday or Wieters debut on Friday, it’d be a tough decision but I’d probably opt for Hernandez. If the seats were behind home plate, I’d go with Hernandez for sure.

 

For a team that that has gotten their fan base used to respectable starts to seasons, followed by miserable swoons and disappointing finishes, April was enough to have some fans bracing for the worst. Now, it appears that the O’s could be changing another trend, and actually picking up momentum as the season goes along. Whatever the outcome winds up being, they’ve at least gotten folks who were otherwise disinterested back into the mix. And as for those of us, like myself, who can’t seem to stop watching, no matter how painful it becomes, they’ve gotten us excited once again. Now it’s up to them to sustain that good will, and build on it.

 

Personnel wise, it’s tough to remember a more exciting couple of weeks, since the December 1995 spending spree that brought in Randy Myers, Roger McDowell, Roberto Alomar, BJ Surhoff and David Wells. In that case though, it was December, a full four months out from the start of the season. This time it’s happening before our eyes, day by day, in real time.

 

It’s an exciting time to be an O’s fan, for once, for now, for sure.

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

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Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 06 May 2009 by Glenn Clark

Peter Schmuck wrote something funny today. He wrote about how Orioles fans would have a chance to boo A-Rod when he returns to the Yankees this weekend.

My best guess is that no one cares enough about the Orioles at this point to brave the tens of thousands of Yankees fans to try to boo someone for using steroids.

But maybe I’m wrong. We all rallied around the chance to boo Mark Teixeira; but that was Opening Day. Is the return of the man Ray Bachman affectionately calls “man boobs” enough to motivate you as an Orioles fan to get out to Camden Yards this weekend?

I’m guessing it probably isn’t.

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

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says Orioles, Ravens both ‘self-promote’

Drew Forrester says Rays had ‘too much Longoria’ as they beat Birds

Glenn Clark says Markakis amongst best hitters in baseball

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Uehara solid, but three errors cost Birds in lost to Rays

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Hendrickson, Birds return home to face Slowey, Twins tonight

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Roberts past hitting slump

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Pie has ‘reduced role’ with O’s

Rays Official Site’s Bill Chastain says 13,000 saw Rays, Birds split at Tropicana Field

Twins Official Site’s Kelly Thesier says Slowey getting plenty of run support thus far this season

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Kranitz thought Uehara “Maddux-like” despite loss

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Markakis’ games-on-base streak ends in loss

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Baysox pitcher Erbe placed on DL with shoulder fatigue

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says fans will have chance to boo A-Rod at Camden Yards this weekend (Nice try Pete…..the 30,000 Yankees fans in town will make him plenty welcome)

The Sun says Posada headed to DL, will miss series with Orioles

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Trembley left starter in too long instead of taking starter out too early

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Rich Hill threw four scoreless innings for Norfolk in win

The AP says Alomar, ex girlfriend reach settlement out of court

Examiner Steve DeClue agrees with Trembley on Sherrill decision

The AP says Upton broke slump to lift Rays past Orioles

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Britton very good for Keys in loss

Virginian-Pilot’s Rainer Sabin says MacPhail thought Hill had ‘ups and downs’ in 2nd start with Tides

St. Petersburg Times’ Joe Smith says Garza went 8 innings to beat Birds

Tampa Tribune’s Tony Fabrizio says Navarro also broke out of slump to help Rays finish off O’s

Sporting News’ Michael Huang mocks Missouri pitcher Kyle Gibson to Birds

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham says Ravens won’t confirm Washington’s visit

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham has another picture of a girl in a bikini

Examiner Tony Wisniewski says Washington may be ‘best available’ free agent WR

Examiner Phil Macek says Mason’s ‘attitude’ even better than ‘ability’

Fox Sports’ John Czarnecki says Oher already has experience learning multiple offenses

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Flacco needs to have more than 1 good year to be ‘great’ starting QB

ESPN.com’s James Walker says former Raven Bouman signed with Jaguars

ESPN.com’s James Walker wonders whether Flacco, Palmer 2nd best QB in AFC North

NFL.com’s Michael Fabiano says Le’Ron McClain could ‘disappoint’ fantasy owners

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Cottle not letting Yeatman speak to media before showdown with Fighting Irish

The Sun’s John Weaver says Terps have most Maryland prospects of any team in Tournament

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says seniors bringing ‘leadership’ to Terps

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Yeatman ‘respects’ former Irish teammates, just not talking about them

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Tyler Smith picked Terps over UConn, Rutgers, Syracuse, Pitt, Akron

Examiner Matthew Bouchard says Muhtadi, Dane Randolph sign with Packers after rookie tryout

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says E. Williams ‘overcame odds’ to earn spot with Skins

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Dion Armstrong, Bruce Campbell need to get out of ‘Friedgen Academic Probation’

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps amongst teams making scheme changes in ACC

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says LB Moten mixing things up in Spring (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says James Franklin gets another stud QB prospect in Tyler Smith (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter chats with Toms River (NJ) athlete prospect (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Matt Alkire says QB prospect Anthony Gonzalez unfazed by Tyler Smith commitment (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter breaks down more prospects from I-95 Challenge (must subscribe)

Inside MD Sports’ Jeff Ermann says Terps battling Oregon, Oregon State, Cal, Washington, Arizona for 2010 prospect Terrence Jones

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Minnesota to visit Comcast Center for ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Frese facing former team when Terps host Golden Gophers

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Ricci named ECAC Defensive Player of the Year, Mike Sawyer Rookie of the Year

Inside Lacrosse’s Christian Swezey says Hounds highest ranking team to miss NCAA Tournament

UMBC LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says ESPN’s Mark Dixon thinks Retrievers have ‘biggest potential’ to pull first round upset

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse says Jays 7th in final Nike media poll

Inside Lacrosse says Jays 8th in final USILA Coaches’ poll

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Slotback Bobby Doyle looking forward to game with Buckeyes

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says DC Buddy Green concerned about secondary

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site’s John Wolfe previews Sunday’s visit to Erie to face RiverRats

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee says Borel just 23rd jockey to win more than one Derby

Thoroughbred Times says D. Wayne Lukas confirms Flying Private for Preakness

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says injury to I Want Revenge may be ‘career threatening’

Preakness Official Site says Lukas coming to Pimlico looking for 6th Preakness crown

The Sun’s Ken Murray says trainer Derek Ryan ruled Musket Man out of longer Belmont, but leaning towards entering Preakness

The Sun’s Ken Murray says ESPN’s Jeanine Edwards doesn’t think Mine That Bird will ‘disgrace’ himself at Preakness

The AP’s Jeffrey McMurray says injury to I Want Revenge on opposite ankle from what trainer Jeff Mullins originally thought

SI’s Tim Layden says Mine That Bird first horse to make SI cover since Smarty Jones in ‘04

ESPN.com’s Jeremy Plonk says Woolley knows just how difficult it is to even run Derby, let alone win it

SWIMMING:

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says life tougher for Hoff under Bob Bowman’s tutelage

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Phelps happy to return with suspension over

The AP’s Paul Newberry says Charlotte event next week marks Phelps’ return to pool from suspension

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Uehara was “Maddux-like”? Come on, Rick Kranitz.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 03 March 2009 by Glenn Clark

Maryland 84, Wake 78

I don’t usually pick the Terps to beat better teams; but after talking to a lot of people who are indifferent to the team; something tells me they will win this one. They’re going to struggle with Wake’s size; but if it comes down to a battle of “Greivis vs. Teague”, I think Vasquez carries the Terps at home. I also just don’t see the Terps dropping back to back games at Comcast Center in the same season

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

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester thinks 52 should be in Baltimore right now

Drew Forrester thinks another team will jump into Ray Lewis fray

Rex Snider says start to Birds’ season ‘brutal’

Glenn Clark thinks Prisbell right to say Post story didn’t find violations

Drew Forrester says despite relationship with Under Armour; Gary didn’t commit violation with Stephenson

Nestor Aparicio says loss of Dew Tour will hurt city economically

Casey Willett wonders whether Roberts, Alomar best 2B in Orioles history

Todd Helmick says Terps have serious ‘reloading’ to do in Spring

Nestor Aparicio says Tribute to Dads coming Thursday

Ed Frankovic thinks Caps need to be busy before Trade Deadline

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Murphy hits 2 run homer to lift Birds past Red Sox

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Bergesen could pitch his way into rotation due to injuries

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds not ‘discouraged’ by arm injuries

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Bergesen’s ability to ‘throw strikes’ has him turning heads

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says ‘no structural problems’ found with Hill’s elbow

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Birds to play 7 inning intrasquad game today with Baez, Penn, Sherrill all pitching

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says O’s don’t want to rush young pitchers

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. expects Ryan Adams to stay in Frederick

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Waters struggled in relief despite being credited with win over BoSox

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Hill will have to have fluid removed from elbow

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Wilfredo Perez gets save in win over Boston

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Eaton scheduled to arrive at Spring Training today

Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says Trembley thinks Matusz has ‘tool box full of talent’

The AP says Albers’ arm injury amongst reasons he thinks he should be starter

The AP says Birds couldn’t solve Masterson early

ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark says Guthrie will get first Team USA start Thursday vs. Phillies

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Brown had ‘hoped to stay’ in Baltimore

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens ‘cool off’ on Marvel Smith

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Marques Douglas could still return to Ravens

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Bart Scott didn’t ‘shop’ Jets deal with Ravens last week

Examiner Steve DeClue thinks Ravens should ‘lower’ offer to 52

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says former NFL QB Theismann doesn’t think 52 has many ‘options’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens will have one of AFC’s ‘fastest secondaries’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens, 52 ‘best option’ for each other

ESPN.com’s James Walker says other AFC North teams should be happy to see Bart Scott gone

Fox Sports’ John Czarnecki says Foxworth signing shows Ravens’ ‘desperation’

NFL Network’s Charles Davis mocks Beckwith to Ravens

NFL.com’s Vic Carucci says Scott most important piece to Ryan’s “Raven-ization” of Jets

National Football Post’s Wes Bunting mocks Laurinaitis to Ravens

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Wake Forest Official Site previews tonight’s trip to Maryland

Wake Forest Official Site offers complete Deacs-Terps release (pdf)

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says NCAA Tournament hopes ‘loom large’ for Terps

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Gregory has fond memories of watching Terps in NCAA Tournament

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Neal will be only player honored with Senior Night tonight

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Terps staff plans to make more visits to see Stephenson, Padgett

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Neal represents ‘everyman’

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says size could be issue again tonight for Terps against Wake

Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg again thinks Terps best team in MD/DC/VA region

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda scouts Wake Forest

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Under Armour releases statement defending relationships with athletes

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps showed ‘emotion’ in win over NC State

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Stephenson story more about Under Armour than Maryland

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Sidney Lowe thinks Vasquez ‘clever’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Neal has made ‘mark’ in senior season

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps have similar resume to Florida

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens thinks Terps 3th best team in country

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens has Terps IN

ESPN.com’s Joe Lunardi has Terps OUT

SI’s Andy Glockner has Terps IN

Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan has Terps OUT

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter talks to Mt. St. Joseph coach Clatchey about prospect Eric Atkins, former MSJ star Gregory (must subscribe)

Scout.com’s Evan Daniels says Calvert Hall prospect/Ernie Graham son Jonathan has ‘options’ (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Coleman named ACC Player of the Week again

The Sun says Toliver, Coleman named All-ACC

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Toliver gets first All-ACC 1st team nod after 3 years on the All-ACC 2nd team

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps will have to replace Egekeze’s scoring

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Torrey Smith could be breakout WR in ACC

College Football News’ Pete Fiutak thinks Maryland-Cal 25th best nonconference game of ‘09

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says VA prospect headed to campus (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says continued success at “X” could lift Jeff Reynolds to Tewaaraton Watch list

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens has Terps 5th in bracket

UMBC LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse says Wimer Player of the Week

Inside Lacrosse’s Terry Foy says Wimer 3rd on Player of the Year watch list

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews today’s trip to UMBC

Inside Lacrosse says Harrison, Peyser, Peyser, Rabil all on tryout list for 2010 U.S. Team

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews today’s trip to Siena

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Barney named All-MAAC 2nd team; Winbush named to All-Rookie team

The Official Site says Winbush picks up another weekly honor from MAAC

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews Thursday night showdown with Coppin State

NAVY LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews Navy’s trip to Mount today

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Kina 1st team, Chris Harris 2nd team All-Patriot League

Examiner Tom Flynn says Midshipmen will be 3rd seed in Patriot League Tournament

MT. ST. MARY’S LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews home opener with Mids today

SALISBURY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Matt Cannone named CAC Player of the Week

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Cannone 2nd consecutive Gull to be honored by CAC

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

The Official Site says Palace signs Bermuda national team star John Barry Nusum

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee says Churchill Downs introduces new safety standards

Thoroughbred Times’ Ron Parker says Old Fashioned still favorite in Triple Crown poll

ACTION SPORTS:

The Sun’s Childs Walker says Dew Action Sports Tour won’t return to Baltimore in ‘09

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Jay Greene. With no local high school games yesterday due to the snow; we decided to have a “College Athlete of the Winter” contest this morning. Drew was in charge of tabulating the voting for the contest; and we KNOW he would never fix the voting in this sort of thing. According to Drew; Greivis Vasquez was 2nd in voting, Reggie Holmes 3rd, Kristi Toliver 4th, and Carlee Cassidy 5th.

Some more score picks…
-UMBC 12, Johns Hopkins 10. I think this is a REAL opportunity for UMBC to show that they are the premiere team in Baltimore. The Retrievers have been outstanding early; and despite the Jays’ struggles, I’m not counting them out. This should be a good one on a chilly night in Catonsville.
-Loyola 10, Siena 6. I like the Greyhounds MUCH more with Shane Koppens back.
-Navy 11, Mount St. Mary’s 4. The Mids will bounce back nicely from a loss to Bucknell; with the Mountaineers not serving as much competition.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Roberts vs Alomar

Posted on 02 March 2009 by caseywillett

A couple of nights ago, the MLB Network featured the Orioles in their “30 Clubs in 30 Days” specials. The show, which is an amazing one, talks about the team in a half-hour segment. It talks about the team, prospects, how they will fare in the division they are in, etc.
At the end of the segment, they put together the club’s “greatest team” lineup. For the Orioles, the one that stood out to me was that they had Brian Roberts over Roberto Alomar at second base.
As Orioles fans, can you agree with that?

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