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Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 10 September 2009 by Glenn Clark

Didn’t have time to finish posting links this morning; VERY SORRY. Heading out to Owings Mills now, will post our NFL picks later today.

Let’s see what everyone has to say….

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester explains how “See The Birds” came about

Nestor Aparicio says WNST will continue to ‘help’ Orioles

Glenn Clark says Ravens wearing new “53 Mighty Men of Baltimore” jackets

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Maureen Mullen says Brian Roberts’ 50th double not enough as Birds fell to BoSox

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Maureen Mullen says B-Rob joined former Hall of Famers Tris Speaker, Paul Waner, Stan Musial as only players with 3 or more 50+ double seasons

The Official Site’s Maureen Mullen says after day off tonight, Chris Tillman to face Andy Pettitte tomorrow night at Yankee Stadium

The Official Site’s Maureen Mullen says Henn, Uehara added to roster

Red Sox Official Site’s John Barone says Victor Martinez’s pinch hit, bases clearing double lifted Sox past Birds

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Birds fell to 1-8 at Fenway Park this season in front of 37,712

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Adam Jones moved to 60 day DL, will miss rest of season

The Sun’s Peter Hermann says 4 men arrested after stealing #8 statue honoring Cal Ripken outside Camden Yards

The Sun says Janet Marie Smith named VP of planning and development

The AP says Albers took loss, Danys Baez gave up Martinez’s 2B

Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin says Paul Byrd started, got no decision for Red Sox in win over O’s

Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman says Delcarmen struggled out of pen for Sox in win

Providence Journal’s Kevin McNamara says Billy Wagner gave Sox lift out of pen, picked up win

Worcester Telegram’s Bill Ballou says Birds, Sox combined for 27 hits; 22 of which were singles

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh impressed by free agent Tyree, team will continue to monitor his health

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Mark Clayton not on Ravens’ first injury report

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says new GM (Pioli), new coach (Haley), new QB (Cassel) give Chiefs element of ‘surprise’

The Official Site says KC Coach Haley thinks Harbaugh, Dolphins coach Sparano ‘set bar high’ for first year coaches

The Official Site says Chris Carr left Titans for Baltimore to play Ravens’ ‘style of defense’

The Official Site’s Mallory Steinberg says Clayton made appearance Tuesday at SEED School

Kansas City Chiefs Official Site says Haley not sure if team will have answer on Cassel until gametime

Kansas City Chiefs Official Site says CB Brandon Flowers, RB Jackie Battle joined Cassel as ‘limited’ in practice

Kansas City Chiefs Official Site says Larry Johnson ‘not mad’ at Terrell Suggs for taunting him in last matchup

The Sun’s Ken Murray says acquiring players like Oher, Foxworth shows Ravens’ desire for ‘speed’

The Sun’s Lorraine Mirabella says Pizza Hut, Reebok amongst companies seeing commercial value in Flacco

The Sun’s Matt Bracken cleans up after me

The Sun’s Edward Lee says new OL Moll was ‘surprised’ to be traded from Packers to Ravens

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Haley thought Harbaugh did ‘tremendous job’ as first year coach in ‘08

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Sporting News sees Reed, Ray Lewis, Birk, Suggs, Ngata amongst best 100 players in NFL

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Harbaugh lost his cool during practice thinking TV cameras were recording parts of practice he didn’t want filmed

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Harbaugh said Ravens would ‘take it slow’ with David Tyree

The Sun’s Edward Lee says LJ Smith only Raven to not ‘fully’ participate in practice

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Larry Johnson last back to rush for 100 yards against Ravens

7 of 7 Sun analysts pick Ravens to beat Chiefs

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Derrick Mason believes offense will be ‘light years ahead’ of where they were last year

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Yanda ‘feels good’, expects Chester to start at RG

The AP says even without Rex Ryan, Ravens defense might be ‘better’

Washington Times’ Bob Cohn says Harbaugh, Ravens ready to ‘build’ on last year’s trip to AFC Championship Game

Kansas City Star’s Adam Teicher says Todd Haley ‘encouraged’ with Clancy Pendergast’s defense

8 of 8 USA Today analysts pick Ravens to top Chiefs

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

SI’s Ross Tucker thinks Ray Rice will have ‘breakout’ season

5 of 7 Sporting News analysts pick Ravens to make playoffs

Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson says Brandon Marshall could ‘learn’ from McGahee

Yahoo! Sports’ Michael Silver says McNair was ‘more than player’ to Titans coach Jeff Fisher

Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager says former Ravens coach Billick knows he ‘missed’ with Boller

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Terps will be ‘inconsistent’ again this season

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Tom Brattan confirmed Bruce Campbell will miss James Madison game Saturday

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says players truly believed they weren’t far from being competitive against Bears

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says RJ Dill will make first career start at RT vs. Dukes

Washington Post’s Kathy Orton says Madison win over Terps would be another feather in CAA’s cap

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Campbell could miss ‘more time’ dealing with turf toe

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Friedgen unsure of whether sick football player dealing with swine flu

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell noticing less ‘fan interest’ in Terps this season

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps trying to ‘learn’ from blowout loss at California

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says JMU beat writer Mike Barber thinks Dukes must avoid turnovers to have shot at beating Terps

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Adrian Cannon was most ‘targeted’ WR in Berkeley (5 catches of 10 balls thrown to him)

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Tyler Bowen, Pete deSouza could fit in OT mix

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says WR LaQuan Williams (Poly) almost went to Madison

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says former DL Dion Armstrong ended up at Butler Community College in Kansas

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Justin Gilbert will also be in mix to replace Campbell

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Tony Logan was ‘limited’ again in practice, meaning Kenny Tate could end up handling punt returns again

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says James Franklin already had ‘answers’ ready for questions regarding offensive performance at Cal (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Ralph going with youngsters like Bennett Fulper, Isaiah Ross (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Mychal Parker excited to make another visit to College Park (must subscribe)

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says tickets still available for Saturday’s home opener against Louisiana Tech

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says safety Emmett Merchant started improvement once he felt he ‘belonged’

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Ivin Jasper admitted to ‘second guessing’ play call on 2 point conversion attempt that would have tied Ohio State

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says last year’s leading rusher Shun White working with Mids’ slotbacks

Shreveport Times’ Jimmy Watson says La Tech LB Adrien Cole ‘impressed’ with Midshipmen

Go Mids’ Chris Rohe breaks down individual matchups with Louisiana Tech (must subscribe)

MCDANIEL FOOTBALL:

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says WR Matt Cahill showing ability in senior season

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Billera helping Terror in return game

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Tigers amongst teams interested in Dunbar prospect Derrell Edwards

UMBC LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Bob Chavez says former Retriever Poillon selected by Philadelphia Wings in NLL Draft

STEVENSON LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Mustangs up for LaxWorld honors

SWIMMING:

The Sun says Speedo extended deal with Michael Phelps through 2013

GOLF:

The Sun says John Cook, Jay Haas, Nick Price, Jeff Sluman all committed to Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Glenye Cain Oakford says Pioneerof The Nile retired to stud at Vinery in Lexington

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Drew and I both picked the Titans tonight FWIW.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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NBC’s Dateline focuses on Steve McNair’s Death – Tonite

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NBC’s Dateline focuses on Steve McNair’s Death – Tonite

Posted on 31 August 2009 by Rex Snider

Yes, I realize the Ravens season opener is just 13 days away AND Matt Cassel might not be taking any snaps, at M&T Bank Stadium …..

And, the New York Yankees are in town. Which means the Orioles will be getting demolished, at the hands of Derek Jeter, A’Rod and Mark Teixeira, as they enjoy their “home away from home,” for three nights.

The overwhelming, sad truth is Yankees fans have held a death-grip on this city, during their team’s visits, for close to a decade. Tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday will be no different.

However, if you are looking for something different to occupy your Monday evening …..

NBC’s Dateline will take an in-depth look into the murder of Steve McNair. The program will focus on the circumstances of McNair’s death, as well as his personal life. NBC’s Lester Holt teases the piece, by saying “investigators reveal what led McNair to a life where he faced far more dangers off the field, than he ever faced on it.”

The trailer for Monday’s Dateline is found below …..

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/32601029#32601029

I’m not a big believer in conspiracy theories. Nor, do I believe the very best criminal investigators known to law enforcement simply fail to uncover the so-called facts found by tabloid journalists. It’s mostly propaganda.

But, I’ll watch it.

After all, it’s better than watching the Bronx Bombers take batting practice, at Yankee Stadium – South.

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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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Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 23 July 2009 by Glenn Clark

It was an uninspired, lifeless performance in the Bronx this week…..for the most part. But it wasn’t unexpected. July is the time of year when this team just struggles mightily because the season just feels silly to them. There’s nothing to play for, the excitement of a new season is gone, they don’t have a break to get to anytime soon; and they’re all worried about whether or not they’re going to need to move come July 31.

When you’re a bad baseball team, this is usually the most difficult time of the season. Sadly, August and September are rarely much better around here even if they are for other losing teams.

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

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says O’s fell to 15-32 on road after sweep at Yankee Stadium

Drew Forrester says Drew Bennett Ravens ‘preferred choice’ amongst WR’s

Rex Snider says Birds have worst July 23rd record in last 6 years

Drew Forrester says Mason still hasn’t made comment since “retirement”

Glenn Clark says Johnny Holliday’s “Kids Have Done It” favorite announcer call of all time

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Berken struggles as Birds swept in New York

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says after day off today; Bergesen, Birds visit Penny, Red Sox tomorrow

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds make Sarasota official Spring Training home

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Virginia native Meredith happy to join team he grew up following

Yankees Official Site’s Anthony DiComo says Burnett takes care of business for Yanks in win

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says O’s suffered 5th loss in 6 games since All-Star break

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Trembley, MacPhail to meet Friday in Boston, could determine Rich Hill’s future with team

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says John Angelos looking forward to joining ‘civic fabric’ of Sarasota

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Sarasota move appears to be ‘win-win’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Jones, Markakis hit solo HR’s in 9th to make things close

The AP says Posada homered for Yanks in win

Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says moving to Sarasota will give Orioles better access to important opponents

New York Post’s George A. King says 47,000 at Yankee Stadium (including Orioles fans on the WNST bus) saw Yankees sweep Birds

New York Times’ Joe LaPointe says Swisher star at plate, in field for Bombers in victory

New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand says Mariano Rivera saved Bruney to pick up 28th save of season

Newsday’s Evan Drellich says Swisher appeared ‘comfortable’ in RF during win

Newark Star-Ledger’s Matt Gelb says A-Rod, Cano each had RBI hits for Yanks in win

Bergen Record’s Al Iannazzone says Girardi thought Burnett ‘excellent’ in Yanks’ victory

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Chris Waters hit around in loss to Gwinnett

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Liz threw 7 shutout innings as Baysox topped Harrisburg

Frederick Keys Official Site says Florimon homered for Keys in loss to Salem

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Welty homered for Shorebirds in win over Greenville

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Colin Allen takes loss as Ironbirds shutout by Mahoning Valley

Bluefield Orioles Official Site says Gary Helmick went 3-4 with 3 runs scored in win over Greeneville

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Miguel Abreu had 3 hits, 3 RBI for Baysox in win over Senators

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

Virginian-Pilot says Fiorentino homered for Tides in loss

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says 2nd year WR Marcus Smith feels like starting job ‘right in front of (his) face’

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says McGahee trying to claim back starting job from Ray Rice

The Official Site says Flacco turning heads with Reebok video

(If you haven’t seen the video yet……)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-HQBHWeOhg[/youtube]

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says fans were excited to meet McGahee downtown at Boost Mobile

The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd says Ravens ‘worried’ about WR’s even if Mason comes back

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens reached out to Joe Horn

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says McGahee ‘feels great’ going into Training Camp

The AP says Harbaugh ‘optimistic and hopeful’ Mason will return to team after conversation

Washington Post’s Mark Maske reports Harbaugh says Mason wants to be in ‘right frame of mind’

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco thinks Gooden will start next to 52 at ILB

NBC Sports’ Gregg Rosenthal says Mason told Harbaugh he’s ‘ready physically’

Fox Sports’ Adrian Hasenmayer has Ravens 12th in power rankings

SI’s Ross Tucker would be ‘angry’ if he were one of Mason’s teammates

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Horn must prove he ‘has it’ for Ravens to sign him

ESPN.com’s James Walker can’t gauge degree of success Ravens will have in trying to talk Mason out of retirement

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Mark Clayton on ‘hot seat’ in Baltimore

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Turner may have QB spot solidified, but WR questions remain

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Moten, Wujciak give Terps ‘sure things’ at LB

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps have 7th best LB group in ACC

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh introduces freshman safety Eric Franklin (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh introduces freshman QB Danny O’Brien (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says early prognosticators high on Terps

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Langhorne, Toliver, Coleman will all be on floor tonight at Verizon Center for WNBA matchup between Mystics and Sky on ESPN2

Washington Times’ Mike Fratto says journey to Lithuania helped former Terp Langhorne

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Brett Harvey helps Team USA claim gold at Maccabiah Games

UMBC BASKETBALL:

Examiner Alexander Pyles explains mascot True Grit

SOCCER:

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Friday night’s Chelsea-AC Milan match at M&T Bank Stadium to be first sellout of World Football Challenge tour

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Drew Bennett is apparently the Ravens’ ‘preferred choice’ at WR. I have had a few ‘preferred choices’ at the end of a long night of drinking that actually WEREN’T as pretty as Drew Bennett. He probably wouldn’t make a major difference, but the Ravens SHOULD bring him in, whether Mason returns or not. If he can’t play, the team will probably be able to tell that before September 13.

-The move to Sarasota is a positive thing. Certainly should have happened a few years ago, but it doesn’t mean it isn’t a positive upgrade for this organization.

-If you don’t understand the significance of Friday night’s soccer match; you probably aren’t a downtown business owner, or anyone who profits off of civic events. The World Football Challenge is a big deal. Artscape is a big deal. Preakness is a big deal. Ravens games are a big deal. The American Idol concert at the Arena is a big deal. Having more of these events come to downtown (or anywhere else in the region) would be a big deal. If there was a NASCAR track built in Aberdeen; THAT would be a big deal. We NEED these events. I’ll write more about it tomorrow for sure.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Tonight’s Orioles – Yankees Lineups

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Tonight’s Orioles – Yankees Lineups

Posted on 21 July 2009 by Chris Bonetti

The Orioles will be back on the field tonight at 7:05pm, weather permitting, to play the Yankees in the middle game of three at the new Yankee Stadium.  Last night’s heartbreaking 2-1 loss dropped the Birds to an American League worst 15-30 on the road this season, 1-12 away from home against their A.L. East counterparts, and 2-23 in their last 25 games in Boston, New York, Tampa and Toronto dating back to last season.

O’s rookie David Hernandez was able to shake a long and strenuous first two innings and gave his team a great chance to win Game 1, turning in six strong innings in which he allowed just a single Yankee run.  However, it turned out to be all for not when Hideki Matsui took Jim Johnson deep in the bottom of the ninth breaking a 1-1 tie and in the process made the Yankees walk-off winners.  What made homer in the ninth even more frustrating for the Birds was that both Cesar Izturis and Brian Roberts were thrown out at the plate just earlier in the top of the eighth.  Needless to say, base running miscues have continued to burn this baseball club at an alarming rate.

On the bump for the Orioles this evening will be Rich Hill, who to this date has been very under-whelming since an off-season trade brought the left-hander to Baltimore from the Cubs.  His 3-2 record can be considered quite deceiving when noting his 7.22 ERA over 11 starts and one relief appearance this season.  With rumors persisting about more young starters arriving from the minors, Hill may not have many more opportunities past tonight to keep pitching for his spot in the rotation.

Sergio Mitre will make tonight’s start for the Yankees and in doing so will make his first appearance in the majors since the 2007 season when he was with the Marlins.  Mitre, a 28-year old right-hander has been called up to take Chien Ming Wang’s spot in the rotation, and while at Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre has gone 3-2 with a 2.40 ERA.  In portions of five separate seasons with the Cubs and Florida, Mitre has compiled a 10-23 record and career ERA of 5.36.

As for the night’s starting sides:

Orioles

Brian Roberts – 2B
Adam Jones – CF
Nick Markakis – RF
Aubrey Huff – 1B
Luke Scott – DH
Melvin Mora – 3B
Nolan Reimold – LF
Matt Wieters – C
Cesar Izturis – SS

Yankees

Derek Jeter – SS
Johnny Damon – LF
Mark Teixeira – 1B
Alex Rodriguez – DH
Jorge Posada – C
Nick Swisher – RF
Robinson Cano – 2B
Melky Cabrera – CF
Cody Ransom  – 3B

After attempting to score on a wild pitch with the game tied 1-1, Roberts was punched out at the plate in the eighth (Courtesy: AP).

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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 21 July 2009 by Glenn Clark

It was funny to see the angry reactions from fans watching last night’s game while I was poking around Facebook and Twitter. Funny mostly because I honestly was completely emotionless when I saw Hideki Matsui crush the game winner. I basically just expected it.

Hard to get angry when you’re watching your favorite team play a team that is plainly better than them.

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

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says Izturis’ base-running blunder ‘costly’ as Birds lost to Yankees

Luke Jones says Mason situation will make start of Training Camp ‘interesting’

Glenn Clark says World Football Challenge highlight of non-baseball week

Bob Haynie wonders if fans concerned about Flacco in 2nd season

Tom Clayton says Ravens need healthy Demetrius Williams with or without Mason

Jerry Reinhardt thinks Ravens should be pursuing Matt Jones

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Roberts called out at home in close play that helped determine Yankees’ 2-1 win

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Hill goes to it tonight vs. Mitre, Yanks

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Chris Ray, Sarfate to ready to being rehab assignments

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Wieters excited to visit ‘cathedrals’ Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park

Yankees Official Site’s Bryan Hoch says Matsui won game for Bombers with walkoff homer in bottom of 9th

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Jim Johnson gave up Godzilla’s walkoff bomb, took loss

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Sherrill doesn’t want to be traded

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says with Hill, Berken slated for rest of series; Birds could suffer ‘three day mugging’ in Bronx

Tribune Newspapers’ Ron Shelton says former Oriole Dalkowski ‘hardest thrower who ever lived’

The AP says Markakis homered for Birds in loss

Washington Times’ Mark Zuckerman and Ben Goessling say Reimold AL Rookie of the Year candidate ‘to watch’

New York Post’s George A. King says Pettitte was incredible getting no decision in Yanks’ win

New York Times’ Tyler Kepner says Hinske also homered for Yanks in win

New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand says Aceves got victory for Yankees

Newsday’s Anthony Rieber says Yanks tied Red Sox for first place in AL East thanks to win

Newark Star-Ledger’s Matt Gelb says Yanks won 3rd straight game by 2-1 score

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

ESPN.com has O’s 23rd in power rankings

Fox Sports’ Aram Tolegian has Birds 23rd in power rankings

Fanhouse’s Ed Price says David Hernandez threw 35 pitches in first inning alone

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Victor Diaz’s 3 run homer not enough as Tides fell to Gwinnett

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Freddy Deza took loss as Baysox fell to Harrisburg

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Kyle Hudson tallied only RBI as Shorebirds fell to Bowling Green

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Kenny Moreland winner as Ironbirds topped Mahoning Valley

Bluefield Orioles Official Site says David Walters took loss as Orioles fell to Johnson City

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Shorebirds’ Welty ‘turning heads’ with .303 average, 7 home runs

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Patton roughed up by Braves’ Johnson in Tides’ loss

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Shorebirds pitcher Moreau honored by South Atlantic League

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Keys’ Widlansky worked through disappointment of staying in Sarasota through Spring Training

Virginian-Pilot says Braves’ 2B Kelly Johnson tallied all 7 RBI for Gwinnett in rehab assignment victory over Tides

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says former Panther DJ Hackett amongst next round of WR tryouts

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ray Rice bringing ‘added bulk’ to Training Camp

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Drew Bennett will also try out Friday

The AP says McNair had blood alcohol level twice the legal limit at time of murder

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says McCareins, Tab Perry, Amani Toomer not invited to workout

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens paid Suggs for versatility

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Milford Mill WR Cheeseboro picked Terps over Virginia, Rutgers, Pitt, West Virginia, Syracuse, UConn

Examiner Matthew Bouchard says Terps’ ‘unwritten rivalry’ with Penn State continues

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps have worst D-Line in ACC

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich thinks Chris Turner will have ‘most consistent’ season in ‘09

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh introduces freshman CB Avery Graham (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh introduces freshman OL Fulper (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Oakton (Virginia) kicker Ray Goins getting extra looks from coaching staff (must subscribe)

UMBC BASKETBALL:

Examiner Alexander Pyles says Retrievers will have to play this season without Rich Flemming

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Brett Harvey leading Team USA at Maccabiah Games

HOPKINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Margraff makes small changes to coaching staff

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says USAA to sponsor Army-Navy game

The Sun says USAA signs 10 year deal to sponsor Mids’ game with Black Knights

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says St. John’s forward Troy King amongst recruiting class of 5

NAVY LACROSSE:

The Sun says Naval-Marine Corps Stadium to host 2010 MIAA lacrosse championships

SWIMMING:

SwimNetwork.com says Phelps’ team unlikely to win 400m free relay

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Dave Litfin says Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra worked out at Saratoga

Daily Racing Form’s Mike Farrell says Papa Clem worked out for first time since 3rd place finish at Belmont

Thoroughbred Times’ Ed DeRosa says Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird breezed at Churchill Downs

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-DJ Hackett, huh? Okay……

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Tonight’s Orioles – Yankees Lineups

Posted on 20 July 2009 by Chris Bonetti

Tonight at 7:05pm the Orioles will take on the Yankees in the series opener of three in what will be their second trip to the new ballpark in the Bronx.  The O’s started the second half dropping two of three in Chicago to the White Sox over the weekend, but in winning the series finale 10-2 yesterday the team received a very strong start out of Jeremy Guthrie and will take a shot of momentum with them to New York City.  Though – almost unbelievably – it should be noted that the Orioles have dropped 22 of their last 24 road games against A.L. East opponents dating back to last season.

David Hernandez is officially back on the active roster and will take the ball tonight to make his sixth start this season and in his big league career.  He was optioned back to Tiple-A Norfolk just before the All-Star break, but the move had more to do with his contractual flexibility rather than being given a demotion.  Hernandez’s 2-2 record and 3.94 ERA shows the hard-throwing right-hander has been effective in his seven total appearances for the big club.  At this point it appears that if he’s able to show ability to miss bats he did in Norfolk (12.2 SO/9), the 24-year old just may give himself an opportunity to stick in the rotation for the remainder of the season.

The Yankees will send a familiar foe to the mound this evening as Andy Pettitte will make his 36th career start against the Orioles.  Through the first 35, the 37-year old lefty has certainly held the advantage over the Birds in sporting a 24-6 record with a 3.80 ERA, including a 3-0 mark with a 1.93 ERA in’08.  However, Pettitte, 8-5 on the year with a 4.85 ERA, was roughed up in his last outing before the All-Star break lasting only 4.1 innings and allowing six earned runs to the Angels out on the West Coast.

Here are the night’s starting lineups for each side:

Orioles

Brian Roberts 2B
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Aubrey Huff 1B
Melvin Mora 3B
Luke Scott DH
Nolan Reimold LF
Matt Wieters C
Cesar Izturis SS

Yankees

Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Hideki Matsui DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Eric Hinske RF
Melky Cabrera CF
Jose Molina C

After nearly two weeks without starting a game, Jeremy Guthrie pitched eight effective innings and picked up a win against the White Sox yesterday (Courtesy: AP).

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Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 20 July 2009 by Glenn Clark

Don’t get me started on the Salazar-Meredith trade. If you want to trade Salazar; that’s fine. It really doesn’t bother me much. Salazar IS no more than a nice bench piece. But this idea that you NEEDED to trade Salazar because you couldn’t possibly let go of Felix Pie is nuts.

Also, “Andy MacPhail didn’t do it again.” He acquired a less than mediocre reliever. It was a little for nothing trade.

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

Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says Cla Meredith already proved himself to be ‘also-ran’

Bob Haynie says Ravens, Suggs handled negotiations in ‘calm, professional way’

Glenn Clark says Zaun proving to be power hitting catcher Wieters hasn’t been

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Patrick Mooney says Guthrie went 8 innings to help Birds top White Sox

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site’s Patrick Mooney says David Hernandez returns tonight to face Andy Pettitte, Yankees in New York

The Official Site’s Patrick Mooney says Birds trade Salazar to San Diego for pitcher Cla Meredith

White Sox Official Site’s Jesse Temple says Contreras suffered from ‘control issues’ in loss to Birds

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Zaun crushed 3 run homer, tallied 4 RBI for Birds in win over Pale Hose

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says MacPhail believes Meredith gives O’s ‘different look in bullpen’

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Bombers outscored Birds 27-9 in sweep in teams’ first series at Yankee Stadium this season

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Mickolio will head back down to make room for Meredith

The AP says Luke Scott added RBI double for Birds in win

Carroll County Times says Meredith had 4-2 record, 4.17 ERA with Padres this season before trade

Examiner Jay Trucker says MacPhail believes Meredith could be ‘poor man’s Chad Bradford’

Chicago Tribune’s Dave Van Dyck says 32,000 saw Birds top ChiSox at U.S. Cellular Field

Chicago Sun-Times’ Toni Ginnetti says Getz, Wise homered for White Sox in loss

Chicago Daily Herald’s Scot Gregor says Contreras gave up 4 walks, hit 2 batters with pitches, and uncorked 2 wild pitches in loss

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Andy Mitchell improved to 8-2 with win over Charlotte

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Ambiorix Concepcion had all 3 RBI for Baysox in loss to Akron

Frederick Keys Official Site says Crancer homered for Keys in win over Wilmington

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Victor Castillo had both RBI for Shorebirds in loss to Bowling Green

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Tyler Sexton’s 6 shutout innings not enough as Ironbirds fell to Vermont

Bluefield Orioles Official Site says Mike Flacco got only hit for Orioles in loss to Johnson City

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Sean Gleason picked up win for Keys over Blue Rocks

Virginian-Pilot’s Rainer Sabin says Blake Davis tagged Bartolo Colon for home as Tides topped Knights

RAVENS:

The AP says McNair’s death has changed the way some athletes think

SI’s Sean Payton (he coaches the Saints, you know) remembers McNair as ‘fierce competitor’

NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan says Heap not showing back injury at American Century Celebrity Golf Championship

Fox Sports’ Ed Thompson says Mason needs to actually make decision

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens ‘smart’ to invest money on defensive side of ball

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Diamondback’s Michael Lemaire says Bruce Campbell could become ‘dominant’ left tackle

COPPIN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says former Eagle Tywain McKee scored 4 for Wizards in Summer League win over Knicks

BLAST:

Examiner Richard Crabbe says Machel Millwood thought winning championship ‘good feeling’

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Mike Farrell says Belmont winner Summer Bird worked out in preparation for Haskell Invitational

SWIMMING:

Swimnetwork.com’s Bob Schaller says Phelps’ presence alone brings media attention alone to sport

INDYCAR RACING:

The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd supportive of making Baltimore Grand Prix happen

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Please check out my 15-7-0. I’m spent from this weekend.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 22 May 2009 by Glenn Clark

This is a depressing weekend for me. This will be the first time since August I will not be including my “weekend picks”, as no local college teams are playing football, basketball, or lacrosse.

I could pick the Orioles’ games; but that’s just depressing.

However, I do have a question. Is anyone going down to Nationals Park this weekend that might not have gone to a game had the series been at OPACY? I fall into that category myself, as I will be headed down Sunday, and admittedly wouldn’t go this weekend if the Birds were at home. But the chance to go down at yell at some Redskins fans DOES appeal to me.

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

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester ‘not shocked’ O’s swept in New York

Bob Haynie getting ‘agitated’ by Orioles’ losing

Chris Bonetti says Tillman, ‘rest of cavalry’ ready to take Eaton’s spot in rotation

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says with rotation spot possibly in question, Eaton hammered in loss to Yankees

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of sweep

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Orioles ‘see themselves’ in interleague foe Nationals (they’re both terrible)

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Rich Hill, Birds travel to Nationals Park to open interleague play tonight vs. Jordan Zimmermann, Nats

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Elias Sports Bureau confirms Reimold first player to hit first MLB home run off future Hall of Famer Rivera

Yankees Official Site’s Bryan Hoch says Chamberlain leaves with injury in 1st, Yanks win anyway

Tides Official Site says Berken ‘effective’, but gets no decision in loss to Rochester

Baysox Official Site says Altoona’s John Lincoln dominant in shutout win over Bowie

Keys Official Site says Beato gave up 2 runs over 6 innings to lift Frederick to win over Lynchburg

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says 43,000 at Yankee Stadium to see Bombers sweep Birds

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Izturis could return to lineup tonight

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Huff got hit in only at bat against Chamberlain

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says attendance at Camden Yards down 2,500 per game this season

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says June 9 ‘most likely’ date for Wieters to get call-up

The Sun’s Candus Thomson says MASN analyst Dibble thinks Nats, O’s will have real rivalry ‘soon’

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Hammock had 2 hits for Tides in loss

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Eaton made final start after ‘reading between the lines’ of Trembley’s pre-game comments

The AP says Aceves gets win out of pen for Bombers

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Waring, Joseph picked up RBI’s for Keys in win

Washington Post’s Dave Sheinin says Markakis ‘proving worthy’ of contract extension

Virginian-Pilot’s Rich Radford says Wieters homered for Tides in loss

New York Post’s George A. King says Cano, Matsui homered for Yanks in win

New York Times’ Jack Curry says Roberts, Markakis homered for O’s in loss

New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand says Jeter, Cano, Teixeira, Cabrera all doubled off Eaton in 1st to help Yanks get out to early 4-0 lead

Newsday’s Arthur Staple says Aceves ‘rescued’ Girardi, Yanks for 9th straight win

Newark Star-Ledger’s Marc Carig says Girardi happy to see Adam Jones leave town

Bergen Record’s Al Iannazzone says Rivera finished game for 9th save

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

Yahoo! Sports’ Steve Henson has O’s 29th in power rankings (Nats 30th)

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says starting RT job Oher’s ‘to lose’

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Marcus Smith, Kelley Washington pressing Demetrius Williams for #3 receiver spot

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Team President Cass expects ‘both union and league to work hard’ in CBA negotiations

ESPN.com’s James Walker says ‘zero chance’ Ravens sign Vick

HORSE RACING:

Belmont Official Site says Zito’s Brave Victory, Miner’s Escape work in preparation for third leg of Triple Crown

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Zito looking to win 2nd straight Belmont after winning with Da’Tara last year

Thoroughbred Times says Derby winner Mine That Bird, Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra each galloped at Churchill Downs Thursday

The AP’s Richard Rosenblatt says Chocolate Candy, Dunkirk, Mr. Hot Stuff, Flying Private all running Belmont after skipping Preakness

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says assistant Keith Booth picked to attend BCA seminar

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Vasquez works out for Wizards, feels game has improved

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says new Wizards assistant Sam Cassell worked out Vasquez for ‘Zards

Examiner Steve DeClue says Stephenson’s choices down to Terps, Arizona

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Vasquez in no rush to choose between NBA Draft, return to College Park

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Vasquez previously worked out for Spurs, Cavaliers; still plans on working out with Timberwolves

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Vasquez does not vision himself as shooting guard

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Vasquez talking to Gary ‘almost every week’

Washington Examiner’s Craig Stouffer says Vasquez will return to Terps or go to NBA; will not play professionally in Europe

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says Wake joins Louisville, Virginia Tech, Terps ‘in pursuit’ of Gaithersburg DB-RB Ofori

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich offers video of slimmed down Friedgen

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says DT Dion Armstrong needs to ‘come through’

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Northern Guilford (NC) WR prospect interested in Terps (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem profiles Virginia safety prospect Andre Simmons (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Ryan Young, Max Schmidt named All-American by USILA

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Long Beach center prospect Monique Oliver picked Rutgers over Terps

UMBC LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Poillon, Blevins, Hopmann, Wimer named All-American by USILA

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Koppens, Ricci named All-American by USILA

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Wharton, Boyle, Michael Evans, Michael Kimmel, Brian Christopher named All-American by USILA

Inside Lacrosse’s Terry Foy says Michael Evans wins William C. Schmeisser Award for top defensive player from USILA

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Michael Evans only local player to make All-American first team

NAVY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Andy Tormey, Tim Paul named All-American by USILA

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Washington Times’ Mike Fratto says Niumatalolo’s daughter Alexcia going for NCAA Lacrosse Championship with Terps

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-There IS a local college team playing lacrosse on the women’s side this weekend, and I think the Terps will be there until Sunday’s Championship game. I’ll say the Terps top Carolina tonight 9-6, and then fall to Northwestern Sunday 12-9. I guess I did make weekend picks after all.

-Chris Waters will make the start for Adam Eaton on Tuesday. Take it to the bank.

-Congratulations to Ralph Friedgen, who I hadn’t seen until his appearance on First Take yesterday on ESPN2. He looked really good; and I think it’s very cool that he had dedicated himself to his health this offseason.

Talk to you this weekend.

-G

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Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 21 May 2009 by Glenn Clark

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

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

And the answer is…..yes.

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

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

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

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

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

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

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

ORIOLES:

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

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RAVENS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HORSE RACING:

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

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

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

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

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

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

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

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

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

TOWSON LACROSSE:

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

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

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

NAVY FOOTBALL:

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

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

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

NAVY LACROSSE:

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

UMES BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Hawks offering summer camps

SALISBURY LACROSSE:

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

BOXING:

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

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s game against Columbus Lions

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

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

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

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

How about Calvin Borel?

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

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

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

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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