Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

June 05, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Here are my top 3 for the Belmont….

1-Chocolate Candy
2-Mine That Bird
3-Mr. Hot Stuff

But what do I know?

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

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Mark Suchy gets chuckle out of MASN’s “Wired Wednesday”

Peter Dilutis doesn’t agree with Brady Anderson

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Sherrill locked down closer job again before ‘committee’ could show up

Athletics Official Site’s Mychael Urban says Braden goes to bump tonight to open series vs. Guthrie, O’s

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says MacPhail views Birds as ‘improving organization’

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Birds ‘smart to be patient’ with top prospect Tillman

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says PETA thinks Camden Yards amongst most veggie-friendly stadiums in MLB

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says McCrory threw 2 scoreless innings in relief in Tides’ loss

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says O’s don’t want to ‘eat’ Jamie Walker’s contract

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Scott only Oriole who has maintained hot bat during team slump

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Waters’ four shutout innings not enough as Buffalo wins 1-0

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Patton takes 2nd loss of season as Thunder top Bowie

Virginian-Pilot’s Rainer Sabin says Alberto Castillo informed he’d be coming up to Baltimore

Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal says Birds would have to be ‘overwhelmed’ to trade Guthrie

Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown has Birds 28th in power rankings

AOL Sports’ Will Brinson has Birds 21st in power rankings

AOL Sports’ Andrew Johnson says Angelos maybe not as bad as he’s made out to be

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Davon Drew first rookie to sign contract

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Phillips, Oglesby, Martin amongst CB’s fighting to make roster

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says health of Terry, Cousins ‘critical’ to O-Line depth

The Official Site says Flacco, Terry to participate in opening ceremonies of Special Olympics

The Sun says Drew signed 3 year deal

The Sun’s Aaron Wright says Birk made college scholarship announcement

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Cam Cameron, Jim Hostler fired up during OTA’s

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Hauschka, Gano forced to kick vs. crowd noise from teammates

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Drew received roughly $140,000 signing bonus

Sporting News Real Scouts says Harbaugh 10th best coach in NFL

HORSE RACING:

Belmont Official Site’s Jenny Kellner says Mine That Bird takes first gallop at Belmont Park

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Woolley hasn’t ‘lost focus’ during Triple Crown season

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says IEAH sued by David Lanzman over I Want Revenge

Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee says Borel to appear on Letterman tonight

Thoroughbred Times’ Frank Angst says Pletcher ‘optimistic’ about Dunkirk

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Borel has more ‘confidence’ than ‘experience’ at Belmont

Thoroughbred Times’ Bob Ehalt says Summer Bird possible ‘value play’ at Belmont

Thoroughbred Times’ Tim Nichols says publication staffers pick Charitable Man to win third leg of Triple Crown, not Mine That Bird

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Lukas feels no ‘pressure’ at Belmont

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says expensive Dunkirk hoping to bounce back from disappointing Derby, skipping Preakness

Washington Post’s Andrew Beyer picks Dunkirk to win Belmont

SI’s Tim Layden says Borel is captivating Belmont storyline

AOL Sports’ Lisa Olson says Borel ‘not backing away’ from guarantee Mine That Bird will win Belmont

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Terps’ visit to Cal to kick off at 10pm EST

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says no TV for James Madison game, Middle Tennessee game on ESPN360

Examiner Matthew Bouchard says home opener vs. James Madison to kick off at 6pm

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Cal game on ESPN2

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Phil Steele thinks Terps will go through rebuilding year

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Middle Tennessee State game to kick off at 3:30

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter profiles George Washington (Philadelphia) RB prospect Martin Haynes (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem profiles St. Anthony’s (NY) DE prospect Rob Welsh (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says former Xavier commit J.D. Weatherspoon wants to visit College Park (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Christian Swezey says 7OT loss to Virginia best game of season

TERRAPINS SOCCER:

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Maryland 2nd best program over last decade

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site’s Chris Hurst (middie) checks in from Chester, UK on European trip

Inside Lacrosse’s Terry Foy says loss to Syracuse amongst better games of season

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Jays will bring back ‘dangerous offense’ in ‘10

UMBC LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Terry Foy says loss to Princeton amongst best games of season

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

Examiner Matthew Schlissel says former WR Mark Orlando headed to school’s Hall of Fame

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Middleton, Posposil amongst 6 Mids named to Phil Steele’s preseason independent All-America team

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina profiles incoming LB Nurthen

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Billy Lange expects Romeo Garcia to be ‘100 percent’ by October

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says back to back postseason appearances have helped Milan Brown, ‘Eers’ profile

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

The Official Site previews tonight’s trip to Western Mass

BOXING:

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Eldersburg fighter Tucker could improve to 10-0 vs. Andre Hemphill

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Could Alberto Castillo being told he was being called up be the flipside of an expected Jamie Walker move? I mean, there has to be a corresponding move, right?

Talk to you this weekend. Enjoy Dudefest.

-G

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