Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

June 12, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Are you going to the LPGA Championship? I would, if it wasn’t golf.

Sorry I don’t have more to add this morning. I recommend you go to the audio vault and listen to Drew’s interview with John Gilchrist. For a guy who got a bad rap at Maryland, John has really focused himself on becoming a better basketball player and human being.

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

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Luke Jones says Birds’ effort ‘listless’ in losing to Mariners again

Nestor Aparicio says Wigginton, Zaun, Andino actually contributed from bottom of lineup

Luke Jones thinks Birds just as well to draft Flacco

Thyrl Nelson says Reimold, Scott only Orioles hitting

Bob Haynie celebrating at The Nest with Charm City Roller Girls tonight before Braves-Orioles

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Uehara struggled after rain delay as Birds fell to Mariners

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says David Hernandez sent back down to Norfolk to make room for Uehara

MLB.com’s Brian Eller says Birds select 30 pitchers in MLB Draft

MLB.com’s Brian Eller says Tommy Hanson, Braves visit Jason Berken, Birds tonight

Mariners Official Site’s Pete Kerzel says former Bird Olson shakes off tough first inning to pick up win for M’s

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Chris Ray took loss as Tides fell to Indianapolis

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Mariotti tough luck loser as Baysox fell to Connecticut

Frederick Keys Official Site says Keys, Hillcats rained out

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Oliver Drake took loss as Shorebirds fell to Lake County

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says 12,260 see Birds lose at Camden Yards

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Arrieta, Patton promoted to Norfolk

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Luke Scott homered in loss

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman says Mike Flacco hoped to go earlier in Draft

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Trembley trying to ‘stay with’ players even through slump

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says tonight floppy hat night at OPACY

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. collects more thoughts on Orioles’ Draft

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Brandon Snyder 2-4 with RBI double for Baysox in loss

Examiner Steve DeClue says Orioles made ‘mistake’ by going with Uehara over Hernandez

Examiner Steve DeClue says Mike Flacco has admitted to being ‘work in progress’

Examiner Steve DeClue says Bergesen ‘in groove’

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Branyan, Beltre, Lopez got RBI’s immediately after rain delay to put Mariners ahead

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Izturis set to rejoin Birds in Miami

Frederick News-Post says Matusz’s four scoreless innings wiped away by rain

Washington Post’s CJ Holley says Joe Jordan thought Hobgood selection ‘tough one’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Birds drafted Terps pitcher Scott Swinson

Virginian-Pilot says Pinckney, Dorta had 2 run singles for Tides in loss

The AP says Branyan homered for Mariners in win

Seattle Times’ Geoff Baker says Mariners back to .500 after win over Birds

SI’s Ted Keith has Birds 26th in power rankings

Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown has Birds 29th in power rankings

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Mike Flacco will be ‘instant fan favorite’ due to last name

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Marshal Yanda to miss Training Camp while rehabbing knee

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham says Joe Flacco casts ‘big shadow’ over new Oriole, younger brother Mike

The Official Site says tickets on sale Tuesday for 2010 lacrosse Final Four at M&T Bank Stadium

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Harbaugh seeing ‘respect’ amongst coaches

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says OL Faiella left program

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich wishes Terps, Penn State would re-start series

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Terps interested in Pittsburgh LB/RB prospect Bruce Patterson (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Terps pursuing Linganore OL Havenstein (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Maryland, Louisville, Rutgers, Syracuse amongst schools showing interest in WR prospect Kai Dominguez (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Washington Post says Terps to face Villanova in BB&T Classic

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps to visit UNC-Greensboro for ACC Tournament preview

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee has Jays 5th in early 2010 poll

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Examiner Tom Flynn says Senator Mikulski thinks Army/Navy game return ‘great news’ for state

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says future FB Jarred Mack good be next in great line of fullbacks in Annapolis

MCDANIEL BASEBALL:

The Official Site says Terror’s Baines Jr. selected by White Sox; first player in McDaniel history to be drafted

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says Mariners aiming for AIFA Championship

GOLF:

LPGA Official Site says Castrale opens LPGA Championship with 7 under 65 to take lead

The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd enjoys ‘drama’ of Wie

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Shanshan Feng struggled putting due to crowd noise playing with Wie

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says rookie Nordqvist 1 stroke off Castrale’s pace

The AP says Castrale leading Bulle Rock event after 1 round for 2nd time in last 4 years

The AP says keeping Wie near top of leaderboard will improve crowds in Havre de Grace

Washington Post’s Barry Svrluga says Wie center of attention despite being 5 shots back

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says veterans Pressel, Kerr, Creamer, Lincicome, etc. all struggled in Round 1

Washington Examiner’s Jim Williams says LPGA should reach out to Donald Trump

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Of course the Orioles should draft Mike Flacco. It is ABSOLUTELY the right thing to do. They should have drafted Harold Baines Jr. too.

Talk to you this weekend.

-G

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