Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

June 26, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Just a tad difficult to get excited about the “Battle of the Beltways” this weekend after the Orioles put together an effort like that this week in Miami. I guess there will be a good atmosphere at the ballpark, but why?

David Hernandez SHOULD make Sunday’s start. What would be the point of forcing Uehara to go out there?

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

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester thinks no more than 5,000 fans attended Marlins win in Miami

Thyrl Nelson understands Ravens’ lack of interest in Brandon Marshall

Luke Jones says Ravens picks Webb, Drew, Peerman, Phillips all signed

Marco Romanell says Dunbar alums showed off “Pride” at movie screening

Bob Haynie says “Born Ready” wants ‘love’

Drew Forrester misses “Merton from Indianapolis”

Jerry Reinhardt wonders if Michael Aubrey could be Birds’ Adrian Gonzalez

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Rich Hill hammered as Marlins finished off sweep of Birds

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of sweep

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Bergesen gets call tonight for Birds against Detweiler, Nats

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Uehara set to visit orthopedist today

Marlins Official Site’s Jeff Shain says Ramirez capped off sweep with grand slam

Nationals Official Site’s Bill Ladson says Elijah Dukes hoping to get bat going against Birds

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says 12,822 saw Fish sweep O’s at Land Shark Stadium

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Hobgood in Baltimore; expected to sign Friday, get OPACY introduction Saturday

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Joe Jordan thinks Hobgood contract about ‘done’ pending physical

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck humorously quips Nationals Park taking Red Sox fans away from O’s

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says success vs. Nats depends on which Birds ‘show up’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck didn’t understand Trembley’s use of Ray in loss

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck ‘conflicted’ about Pie

The AP says Chris Ray touched up for grand slam as Birds lost

Washington Times’ Danny Daly says Birds not ‘pressing’ Wieters

Washington Times’ Tim Lemke says Birds, Nats looking for ‘positive momentum’ this weekend

Miami Herald’s Manny Navarro says Ross, Uggla homered for Marlins in win

South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Juan Rodriguez says Sean West threw 6 shutout innings in win for Fish

Palm Beach Post’s Joe Capozzi says Marlins now 10-5 vs. American League teams after sweep

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Orioles Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Tillman, Matusz participating in All-Star Futures Game

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Brandon Snyder had double, triple, 2 RBI; but Tides fell to Pawtucket

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Liz went 7 shutout innings as Baysox blanked Binghamton

Frederick Keys Official Site says Widlansky picked up game-winning RBI for Keys in win over Winston-Salem

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Travis Keating gets win in relief as Shorebirds topped Lakewood

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Kantakevich took loss as Ironbirds fell to Brooklyn

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Caleb Joseph homered for Keys in win

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says former Oriole John Maine to start for Cyclones vs. Aberdeen Saturday

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Tyler Henson got 2 hits in win playing LF for 2nd time ever

Virginian-Pilot’s Kyle Tucker says Pauley hit hard in Tides’ loss to Red Sox

RAVENS:

The Official Site says rookie CB Lardarius Webb inks 3 year deal

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says ‘character’ issue for Ravens in pursuit of big-play WR

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says former Nicholls State CB Webb got roughly $530,000 signing bonus

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Harbaugh thinks Webb ‘showed he belonged’

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Oher, Kruger only unsigned Ravens draft picks

NFL.com’s Steve Wyche says Ravens ‘love’ Kruger’s hustle

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens, Steelers each among 5 best teams of decade

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Smith, Francis, Bias amongst most memorable NBA Draft moments for Terps

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says former Terp Gist plans to go to San Antonio Sunday to start working out with Spurs

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Lonny Baxter 6th best player of Gary’s 20 years

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Steve Blake 5th best player of Gary’s 20 years

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says legacy prospect Jonathan Graham battling knee injuries (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Stoglin ran pickup games with Vasquez, Tucker, Hayes during visit to College Park (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Wujciak developing into role as ‘leader’

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Terps offered Niceville (FL) WR prospect Kody Williams (must subscribe)

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says players to sign autographs at Camden Yards tonight

The Official Site recaps season for all Midshipmen teams

Go Mids’ David Ausiello breaks down questions for Mids in ’09 (must subscribe)

NAVY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says 6 Mids honored by Patriot League for academics

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s John Jiloty compares former Jay Rabil’s hot start in MLL to other MLL greats

UMBC LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Blevins, Kimener amongst graduating Retrievers

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Sun says former Hounds coach Brian Ellerbe joins staff at George Washington

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says coach Chris Simpson not concerned about playing two games in 6 days

BLAST:

Examiner Richard Crabbe goes over Blast history

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Rachel Alexandra running against girls again in Mother Goose Stakes

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL:

LA Times’ Mark Medina says former Calvert Hall star McClinton drafted by Spurs

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says former McDonough star DeJuan Summers selected by Pistons

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens wonders if Summers made right decision in leaving Georgetown year early

HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Glenn Graham says 5 Gilman players headline Under Armour All-American Game at Unitas Stadium

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Please go out and support some of the events going on in the community this weekend. Tomorrow at Poly Keion Carpenter and Antonio Freeman have their Celebrity Flag Football game, and tomorrow at Towson Center Kurk Lee and Sam Cassell are doing their annual charity hoops game. Plus, tomorrow night at Unitas Stadium is the Under Armour All-American Lacrosse Game. So much going on. And then there’s the Orioles-Nationals series. Um, yay?

Talk to you this weekend.

-G

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