Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

July 10, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Nothing to add today. Congratulations to Michael Phelps. Sorry-running late, and today is free Chick-Fil-A day. Important day in my house.

Let’s see what everyone has to say….

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Marco Romanell would pick Bergesen as MVP of first half of Orioles season

Drew Forrester says video surfaced of Kazemi’s DUI arrest last week

Rex Snider says former Ravens DC Marvin Lewis to appear on Curing Cancer One Call At A Time

Tom Clayton says Glenn Clark couldn’t handle losing on Comcast Morning Show

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Tillman, Pauley, or Patton could replace Hill or Berken in rotation

MLBPlayers.com’s Matt Wieters (you may have heard of him) knew he’d face ‘learning curve’ after big league promotion

Blue Jays Official Site’s Jordan Bastian says former Terp Brett Cecil takes mound tonight vs. Jason Berken, O’s

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck not ready to just give up on Melvin Mora

The Sun says Jays starter Cecil native of Dunkirk, MD

Examiner Jay Trucker says Birds still interested in 16 year old Sano

The AP says Reimold Birds’ ‘most productive’ rookie

SI’s Ted Keith has Birds 23rd in power rankings

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper says Tillman, Matusz amongst Top 10 prospects in baseball

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Charlotte’s Bartolo Colon showed up in time to shut down Tides

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Miguel Abreu launched solo HR to lift Baysox past Harrisburg

Frederick Keys Official Site says Waring, Joseph homered in win over Kinston

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Bonevacia’s RBI single in 16th broke scoreless tie, gave Ironbirds win over Brooklyn

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Oliver Drake loser as Shorebirds fell to West Virginia

Bluefield Orioles Official Site says Jesse Beal tough luck loser as Orioles fell to Danville

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Tillman ‘turning heads’ at Norfolk

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Patton took loss as Norfolk fell to Charlotte

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Arrieta now amongst Top 50 prospects in baseball

Frederick News-Post says Sean Gleason winner as Keys topped Tribe

Virginian-Pilot says Justin Turner scored only run for Norfolk in loss to Knights

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens have 2nd best offense in AFC North (behind Steelers)

The AP says pastor at McNair memorial asks those in attendance to not judge QB based on personal life

The Sun says Newsome, 52, Reed, Rolle all to attend McNair funeral

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says director of security Darren Sanders, assistant equipment manager William Sheridan will also attend McNair funeral

Tennessean’s Christina E. Sanchez and Janell Ross say McNair remembered as ‘favorite son’ in Nashville

Tennessean’s David Climer says Titans will need to take time to consider what kind of tribute to put together for McNair

USA Today’s Tom Weir says 30 former teammates amongst 4,500 attendees of memorial service at Mount Zion Baptist Church

Yahoo! Sports’ Jason Cole says fans couldn’t avoid talk of McNair’s personal life at memorial service

SI’s Don Banks says Flacco faces tough encore in 2nd season

NFL.com’s Thomas George says McNair came from ‘humble’ start at Alcorn State

NFL.com’s Gil Brandt says McNair had ‘prolific’ college career in SWAC

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Mason, McNair had bond that went ‘beyond gridiron’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says rookie CB Webb could be ‘surprise’

ESPN.com’s Wright Thompson says former Alcorn State coach Cardell Jones had dream about McNair before his death

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says new season of ‘Terrapins Rising’ to debut on Comcast SportsNet next Tuesday

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says future Terps Mackall, Goree to do prep season at Fork Union this fall

Washington Post’s Matt Bonesteel says Terps not getting much love from preseason prognosticators

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Eleanor Roosevelt WR prospect Nigel Christian camped with Terps (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says QB commit Tyler Smith visited campus again (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem breaks down RB’s with coach John Donovan (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Trail’s Aaron Kraut says Gary fine with Vasquez’s statements

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Tigers headed to Canada to play 5 exhibition games

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Geoff Shannon says commit Ruhl showing off ‘physical game’, ‘powerful shot’ this summer

SWIMMING:

SwimNetwork.com says Phelps broke world record in 100 Fly

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Phelps had been ‘obsessed’ with breaking Ian Crocker’s record in 100 Fly

The AP says Phelps broke record by .18 seconds at Indianapolis event

Washington Post’s Amy Shipley says Phelps broke first world record since Beijing Olympics

USA Today’s Vicki Michaels says coach Bob Bowman knew this was Phelps’ ‘biggest challenge’

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Steve Andersen says Pioneerof The Nile forced to retire with leg injury

Thoroughbred Times says career highlights for Pioneerof The Nile include win at Santa Anita Derby, 2nd at Kentucky Derby

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

The Official Site says Val Teixeira suspended for tonight’s match vs. Harrisburg

Examiner Jeff Hemelt says Palace trying to avenge last week’s loss to City Islanders

INDYCAR RACING:

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Danica Patrick would be reason for excitement over Baltimore Grand Prix

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Go watch some Futsal this weekend.

Talk to you Sunday.

-G

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