Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

July 17, 2009 | Glenn Clark

In case you missed it, Drew’s list of his Top 5 “Baltimore Sports Jerks” was…..

10-Sidney Ponson & Richie Bancells (Tie)
9-Gary Williams
8-Roberto Alomar
7-Albert Belle
6-Jerry Coleman & Drew Forrester (Tie)
5-Aubrey Huff
4-Tony Siragusa
3-Erik Bedard
2-Chris McAlister
1-Lee Mazzilli

And my list of the Top 10 “Baltimore Sports Jerks” was……

10-Terrell Owens
9-Michael Phelps
8-Lee Mazzilli
7-Rafael Palmeiro
6-Sammy Sosa
5-Tony Siragusa
4-Sidney Ponson
3-Albert Belle
2-Peter Angelos
1-Bob Irsay

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

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Tom Clayton says Suggs will face more ‘pressure’ after signing massive contract

Marco Romanell says Summer of ’09 ‘revival’ for Baltimore sports

ORIOLES:

The Official Site says trip to Chicago amongst early road schedule for Birds in 2nd half

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says MacPhail expects decision on Trembley to come later in season than usual

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Opening Day win; comeback wins over Phillies, Red Sox, Jays, Mets amongst highlights of Birds’ first half

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Pale Hose had ‘nondescript’ first half of season

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds have been best at plate, worst on basepaths

Examiner Jay Trucker hopes Buck isn’t on O’s-White Sox FOX broadcast Saturday

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Birds 24-23 since May 22

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Norfolk Tides Official Site says David Pauley loser as Norfolk fell to Charlotte

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Matusz winner as Bowie beat Akron in slugfest

Frederick Keys Official Site says Britton loser as Frederick fell to Kinston

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Oliver Drake winner as Delmarva topped Lexington

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Procner loser as Aberdeen fell to Lowell

Bluefield Orioles Official Site says Mike Flacco tallied run, RBI for Orioles in win over Bristol

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Hobgood could make debut for Bluefield Saturday vs. Johnson City

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Krynzel went 4-6 with two triples for Baysox in win over Aeros

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Baysox reliever Wilfredo Perez likely out for season

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Widlansky’s homer provided only run for Keys in loss

Virginian-Pilot says Carlos Quentin rehabbing with Knights against Tides

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Figurs, Carr, Webb, Zbikowski, Rice to all compete for return job

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says despite history in Supplemental Draft (Gaither), Ravens didn’t make selection this year

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Suggs ‘real deal’, worth big contract

The Sun says Ravens single game tickets available today via Ticketmaster

The AP says some believe McNair’s death ‘wake up call’ for cheating athletes

Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock says McNair’s death example of why athletes shouldn’t get married

Fox Sports’ Adam Schein doesn’t believe Mason retired

The AP says Nashville judge allows Mechelle McNair to be executor of husband’s estate

Pro Football Weekly’s Mike Wilkening says TE’s Heap, Smith will need to step up if Mason really retired

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Flacco, Reed, 52 might be most important player in AFC North

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Diamondback’s Michael Lemaire thinks WR Quintin McCree could break out this season

The Diamondback’s Michael Lemaire says Lee-Odai, Adrian Cannon give Terps ‘depth’ at WR

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps have ‘solid group’ of RB’s in Scott, Green, Meggett

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says VA QB prospect Bo Revell worked out for Terps (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens details Burney’s injury history

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps to visit UNC-Greensboro Jan. 3 at 2pm

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says hoops prospect Jarrod Davis emerged at West Virginia event (must subscribe)

UMBC LACROSSE:

The Official Site says former Retriever Ricky Fried named coach of US Women’s National Team

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site says 6 former Blue Jays all MLL All-Stars

SOCCER:

Ravens Official Site says grass to be installed today at M&T Bank Stadium for AC Milan-Chelsea match

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

Examiner Jeff Hemelt says 4 Palace players named to USL-2’s Team of the Week

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Mary Rampellini says Rachel Alexandra trainer Steve Asmussen suspended 6 months

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Asmussen to appeal suspension for ’08 lidocaine positive

SWIMMING:

The Sun says Phelps ended Tiger’s streak of winning top ESPY at 5

POKER:

The AP says Garrett County logger Darvin Moon chip leader at World Series of Poker

BOXING:

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Mark “TNT” Tucker to face Rubin “Mr. Hollywood” Williams tonight at Carroll County Agricultural Center

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Anyone else have a bad feeling the Birds will get swept by the ChiSox this weekend? I’ll take it back. Bergesen goes Sunday. They’ll win that one.

Talk to you this weekend.

-G

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