Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

August 07, 2009 | Glenn Clark

It’s really hard for me to think about anything local sports-related this weekend when I’m going to O.A.R. tonight and the bus trip to UFC 101 tomorrow.

I would still recommend going out to Westminster this weekend, as you will only have two days next week to get to Camp.

But you’re not going to bother me with those types of things. O.A.R. and UFC. Hell, there’s a WEC fight Sunday night on VERSUS too. It was as if God created this weekend just for me.

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

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Luke Jones says Kelley Washington, Justin Harper getting looks at WR while Clayton banged up, Marcus Smith dealing with weight issues

Drew Forrester says frustration from pay cut still evident in Guthrie

Luke Jones says Gaither returned to practice Friday morning, but ‘limited’

Rex Snider says Snoop had been in town playing gig at Merriweather

Keith Melchior says Bergesen, Jones best Birds in July

Bob Haynie says Vitale loves Duke but not Maryland

Nestor Aparicio enjoys Facebook updates from Tamir Goodman

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Hernandez couldn’t survive bad 2nd inning in loss to Tigers

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Jason Berken to face Ricky Romero, Blue Jays tonight

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Dave Trembley gave Adam Jones afternoon off in Detroit finale

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Jeremy Guthrie apologized for dodging media after Wednesday loss

Tigers Official Site’s Jason Beck says Avila shined in major league debut as Tigers beat Birds

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Birds have worst record at this point in season since ‘91

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Uehara ‘definitely’ coming back as reliever

The Sun says Tettleton, Devereaux to sign autographs next week

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Berken, Tillman, Matusz will face Blue Jays’ Romero, Cecil, Halladay in Toronto this weekend

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Orioles ‘predictable’

The AP says Birds didn’t get hit until Wigginton in 5th

Washington Times’ Alex Sopko says Birds in worst ‘bad patch’ in all of baseball

Detroit Free Press’ Mark Snyder says Porcello shut down Birds in win

Detroit News’ Tom Gage says hero Alex Avila son of Tigers assistant GM Al Avila

Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown has O’s 27th in power rankings

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

MLB.com’s John Torenli says Erbe threw 8 no-hit innings in win at New Hampshire

Norfolk Tides Official Site says David Pauley winner as Tides topped Pawtucket

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Jim Hoey couldn’t finish off no-hitter in relief of Erbe as Baysox topped Fisher Cats

Frederick Keys Official Site says Zach Britton winner as Keys blew out Winston-Salem

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Welty’s walk-off single gave Shorebirds win over Hagerstown in wild 10th

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Steve Bumbry 2-4, tripled in loss to State College

Bluefield Orioles Official Site says Mike Flacco with run scored for Bluefield in win over Greeneville

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Gathright went 3-4 with RBI, run for Tides in win

Frederick News-Post says Waring homered, Keys turned triple play in win

Virginian-Pilot says Brandon Snyder delivered game winning RBI for Tides to beat Red Sox

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Snoop Dogg made appearance at Training Camp

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Le’Ron McClain not going to complain about lack of touches in Camp even though he’d like to have ball in his hands

The Official Site’s Kevin Byrne says SI’s Peter King took time to walk autograph line with Ed Reed last week

The Official Site says Harbaugh believes Clayton to ‘miss a few preseason games’ with hamstring injury

The Official Site says Ravens, Redskins joining forces for license plate campaign Wednesday

The Sun’s Edward Lee says now healthy, Dawan Landry ‘playing fast, tackling hard’

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Hauschka (5 of 5) out-kicked Gano (5 of 7)

The Sun says Landry has moved past memories of injury vs. Browns last year

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Clayton has ‘significant bleeding’ in hamstring

The Sun’s Mike Preston says without Chris McAlister, Ravens missing ‘shutdown corner’

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Snoop did 52 impression while at Camp

The Sun’s Candus Thomson says McNair being honored for football accomplishments only

The Sun’s Mike Preston says undrafted rookies Jason Cook, Dannell Ellerbe ‘have stood out’

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Harbaugh nearly took hit in kick coverage

The Sun’s Mike Preston says rumors of Newsome leaving Ravens for Alabama ‘not happening’

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Tavares Gooden also didn’t practice Thursday

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Snoop enjoys Ravens’ defense

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Snoop ‘livened up’ Ravens practice

The Sun’s Mike Preston says McGahee has had ‘impressive’ Training Camp

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Iraq vet, rookie LB Tony Fein vying for roster spot

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Clayton to miss 2-3 preseason games

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Oher moved to left side during practice with Gaither banged up

The AP says former Raven Rod Woodson’s ‘unique grit’ lead way to Hall of Fame

Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager wonders if Ravens’ defense will be same without Rex Ryan, Bart Scott, Jim Leonhard

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Snoop Dogg brought coaching experience to Westminster

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Troy Smith could have future as starter elsewhere in NFL

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says season ticket sales at Byrd Stadium down from last year

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says kicking competition between Nick Wallace, Mike Barbour, Nick Ferrara amongst most interesting storylines in practice

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Turner thinks Terps ‘deep’ even if not experienced

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Big East rumors non-story

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Terps have ‘inquired’ about St. Anthony (New Jersey) prospect Pankey (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Terps interested in legacy center prospect Josh Henderson from Roanoke (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles prospect Justin Coleman in Las Vegas (must subscribe)

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Pickles and Chips named sandwiches after Ambrose, Pat Kennedy

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Hounds offered Baltimore Stars’ Ryley Beaumont

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Niumatalolo ‘full speed ahead’ in 2nd season as Mids’ Head Coach

UMES BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says former Hawk Antonio McMillon will play in Finland

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says Coach Chris Simpson extended after success in ‘09

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

The Official Site says Palace visit Harrisburg tonight trying to keep playoff hopes alive

Examiner Jeff Hemelt says City Islanders come into match with Palace struggling

INDYCAR RACING:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says IRL ‘leaning towards’ approving Baltimore Grand Prix

BALTIMORE COLTS:

SI’s Peter King says NFLPA Head DeMaurice Smith believes he has made ground with former Colt Bruce Laird

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-I have no emotions from the Orioles game yesterday. Hernandez struggled, but he’ll be fine.

Talk to you this weekend.

-G

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