Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

February 16, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Pitchers and catchers reported.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say.

Seriously; am I supposed to be excited about Spring Training? I almost wish it didn’t happen. Why drag out baseball season any longer? Thank God I can enjoy College Basketball and Lacrosse until May at least; then I have to at least recognize that baseball season is going on.

But if one more person says “Pitchers and catchers reported” as if it is something exciting; I’m not going to be able to control my laughter.

NOW let’s see what everyone else has to say…..

Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says Ravens don’t want to ‘fight’ with 52

Nestor Aparicio says downfall of Examiner leaves void in Baltimore media landscape

Glenn Clark says Alomar got good news over weekend

Drew Forrester thinks Navy got it ‘right’ with Kettani decision

Bryan Powell says Yeatman already making impact for Terps

Bryan Powell says Gulls outstanding again

Ed Frankovic says Caps get hat trick from Ovechkin in win over Panthers

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker sorry Maryland decided to close locker room after games

The Examiner’s Dylan Waugh says Terps were ‘united’ in victory over Hokies

The Examiner’s Steve DeClue says Terps ‘closer to pack’ in ACC

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Terps lead ‘buzzer to buzzer’ in win over Virginia Tech

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel not too excited about win knowing tough schedule upcoming

Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg says Terps fans looked for Valentine’s

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says former Terp Mouton campaigning to get Stephenson to College Park

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda scouts Clemson

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Bowie, Milbourne thought whole team going with mohawks

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says strong defense vs. VTU came from Terps’ ‘quick hands’

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps did nice job vs. top Hokies Allen, Vassallo, Delaney

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps successful despite foul trouble for Vasquez

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps best with Vasquez, Bowie on floor vs. Va Tech

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Hayes was on floor entire final 14:47 of game vs. Hokies

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Tucker strong vs. Hokies despite lack of minutes

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps once again best team in DC/Maryland/Virginia/Delaware

ESPN.com’s Andy Katz says Terps ‘still breathing’ for Tournament chance

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The AP says Coleman gets another double double as Terps beat Rutgers

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says just under 13,000 see Terps knock off Scarlet Knights

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Toliver chipped in 18 in win for Terps

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse says Terps remain 3rd in media poll

Inside Lacrosse says Terps remain 3rd in coaches’ poll

Inside Lacrosse’s Quint Kessenich says Terps’ midfield ‘work in progress’

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Yeatman tallied 10 points in first 2 games for Terps

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Tigers fall to 4-11 in CAA with loss at Drexel

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tonight’s tilt with Canisius

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Jays remain 4th in poll despite not having played yet

NAVY LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Mids did a nice job of defending Ohio State’s Delgarno

NAVY BASKETBALL:

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says win over Lafayette ‘most complete effort’ for Mids

SALISBURY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Gulls open season with blowout win over Scranton

RAVENS:

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens will have to make ‘mostly right decisions’ to repeat playoff run

SI’s Peter King says Stafford should be working hard to prove he can be next Flacco

NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan says Ravens will ‘probably’ tag Suggs again

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Guthrie expected to be ‘mentor’ to young O’s pitchers

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Baez hoping to ‘bounce back’ this season

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Matusz gets first look at big league camp over weekend

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Chris Ray amongst pitchers O’s hoping to get healthy again in ‘09

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck and Jeff Zrebiec say Matusz trying to ‘take everything in’ during first Spring Training

The Sun’s David Steele wonders if Birds fans REALLY care about steroids

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Wieters shouldn’t be ‘rushed’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Guthrie taking Matusz under wing

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says large number of pitchers in camp due to injuries, World Baseball Classic

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Luke Scott, Scott Moore already in camp

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Rich Hill looked ‘tentative’ in first workout

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Pauley will crack rotation

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Arrieta will make biggest impact of any pitching prospect this season

The AP says Uehara ‘adjusting fine’ in first Spring Training

Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown says Wieters is ‘that special’

HORSE RACING:

Washington Post’s Andrew Beyer says Horse Racing Industry hurt by Magna’s failure to pay slots fee

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Albert Woody (McDonough); who ended Andrew Bannister (Bishop McNamara)’s hopes of winning a 4th straight independent school state title with a win Saturday at the 130 pound level. Mt. St. Joe won the team title.

-Loyola 72, Canisius 65. The Hounds will bounce back from an UGLY loss to Iona Friday night.
-Morgan State 84, Bethune-Cookman 73. The Bears are getting contributions from guys like Marquise Kately and Kevin Thompson as well as star Reggie Holmes; and are playing at the EXACT level they want to be at going into the MEAC Tournament.
-Florida A&M 66, Coppin State 59. I think the Eagles might struggle tonight after fighting for a tough win over Bethune-Cookman Saturday.

-I agree with Drew regarding Navy’s decision about Eric Kettani. Unless every Academy (and the Justice Department) decides to come up with a new policy; individual academies should now allow athletes to play sports professionally. There may be a gray area here; but it needs to be identified.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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