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
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
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:
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
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
The Official Site says Tigers fall to 4-11 in CAA with loss at Drexel
The Official Site previews tonight’s tilt with Canisius
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Jays remain 4th in poll despite not having played yet
The Sun’s Edward Lee says Mids did a nice job of defending Ohio State’s Delgarno
Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says win over Lafayette ‘most complete effort’ for Mids
The Official Site says Gulls open season with blowout win over Scranton
ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens will have to make ‘mostly right decisions’ to repeat playoff run
NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan says Ravens will ‘probably’ tag Suggs again
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
Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown says Wieters is ‘that special’
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.