Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

April 06, 2009 | Glenn Clark

I want to be excited about Opening Day, I really do. In fact, I’m trying to convince myself that I am; I’m just struggling in that effort. Anyone have any suggestions as to how I can help myself get excited about today? Spare me the “there are young players coming.” That’s nice and all; but they’re not here. This is just a decent group of 9 players and a HISTORICALLY bad group of pitchers.

But they’re still 0-0 for now. And I guess there will always be Opening Day memories, even if the teams are bad. The snow game against the Indians when Jay Gibbons lost the ball in the weather was fun; and Miguel Tejada’s grand slam in 2002 was fun too.

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

Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:

Chris Bonetti and Glenn Clark pick Birds 5th in AL East, Drew Forrester picks Birds 4th

Bob Haynie says future Terp Padgett ‘fine athlete’

Drew Forrester says Boller better off-field than on

Glenn Clark says Maryland’s Cottle may be sitting on hot seat

Glenn Clark wishes Uehara could pitch more often

Nestor Aparicio offers Chapter 14 of Orioles book

Ed Frankovic says Caps rally in 3rd to beat Thrashers


The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Eaton will be back with Birds on April 12

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Trembley entering season with no contract beyond season, little hope for winning

The Sun’s Childs Walker says Orioles struggling with recession, but sales haven’t ‘plummeted’

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Jeter-Damon will be 1-2 at top of Yankees’ lineup

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Guthrie facing former Indians teammate Sabathia today

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman says Oriole Bird cartoons coming back to paper

The Sun says VP Biden to throw out first pitch today at Camden Yards

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Keys add Café to stadium

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Zaun-Izturis-Pie will finish lineup

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck lists Opening Day roster

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Trembley expects Guthrie to ‘pitch well’ today

Examiner Jay Trucker expects Markakis to hit .302, belt 25 homers this season

Examiner Steve DeClue projects Birds will finish 72-90 this season

Examiner Tony Wisniewski offers all-time Orioles lineup

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says rotation could be amongst ‘worst in baseball’

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Trembley thinks roster has ‘flexibility’

The AP says Teixeira making first appearance at Camden Yards since declining Orioles’ offer

DC Examiner’s Jim Williams says Hunter, Dempsey will do pre and post-game MASN shows from Camden Yards

Newark Star-Ledger’s Marc Carig says Tex has ‘no regrets’ about picking Yanks over O’s

SI’s Jon Heyman says Jones could be ready to ‘break out’

Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan and Gordon Edes think Wieters will be Rookie of the Year


Examiner Steve DeClue says Boller finds work with Rams backing up Bulger’s Steve Wyche mocks DHB to Ravens


The Official Site says Terps only team to beat finalists Carolina, Michigan State this season

The Sun’s Rich Scherr says future Terp Padgett scores 22 at Towson Center

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says St. Frances’ Vinson considering Maryland, UMass, Louisville

The Sun’s David Steele says Padgett, Williams ‘clicked’ playing together for first time

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Padgett MVP for US team in Charm City Challenge (must subscribe)


Inside Lacrosse’s Quint Kessenich says Terps have been held to single digits in 5 of last 6 games

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps looked ‘disjointed’ against Mids


The Sun’s Edward Lee says coach Cantabene thinks win over Salisbury big for recruiting


Inside Lacrosse says Retrievers up to 6th in media poll

Inside Lacrosse says Retrievers now 7th in media poll


Inside Lacrosse’s Sean Burns says Jays back in Top 10 after win over Albany


The Official Site introduces FB Teich

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says Navy WR’s like Mario Washington sometimes ‘overlooked’


-Best of luck to Kyle Boller, really. He was really a hell of a guy; and will be missed. And also, like everything I heard about James Padgett and Jordan Williams; but it doesn’t mean a thing.

Talk to you tomorrow.