Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

June 08, 2009 | Glenn Clark

The Orioles were terrible this weekend; but that will happen. Some teams are deep enough that when their best hitters aren’t hitting, they can come through-or pitching can carry them through. On the flip side, some teams are the Orioles.

I feel like Drew when I say this, but “I don’t know what else you want me to tell you.”

They’re really bad.

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

Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio says Birds bring 5 game losing streak back to Camden Yards

Nestor Aparicio sick of seeing Pittsburgh fans around Baltimore

Bob Haynie wonders if Ravens fans want Stover back

Glenn Clark says Desormeaux pulling upset in Belmont takes some air out of horse racing

Cliff Saunders says wife wanted to bet on Summer Bird

Ed Frankovic says Hershey Bears one win from Calder Cup

ORIOLES:

MLB.com’s Rick Eymer says Brian Bass, bullpen pick up Rich Hill; but Birds swept by A’s

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

MLB.com’s Rick Eymer says after day off today; Vargas, M’s to face Bergesen, Birds

MLB.com’s Rick Eymer says Pie ‘feels good’ despite being hit in throat will foul ball

MLB.com’s Rick Eymer says Salazar ‘comfortable’ back with O’s

Athletics Official Site’s Jane Lee says Mazzaro throws another shutout, remains scoreless as big leaguer

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Tillman gave up three runs over 5 innings in loss to Toledo

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Arrieta’s complete game shutout paced Bowie in doubleheader sweep of Erie

Frederick Keys Official Site says Britton gave up just one run over six innings in win over Salem

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Trembley tried playing Wigginton at 2nd; giving Roberts, Huff day off

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says even with Jamie Walker released, Wieters doesn’t plan on switching from 15 to 32

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Birds have scored 12 runs over last 7 games; 6 of which have been losses

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds haven’t lead in last 33 innings of play

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Roberts, Markakis mired in ‘funk’ as Birds return home

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Baysox’ Ryohei Tanaka got first save in 2nd game of twinbill

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. mocks UNC’s Alex White to Baltimore

Virginian-Pilot’s Rainer Sabin says Tides have scored just one run in last 3 games-all losses

San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser says A’s extended streak to 6 straight wins

Oakland Tribune’s Joe Stiglich says 17,000 at Oakland Coliseum to see A’s sweep O’s

The AP says Andrew Bailey finished off Birds in 9th for 4th save of season

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham cleans up after me

Examiner Tony Wisniewski pining for Ravens season while watching O’s

Examiner Phil Macek says fans have Super Bowl aspirations for Ravens

SI’s Peter King says Harbaugh to visit troops in Persian Gulf later this month

Sporting News RealScouts has Reed 7th on list of players expected to be most ‘dominant’ in NFL this season

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Belmont winner Summer Bird, Derby winner Mine That Bird heading back to Churchill Downs today

Thoroughbred Times’ Bob Ehalt says trainer Tim Ice plans to run Summer Bird in Travers Stakes, Jim Dandy Stakes

The Sun says Woolley eyeing Breeders’ Cup Classic for Mine That Bird

SI’s Norman Chad says average sports fans not captivated by Borel

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Examiner Steve DeClue says Will Barton’s commitment to Memphis ‘major disappointment’ for Gary

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site’s Jake Hagelin checks in from Dublin during European trip

GOLF:

The Sun’s Candus Thomson says LPGA Championship leaving Bulle Rock after this weekend’s event

The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd says In-Kyung Kim comes to Harford County off win in State Farm Classic

SWIMMING:

Washington Times’ Harrison Goodman says Phelps ‘most accomplished active male athlete’ (ahead of Woods, Federer)

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-It is a shame to see the LPGA Championship leaving Havre De Grace (or is that Aberdeen up there?) after this weekend. I don’t really care much about the event itself; and I certainly don’t plan on attending, but I support the idea of having major events in the area. Hopefully Terry Hasseltine is working to bring other major events to the area to replace the LPGA Championship, Tiger Woods’ event, and the Dew Action Sports Tour; which have all left or are leaving since his office was created. A single soccer match is nice-very nice even-but does not replace all of those events.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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