Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

June 29, 2009 | Glenn Clark

I want to be surprised by the mistakes I continuously see the Orioles make; but it is particularly hard to be. Trembley’s lineup decisions are questionable at best (Andino-Jones makes WAY more sense to me 1-2 than Jones-Wigginton does); and it is tough to keep a team accountable when they aren’t really even that interested.

So are summers here in Birdland.

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

Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester thinks Trembley deserves ‘blame’ for Birds’ mistakes

Glenn Clark thinks Trembley must be drinking before filling out Sunday lineup cards

Keith Melchior says Uehara ‘waste’ of money

Jerry Reinhardt says O’s making mistakes similar to ‘8-10 year olds’

Lawson Lambert ‘in love with’ Rachel Alexandra


The Official Site’s Brian Eller says Hernandez’s outing solid but Birds fell to Nationals

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Brian Eller says Berken goes to mound for Birds tonight vs. Lester, Red Sox

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Trembley gave Roberts day off Sunday

Nationals Official Site’s Bill Ladson says Lannan ‘ace’-like in win over O’s

Red Sox Official Site’s Ian Browne says Sox happy to move Ortiz back to DH vs. Birds with interleague play over

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Huff, Wieters, Scott guilty of mistakes in loss

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Uehara to be re-evaluated today, return not set yet

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Birds finish season 11-7 vs. National League opponents

The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd says Birds fell to 3-9 on Sundays this season

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck attempts to defend Birds after loss (the “won 5 of last 9 games” thing was a stretch Pete….not exactly life-changing results there)

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Trembley needs to address ‘inept’ performance on basepaths

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says 25,000 saw Nats top Birds at Camden Yards

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Zaun swinging hot bat since being replaced by Wieters in lineup

Washington Post’s Chico Harlan says Willie Harris added home run for Nats in win over Birds

Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg says Jim Palmer thought Huff’s homer ‘might be longest’ he’s seen at OPACY

Washington Times’ Mark Zuckerman says Acta ‘expected’ solid performance from Lannan vs. Birds

USA Today’s Jorge Ortiz says Wieters handling hype ‘in stride’

Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi thinks Sherrill would ‘just miss’ All-Star Game

The Sports Network says Anderson Hernandez 3-4 with RBI in win for Nats


Norfolk Tides Official Site says 7th inning doomed Tillman in loss to Lehigh Valley

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Bascom hit hard in loss to Altoona

Frederick Keys Official Site says Zagone stellar early, but bullpen fell apart in loss to Wilmington

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Travis Keating got win in relief as Shorebirds topped Lakewood

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Blake Davis homered for IronBirds in loss to Staten Island

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Kolodny homered twice for Shorebirds in win over BlueClaws

Virginian-Pilot says Michael Aubrey had only RBI for Tides in loss


The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Newsome still speaking about return to Alabama


Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Joe Smith 2nd best player of Gary’s 20 years

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Juan Dixon greatest player of Gary’s 20 years


The Diamondback’s Michael Lemaire says Mincy drawing comparisons to former Terp Marissa Coleman


Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says Slotback Doyle not concerned with previews, projections


The Official Site previews tonight’s showdown with Real Maryland


Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Rachel Alexandra went to Saratoga after winning Mother Goose Stakes

Daily Racing Form’s Steve Andersen says Zenyatta will race in Clement Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar next

Thoroughbred Times’ Mike Curry says trainer Steve Asmussen not interested in Rachel Alexandra-Zenyatta talk

The Sun says Saratoga will be Summer ‘base’ for Preakness champion Rachel Alexandra


The Sun says former Mervo hurdler James Carter announced retirement


Washington Times’ Barker Davis says Congressional has ‘sexy new look’ for this year’s AT&T National

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy wonders if defending champ Anthony Kim will be ‘renewed’ at AT&T National


-While I think we all have known about Ozzie Newsome’s desire to return to Alabama for some time; I find it interesting that he is again speaking about it. The Crimson Tide may well need an athletic director in the near (or not-so near) future; and Newsome could be the guy. But it isn’t the type of thing I’d be too concerned about right now.

Talk to you tomorrow.