Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

August 04, 2008 | Glenn Clark

Hayden Penn should get the start. I know he got hurt, but as long as he’s okay; he is the pitcher who might have a near future with the Orioles; and he should get the chance. The Orioles are going to need pitchers who can start the rest of the season; not guys like Lance Cormier and Chris Waters to plug in once. Dennis Sarfate might be right back out of the rotation shortly; which would allow room for Brad Bergesen.

The SS situation remains infuriating to me. Felipe Lopez is unemployed. Every time I see Alex Cintron, Brandon Fahey, and Juan Castro boot the ball around I want to SCREAM. What is the thought process behind the decision to just continue to allow the SS position to go unmanned?

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…

Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:

Casey Willett says Ravens not exploring trades for Tackles now

Drew Forrester would still love to see Steve Smith with Ravens

Vince Fiduccia says Smith should be starter

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds blow two leads in loss to Mariners

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Sarfate gets second start against Saunders and Angels tonight

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Jones needs CT scan on left foot after x-ray inconclusive

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Waters amongst candidates to start Tuesday

Mariners Official Site’s Jesse Baumgartner says M’s win on Niehaus Day

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Birds again fail to finish sweep

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Jones had walking boot on when leaving clubhouse

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Cabrera didn’t walk anyone

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Hunter expected to return for Angels tonight

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Birds making Tuesday starter decision based on what they get from Sarfate tonight

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says despite injury, Penn still in mix to make Tuesday start

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Arrieta wants gold in final Olympics for baseball

The AP says Orioles back to losing on Sunday

ESPN.com Scouts Inc’s Keith Law says Rays, Marlins, Twins could still be interested in Huff

Seattle Times’ Larry Stone says Putz goes 1 1/3 scoreless in return as M’s win

Everett Herald’s Kirby Arnold says Lopez homers in win

Tacoma News Tribune’s Larry LaRue says Silva goes 6 2/3 as Mariners win

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Zbikowski working well with first unit

The Official Site says Harbaugh thinks Rice can start Thursday

The Sun’s Edward Lee and Jamison Hensley say WR McCants trying to make most of second chance

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Stover reached out to Harbaugh

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens have ‘idea’ of when Suggs returning

The Sun’s Edward Lee says WR Smith used off time to sleep

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Boller, Smith struggled to start practice

Aaron Wilson says Johnson ‘ready to rumble’

Aaron Wilson says Boller stock ‘spiraling downward’

Aaron Wilson says McGahee needs fluid drained from left knee

Carroll County Times’ Ryan Chell says Hale feels ‘fortunate’ to have NFL opportunity

The Examiner’s Tony Giro says Suggs ‘needs attention’

The Examiner’s Eric Detweiler says Suggs in ‘constant communication’ with defensive coaches

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Boller ‘most constant’ QB in Camp

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Johnson trying to make everyone forget about AD

ESPN.com’s James Walker says injuries continuing to pile up for Ravens

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Friedgen has big plans beyond stadium

Washington Post’s Stave Yanda says DHB must be more than just ‘burner’

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Holmes nearing decision (must subscribe)

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says DHB ‘still developing’ as WR

SI’s Stewart Mandel doesn’t think Friedgen’s job status in jeopardy

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Mids have ‘something to prove’

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Sovie gets extra year

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Deliz could be comeback player of the year

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Mids think GT will be good under Johnson

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens thinks Terps could benefit from involving alumni in walk

Go Mids previews O-Line (must subscribe)

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Fall session starts today

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Big Brown bounces back to win Haskell

Thoroughbred Times’ Mike Curry says Big Brown holds off Coal Play down stretch

The AP says Dutrow concerned about Big Brown down stretch

Washington Post’s John Scheinman says Desormeaux had to go to whip to get Big Brown to win

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Here’s the Cal Ripken-Johnny Unitas breakdown.

CAL RIPKEN:

-Played 21 seasons in Baltimore. 19 time All-Star. 1983 World Series Champion. 2 Gold Glove Awards. 8 Silver Slugger Awards. 2 AL MVPs. 1982 Rookie of the Year. 2 time All-Star MVP. 1991 Home Run Derby Champion. Record 2,632 consecutive games played. 3,000+ hits; 400+ home runs. #8 retired by Orioles. Elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame with 98% of vote in 2007.

JOHNNY UNITAS:

-Played 17 seasons in Baltimore. 10 Time Pro Bowler. 9 Time All-Pro. 3 time AP NFL MVP. Just under 40,000 passing yards; 300 total TD’s. 3 Time Pro Bowl MVP. 1958 & 1959 NFL Champion; Super Bowl V Champion. #19 retired by Colts franchise. Honored in Ravens’ Ring of Honor. Elected to Pro Football’s Hall of Fame in 1979.

My vote will go to the man who I believe to be King…….Johnny Unitas. My only question is; if everything else was the same, would you vote for Cal because he was born here in the area?

-Big Brown may not have lost; but he certainly didn’t get rid of his doubters. If I had to guess; I would say that we will never see Rick Dutrow in the winner’s circle at the Derby or Preakness again.

-I don’t like the idea that Haruki Nakamura was doing pushups after a play in Camp yesterday. Isn’t this the type of crap that was supposed to disappear with the Harbaugh era?

-I will be at Maryland Football Media Day today with WNST’s resident Terps maniac; Steve Hennessey. We will look to get some video up during the day. The biggest storyline for the Fall session will of course be the QB situation; as if the Terps can get comfortable with any of these QB’s; they can surprise a LOT of people.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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