I want to be more excited about the Orioles; I really do. I’m not there yet. Look, I’m excited that they’re partially rebuilding; but there are still not a whole lot of reasons to actually want to watch this team this season. This should have happened eight years ago. Instead we got to see Marty Cordova.
Look, I’ll wear an Orioles hoodie today; I’ll wear a Cal throwback later this week. I’ll sing the praises of 2 for 10 trading to anyone who will listen to me every day. But I have to say that going into the season; Nick Markakis is really the only reason I want to watch this team. I’m just hoping there become more reasons as the season goes along.
What will keep you excited when this team is 20 games out in July?
Let’s see what everyone else has to say….
Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:
Drew Forrester reiterates his desire for Birds’ success
Casey Willett ‘still’ doesn’t expect McNabb in Baltimore
Casey Willett wonders how MacPhail should handle Roberts
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says young pitching highlights start of Spring Training
The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says ‘dazzling’ talent Jones also ‘humble’
The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says Jones expects more from himself
New York Post’s Joel Sherman says Birds ‘showcasing’ Roberts
Weaver’s Tantrum’s “Desert O” remembers Cal’s final game in Atlanta
Aaron Wilson reports Meyer says Mattison to join Ravens
Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Snyder ‘taking chance’ like Bisciotti
Florida Alligator’s Nick Zaccardi says Mattison thinks Ravens job ‘perfect situation’
Orlando Sentinel’s Dave Curtis says Mattison knows Harbaugh from Western Michigan
The Sun’s Don Markus says Gary had bigger week than Ralph
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens talks up ‘Potbelly’ Booth
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens looks back on a good week for Gary
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps 2-0 in gold uniforms
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Gary < Obama
The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says Vasquez’s play more important than his hair
The Examiner’s Tony Giro says Terps must still prove things at Duke
The Diamondback’s Andrew Zuckerman says Vasquez ‘letting game come to (him)’
The Diamondback’s Mark Selig considers Vasquez ‘lethal pass-first point guard’
USA Today’s Marlen Garcia says Terps ‘moving up’
Turtle Soup’s Gregg Kanner says Comcast ‘special’ Saturday night
TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:
The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Terps keep winning close
McClatchy Newspapers’ Caulton Tudor picks Terps 4th in Atlantic
The Official Site says Fisher’s 45 leads Purple Eagles past Hounds
The Sun’s Patrick Guitierez says Brown’s 29 almost unnoticed
The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Hounds just can’t stop Fisher
The Examiner’s Andrew Vitelli says Greene playing big minutes for hot Dogs
The Examiner’s Dave Carey says “Itchy” tops MEAC in Assists to Turnovers
Inside Lacrosse says Jays Number 1 in first Media Poll of season
Inside Lacrosse’s Geoff Shannon says Jays could give up Top Spot early
Inside Lacrosse’s Quint Kessenich says he couldn’t vote Jays Number 1
The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Evans key to success for Jays’ D
The Sun’s John Weaver says Mids must play better
The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says team must keep winning on road
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-Tony Giro is wrong. Maryland is IN the tournament right now no matter what happens Wednesday at Duke. That being said; there is NO REASON to not think the Terps could win at Cameron. I’m not saying they will; but there is no reason to think they couldn’t. They are more than capable.
-Morgan State hosts South Carolina State tonight. Morgan State could well be on their way to the NCAA Tournament. Go support them. Coppin State and UMES are also at home.
-Welcome Coach Mattison. We hope you’re also part of something special here.
Talk to you tomorrow.