Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

July 24, 2008 | Glenn Clark

I want to disagree with Drew; but I just can’t. Terrell Suggs SHOULD be in Camp right now. The Ravens showed good faith in attempting to sign Suggs to a long term deal; but coming off a bad season, Suggs now needs to show good faith in getting to Camp and working to be the Pro Bowl caliber player he was in previous seasons.

It’s not about the fact that Terrell Suggs is playing by the rules. I’m well aware that Terrell Suggs hasn’t signed a contract yet; and can’t be fined for not showing up. But I also know that if Terrell REALLY wants a big deal from the Ravens; he should be in here to show that he’s ready to get it. Especially with a new Head Coach and a team that is trying to move in a new direction; there’s no room for someone to be just ‘playing by the rules.’

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Bob Haynie enjoyed seeing Flanagan during last night’s game

Drew Forrester takes time to promote Orioles again

Casey Willett says Boller started with first team yesterday

Drew Forrester says with health, Ravens more likely to go 10-6 than 6-10

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Amanda Comak says Jays take lead in 6th before game suspended due to rain

The Official Site offers stats before suspension

The Official Site’s Amanda Comak says after suspended game finished, Cabrera takes on Halladay in regularly scheduled matinee

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says ’83 World Series team honored before last night’s game

Blue Jays Official Site’s Jordan Bastian says Litsch sent down after suspended game

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says ’83 team still has ‘camaraderie’

The Sun’s Rock Kubatko says Guthrie won’t finish suspended game

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Cardinals, Brewers amongst teams with scouts watching Sherrill

The Sun says Brewers purchase contract of former Oriole Gibbons

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says Gibbons to start in AA Huntsville

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says Orioles still suffering from loss of Albers

The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says regularly scheduled game will start 20 minutes after suspended game finished

The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Huff picked up 17th career triple in suspended game

The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Trembley frustrated with lack of innings from young pitchers

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says ’83 Birds still say they knew they would win

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says Trembley wants Olson to ‘attack’ hitters

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says when game restarts; Rolen at plate, Overbay at 3rd

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says ’83 team still has ‘chemistry’

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says nearly 25k see ’83 Anniversary night

Annapolis Capital’s Mike Peters says Navy pitcher Drake signs with Birds after being picked in 43rd round

The AP says Trembley wants current team to learn from ’83 Birds

Washington Post’s Marc Carig says Baltimore unlikely to see another team like ’83 Birds

Washington Post’s Marc Carig says Trembley doesn’t think young pitchers will keep getting chances if they don’t improve

The AP says Brewers happy to get veteran depth at low price in Gibbons

Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal says Birds want SS or OF for Sherrill

SI’s Jon Heyman says Rauch deal may have set Birds up to not get enough for Sherrill

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Cousins enjoys Matsko’s hands on approach

The Official Site says Harbaugh thinks Nakamura, Zbikowski ‘our guys’

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says ESPN’s Walker thinks O-Line important storyline

The Official Site says Ravens need help with emergency exercise

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says all QB’s want to make team better

The Sun’s Ken Murray says team has plans for rookie Gooden

The Sun’s Edward Lee says 7th round pick Patrick faces long road to winning roster spot

The Sun’s Mike Preston says 2nd round pick Rice wants to help mom

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Suggs only unexcused absence from first team meeting

The Sun says Troy Smith ‘vastly improved’ from Day 1 to Day 2

The Sun’s Sandra McKee says Flacco’s story inspires CAA athletes

The Sun says Gooden doesn’t eat fish

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Phillips taking Suggs’ roster spot

The Sun’s Mike Preston says despite conversation, Ravens have no interest in trading for Favre

The Sun’s Edward Lee says players reminded to sign autographs for fans

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Cameron wants players to get things right

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Harbaugh prevented from getting into Camp at first

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Flacco should throw ball out of bounds more

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Heap showed up early Wednesday

Aaron Wilson says Rice ‘emerging’ for Ravens

Aaron Wilson says Barnes will practice with first team while Suggs skips

Carroll County Times’ Ryan Chell says rookie Patrick has ‘waited’ before

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Smith to Smith pass amongst highlights from Camp Wednesday

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says former Hurricanes 52, Gooden to be roomies

Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager has Ravens 25th in Power Rankings

Sporting News’ John Borneman says McGahee best of bad fantasy options for Ravens

Yahoo! Sports’ Mike Silver names Bisciotti 12th best owner in NFL

ARENA:

The Sun’s Steven Kiehl says recommendation expected today for new arena to be built at location of current arena

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says E. Williams named to preseason All-ACC team

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says commit Adams had major choices

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Portis will go live in scrimmages

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps have fairly easy schedule

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Congressional Bowl unlikely for Terps

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Penn. DE wants offer from Terps (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

ESPN.com names Terps 28th most prestigious program since ‘84

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Montrose’s Vetter likes prospects for Terps (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh checks in from Reebok AA Camp (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says future Terp Kizer begins U18 team play in DC today

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Lee, Mack named preseason All-CAA

The Official Site says Nestor’s video with Coach Combs available on WNST.net today

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Tigers picked last in CAA South

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Tigers want to prove voters wrong

UMBC LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Sean Burns says Zimmerman answering questions

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

The Official Site says match at Harrisburg postponed until tonight (and little else)

REAL MARYLAND:

The Official Site says loss to Bermuda ended early (and nothing else)

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Here’s the skinny on Ripken-Ogden today for the final spot in the KOBS Final Four. Cal Ripken played 21 seasons in Baltimore; collecting over 3,000 hits; over 400 Home Runs; 19 All-Star appearances; 2 Gold Gloves, 8 Silver Slugger Awards, 2 All-Star Game MVP Awards, the 1982 AL Rookie of the Year Award, a Home Run Derby Title; and a World Series ring in 1983. He also showed up for work 2,632 consecutive times.

-If the number for the arena is 18.500; I’m okay with that. John Moag said the cost of a second deck is great for arenas; so the 17,000 or so number they did at Comcast Center actually makes more and more sense. The building is so badly needed at this point that 16 or 17 would probably be fine with me as well. The downtown location does make the most sense; but a new arena could have helped another area in the city.

-The Orioles REALLY didn’t do enough last night to honor the ’83 team. The pre-game ceremony, the video packages, and the autograph signings are all fine; but the entire night should have been an honor to those guys. They really need to think bigger.

-No DHB on the All-ACC team? That’s fine. He’ll be there at the end. Trust me.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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