Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

July 10, 2008 | Glenn Clark

Not a whole lot to add today as obviously we had quite the morning with our witch in studio. I did however want to take a moment to note Trent Dilfer’s retirement, as I think he deserves the honor. He wasn’t here long, but his contribution was significant. He lost just one game (his first) as starting QB for the Baltimore Ravens; and obviously manned the march to the franchise’s only Super Bowl Championship. 

It would be hard to argue that Trent is the most significant QB in Baltimore Ravens history; as while McNair and Testaverde had more significant contributions number-wise; they certainly did not have the success Dilfer did. I think he goes 4th on the list of most significant QB’s in Baltimore football history. (Johnny, Bert Jones, Earl Morrall).

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

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio thinks Dempsey shouldn’t do color on MASN

Rob Long won’t blame Trembley for losing

Drew Forrester wants Birds to pay for witch

Drew Forrester thinks Birds should give Wieters taste of bigs in September

Thyrl Nelson thinks Jones should move up in order

Ed Frankovic says Caps close to deal with Federov

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds’ rally falls one run short in loss to Jays

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Amanda Comak says former Bird Parrish faces Guthrie in series finale tonight

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says today final day to vote for Roberts

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Scott slumping badly in July

The Official Site’s Alan Friedman says Arrieta feels good, pitches well on farm

Blue Jays Official Site’s David Singh says Jays get seven in fourth, hang on to beat Birds

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Olson can’t get through 4th in loss

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Markakis homers, extends hitting streak to 16

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Birds 4-7 in last 11 despite scoring 72 runs in stretch

The Sun’s Roch Kubatko thinks Olson should be sent back to minors, but doesn’t know who would replace him

The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Phillies fans trying to help Roberts

The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Miller gets first save on farm

The AP says Burnett beats Birds after emergency root canal

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Arrieta can transfer success on farm to spot on Olympic team with performance at Yankee Stadium this weekend

Washington Post’s Marc Carig says Birds score 6 in 6th but can’t get all the way back

Washington Post’s Marc Carig says Trembley to stick with slumping Scott

Toronto Star’s Cathal Kelly says Burnett didn’t feel he deserved to win

Toronto Sun’s Mike Rutsey says Jays start Parrish so Halladay can face Yanks

CBS Sports’ Eric Mack drops Birds to 17th in Power Rankings

Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal says Birds still ‘desperately seeking SS’

SI’s Jon Heyman thinks odds of Sherrill getting dealt 4-1

RAVENS:

The Official Site says live mascots named Rise & Conquer

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy breaks down QB battle

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Ravens should look past Favre

The AP says former Ravens QB Dilfer to retire

The Examiner’s Gary Lambrecht thinks Favre should stay retired

Carroll County Times’ Barry L. Silverman says Clayton takes over Westminster football Camp from Monk

Carroll County Times’ Barry L. Silverman says Clayton excited to take over for Monk at Camp

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Gronkowski wears 13 because of Marino

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem previews Special Teams (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem checks in with prospect Young-Wiseman (must subscribe)

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich thinks Terps third in ACC Atlantic

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich thinks Terps can beat Clemson

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich thinks Maryland-Clemson amongst best games of year in ACC Atlantic

ESPN Insider/Blue Ribbon College Yearbook previews Terps (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter checks in on prospect Robinson at Reebok Camp (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Jeff Ermann says Mosley officially qualified

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

Washington Post’s Matthew Stanmyre says incomer Kizer working with under 18 national team

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Go Mids previews D-Line (must subscribe)

NAVY LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Christian Swezey imagines dream scenario where Mids win National Title

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Patsos gets extension

REAL MARYLAND:

The Official Site’s Matt Skinner previews Friday’s match with Bermuda

HORSE RACING:

Thoroughbred Times’ Frank Angst says Kentucky moving forward on steroid regulation

The AP says Kentucky will vote on steroid ban this summer

BOXING:

The Sun’s Candus Thomson says Annapolis native D’Andrea looking for Women’s Golden Gloves title

SPORTS MEDIA:

The AP says 2006 sentence of WBAL’s Mills modified to allow for record to be cleared

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Here’s the skinny on the Moore-Mackey matchup. Lenny played 12 seasons in Baltimore; was a 7 time Pro Bowler, won 2 NFL Titles, and was Rookie of the Year (named by UPI) in ’56. John Mackey played 9 seasons in Baltimore; went to 5 Pro Bowls, and was a member of the Colts’ Super Bowl V Championship team. Interestingly enough, despite being a Pro Football Hall of Famer; John Mackey’s number is not retired by the Colts franchise (although he HAS been honored by the Ravens in the Ring of Honor!). Lenny will clearly get my vote, and I expect him to win somewhat easily.

-Garrett Olson PROBABLY needs to be sent back down to the minors, but the Orioles REALLY do not have any other pitcher who is ready to step in. Jon Leicester has CLEARLY struggled, Hayden Penn MIGHT be an option, and I don’t know NEARLY enough about Andy Mitchell to say if he can make the start. This is where this team needed Matt Albers again.

-For those who think Heather Dinich is too critical towards the Terps, please check out her work today on ESPN.com; as I think she is OVERLY fair about Maryland’s football fortune.

-Even though we already knew he was going to get qualified; I will admit that when I read Jeff Ermann’s story last night; I still let go a HUGE sigh of relief when I heard the Sean Mosley news was official. There’s just been too much negative stuff this offseason.

-Jimmy Patsos may not have delivered Loyola Tournament appearance yet, but he certainly deserved the extension he just received, and the Hounds are fortunate to have a coach of his caliber stick around to get the program to the next level.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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