Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

May 28, 2009 | Glenn Clark

It will be all too easy for MASN to make yesterday’s game a future “Defining Moment.”

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The Orioles are not playoff contenders.

But yesterday was about as much fun as I’ve had watching an Orioles game as I can remember. I was at Padonia Station yesterday afternoon to watch the UEFA Champions League final; and a ton of fans stuck around after the soccer game to watch the Orioles’ rally.

It was surreal. Down 8-3, then down 10-8, then the Reimold homer.

Watching the game with a crowd of people; it was a special feel.

But it wasn’t a franchise turner. This organization is still well away from that. Let’s not get carried away.

And let’s see what everyone else has to say…..

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says Reimold’s HR may signal Pie’s departure

Thyrl Nelson says winning, news helps make this amongst ‘best weeks’ for Orioles fans in recent memory

Nestor Aparicio says Luke Jones crowned KOBST

Nestor Aparicio wonders if Wieters can be ‘savior’

Drew Forrester says Tucson enters Spring Training fray

Glenn Clark and Drew Forrester offer steroid suspects, including Brady Anderson

Matt Duggins wouldn’t be sorry to see Gregg Zaun go

Ed Frankovic says Caps believe steroids story has ‘no merit’

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Reimold crushes walk-off homer to lift O’s past Blue Jays

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Roberts, Jones, Markakis all have shot at All-Star Game

MLB.com’s Brian Eller says David Hernandez to make Major League debut tonight vs. Galarraga, Tigers

MLB.com’s Brian Eller says Luke Scott activated from DL, returned to lineup

MLB.com’s Brian Eller says Uehara headed to DL

Blue Jays Official Site’s Jeff Seidel says Halladay stellar, but Jays blow it in 11th

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Fiorentino had 2 hits, homer for Tides in loss to Toledo

Bowie Baysox Official Site says John Mariotti gave up 3 unearned runs in 6 innings in loss to Altoona

Frederick Keys Official Site says Beato stellar over 6 1/3 in win over Wilmington

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says McCurry hit around as Shorebirds fell to Hickory

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Birds get first 3 game sweep of season, Jays lose 9th straight

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Andino had career high 4 hits in win

The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd thinks ‘at least 40,000’ fans will be at Camden Yards Friday for Wieters’ debut

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Albers, Ray, Pie all candidates to lose roster spot with Hernandez to be called up

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg suggests what Wieters should do to get involved in Baltimore

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Mickolio took loss in relief for Tides

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says former Oriole Millar enjoyed Huff’s fist pump

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Reimold’s homer made winner out of Baez

Examiner Steve DeClue says Birds playing ‘exciting, winning baseball’ with recent call-ups

Examiner Jay Trucker says Moeller ‘soon to be departing’ with Wieters on his way

Carroll County Times’ Bob Blubaugh says Orioles’ ‘future taking shape’ with Bergesen, Berken, Reimold, Wieters, etc.

Carroll County Times’ Bob Blubaugh says Montanez had ‘successful’ thumb surgery

Carroll County Times’ Bob Blubaugh says Scott had homer, 3 RBI for Birds in return from DL

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Reimold makes major impact at big league level after injury-plagued minor league career

Frederick News-Post says Matt Angle had 2 triples for Keys in win

The AP says Trembley thought O’s ‘had fun’ more than they have in a while with comeback win

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Uehara dealt with same hamstring issues in Japan

Washington Times’ Ryan O’Halloran says Wieters gives fans reason to watch O’s-Tigers tomorrow night

Virginian-Pilot says Pinckney, Carlos Rojas had RBI singles for Tides in loss

Toronto Globe and Mail’s Robert MacLeod says Brian Wolfe gave up Reimold’s homer to take loss for Jays

Toronto Sun’s Bob Elliott says Birds sweep Toronto for first time since ‘94

Toronto Star’s Morgan Campbell says Aaron Hill appeared to have given the Jays the win with 11th inning homer

KOLD 13 Tucson’s Brian White says Pima County wants Birds to spend Spring at Tucson Electric Park

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Mason ‘unexpectedly’ returns to practice

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says new OL Robby Felix overcame stroke to reach NFL

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens add O-Linemen Saucedo, Stefan Rodgers

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham says ‘expectations remain high’ for Ravens

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham says Rolle, Washington, Foxworth battling for starting CB spots

The Official Site says Harbaugh thinks Demetrius Williams ‘putting (injury) out of his mind’

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens giving former UTEP OL Felix shot after suffering stroke last season

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Harbaugh expects Mason to ‘be ready’ for Training Camp

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Sypniewski could miss ‘extended’ time with knee injury

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says new OL Rodgers has stops with Jaguars, Titans, Buccaneers, Eagles, Jets early in NFL career

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Harbaugh ‘jacked’ for chance to see Wieters this weekend

Examiner Steve DeClue says Ravens still ‘potential suitor’ for Boldin

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Felix suffered stroke after UTEP’s win over SMU

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Reed, McGahee both missing from practice

ESPN.com’s James Walker says ‘regular season’ still priority for Mason

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens could be ‘spoiler’ to potential Steelers-Patriots AFC Championship Game

Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager says Birk ‘more than capable’ of facing top D-Linemen

Sporting News RealScouts says Reed best safety in NFL

HORSE RACING:

Belmont Official Site’s Francis LaBelle Jr. says Lukas’ horses Flying Private, Luv Gov worked out at Churchill Downs in preparation for Belmont

Belmont Official Site says Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) to provide live coverage of 3rd jewel of Triple Crown

Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee says Borel ‘business as usual’ approaching chance to win 3rd Triple Crown race

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Lukas looking for 5th Belmont after previously winning with Tabasco Cat, Thunder Gulch, Editor’s Note, Commendable

Thoroughbred Times says Flying Private looking to improve on last place finish at Derby, 4th place finish at Preakness

The Sun says wagering up 8.9 percent at Pimlico in Spring

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Vasquez’s quotes may mean he’s ‘leaning’ towards NBA Draft

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says commit Stoglin ‘rising’ (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Claire Knudsen says Nolan Carroll working back from concussion (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles Virginia LB prospect Henry Coley (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Terps interested in another DeMatha prospect (must subscribe)

TOWSON LACROSSE:

The Official Site’s Mike Hermann says Unitas Stadium has been “Field of Dreams” for Tigers

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens has Tigers 20th in VERY early 2010 poll

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Hounds headed to Europe

Inside Lacrosse’s Terry Foy says Ricci selected by Bayhawks in MLL Draft

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Hounds amongst teams interested in St. Frances’ Dante Holmes

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Go Mids says Midshipmen interested in Arizona prospect Hayden Tippett (must subscribe)

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Does the John Calipari scandal at Memphis make Lance Stephenson more likely to come to Maryland? Maybe. If Stephenson had limited his choices to the Tigers and Terps, the Terps are certainly in a better position today than they were yesterday.

-Does Anquan Boldin firing Drew Rosenhaus make Boldin more likely to be traded to the Ravens? No. Boldin fired Rosenhaus because he wants a new contract with the Cardinals; and Rosenhaus had yet to do that.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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