Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

June 18, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Of COURSE the Orioles should move Koji Uehara to the bullpen. They cannot just accept the fact that one of their pitchers will only give them 5 innings. I know Allen McCallum thinks it is important for the Orioles to maintain their honesty to Uehara after telling him he’d be a starter; but Uehara actually has to be able to start.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Rex Snider says Perry Hall resident Sam Mayfield caught Wieters’ first HR ball

Bob Haynie was at Memorial Stadium to see Ripken hit first HR

Rex Snider says MacPhail has questions to answer regarding Sosa

Ed Frankovic expects Ovechkin to have big night at NHL Awards Show

Glenn Clark has almost-Raven Lawrence Phillips amongst most ‘troubled’ athletes

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Wieters hit first career HR as Birds topped Mets

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

MLB.com’s Brian Eller says Wieters took curtain call after hitting first HR

MLB.com’s Brian Eller says Berken, Birds try to win series tonight vs. Hernandez, Mets

Mets Official Site’s Anthony DiComo says Feliciano took loss for Mets in relief

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Arrieta struggled again as Tides fell to Louisville

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Matusz particularly impressive as Baysox beat Reading

Frederick Keys Official Site says Wally Crancer went 3-4, homered; but Keys fell to Winston-Salem

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Nathan Moreau took tough loss as Delmarva fell to Lake County

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Huff’s 2 run homer carried O’s past Mets

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Uehara effective, but took no decision as bullpen struggled

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Alberto Castillo not getting job done as left-handed specialist

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Matusz was ‘nervous’ making first start for Baysox

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says former Oriole Sosa ‘most unlikeable professional athlete (he’s) ever briefly encountered’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says autographed bat and ball enough to get Wieters’ first HR ball back from fan

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Trembley thought Hendrickson got ‘big’ double play with bases loaded

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Markakis thinks hitting ‘contagious’

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Tuesday HR helped Markakis break funk

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says nearly 32,000 saw Birds top Mets at Camden Yards

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Markakis went 4-4 for Birds in win

The AP says home run also gave Wieters first career RBI

Frederick News-Post says Jake Stevens took loss as Keys fell to Dash

Virginian-Pilot says Steve Torrealba, Jeff Fiorentino picked up RBI for Tides in loss

New York Post’s Bart Hubbuch says Mets got ‘up and down start’ from Tim Redding in loss

New York Times’ Ben Shpigel says Sheffield homered for Mets in loss

New York Daily News’ Adam Rubin says lefties had been hitting .125 off Feliciano before Huff’s game winner

Newsday’s David Lennon says Huff may have been auditioning to be acquired by Mets this season

Newark Star-Ledger’s Brian Costa says Daniel Murphy went 3-4 with RBI in Mets’ loss

Bergen Record’s Steve Popper says Wright 0-4, snapped 11 game hitting streak in loss

ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick says Scott has improved at ‘reading breaking balls’

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Oher has shown ‘superb mobility’ in OTA’s

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Kruger has taken starting reps with Suggs not in Baltimore

The Official Site says Ravens reach partnership agreement with Maryland lottery

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Demetrius Williams’ potential not enough for Ravens anymore

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Draft picks Oher, Webb, Kruger, Phillips remain unsigned

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens scratch-off ticket to be available before first preseason game against Redskins

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens agreed to terms with 6th round pick Peerman

NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks says Ravens defense will be ‘tested’ after losing Rex Ryan, Leonhard, Bart Scott

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks more teams will follow Ravens’ lead in trying to find ways to make money

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Maryland commit Titus Till amongst players participating in ’09 Crab Bowl

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says former commit Teddy Dargan ended up at Arizona Western College

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says if Terps make ACC Championship, game to kick off at 8pm

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Sherwood DT prospect Greg Grant visited College Park (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ekezie 18th best player of Gary’s 20 years

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Burns 17th best player of Gary’s 20 years

Fox Sports’ Jeff Goodman says Terps ‘Top 40 team’

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Florida, Virginia, Miami, Ohio State all still in mix for Terps target Mychal Parker (must subscribe)

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Jeremy Pick added to strength and conditioning staff

TOWSON LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Quint Kessenich says Ingerman could be amongst breakout sophomores in ‘10

UMBC LACROSSE:

The Official Site’s Steve Settembrino
checks in from Retrievers’ trip to Japan

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site offers season recap for Jays

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Go Mids breaks down Navy’s ‘09 opponents

SALISBURY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says LB Matt Barnes, OL Josh Berman, OL Tim Hackmann, DB Greg Miletic named to NFF Honor Society

WOMEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE:

Towson Official Site says Unitas Stadium selected to host Final Four again in 2010

The Sun says Tigers felt they could host event one more year before construction began on new arena

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says ‘unity’ on road trips has helped Mariners win

HORSE RACING:

Thoroughbred Times says Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra confirmed to race again at Mother Goose Stakes

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Mother Goose Stakes to be run at Belmont Park

Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee says Churchill Downs holding first ever night racing card Friday

BOXING:

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Mark “TNT” Tucker to face Rubin “Mr. Hollywood” Williams July 17 at Carroll County Agricultural Center

SWIMMING:

The AP says Phelps got new endorsement deal with San Diego-based H2O Audio

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Why shouldn’t the Ravens partner with the Maryland lottery? If partnering with the Maryland lottery means it will be another year before ticket prices are raised, it is a boon for Ravens fans.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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