Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

August 12, 2008 | Glenn Clark

Thanks for the efforts Dennis. You were never supposed to be a starter anyway. Hayden Penn will now take your spot. Attention Hayden: please do not attempt to chop a tree stump with an ax; or wash your motorcycle; or do anything else that could even REMOTELY risk injury. This is your chance, and this organization is DESPERATE for you to figure it out this time around.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says Ray’s comments no big deal

Casey Willett says Thursday last chance to see Ravens at Camp

Alex Thomas says relay win ‘perfect race’

OLYMPICS:

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Phelps gets gold in 200 free

The Sun’s Rick Maese says eight golds now ‘destiny’ for Phelps

The AP says Spitz upset about never getting invited to Beijing to watch Phelps pursue record

LA Times’ Lisa Dillman says Hoff advances to finals of 200 free

The Sun’s Rick Maese says Chinese recognize Phelps

The Sun’s Rick Maese says Melo worried he was ‘too open’ in first game

The Sun’s Rick Maese says Broadneck’s Woolfolk finishes 12th in weightlifting

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck worried Mrs. Phelps going to hurt herself cheering

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Hoff still trying to get golden

The AP says Phelps tied for most career golds

Washington Post’s Thomas Boswell says Phelps truly representing entire country

Washington Post’s Barry Svrluga says Phelps highlights great day for Americans in pool

ESPN.com’s Jim Caple says Phelps trains using ‘pasta, pizza’

New York Post/Fox Sports’ Mike Vaccaro says Phelps just doesn’t lose

SI’s Brian Cazeneuve says Phelps shaves almost whole second off own 200 free record

Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel says Phelps winning without even trying

Yahoo! Sports’ Chris Chase says Phelps had no rival in 200 free

Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson says Phelps overshadowing U.S. teammates

CBS Sports’ Ray Ratto says golds belong to relay teammates as much as Phelps

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Sarfate rocked as Birds lose to Cleveland

The Official Site offers numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Amanda Comak says Olson faces Comak tonight

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says F. Cabrera enjoys seeing old friends in Cleveland

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Castro scratched from lineup with groin injury

Indians Official Site’s Anthony Castrovince says Carmona couldn’t protect 5-0 lead but Tribe won anyway

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says after getting lead back, Birds give it away with three defensive miscues in 7th

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Mora answering critics

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says in 3 starts, Sarfate has allowed 17 runs in 11 innings

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Mora wants critics to ‘kiss his butt’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck now ‘not surprised’ Walker cleared waivers

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck doesn’t expect Sarfate to make Saturday start

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says former M’s GM Bavasi amongst candidates for Orioles MVP

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Walker deal could be looming

The Examiner’s Jay Trucker says .209 hitter A. Cabrera homered off Sarfate

The AP says Birds blew 8-7 lead in loss

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg can’t figure Birds out

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh expects Reed ready 9/7

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Yahoo!’s Cole thinks Gaither ‘key’ to Ravens

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Kracalik left morning practice early, returned in afternoon

The Official Site says Reed thinks injury ‘more in-depth’ than known

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says McGahee’s knee scope ‘cautionary procedure’

The Sun’s Mike Preston says J. Johnson playing with more ‘aggression’

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley and Edward Lee say Burgess, Daniels to IR; Green released

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says ‘consistency’ needed from McClain

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Boller best of ‘struggling’ QB’s

The Sun says Katula wants to give back to high school

The Sun’s Mike Preston thinks Ravens should consider adding RB

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens were hoping for LB Burgess to get playing time

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Boller limited sacks, giveaways

The Sun’s Mike Preston says McAlister not next to go under knife

The Examiner’s Eric Detweiler says Reed taking injury ‘day by day’

The Examiner’s Eric Detweiler says Martin ‘shining’ at Camp

Aaron Wilson says despite no contact rule, Reed getting contacted

Aaron Wilson says if McGahee not ready, Rice will get chance

Aaron Wilson says Ravens sign Melton, Campbell

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Reed won’t commit to availability Sept. 7

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Boller has ‘golden opportunity’

Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez says McGahee should be looking over his shoulder

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Ralph wants to make QB decision by end of week; could use more than one QB

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says Terps still alive for St. John’s OL White

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Steffy won’t feel sorry for himself

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Steffy, Turner ‘about even’ in QB race

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph still wants ‘consistency’ from Turner

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Navarre continues excellent Camp

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Delaware, Cal, NC State most popular individual games on schedule

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Oquendo stars in practice with five catches

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says maturation helps Portis get back in QB derby (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Carroll battling roommate Portis (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps bound for NIT again

Turtle Sports Report’s Jeff Ermann says DC Forward Crump getting attention from Terps (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter checks in with prospects at “Best of Maryland” (must subscribe)

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says KNKE’s injured more serious than originally believed

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Bryant will get reps as starting QB

MORGAN FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says practice officially opened Monday

LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL:

The Official Site says Hagerstown Federal advances to Williamsport

The AP says Hagerstown gets final bid to LLWS

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-I do not get the feeling Ed Reed OR Willis McGahee will play Sept. 7. Just a feeling.

-Every event left on Michael Phelps’ schedule is an event he won gold in four years ago in Athens. It really is his “destiny”, isn’t it?

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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