Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

March 04, 2008 | Glenn Clark

I don’t know how I feel about the idea of the Orioles moving to “Dodgertown.” There’s a part of me that says that everything else about the identity and history of this organization has been stripped away; so why shouldn’t they go play in a place that is the real home of the Dodgers?
There is also a piece of me that thinks that the Birds would be better suited getting a new place in Fort Lauderdale, and continuing to try to carve out their own identity in their own Spring home.
I think I lean more to the latter-or at least the blind homer in me does. This organization shouldn’t go to a town where the fans will be ways away from adopting them; and should try to soak up as much as they can in Fort Lauderdale while they are rebuilding.
“Dodgertown” might be a nice place for a team like the Nationals with no history; but I’m not sure it’s the best spot for the Birds.
(This is clearly a moot point if Fort Lauderdale can’t come up with a facility the Birds can use for their minor league camp.)
Let’s see what everyone else has to say….
Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:
ORIOLES:
The Official Site’s Ken Gurnick says Jones homers in tie
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Patton might not need testing
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Monday’s Dodgertown visit likely not last
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Birds WILL move to Vero Beach
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Yan blows three run lead in 9th
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Davis added RBI double
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Quiroz added RBI single
Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says Burres, Albers solid in tie
Washington Post’s Marc Carig says Moore 3-4 in tie
Washington Post’s Marc Carig says bullpen also good Monday
Washington Post’s John Feinstein says Dodgertown wouldn’t be same with Terps
Inside The Warehouse’s Michael Hollman names Moore organization’s #14 prospect (must subscribe)
Oriole Central’s “Ben” says Costanzo continues to play well
Camden Chat’s “punkrawka” hopes Roberts deal goes through
Dempsey’s Army’s “hrb” says Yan making sure he doesn’t make team
RAVENS:
The Official Site’s Daniel Wilcox says rehab not going as well as he had hoped
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says squad to be writes a story about cheerleaders and includes photo
CBS Los Angeles’ Eric Dickerson (THAT ONE) has Ravens picking Jenkins
ESPN’s Todd McShay has Ravens picking McKelvin
The Ebony Bird’s Jarrett Carter doesn’t think Ravens will find Corner in Philly
TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:
The Sun’s David Steele says Terps not ‘made of’ enough
The Examiner’s Gary Lambrecht wonders if Gary past his prime
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens wonders if Terps can recover
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Clemson loss REALLY that bad
The Diamondback’s Andrew Zuckerman says Gary doesn’t think Tourney hopes over
Charleston Post and Courier’s Larry Williams says road to Tourney might not be as difficult as thought for Terps
Terrapin Times’ Chris King says Gist’s career ‘wasn’t supposed to end’ this way (must subscribe)
TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:
TERRAPINS LACROSSE:
TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:
Terrapin Times’ Chris King says Terps in good with tall player from DeMatha (must subscribe)
TERRAPINS BASEBALL:
Washington Times’ Thom Loverro says Nats smart to keep former Terp Maxwell
MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:
NAVY BASKETBALL:
NAVY LACROSSE:
TOWSON BASKETBALL:
TOWSON LACROSSE:
Inside Lacrosse’s Geoff Shannon says early season drama helps keep Tigers in poll
UMBC LACROSSE:
LOYOLA BASKETBALL:
LOYOLA LACROSSE:

MORGAN BASKETBALL:
HOPKINS LACROSSE:
Inside Lacrosse’s Quint Kessenich keeps Jays second in his poll
Inside Lacrosse’s Geoff Shannon says Jays ‘that good’
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Jays beat Tigers Saturday in most unlikely way
COLLEGE LACROSSE:
BLAST:
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS:
The Sun’s Childs Walker says MMA closer to being sanctioned
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-Happy Birthday Gary. As I’ve stated before; I am firmly behind you, and support the fact that there are few coaches in the game who offer as complete a package as you do in the role of Head Coach. You’re a Hall of Famer; and I know that things will continue to improve at my beloved school while you are there. You deserve to be celebrated. Unfortunately; tough losses make some people say things that are a little extra emotional. As someone who cares dearly about the University; I offer you my support.
-Congratulations to Crystal Langhorne, Marissa Coleman, Kristi Toliver, Laura Harper, Greg Sprink, Billy Lange, Gerald Brown, Michael Tuck, and Brian Rudolph for receiving postseason honors.
-This young Maryland Lacrosse team is in better shape than I thought they might be at this point. Good to see they bounced back from a tough loss to Duke over the weekend. Go see UMBC play Johns Hopkins tonight (7, Homewood Field).
-I don’t think the Ravens will find a CB in Free Agency from the Eagles; or from any other team. I think the Draft will supply the team’s answers at Corner.
Talk to you tomorrow.
-G

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