Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

April 14, 2009 | Glenn Clark

The “Baltimore” jerseys looked just as good as I hoped they would. Koji Uehara made Andruw Jones look like a future Hall of Famer again (maybe the whole L.A. think WAS a fluke after all), but everything is okay if the game ends in the win column like it did last night.

I’ll also add this. I’ve never been overly sold on George Sherrill as a closer. Frankly, I think finding a great closer is a 1-in-a-thousand type proposition. But I really don’t think George Sherrill is a great closer. I guess time will tell in the end.

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

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio says “Orioles Magic” lifts Birds to 5-2

Thyrl Nelson says Tillman threw 4 hitless innings for Tides last night

Keith Melchior thinks Orioles should fire Trembley now

Rex Snider says Jim Palmer thought Fidrych ‘great guy’

Chris Pika says ESPN cutting coverage of Preakness

Glenn Clark says Navy-Hopkins lacrosse amongst highlights of non-baseball week

Ed Frankovic picks Caps to beat Rangers in 7 games

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Uehara gives up 7 runs, but Orioles provide offense to help him beat Rangers

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of shootout win

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Simon, Birds shoot for another series win tonight against McCarthy, Rangers

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Mora sitting with hamstring tightness

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Rich Hill to throw side session today

Rangers Official Site’s Todd Wills says Padilla rocked early as Rangers fall to O’s

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Sherrill survived ‘tense’ 9th inning to collect 3rd save as Birds beat Rangers

The Sun’s Childs Walker says return of “Baltimore” to road jerseys has caused demand to ‘nearly double’

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Wigginton played in place of hobbled Mora

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Pie launched 4th career home run in win

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says players don’t care much about “Baltimore” on road jerseys

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Waring off to hot start with Frederick

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Wieters had first multi-hit game of season on farm

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Montanez, Reimold continue to ‘scorch’ ball for Norfolk

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Markakis made ‘gold glove’ caliber catch to save win for Birds

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says playing Rays helped Huff break out of funk

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Zaun to be judge for Kangaroo Court

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says solid season from Bedard could price him out of Orioles’ free agent plans

Examiner Jay Trucker says Huff got 4 hits; Roberts, Pie 3 apiece in win (he also takes some fun stabs at Aubrey in the process)

The AP says Sherrill got Marlon Byrd to strike out to end win in Arlington

Dallas Morning News’ Jeff Wilson says 12,184 saw Rangers’ rally fall short against Orioles (smallest crowd for scheduled game in history of Ballpark in Arlington)

Fox Sports’ Aram Tolegian has Birds 10th in power rankings

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Anderson ‘not fazed’ by Ravens’ discussions with Pace

The Official Site says Hue Jackson to speak at USA Football event

The Sun’s Mike Preston says 52, Ogden best picks in Ravens history; Travis Taylor, Boller worst; Zastudil strangest

Examiner Phil Macek says Sypniewski, Demetrius Williams will ‘battle’ for roster spots

ESPN.com’s James Walker doesn’t think Ravens will be interested in first round TE like Pettigrew

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks Steelers should visit M&T Bank Stadium in prime time this season

ESPN.com’s James Walker doesn’t think re-acquisition of Stover likely because Ravens don’t want to carry two kickers

Sporting News’ Mike Florio praises Ravens’ pick of Ngata in recap of ’06 Draft

CBS Sports’ Rob Rang mocks DHB to Ravens

NFL.com says Ravens will have 28th toughest schedule of season

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews free contest with Binghamton this afternoon

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Terps must ‘recover’ from recent skid starting today vs. Bearcats

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens has Terps facing Hopkins in projected bracket

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Ken Murray says DHB has been ‘preparing for (Draft) all his life’

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says DHB has mom’s guidance in preparations for NFL career

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Ralph ‘impressed’ by Don Brown’s defense

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh checks in on relationship between Terrapin teammates (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says prospect Josh Furman attended scrimmage (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Tucker has had similar start to career as Nicholas, Jasikevicius

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Terps getting ‘involved’ with former Xavier commit J.D. Weatherspoon (must subscribe)

UMBC LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Poillon, Justin Radebaugh honored by America East

Inside Lacrosse says Retrievers 8th in new media poll

Inside Lacrosse’s Quint Kessenich has Retrievers 8th in poll due to 6 game winning streak

Inside Lacrosse says Retrievers 6th in USILA Coaches’ Poll

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Cooper MacDonnell honored by ECAC

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Etherly thought Patsos ‘excited’ about transfer

SALISBURY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Gulls snap 2 game skid with win over Mary Washington in CAC Tournament

The Sun’s Edward Lee says St. Mary’s win over Salisbury historic

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says new Coach Ambrose spending week getting to know Towson students

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Dobbs threw 2 TD passes late in Mids’ 2nd Spring scrimmage

The Official Site introduces starting QB Dobbs

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Alexander Teich has ‘solidified’ FB job

HORSE RACING:

Thoroughbred Times says eminent domain bill passes, giving O’Malley authority to purchase tracks

REAL MARYLAND:

Washington Post’s Steven Goff says two Cuban refugees to sign with Real Maryland

BALTIMORE COLTS:

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman
says Raymond Berry’s house spared by tornado

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Maryland 10, Binghamton 4. There’s no way the Terps can lose a 4th straight in College Park today. Is there?

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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