Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

May 05, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Did you realize Nick Markakis and Adam Jones were tied for the MAJOR LEAGUE LEAD in runs scored with 29 each?

WHY COULDN’T THE TEAM HAVE JUST GOTTEN SOME MORE PLAYERS?!?!?!?!?!

Sorry, that is all.

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

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Bob Haynie says O’s ‘worse’ than we thought

Glenn Clark says Ravens mini-camp amongst highlights of non-baseball week

Rex Snider wonders if horse racing ‘humane’

Drew Forrester says Birds not going ‘0 for May’

Glenn Clark says former Terp Nicholas one of 4 players to win NCAA Championship, EuroLeague Championship

Ed Frankovic says Ovechkin’s hat trick powers Caps past Penguins

Nestor Aparicio says Caps now legitimate contender for Stanley Cup

Drew Forrester says Crosby also tallied hat trick in Pens’ loss

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Roberts breaks out of slump to score go-ahead run, hit 2 run HR to put game out of reach in win over Rays

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds, Uehara go for mini-sweep tonight vs. Garza, Rays

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Trembley will go with closer ‘committee’ of Sherrill, Ray, Johnson, etc.

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says injured Sarfate undergoing ‘further testing’ on arm

Rays Official Site’s Bill Chastain says Kazmir struggles as Rays fall to Birds

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Markakis lead off win with 3 run homer

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Baez not being moved into closer mix

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Baez threw two scoreless innings to get win

The Sun says A-Rod may make return this weekend at Camden Yards

The Sun’s Candus Thomson says former Oriole Minor ‘at home’ coaching Shorebirds

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman ‘catches up with’ former Oriole Triandos

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Rich Hill, David Hernandez to pitch tonight for Tides in doubleheader

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says former Oriole Millar having great start with Blue Jays

Examiner Jay Trucker says Eaton went into 6th inning, collected no decision in Orioles’ win

Examiner Jay Trucker says O’s had no MVP last week

The AP says Huff sac fly, Wigginton RBI double in 7th put Birds ahead for good

St. Petersburg Times’ Joe Smith says Rays lose to ‘woeful’ Orioles

Tampa Tribune’s Tony Fabrizio says Longoria homered for Rays in loss

Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan has Orioles 27th in power rankings

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham says Beck officially signs with Ravens

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham says 150 members of organization participated in ALS run to supports Brigance

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham says cheerleader went from Mt. Airy to swimsuit calendar cover girl

The Official Site’s Dave Lang offers more pictures of cheerleaders in bikinis (it’s not like you’d want to read the story anyway)

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens cut Bouman to make room for Beck

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says former Bengals/Patriots WR Kelley Washington to get tryout with Ravens

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Dilfer best backup QB in Ravens history

Examiner Tony Wisniewski thinks undrafted Duke WR Riley will make team

Examiner Tony Wisniewski says Gaither ‘in-line for big contract’ after season

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Washington previously tried out with Redskins

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens now have Flacco, Beck, Smith, and Buffalo UFA Willy at QB

Washington Post’s Mark Maske says Beck now re-unites with Cam Cameron

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Washington could give Ravens ‘depth’ at WR, contribution on special teams

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Beck signing, Bouman release leaves Ravens ‘inexperienced’ at QB

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Catalino finds midfield role ‘challenging’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps will still play Georgetown next season despite Hoyas’ move to Big East

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Tyler Smith, Jamarr Robinson, C.J. Brown, Danny O’Brien to compete for starting QB job in 2010

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps will have late kickoff at Cal next fall

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says DHB thinks highly of McCree (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Mike Rubin chats with Maryland QB commit Tyler Smith (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The AP says former Terps Nicholas, Jasikevicius win EuroLeague title with Panathinaikos

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Will Barton still has Terps involvement

Examiner Matthew Bouchard says Terps ‘need’ Stephenson

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Ross’ performance highlights Terps’ targets at I-95 Challenge (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter checks in with target Will Regan’s performance in Providence (must subscribe)

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Pietramala thinks Loyola belonged in NCAA Tournament

UMBC LACROSSE:

The Sun’s John Weaver says Retrievers could be ‘Final Four team’

TOWSON LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Seaman to be retained ‘for at least another season’

HORSE RACING:

Preakness Official Site says Hull-son of Holy Bull-headed to Pimlico for 2nd jewel of Triple Crown

Preakness Official Site says Pioneerof The Nile, Musket Man, Join in the Dance, General Quarters, Friesan Fire all ‘under consideration’ for Derby

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Mine That Bird was planned for Belmont next, but will run for Black Eyed Susans instead

Daily Racing Form’s Bill Tallon says former trainer Cotey ‘thrilled’ for success of Mine That Bird despite no longer being involved

Daily Racing Form’s Matt Hegarty says handle down at Derby, but TV ratings up

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says I Want Revenge to get 6 weeks-2 months off

Daily Racing Form’s Steve Andersen says trainer Machowsky ‘has no regrets’ for keeping Kelly Leak out of Derby

Thoroughbred Times’ Ed DeRosa says Big Drama confirmed for Preakness

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Old Hilltop breathed ‘sigh of relief’ when Mine That Bird committed to Preakness

The AP’s Jeffrey McMurray says Woolley running Mine That Bird at Preakness because he ‘looked good’ in morning run

The AP says Derby ratings highest in 17 years

CBS Sports’ Lesley Visser says Triple Crown might benefit from becoming ‘playoff’ races

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Name SOMEONE the closer….if the closer role matters. If you don’t have a closer, you might as well say “Does it really matter? We’re terrible!” Why not let Chris Ray take a chance?

-I still think Troy Smith will be the Ravens’ backup. I think the release of Todd Bauman was a sign that the Ravens planned to keep Flacco, Smith, and Beck; and they wouldn’t expect Smith to come back as the #3 guy.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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