Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

May 26, 2009 | Glenn Clark

I am totally receptive to Jason Berken getting tonight’s start for the Orioles. They weren’t going to go with one of the members of the ‘cavalry’, so Berken is as good as any of the other options. In fact, he’s probably more exciting than Pauley or Waters.

Of course, they COULD have just brought up Hernandez, but……you know, why do I even do this?

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

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio introduces us to Jason Berken

Bob Haynie says Guthrie ‘gutted out’ win over Blue Jays

Glenn Clark thinks “Uehara” could be used in Spelling Bee

Glenn Clark says Adam Jones amongst best hitters in MLB

Rex Snider says O’s, MLB did right thing with red hats for Memorial Day

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Guthrie makes ‘statement’ in win over Blue Jays

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Berken to be called up to make start, Montanez to go to DL

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Berken makes first big league start tonight vs. Ricky Romero, Jays

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Chris Ray still struggling to find ‘comfort zone’

Blue Jays Official Site’s Jeff Seidel says Brian Tallet strong, but falls to Birds

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Chris Waters gave up 2 runs over 6 innings to beat Toledo

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Sean Gleason gets win as Bowie tops Harrisburg

Frederick Keys Official Site says Brian Parker came on in relief to get win as Keys topped Kinston

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Sherrill finished off win over Jays for 10th save

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Birds got 2 runs off former Oriole BJ Ryan

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Berken gets call up despite not even getting Spring Training invite

The Sun’s Mike Kingman ‘catches up with’ former Oriole Dick Hall

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Roberts day-to-day with ‘contusion of the shin’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Montanez to have thumb surgery at Union Memorial Hospital today

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. thinks Berken will give up 2 runs over 6 innings tonight

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Jonathan Tucker had 3 hits, scored a run for Baysox in win over Senators

Examiner Steve DeClue took trip to see O’s at Nationals Park, thought stadium ‘nothing special’

Examiner Jay Trucker says Berken joins Bergesen, Hill as mid-season rotation replacements

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says David Pauley, Chris Waters not as ‘appealing’ of options to make tonight’s start

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says 25,000 at Camden Yards Monday to see Birds beat Jays

The AP says Huff added 2 RBI for Birds in win

Virginian Pilot says Steve Torrealba had two hits, RBI for Tides in win

Toronto Sun’s Bob Elliott says former Jay Zaun had RBI single to lift Birds to win

Toronto Star’s Morgan Campbell says Jays’ losing streak now sits at 7

ESPN.com has Orioles 26th in power rankings

Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan has Birds 23rd in power rankings

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham says troops visited Greenland to celebrate Memorial Day with troops

ESPN.com’s John Clayton says Flacco alone enough to help Ravens compete with Steelers ‘every year’

ESPN.com’s James Walker impressed 52 still recognized so highly at 34

HORSE RACING:

Belmont Official Site’s Jenny Kellner says Rachel Alexandra’s status still ‘up in air’ after Monday workout

Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee says Woolley delaying decision on Mine That Bird mount out of ‘respect’ for Borel

Thoroughbred Times’ Ed DeRosa says owner Jess Jackson to wait until after Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra works out next week to make decision on third leg of Triple Crown

The AP says Jackson thinks Rachel Alexandra ‘progressing well’ after run at Churchill Downs

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Florida now rumored to be interested in Stephenson

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich expects Phil Costa to be ‘leader’ of inexperienced O-Line

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles NY OL prospect (must subscribe)

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Kennedy ‘optimistic’ about Tigers

TOWSON LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Randall Cooper, Bill McCutcheon, Rosensweig named to USILA North-South Game

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says executive director Buttafuoco thinks Foxborough could have benefited from having Jays, Terps, or Navy

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina chats with Defensive Coordinator Buddy Green (must subscribe)

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-It is very apparent to me that Rachel Alexandra’s connections don’t want to run her in the Belmont. That being said, it is ABSOLUTELY the best thing for horse racing, and I imagine they are getting some pressure to run her. I certainly hope she runs, but would not be surprised at this point if she doesn’t.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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