Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

July 07, 2009 | Glenn Clark

I really hope you’ll take the time to read Jeff Barker’s story about the possible creation of an IndyCar event in downtown Baltimore. The event may well be an inconvenience; but it is absolutely a potential financial windfall for the sports economy of the city of Baltimore. With many major events disappearing from the area, the creation of such an event could be a very big deal.

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

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio
says Trembley gave all credit to Washburn in loss

Glenn Clark says Futsal event at Baltimore Convention Center amongst highlights of non-baseball week

Rex Snider says 20 year old Kazemi’s handgun purchase legal in Tennessee

Bob Haynie wonders if McNair Hall-worthy

Tom Clayton just about ready to give up on Rich Hill

Patrick Staso remembers one handed grab by Morgan’s Edwin Baptiste amongst greatest plays of all time

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Doug Miller says Orioles shut down by Washburn in loss to Mariners

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Doug Miller says Guthrie takes hill tonight in Seattle against former Bird Bedard

The Official Site’s Doug Miller says Ray sent to DL, Mickolio called up

Mariners Official Site’s Christian Caple says Washburn threw complete game one hit shutout in win

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Markakis had only hit for Birds in loss

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says MacPhail reports prognosis ‘good’ for Ray to have short stay on DL

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Bergesen named MASN Player of the Game (for what it’s worth)

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Ray’s career may be in ‘serious danger’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Jim Palmer believes Birds lack ‘killer instinct’

Examiner Jay Trucker offers humorous reality TV ideas for MASN

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Mickolio comes to Baltimore riding hot streak from AAA

Seattle Times’ Larry Stone says Huff felt ‘frustrated’ by Washburn’s effort

Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s Greg Johns says new pitch could be giving Washburn ‘Moyer-like’ revival in late career

Everett Herald’s Kirby Arnold says Branyan homered for Mariners in win

The AP says Chris Woodward doubled home 2 runs, Ichiro added RBI single in win

SI’s Jon Heyman has Reimold 5th on his list of Rookie of the Year candidates

SI’s Ted Keith says Jones will help American League with ‘speed’, ‘defense’ late in All-Star Game

Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan has Birds 24th in power rankings

Fox Sports’ Aram Tolegian has Birds 24th in power rankings

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Jolbert Cabrera homered, drove in 4 runs in loss to Gwinnett

Bowie Baysox Official Site says John Mariotti took loss as Baysox fell to Altoona

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Moreau winner as Shorebirds topped Kannapolis

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Brian Ward’s RBI triple not enough for Ironbirds in loss to Oneonta

Bluefield Orioles Official Site says Mike Flacco went 2-3 with 3B, RBI, run in win over Burlington

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Keys’ Caleb Joseph eats, sleeps, breathes baseball

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says David Pauley allowed 4 runs (1 earned) over 5 2/3 innings, got no decision for Tides

Virginian-Pilot says Alberto Castillo took loss in relief as Tides fell to Braves

RAVENS:

The Sun’s Scott Calvert says McNair companion Kazemi purchased gun involved in murder two days before shooting

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Billick, Titans coach Fisher remember ‘good things’ about McNair

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Newsome to attend McNair funeral Sunday in Mississippi

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says McNair’s death similar to many tragic celebrity deaths

The Sun says Birk filled in for Peter King at SI

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Derrick Mason to speak at McNair memorial service

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Ravens were ‘lucky’ to have McNair in ‘06

The AP’s Teresa Walker says police still won’t classify Kazemi’s death as homicide or suicide

Tennessean’s Kate Howard and Brad Schrade say medical examiner believes murder-suicide ‘likely scenario’ in death

SI’s Don Banks says McNair’s death affects his football legacy

The AP says Fisher thought McNair amongst ‘greatest competitors of all time’

ESPN.com’s Len Pasquarelli says rise from Alcorn State part of McNair’s legacy

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Hauschka got TERRIBLE rating from Madden 10

Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez says Brandon Marshall could be ‘solution’ for Ravens

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Kentucky transfer Matt Pilgrim chose Oklahoma State over Maryland

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Vasquez working out in Akron with other ACC players

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Delaware shooting guard prospect Trevor Cooney visited campus (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Jonathan Graham ‘still waiting’ for scholarship offer from Terps (must subscribe)

Inside MD Sports’ Seth Hoffman says prospect Mychal Parker Terps’ ‘top priority’

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

Examiner Matthew Bouchard offers updated photos of Byrd Stadium expansion

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps amongst most likely ACC teams to lose to Duke

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Montclair (New Jersey) prospect Christian Dorsey camped with Terps (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says New Jersey DE prospect Titus Buchanan wants MD offer (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says NY OL prospect Linares visited College Park (must subscribe)

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Scout.com says Mids interested in Texas OLB prospect Lowell Williams (must subscribe)

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Tigers looking for lyrics to new fight song

INDYCAR RACING:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says group in plans to start ‘Baltimore Grand Prix’ event in 2011

SWIMMING:

Swim Network says Phelps has ‘unfinished business’ in Indianapolis

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Phelps played down swimsuit controversy in Indianapolis

USA Today’s Vicki Michaels says Phelps trying to improve ‘short game’ for 2012 Olympics

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra breezed Monday at Saratoga

GOLF:

Frederick News-Post’s Greg Swatek says Kim found himself in ‘fishbowl’ playing with Tiger Sunday at Congressional

Washington Post’s Barry Svrluga says AT&T National may have earlier date when it returns in ‘12

Washington Times’ Barker Davis says Bethesda event ‘roaring success’

Washington Times’ Tim Lemke says nearly 200,000 fans attended PGA Tour event

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Nice effort from the Birds last night. Glad I stayed up to watch. Christ.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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