Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

June 11, 2008 | Glenn Clark

Still think Daniel Cabrera is a top of the rotation type of pitcher?
Neither do I. But it’s nice to get a win in Boston. Its especially nice when you’re sitting at a bar watching the NBA Finals and you can celebrate in front of Boston fans once; then watch their faces after another of their teams loses. I just can’t take their joy. Not from Boston; most Boston fans just don’t deserve the good tidings.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say……
Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:
Rob Long says 52 King of 21st century Baltimore sports (no one can argue this)
The Fighting Ungers take more shots at lacrosse (I’m really over this whole topic)
ORIOLES:
The Official Site’s Mark Remme says Birds rally twice to beat Sox
The Official Site’s Mark Remme says Trachsel designated; O. Salazar called up
The Official Site’s Mark Remme says Guthrie to pitch again Thursday
Red Sox Official Site’s Ian Browne says bullpen falters as Birds win
The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Sarfate improves to 4-1 with win
The Sun’s Dan Connolly would trade Roberts for Weeks
The Examiner’s Pete Sabatini pleased with Trachsel decision
Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Loewen effective in rehab appearance on farm
Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says MacPhail pleased with Keys
Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin says Sox lose only 7th home game of season
Providence Journal’s Joe McDonald says Beckett struggles in loss
CBS Sports’ Eric Mack has Birds 16th in Power Rankings
RAVENS:
The Official Site’s “Tasha M.” checks in from cheer camp
UMBC LACROSSE:
The Sun’s Mike Preston says Zimmerman ‘sticking’ at UMBC
UMBC BASKETBALL:
TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem checks in with Perry Hall recruit (later commit) Stinebaugh (must subscribe)
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem talks to commit E. Franklin (must subscribe)
TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:
Washington Post’s Josh Barr thinks Gilchrist to end up in Morgantown
Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter checks in with PG prospect Starks (must subscribe)
HOPKINS LACROSSE:
MORGAN FOOTBALL:
CRYSTAL PALACE USA:
The Official Site says Palace wins Hunt Cup showdown in California (and little else)
HORSE RACING:
Washington Post’s Andrew Beyer says Big Brown mystery may never be solved
Washington Post’s John Scheinman says wagering down significantly at Pimlico
JIM MCKAY:
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-So long Steve Trachsel. I actually don’t think there is work waiting for you in the future. Hopefully Adam Loewen made his first step to eventually locking down a place in the rotation that you could have had this year.
-Barry Sims works for me. This team could use another veteran on the line……..not to take snaps away from young players; but because there will undoubtedly again be injuries this season; and the team could use depth at such a position.
-Having already won national championships, it is much easier for Don Zimmerman to make the decision to stay at UMBC. But I firmly believe he is making the decision with the belief that he could go to the Final Four with the Retrievers……maybe even win a Championship. It sounds crazy, but the talent is in the area, and Don Zimmerman could get just enough of it in Catonsville.
-Things sure have changed at my alma mater Perry Hall High School. No one was thinking about committing to Maryland when I was toiling around two-a-days. Congratulations to Dave Stinebaugh for accepting a scholarship offer to become a Terp; now be ready to have a new biggest fan; as the Perry Hall-to-College Park pipeline means just a bit to me as well.
-If you have the time today, please take a few minutes to watch yesterday’s service for Jim McKay (if you haven’t already). The comments of Jackie Stewart, Doug Wilson, Jim Nantz, etc. will paint you more of a picture of just what it was that Jim McKay meant to some of the greatest broadcasters of all time.
Talk to you tomorrow.
-G

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