Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

December 24, 2008 | Glenn Clark

I’ve had almost 18 hours to digest it; and to be honest……I’m completely numb to it.

Mark Teixeira is a Yankee; and I just couldn’t care less. Seriously.

Would I have been excited to see Teixeira in orange and black? Try overjoyed.

But am I surprised, depressed, angry, or anything like that? Not at all.

I’m just numb to it.

This is what it’s like for me, as an absolutely diehard fan of the Baltimore Orioles. I just can’t be passionate right now. Things will have to change for me to REALLY get angry again.

Count me on the apathy train. Wish he would be in Baltimore, but not even going to bother getting angry about the fact that he’s not. We all knew it was going to end like this.

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

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Casey Willett says Tex will be in Baltimore on Opening Day

Casey Willett thinks Birds should trade Roberts now

Drew Forrester says Birds don’t have to expand payroll by not signing Tex

Bob Haynie thinks Tex deal sign salary cap necessary

Nestor Aparicio says Birds again ‘bridesmaid’ for another AL East opponent

Casey Willett says Harbaugh convinced Patriots will win, Ravens will HAVE to win

Thyrl Nelson says expectations were low for O’s anyway

Cliff Saunders ‘hates’ Yankees

John Novak hopes Birds ink Roberts, Markakis, Guthrie long term

Ed Frankovic says Capitals pull off ‘miraculous’ comeback at Rangers

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says ’09 Jags in similar situation as ’08 Ravens

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Thursday off could help heal Ravens

The Official Site discusses favorite wrestlers with Ravens players

Jaguars Official Site says “Shack” Harris resigns

The Sun’s Rick Maese says turnaround started with Bisciotti

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Mason will keep playing hurt

Aaron Wilson says ‘young’ O-Line growing together to build effective run offense

Aaron Wilson says Mason plans to play no matter the circumstances

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Mason will make decision on shoulder surgery after season

Florida Times-Union’s Vito Stellino says Harris first ‘major victim’ of Jags’ bad season

ESPN.com Page 2’s Gregg Easterbrook says 10-6 Ravens could miss playoffs while 8-8 Chargers or Cardinals could make playoffs

ESPN.com Page 2’s David Fleming says Reed might be surpassing 52 in terms of greatness

ESPN.com has Ravens 6th in power rankings

ESPN.com voters had Ravens anywhere from 5th to 8th in power rankings

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens have ‘all hands on deck’ for final game

Fox Sports’ Adrian Hasenmayer has Ravens 7th in power rankings

Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer has Ravens 8th in power rankings

Yahoo! Sports’ Michael Silver has Ravens 6th in power rankings

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says MacPhail thinks signing Teixeira would have been ‘too much resources devoted to one player’

MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy says O’s, Hendrickson share ‘mutual interest’

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says first child’s due date will prevent Markakis from participating in WBC

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Yankees get Tex for 8 years, $180 million

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Teixeira just didn’t care much about Orioles fans

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Roberts, Guthrie, Mora would all like to participate in WBC

The Sun’s Childs Walker says no one happy about Tex going to New York

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Izturis playing well in Venezuela

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck not ‘surprised’ Teixeira would decide to join Yankees

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds fans will now have to stomach seeing Tex come to Baltimore wearing pinstripes

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Tex had ‘little interest’ in coming to Baltimore

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Guthrie still has chance of playing in WBC

The Examiner’s Jay Trucker feeling ‘ill’ regarding Teixeira signing

The AP says MacPhail thinks signing Tex would have ‘handicapped’ Orioles financially

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says current team reflects Gary

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Neal providing ‘leadership’ for Terps

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Milbourne ‘more comfortable’ now at the 4

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says starting 5 continues to ‘work well together’

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Tucker’s performance ‘encouraging’ again

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Milbourne Terps’ leading scorer for 3rd straight week

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Neal better after shaving head

ESPN.com’s Joe Lunardi has Terps IN latest bracket

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter checks out Life and Breath prospects (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken recaps season for RB commit Adams

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Muhtadi responsible for helping to ‘fire up’ Terps

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says snow in forecast in Boise

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens has Wolf Pack beat writer explain “Pistol” offense

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says DL Harrell dealing with knee injury

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Friedgen ‘intrigued’ by Nevada’s offense

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Terps ‘braving cold’ to practice for Humanitarian Bowl (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Dan Hilbert says Terps will be happy after watching Crab Bowl tapes (must subscribe)

UMBC BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Retrievers get one of biggest wins in school history at Nebraska

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says late 11-0 run lifts La Salle past Mountaineers

Carroll County Times says Mount falls to 3-8 after loss

Frederick News-Post says Eers lose 6th straight

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Go Mids’ David Ausiello says OC Jasper not pleased with KNKE’s comments (must subscribe)

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Tom Kuegler. Tom got the tech fall to give Bel Air a criteria points upset over John Carroll in the “Battle of Bel Air” wrestling event last night.

-Congratulations to Randy Monroe and the UMBC Retrievers. Winning a game like that is another major step in defining a program. Back to back conference titles is next.

-Ed Reed has had a REMARKABLE season; but Derrick Mason is the Ravens’ MVP.

Talk to you Friday. Have a wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or just a great Thursday.

-G

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