This one’s for 30-3 and getting no-hit by a rookie.
This one’s for losses to Ohio U. and American.
This one’s for Monday night in Pittsburgh and Sunday night vs. Indy.
Thank you to the Baltimore Orioles for FINALLY giving me a night where I could yell into the studios across the building, and back to the network in LA about how great of a game my team was putting together. Reality will come around at some point; but I just need these positive feelings after a long year.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say….
Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:
Bob Haynie impressed by ‘no walk’ Cabrera
Nestor Aparicio picked “Idol” over Birds blowout
Mark Mussina says Mike gave up just one earned run in loss
Keith Melchior says Mussina not Hall-worthy
Nestor Aparicio still trying to help “Papa Bob”
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds crush Mussina; beat Yanks 12-2
The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Olson faces Rasner as Birds try to continue momentum tonight
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Walker trying to work past struggles
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says McGregor to represent Birds at Draft
MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch says former Bird Hawkins expects suspension after throwing inside at Scott
Yankees Official Site’s Anthony DiComo says A-Rod’s homer only highlight for Bombers in loss
The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Millar, Scott homer in win
The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Rasner has less than sparkling history vs. Birds
The Sun’s Dan Connolly and Jeff Zrebiec say Birds like talent available with 4th pick
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko remembers Maier incident amongst history between O’s, Yanks
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says IronBirds ‘going green’ on farm
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Big Ben, Wieters amongst ‘most hyped’ Birds
Washington Post’s Marc Carig says Cabrera plunks Jeter in win
Washington Post’s Marc Carig says Brooklyn native Sarfate makes pilgrimage to Stadium
New York Times’ Dave Caldwell says Girardi wants ‘fresh start’ for Yanks after big loss
New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand says H. Steinbrenner at loss for words after Yanks beat down
Newark Star-Ledger’s M. A. Mehta says Yanks not named Rodriguez fail to generate offense
Newark Star-Ledger’s M. A. Mehta and Colin Stephenson say Jeter ‘day to day’
Bergen Record’s Aditi Kinkhabwala says Girardi told Yanks they ‘needed win’ before loss
ESPN’s David Bearman says Mussina ties career low with 2/3 innings
Fox Sports’ Aram Tolegian has Birds 12th in power rankings
Oriole Central’s “Ben” calls Cabrera “ACE”
Birds in the Belfry says Cabrera, Jones, Scott big for Birds in win
Camden Chat’s “duck” says ESPN ignores Birds despite blowout win
Camden Chat’s “yurizanow” remembers when Surhoff ‘ended’ rally with homer
Dempsey’s Army’s “Heath” says Ripken respected Clemens
Earl Weaver Rules’ Jay Flannelly says Birds have won 8 of last 10
Oriole Magic’s Anthony Amobi wonders if Cabrera ‘for real’
Oriole Post’s Anthony Amobi offers photos of mascot battle between Birds, Nats
Orioles Hangout’s Paul Folkemer describes win as ‘most hugely satisfying’ of year
Orioles Hangout’s Scott Hoffman says Liz strikes out six to get first win on farm
Roar From 34’s Matthew Taylor says Hawkins incident just latest in cloudy rules questions
The Loss Column’s Neal Shaffer wants to bring back “Why Not?”
The Wayward Oriole measures on Mora scale
The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says $7.2 million spent on horses at Timonium Fairgrounds event Monday
The Sun’s Sandra McKee says MRC will form safety committee
The Examiner’s Tony Giro humorously wonders what might have been found on Preakness infield
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens add CB Walls, release Winborne
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Flacco waiting patiently to return in late May
The Examiner’s Phil Macek excited about Harbaugh
The Official Site previews Saturday’s Final Four tilt with Duke
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem profiles “Big Time” RB prospect (must subscribe)
Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Terps offer ’09 Big (must subscribe)
The Official Site recaps season
The Official Site says Academy wins Patriot League Presidents’ Cup
The Official Site says former Forward Zito joins Monroe’s staff
The Official Site says Kimener, Marino to play in All-Star Game
The Official Site says Koppens, Richards to play in All-Star Game
The Official Site offers details for Sunday’s Championship
The Sun’s Edward Lee says Fiorentino will face pressure in cage Sunday
The Official Site says Alas Player of the Week
Washington Post’s Marc Carig says Bowman, Phelps envision Baltimore as ‘hub’ for sport’s champions
HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE:
The Sun’s Katherine Dunn and Stefen Lovelace preview today’s championship games
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-My Mike Mussina emotions are strange. For as angry as I have been towards his decision to leave the Orioles for the Yankees, I have always known that he made the right decision. I guess you could say that I’m happy he’s never put together a 20 win or Cy Young season; and I’m especially happy he hasn’t won a World Series. But I can’t begrudge the guy-he needed to go to New York when he did. I just wish his numbers would have been better in Baltimore so that he could be another Oriole in the Hall of Fame. I have always booed him when I have seen him pitch live as a fan; but I’ve always backed off during games and tried to have positive emotions.
-LaTroy Hawkins is right when he says he’ll be suspended. He was the right person to do the job there for the Yankees. I know its scary, but its also part of baseball unfortunately.
-Did the Sun decide they don’t need to cover the Ravens when there aren’t formal activities going on? How about a nice background story on Larry Walls and what his role will be with this team? Even a few player features every now and then would do. This is a football town after all.
-The MRC is doing the right thing by trying to find out more information about safety in Horse Racing. It may only be coming because of tragedy; but at least they’re doing it. Hopefully the entire sport will undergo safety changes in the next 11 months. Other sports have responded well to tragedy (i.e. NASCAR); and it is their turn.
Talk to you tomorrow.