Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

February 11, 2009 | Glenn Clark

The Roberto Alomar thing-if true-is HEARTBREAKING to me. As I’ve said before; Alomar is EASILY the greatest baseball player I have ever watched in my life. He was AMAZING. I want him to be a first ballot Hall of Famer. This is really tough for me.

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

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester ‘locked out’ of Spring Training by Orioles again

Casey Willett puts together Orioles’ “Mitchell Report Team”

Casey Willett offers compensation numbers for Ravens’ restricted free agents

Casey Willett says giving 52 franchise tag would cost Ravens $11.3 million

Bob Haynie says Gary his ‘chip on his shoulder’

Nestor Aparicio says Alomar, Tejada unfortunate stories from ex-Orioles

Vince Fiduccia says 2,000+ see Greene torch New Hampshire in Catonsville

Casey Willett says former player thinks Ravens need to pay Ray

Casey Willett expects Roberts to have another big year for Birds

Nestor Aparicio tries to ‘defend’ Phelps

Alex Thomas thinks Phelps should swim in London Olympics to help reputation

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy remembers biggest runs of the year from Clayton, Flacco, L. McClain, etc.

The Official Site wraps up awards collected by Ravens this season

The Examiner’s Tony Wisniewski offers reasons why 52 ‘must stay’

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks Leonhard done in Baltimore

ESPN.com’s James Walker says McShay mocks Wake CB Smith to Ravens

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks Suggs top AFC North free agent

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds officially sign Wigginton

The Sun’s Dan Connolly and Tricia Bishop say former Oriole Tejada expected to plead guilty to lying to Congress

The Sun’s David Steele says Tejada charges prove few ‘innocent’ in steroids saga

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Wigginton took further tests yesterday before deal finalized

The Sun offers entire case against Tejada (pdf)

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says chances ‘slim’ MacPhail adds another pitcher

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck expects Tejada to get probation

The Examiner’s Steve DeClue says Parrish hopes to jump back into rotation

The Examiner’s Steve DeClue says Tejada expected to face charges today in DC

The AP says plea agreement already reached with Tejada

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says O’s designated Scott Moore for assignment to make room for Wigginton on 40 man roster

Washington Post’s Del Quentin Wilber and Dave Sheinin say Tejada’s troubles may point to bigger troubles for Clemens

New York Daily News’ John Marzulli and Tracy Connor say former Oriole Alomar sued by ex-girlfriend who claims he has AIDS

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says shooting struggles combination of poor shooters, team’s ability to defend higher

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Vasquez downed Red Bull before big night at Georgia Tech

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps’ big men put in workmanlike effort against Yellow Jackets

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps not far off Tournament bubble

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps not at ‘doom and gloom’ level predicted by many

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps were best with Hayes on floor vs. Jackets

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says former Terps Doron, Langhorne, Harper named EuroLeague All-Stars

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Toliver loves playing in Boston

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site says team opens season with games against Presbyterian and Air Force this weekend in Jacksonville

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Terps becoming legitimate ‘contender’

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker previews what football schedule will look like when released Thursday

The Sun’s Matt Bracken recaps season for OL signee Pete White

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says J. Thomas, Navarre, DHB, Fokou on National Football Post Draft board

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says football schedule coming at 11am on Thursday

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Franklin won’t be first Maryland assistant to take over as Head Coach

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says O-Line, LB’s, QB depth issues for Terps going into Spring

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem profiles Good Counsel junior prospect Louis Young (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says OL commit Klemm ‘handy’ on field; under hood (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter profiles junior OL/DL prospect JR Ferguson (must subscribe)

UMBC BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Greene scores 36 as UMBC knocks off New Hampshire

The AP says Proctor chips in double double for Retrievers in win over Wildcats

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tonight’s game with Georgia State

The Official Site offers complete Tigers-Panthers release (pdf)

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews season opener against Notre Dame

The Sun’s John Weaver says Coach Toomey thinks 4 captains each bring something different to Greyhounds

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tomorrow night’s contest with St. Francis

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says DL commit Josh Jones put up ‘eye-popping’ numbers in high school

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

The Official Site says 12 Palace players re-signed for ‘09

SWIMMING:

The Sun says Phelps cancels speech at IBM event in Las Vegas

The AP’s David Crary says marijuana advocacy group stands by Phelps

ESPN.com’s Pat Forde wonders if Phelps inspiration for New Mexico State player Terrance Joyner

Fox Sports says 8 arrests made stemming from bong issue

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Devon Sadler. With all respect to Calvert Hall’s Shawn Holmes and North Carroll’s Caitlin Bach; Sadler scored 41 POINTS! Aberdeen beat Joppatowne 78-66.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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