Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

March 04, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Matt Birk would be a very nice addition for the Ravens. I would like it better if he could catch the ball; but you deal with those things. Check out my recap of last night’s game; I’m already late getting this posted.

Let’s see what everyone has to say….

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Casey Willett introduces us to Ravens hopeful Birk

Casey Willett ‘would not be surprised’ if Ravens, Birk agree to deal today

Glenn Clark says loss to Wake could ‘haunt’ Terps

Bob Haynie says Terps’ Bowie in ‘funk’

Bob Haynie says Dupree gave Terps solid minutes in loss

Glenn Clark says Terps’ Burney dealing with bruised foot

Drew Forrester says Birds trying to get fans in seats with birthday promotion

Nestor Aparicio reports Birds’ good deed

Keith Melchior thinks Ravens will open at home due to Birds’ schedule

Chris Bonetti says O’s have 35 pitchers ‘no one thinks are any good’ in Ft. Lauderdale

Chris Bonetti says Clark’s favorite atmospheres include MD/Hopkins at Homewood Field

Chris Bonetti says Hounds face Duke next after win over Siena

Alex Thomas thinks Terps will beat Towson in lacrosse this weekend

Drew Forrester to be interviewed by Orioles Hangout

Drew Forrester thinks Caps ‘could use help’ after watching loss to Carolina

Ed Frankovic says Caps pounded again, 5-2 by Hurricanes

Ed Frankovic says Caps won’t be able to add Pronger

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Leonhard signs with Jets

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Flacco not concerned with who plays center next season

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Vikings center Birk visits Ravens

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Chester, Yanda would be other options at center for Ravens

Examiner Steve DeClue says Ravens ‘never showed interest’ in Houshmandzadeh

Examiner Phil Macek says Ryan gets ‘two quality football players’ in Scott, Leonhard

Examiner Tony Wisniewski says signing Leonhard to big money deal ‘wouldn’t not have been in (Ravens’) best interest’

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Birk considering Ravens, return to Minnesota

Jock Life’s Patrick Brougham says Mason thinks he deserves extension

ESPN.com’s James Walker wonders how Newsome will handle Mason situation

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Leonhard departure ‘all but assures’ Landry will be starter

ESPN.com Scouts Inc.’s Matt Williamson says loss of Brown could ‘really hamper’ Ravens’ offense

NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan mocks DHB to Ravens

NFL Network’s Jamie Dukes mocks Laurinaitis to Ravens

National Football Post’s Matt Bowen thinks 52 needs to come back to Ravens

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Penn, Mickolio star in intrasquad game

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says A. Jones wants to be model for other young black athletes to play baseball

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Penn has Trembley’s ‘attention’

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says BaySox to hold fan event

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Guthrie could make less than last year

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Cabrera will take hill for Nats vs. Birds Friday

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Baez ‘pleased’ despite intrasquad struggles

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Eaton, Alfredo Simon to finally join team

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Arrieta ‘not sharp’ in intrasquad game

Examiner Jay Trucker says O’s giving away free birthday tickets

Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says Hendrickson, Uehara, Bass, McCrory, Albers all set to pitch today vs. Dominican Republic WBC team

The AP says Sherrill hoping to improve ‘control’ this season

SI’s Tom Verducci says ‘things looking up’ for Birds with Trembley

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Neal scored 19 on Senior Night, but Terps fell to Wake

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site says Gary thinks Terps have ‘been there’ against good teams recently

The Official Site says Terps blew 32-25 halftime lead in loss

Wake Forest Official Site says Aminu tallied 16 points, 14 boards as Deacs topped Terps

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Demon Deacons had 19 offensive boards, 20 2nd chance points

The Sun’s Rick Maese says Terps have ‘no room for error’ now on bubble

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says despite almost identical record, Gary thinks Terps ‘different’ team than last year

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Gaudio thought James Johnson’s block in final minute crucial to victory

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Deacs had 17 free throw attempts to Maryland’s 2

Examiner Dylan Waugh says Vasquez scored 16 with 7-24 shooting in loss

Examiner Steve DeClue says Vasquez, Hayes missed big shots late in loss

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says 11-0 run by Wake in final minutes did Terps in

The AP says Deacs finished Terps with 6-0 run in final minute

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Terps failed in opportunity to put ‘emphatic stamp on Tournament resume’ with loss

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Deacs finished with 50-32 rebounding advantage over Terps

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Neal’s ‘gritty effort not enough’ in loss to Deacs

Washington Post’s Mike Wise says team he loves couldn’t give Gary 64th birthday present last night

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Wake’s zone gave Terps ‘headaches’

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Wake finished with 10 blocks in win

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Burney back in protective boot

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says ‘flaws ultimately got better of’ Terps in loss

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says plenty of other bubble teams for Terps to watch tonight

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps will be 7, 8, or 9 seed in ACC Tournament

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps can survive Wake loss, but couldn’t survive loss to Virginia

DC Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says Comcast Center wasn’t as amped for Wake as they were Carolina, Duke

Winston-Salem Journal says Deacs improve to 23-5 (10-5) with win over Terps

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says life ‘difficult’ again for Gary, Terps

Fox Sports’ Jeff Goodman says Terps need to beat Cavs, ‘make some noise’ in ACC Tournament

Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley says size hurt Terps in loss to Deacons (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Charlottesville prospect Mychal Parker has skills Terps ‘looking for’ in ’10 (must subscribe)

Terp Center’s Seth Hoffman says Terps failed in opportunity to ‘seal’ NCAA Tournament berth

Turtle Sports Report’s Maddie McConnell says Terps blew 11 point first half lead in loss

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Kizer named to All-ACC freshman team

The AP says Kizer averaged 11.7 points, 7.4 rebounds en route to ACC Freshman team nod

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Terps did not have player named to All-ACC defensive team

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Ralph will face ‘moderate expectations’ in College Park next season

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Terps trying to find more talent from St. John’s to join Pete White (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh scouts NY QB prospect (must subscribe)

UMBC LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Alex Hopmann’s 4 goals not enough as Retrievers fall to Hopkins

The Official Site says Hopkins remains only D1 team UMBC has faced and never defeated

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Michael Powers ‘dominated’ face-offs in win over UMBC

Inside Lacrosse’s Geoff Shannon says Jays won ground ball battle 38-20 in win over Dogs

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Cooper MacDonnell tallied 3 points as Greyhounds beat Siena

The Sun says Greyhounds improve to 3-1 with win over Saints

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Hounds happy to have Koppens back

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Tigers to hold pep rally before CAA Tournament opener Friday

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Bozeman nominated for Hugh Durham award for mid-major coach of the year

COPPIN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Michael Harper named MEAC Rookie of the Week

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Mids open Patriot League Tournament with Colgate tonight in Annapolis

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman says Mids trying to win first conference tournament game since ‘01

The Sun’s Kent Baker says Mids looking for 3rd win of season over Raiders

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Lange looking for first Patriot League Tournament win

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens thinks Mids ‘dark horse’ to win Patriot League Tournament

NAVY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Joe Lennon tallies 3 points as Mids top Mount

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says former coach Wayne Hardin on Hall of Fame ballot

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Goode named All-NEC first team

Carroll County Times’ Bob Blubaugh says Goode first Eer to be named first team All-NEC in 10 years

MT. ST. MARY’S LACROSSE:

The Official Site says T.C. DiBartolo’s 14 saves not enough as Mids beat Eers

BLAST:

The Official Site says Machel Milwood, PJ Wakefield honored by NISL

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Matt Duerr; a 2nd time winner of the award. Duerr scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Century knocked off South Hagerstown in playoff action. He surpassed 1,000 points for his career.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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