Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

May 06, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Peter Schmuck wrote something funny today. He wrote about how Orioles fans would have a chance to boo A-Rod when he returns to the Yankees this weekend.

My best guess is that no one cares enough about the Orioles at this point to brave the tens of thousands of Yankees fans to try to boo someone for using steroids.

But maybe I’m wrong. We all rallied around the chance to boo Mark Teixeira; but that was Opening Day. Is the return of the man Ray Bachman affectionately calls “man boobs” enough to motivate you as an Orioles fan to get out to Camden Yards this weekend?

I’m guessing it probably isn’t.

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

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says Orioles, Ravens both ‘self-promote’

Drew Forrester says Rays had ‘too much Longoria’ as they beat Birds

Glenn Clark says Markakis amongst best hitters in baseball

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Uehara solid, but three errors cost Birds in lost to Rays

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Hendrickson, Birds return home to face Slowey, Twins tonight

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Roberts past hitting slump

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Pie has ‘reduced role’ with O’s

Rays Official Site’s Bill Chastain says 13,000 saw Rays, Birds split at Tropicana Field

Twins Official Site’s Kelly Thesier says Slowey getting plenty of run support thus far this season

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Kranitz thought Uehara “Maddux-like” despite loss

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Markakis’ games-on-base streak ends in loss

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Baysox pitcher Erbe placed on DL with shoulder fatigue

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says fans will have chance to boo A-Rod at Camden Yards this weekend (Nice try Pete…..the 30,000 Yankees fans in town will make him plenty welcome)

The Sun says Posada headed to DL, will miss series with Orioles

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Trembley left starter in too long instead of taking starter out too early

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Rich Hill threw four scoreless innings for Norfolk in win

The AP says Alomar, ex girlfriend reach settlement out of court

Examiner Steve DeClue agrees with Trembley on Sherrill decision

The AP says Upton broke slump to lift Rays past Orioles

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Britton very good for Keys in loss

Virginian-Pilot’s Rainer Sabin says MacPhail thought Hill had ‘ups and downs’ in 2nd start with Tides

St. Petersburg Times’ Joe Smith says Garza went 8 innings to beat Birds

Tampa Tribune’s Tony Fabrizio says Navarro also broke out of slump to help Rays finish off O’s

Sporting News’ Michael Huang mocks Missouri pitcher Kyle Gibson to Birds

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham says Ravens won’t confirm Washington’s visit

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham has another picture of a girl in a bikini

Examiner Tony Wisniewski says Washington may be ‘best available’ free agent WR

Examiner Phil Macek says Mason’s ‘attitude’ even better than ‘ability’

Fox Sports’ John Czarnecki says Oher already has experience learning multiple offenses

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Flacco needs to have more than 1 good year to be ‘great’ starting QB

ESPN.com’s James Walker says former Raven Bouman signed with Jaguars

ESPN.com’s James Walker wonders whether Flacco, Palmer 2nd best QB in AFC North

NFL.com’s Michael Fabiano says Le’Ron McClain could ‘disappoint’ fantasy owners

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Cottle not letting Yeatman speak to media before showdown with Fighting Irish

The Sun’s John Weaver says Terps have most Maryland prospects of any team in Tournament

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says seniors bringing ‘leadership’ to Terps

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Yeatman ‘respects’ former Irish teammates, just not talking about them

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Tyler Smith picked Terps over UConn, Rutgers, Syracuse, Pitt, Akron

Examiner Matthew Bouchard says Muhtadi, Dane Randolph sign with Packers after rookie tryout

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says E. Williams ‘overcame odds’ to earn spot with Skins

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Dion Armstrong, Bruce Campbell need to get out of ‘Friedgen Academic Probation’

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps amongst teams making scheme changes in ACC

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says LB Moten mixing things up in Spring (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says James Franklin gets another stud QB prospect in Tyler Smith (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter chats with Toms River (NJ) athlete prospect (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Matt Alkire says QB prospect Anthony Gonzalez unfazed by Tyler Smith commitment (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter breaks down more prospects from I-95 Challenge (must subscribe)

Inside MD Sports’ Jeff Ermann says Terps battling Oregon, Oregon State, Cal, Washington, Arizona for 2010 prospect Terrence Jones

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Minnesota to visit Comcast Center for ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Frese facing former team when Terps host Golden Gophers

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Ricci named ECAC Defensive Player of the Year, Mike Sawyer Rookie of the Year

Inside Lacrosse’s Christian Swezey says Hounds highest ranking team to miss NCAA Tournament

UMBC LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says ESPN’s Mark Dixon thinks Retrievers have ‘biggest potential’ to pull first round upset

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse says Jays 7th in final Nike media poll

Inside Lacrosse says Jays 8th in final USILA Coaches’ poll

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Slotback Bobby Doyle looking forward to game with Buckeyes

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says DC Buddy Green concerned about secondary

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site’s John Wolfe previews Sunday’s visit to Erie to face RiverRats

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee says Borel just 23rd jockey to win more than one Derby

Thoroughbred Times says D. Wayne Lukas confirms Flying Private for Preakness

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says injury to I Want Revenge may be ‘career threatening’

Preakness Official Site says Lukas coming to Pimlico looking for 6th Preakness crown

The Sun’s Ken Murray says trainer Derek Ryan ruled Musket Man out of longer Belmont, but leaning towards entering Preakness

The Sun’s Ken Murray says ESPN’s Jeanine Edwards doesn’t think Mine That Bird will ‘disgrace’ himself at Preakness

The AP’s Jeffrey McMurray says injury to I Want Revenge on opposite ankle from what trainer Jeff Mullins originally thought

SI’s Tim Layden says Mine That Bird first horse to make SI cover since Smarty Jones in ‘04

ESPN.com’s Jeremy Plonk says Woolley knows just how difficult it is to even run Derby, let alone win it

SWIMMING:

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says life tougher for Hoff under Bob Bowman’s tutelage

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Phelps happy to return with suspension over

The AP’s Paul Newberry says Charlotte event next week marks Phelps’ return to pool from suspension

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Uehara was “Maddux-like”? Come on, Rick Kranitz.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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