Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

June 24, 2009 | Glenn Clark

The Koji Uehara situation is going to come to a head sooner than the Orioles wanted it to. As a few callers mentioned this morning, Koji looked VERY uncomfortable pitching in the heat last night in South Florida, and I don’t think that’s something that he’s just going to come around to feeling comfortable with. If he couldn’t go deep in games when he wasn’t uncomfortable pitching; how will he be able to work into games when he is CLEARLY uncomfortable?

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

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Bob Haynie wonders if Birds can get to .500

Drew Forrester not surprised by comments made by O’s employee Melewski

Thyrl Nelson says Birds need lefty specialist in bullpen

Marco Romanell thinks Birds can win 4 of next 5 against Marlins, Nationals

Glenn Clark says Adam Jones no longer amongst Top 7 hitters in American League

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds rallied in 9th but fell to Marlins in 12th

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Berken, Birds square off with Nolasco, Marlins tonight

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Jones, Markakis amongst O’s still vying for All-Star nods

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Izturis began rehab work in Miami with teammates

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Chris Ray happy to contribute however he can now back with O’s

Marlins Official Site’s Joe Frisaro says Cantu gets walk-off RBI as Fish top Birds

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Tillman gave up 2 runs over 6 innings but took no decision as Pawtucket rallied to top Tides

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Bascom winner as Baysox topped Binghamton

Aberdeen IronBirds Official Site says Haughian took loss as Ironbirds fell to Staten Island

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says 10,000 saw Marlins top Birds at Land Shark Stadium

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Uehara’s ‘mistake’ lead to Uggla home run

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Trembley thinks Ray has improved ‘delivery’, ‘finish’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Birds should hold on to Huff, Izturis; consider dealing Sherrill

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Guthrie scored run in 9th as pinch runner

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Wigginton made costly baserunning blunder in loss

Examiner Jay Trucker says Wieters connected on 2nd career home run in loss

The AP says Brian Bass took loss for Birds

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Matusz on ‘fast track’ following time spent with Keys this season

Virginian-Pilot’s Rainer Sabin says Jim Miller blew save as Tides fell to Red Sox

South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Juan Rodriguez says Hanley Ramirez hit grand slam for Marlins in win

Palm Beach Post’s Tom D’Angelo says Matt Lindstrom blew save opportunity for Fish

Miami Herald’s Clark Spencer says Andrew Miller had been ‘impressive’ early on before Birds got to Marlins’ bullpen

CBS Sports’ Larry Dobrow has Birds 22nd in power rankings

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Figurs plans to be ready for Training Camp

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says D. Williams, Rice, Gooden, Terry, Ngata must take ‘next step’ this season

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham says Reed, 52, Ogden honored by ESPN

Examiner Phil Macek says Ravens, Steelers remain ‘toast of’ AFC North

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ogden, Lorenzo Neal amongst best offensive players of decade

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Diamondback’s Michael LeMaire says Scout.com thinks Terps 59th best team in country

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says DE/TE Delic took ‘unlikely path’ to College Park (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Diamondback’s Jakob Engelke offers photo of what next year’s Under Armour shoe could look like

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terrence Morris 10th best player of Gary’s 20 years

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Greivis 9th best player of Gary’s 20 years

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says ’11 prospect Gbinje impressed during NBA Top 100 Camp (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says ’10 SG prospect Mincy committed to Terps over Georgia, Rutgers

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says FB Torri Preston ‘looking forward to’ Ohio State game

The Official Site says Mids picked to go 9-4 by Lindy’s

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says Melbourne (FL) DT Thomas Stone ‘first known commitment’ in Navy’s 2010 class

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Chris Harris received academic honor from Patriot League

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Cullinane, Kyle Cottrell pick up ECAC Academic honors

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says tickets for Saturday night’s game available for $10

The Official Site previews Saturday’s contest with D.C. Armor

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Mike Welsch says Haskell Stakes at Monmouth, West Virginia Derby could be options for Big Drama

Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee says Churchill Downs to expand staff for next night racing card

The Sun’s Hanah Cho says former owner Mark Vogel to buy back Rosecroft Raceway

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Looking at ESPN.com’s “All-Decade team”, I am struck by how well the people with the Worldwide Leader in putting together the list. Jon Ogden, Ed Reed, and Ray Lewis were all particularly deserving; and no other Ravens were. The other players who made the cut were also good selections.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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