Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

July 01, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Last night was special. I mean, REALLY special.

I’m not going to say it can change the course of the season; because that just doesn’t happen in baseball.

But it was REALLY special.

Let’s see what everyone has to say….

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio says ‘Magic’ was in full display at OPACY last night

Drew Forrester went to sleep during rain delay, missed historic comeback

Allen McCallum says Red Sox attempted to walk off field with 2 outs, before Orioles put together ‘defining moment’

Bob Haynie enjoys ‘bandwagon’ Orioles fans

Luke Jones says Birds’ win big news on Facebook

Keith Melchior says Sherrill, Jones best Birds in June

Jerry Reinhardt says win should give Orioles fans ‘hope’

Marco Romanell hopes Birds can carry momentum through All-Star break, into 2nd half of season

Tom Clayton thinks Uehara needs to head to bullpen

Bob Haynie ‘hopes (Stephenson) found what he’s looking for’ at Cincinnati

Glenn Clark jokingly places Zaun amongst best hitters in MLB

Rex Snider working to raise money for cancer awareness

Ed Frankovic says Caps don’t think they’ll be heavily involved in free agency period

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds complete biggest comeback in team history to top Red Sox

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of stunning victory

The Official Site’s Brian Eller says Bergesen goes to hill this afternoon vs. Beckett, Red Sox

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Trembley thinks Sherrill, Jones, Jim Johnson all deserve to be All-Stars

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Jones forced to leave game early after collision with outfield wall

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds waiting for Uehara’s arthrogram results

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Markakis, Jones hoping to make All-Star Game with late push

Red Sox Official Site’s Jeff Seidel says Smoltz held Birds in check, but pen let game slip away after rain delay

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says 32,000 saw Birds pull off improbable rally at Camden Yards

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says O’s previous biggest comeback was from 8 down-also against Sox-in ‘56

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Izturis will travel with Birds to west coast

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says baserunning could be hurting Trembley’s chances of returning

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Salazar amongst heroes in comeback win with 3 run homer

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Markakis finished rally with game winning 2 run double

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Sherrill finished win with 17th save in last 19 tries

Examiner Jay Trucker says Birds were saved after Hill’s early struggles

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Roberts snapped 0-18 drought with RBI single in 8th

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Reimold amongst American League rookie leaders

Frederick News-Post’s John Cannon says former Frederick High pitcher Billy Gross to leave West Virginia, sign with Birds

Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin says Papelbon blew save, thought Sox ‘imploded’

Boston Herald’s Sean McAdam says Francona thought BoSox had ‘no answer’ for Birds

Providence Journal’s Joe McDonald says Birds got to Sox reliever Masterson in 7th after two perfect innings

The AP says Hendrickson winner in historic rally

SI’s Tom Verducci says Adam Jones should represent Birds in All-Star Game

Yahoo! Sports’ David Brown says Guthrie scored tying run as pinch runner

CBS Sports’ Larry Dobrow has Birds 24th in power rankings

NBC Sports’ Craig Calcaterra says Markakis was 0-7 against Papelbon before getting winning RBI

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Pauley winner as Tides topped Lehigh Valley

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Fausto Carmona shut down Baysox in Akron win

Frederick Keys Official Site says Tyler Henson homered twice for Keys in win over Wilmington

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Kolodny tallied RBI for Shorebirds in win over Hickory

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Michael Mooney crushed 2 run homer for Ironbirds in loss to Staten Island

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Pinckney, Aubrey, Snyder all contributed offensively for Tides in win

Virginian-Pilot says Alberto Castillo tallied 3rd save of season as Tides topped IronPigs

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh spending 4th of July with troops in Persian Gulf

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens trying to snap streak of making playoffs then missing playoffs

Examiner Phil Macek says Ravens need to get Suggs deal done

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Flacco will be difference for Ravens trying to make playoffs in back to back years

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ralph may want to remain head coach past date Franklin scheduled to take over

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Turner wants to leave ‘legacy’ in College Park

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Yow doesn’t think transition ‘will be issue’

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Terps see ‘upside’ in commit Matt Robinson (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says St. John’s (DC) NT prospect Andre Monroe holds offer from Terps, nearing decision (must subscribe-where you will find updated news about commitment decision)

Turtle Sports Report’s Matt Alkire says Riverdale Baptist CB prospect Brian Burns ‘hearing from’ Maryland

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Gary again joining coverage of AT&T National on Comcast SportsNet

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Stephenson saga ends with Cincinnati commitment

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says prospect Mychal Parker has ‘high interest’ in Terps (must subscribe)

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina catches up with Slotback Bobby Doyle (must subscribe)

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Calvert Hall star Donya Jackson headed to Annapolis

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says six Mariners playing tonight against Reading Express team they helped lead to conference title in ‘07

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee says Borel may snub Mine That Bird at West Virginia Derby

Thoroughbred Times’ Whitney Harrod says “Calvin Borel Day” celebrated in Georgetown, Kentucky

GOLF:

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Woods wearing multiple hats during AT&T National week

Frederick News-Post’s Greg Swatek says Tiger didn’t have ‘fun’ watching last year’s event from home

Washington Post’s Michael Wilbon says Jim Brown ‘inaccurate’ with comments regarding Tiger’s social contributions

Washington Times’ Barker Davis says Tiger wants to be ‘greedy’ and win event he’s hosting

Washington Times’ Barker Davis says Tiger in 2nd half of career now after surgery

Washington Times’ Barker Davis says Paul Casey has quickly ascended rankings

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says PGA Tour to undergo more ‘Tiger-proofing’

USA Today’s Matt Poms says Tiger to play in Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am today at Congressional

ESPN.com’s Jason Sobel says Woods has won 29.1% of tournaments he’s played

Golf.com’s Alan Shipnuck says defending champ Anthony Kim not playing hottest golf coming in to AT&T National

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Matt Pilgrim would be a welcome addition to this Maryland team. Jordan Williams and James Padgett cannot be expected to be Lonny Baxter and Chris Wilcox, so frontcourt depth will be necessary in trying to build an ACC contender.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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