Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

July 22, 2009 | Glenn Clark

The Orioles HAVE to go to Sarasota.

They certainly can’t go back to Ft. Lauderdale, we know that much for sure.

The deal that is on the table looks like a pretty fair deal, but obviously those in Sarasota will want the team to make more concessions.

I understand the skepticism towards whether or not this will actually get done; but I don’t see how the team has any other choice. Sarasota officials would be the only ones to shoot it down at this point, but they need the tenant.

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

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester expects Tillman to make Orioles debut against Royals next week

Luke Jones says Chris Carr, Marcus Smith could be ‘under the radar’ successes for Ravens this season

Nestor Aparicio says proposed Sarasota deal to also include Ripken baseball camp

Drew Forrester not absolutely convinced Birds making move until they’re there

Bob Haynie admits to being totally wrong about Rich Hill

Jerry Reinhardt offers video of Flacco training


The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Rich Hill gives O’s little effort in loss to Yankees

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Berken goes to Yankee Stadium hill today looking to avoid sweep vs. Burnett, Yanks

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds could be moving Spring Training from Ft. Lauderdale to Sarasota

Yankees Official Site’s Anthony DiComo says Mitre winner in Bombers debut

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Mora made things interesting with 2 run single

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Felix Pie to start today

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Birds want to ‘wait a while’ to bring up Tillman

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Birds declining comment on Sarasota story until after today’s vote

Examiner Jay Trucker would have rather Birds let Hill go and held on to Salazar

The AP says Yankees moved past Red Sox for first place in AL East

The AP says Birds would move into Sarasota’s Ed Smith Stadium starting in 2010

The AP says Cla Meredith activated, Mickolio sent down

New York Post’s George A. King says 45,589 in Bronx saw Yanks top Birds

New York Times’ Tyler Kepner says A-Rod put Yanks ahead with bases loaded, 2 run single

New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand says Cano homered for Yanks in win

Newsday’s Erik Boland says Rivera finished off win for 27th save

Newark Star-Ledger’s Matt Gelb says Cody Ransom reached base 3 times in win

Bergen Record’s Andrew Gross says Jeter went 1-3 with run scored in win

Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s Roger Drouin says Ed Smith Stadium deal to include $31.2 million worth of renevations

Sarasota Herald-Tribune offers Orioles history lesson

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

SI’s Ted Keith says MacPhail doesn’t want to be ‘farm system’ for other teams at trade deadline


Norfolk Tides Official Site says Pauley, Tides fall to Gwinnett thanks to 4 errors

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Matusz gave up 1 run in 7 innings as Baysox topped Harrisburg

Frederick Keys Official Site says Zach Britton gave up 3 hits over 7 innings as Keys topped Salem

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Haughian winner as Ironbirds topped Mahoning Valley

Bluefield Orioles Official Site says Frabizio loser as Orioles fell to Greeneville

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Crozier reached base 5 times, drove in 2 for Baysox in win over Senators

Frederick News-Post says Zach’s younger brother Buck Britton joined Keys before game

Virginian-Pilot says Steve Torrealba scored only run for Tides in loss


The Official Site’s Mike Duffy offers helpful hints for practice viewing and autograph seeking in Westminster

The Official Site announces interview schedule for Training Camp

The Official Site says Ravens make $100,000 worth of donations to non-profits

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Gano, Hauschka ready to go toe-to-toe for kicking job’s James Walker says Mason’s retirement could make Ravens camp ‘downer’


The Diamondback’s Michael Lemaire says Baltz ‘legitimate weapon’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says guys like Kenny Tate, Terrell Skinner, Antwine Perez make safety ‘strength’ for Terps

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh introduces freshman OL Pete White (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Springbrook WR/DB Mitchell Pollard camped with Terps (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Milford Mill WR Cheeseboro called Ralph at 11pm Saturday night to let him know of commitment (must subscribe)


The Official Site says Landon School (Bethesda)’s Thomas Hart amongst players joining Greyhounds’ incoming class


The Official Site says incoming freshman Julius Brooks posts double double in Greensboro All-Star Game


Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens has Mids 62nd in preseason rankings


The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Lange sees views local players like incoming freshman Troy King as recruiting ‘priority’


USA Today’s Vicki Michaelis says Phelps sticking by Speedo swimsuit in Rome, beyond


The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Silver Spring native Onyewu hoping to make AC Milan debut Friday at M&T Bank Stadium


-Sorry to everyone who took the WNST Bus Trip up to Yankee Stadium today and is going to have to suffer through Jason Berken facing AJ Burnett. I wish I had something positive to tell you.

Talk to you tomorrow.