Wednesday Morning’s Crabs & Beer

February 13, 2008 | Glenn Clark

I want to be more excited about the Orioles; I really do. I’m not there yet. Look, I’m excited that they’re partially rebuilding; but there are still not a whole lot of reasons to actually want to watch this team this season. This should have happened eight years ago. Instead we got to see Marty Cordova.
Look, I’ll wear an Orioles hoodie today; I’ll wear a Cal throwback later this week. I’ll sing the praises of 2 for 10 trading to anyone who will listen to me every day. But I have to say that going into the season; Nick Markakis is really the only reason I want to watch this team. I’m just hoping there become more reasons as the season goes along.
What will keep you excited when this team is 20 games out in July?
Let’s see what everyone else has to say….
Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:
ORIOLES:
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says young pitching highlights start of Spring Training
The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says Jones expects more from himself
New York Post’s Joel Sherman says Birds ‘showcasing’ Roberts
Weaver’s Tantrum’s “Desert O” remembers Cal’s final game in Atlanta
RAVENS:
Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Snyder ‘taking chance’ like Bisciotti
TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens talks up ‘Potbelly’ Booth
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens looks back on a good week for Gary
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps 2-0 in gold uniforms
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Gary < Obama
The Diamondback’s Andrew Zuckerman says Vasquez ‘letting game come to (him)’
USA Today’s Marlen Garcia says Terps ‘moving up’
Turtle Soup’s Gregg Kanner says Comcast ‘special’ Saturday night
TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Terps keep winning close
TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:
McClatchy Newspapers’ Caulton Tudor picks Terps 4th in Atlantic
LOYOLA BASKETBALL:
The Sun’s Patrick Guitierez says Brown’s 29 almost unnoticed
The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Hounds just can’t stop Fisher
UMBC BASKETBALL:
The Examiner’s Andrew Vitelli says Greene playing big minutes for hot Dogs
MORGAN BASKETBALL:
HOPKINS LACROSSE:
Inside Lacrosse’s Geoff Shannon says Jays could give up Top Spot early
Inside Lacrosse’s Quint Kessenich says he couldn’t vote Jays Number 1
The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Evans key to success for Jays’ D
NAVY LACROSSE:
The Sun’s John Weaver says Mids must play better
BLAST:
The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says team must keep winning on road
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-Tony Giro is wrong. Maryland is IN the tournament right now no matter what happens Wednesday at Duke. That being said; there is NO REASON to not think the Terps could win at Cameron. I’m not saying they will; but there is no reason to think they couldn’t. They are more than capable.
-Morgan State hosts South Carolina State tonight. Morgan State could well be on their way to the NCAA Tournament. Go support them. Coppin State and UMES are also at home.
-Welcome Coach Mattison. We hope you’re also part of something special here.
Talk to you tomorrow.
-G

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