Machado won't be ready to play when eligible
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will be not be ready to play when he's eligible to come off of the disabled list on Wednesday, manager Buck Showalter said prior to Friday's game.
Jones honored with selection, but O's are priority
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones isn't sure if he will play on the team of MLB players heading to Japan for a five-game exhibition series in November, but he said Friday that he's honored to have been selected.
Wright's no-hitter hopes crushed in ninth
Right-hander Mike Wright, the Orioles' No. 7 prospect, carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning Thursday night for Triple-A Norfolk at Durham. After a leadoff walk, he retired the next two Bulls hitters, bringing himself one out away from history.
When Sal Schittino Jr., 24, was attacked and robbed by a group of teens on mopeds Sunday, it was a shock to his family, who live in Catonsville and own Scittino's Italian Marketplace on Edmondson Avenue.
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If anyone wants to argue that this President does not have the backing of our MSM they need to look no further then this most unbelievably biased decision by ABC to become the White House advertising company.
On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care â€” a move that has ignited an ethical firestorm!
Highlights on the agenda:
ABCNEWS anchor Charlie Gibson will deliver WORLD NEWS from the Blue Room of the White House.
The network plans a primetime special â€” â€˜Prescription for Americaâ€™ â€” originating from the East Room, exclude opposing voices on the debate.
They no longer care about at least pretending to be unbiased, now they are giving Obama and friends the reins to a major media outlet to help achieve a policy position.
This is nothing short of amazing, and on a policy that will cost this country 1.3 trillion dollars AND turn our health care system into a socialist nightmare.
To that end, ABC News announced plans to broadcast a primetime hour from the White House devoted to exploring and probing the Presidentâ€™s position and giving voice to questions and criticisms of that position. We hope that any American concerned about health care will find our efforts to be informative, fair and civil.
Second, ABC News prides itself on covering all sides of important issues and asking direct questions of all newsmakers â€” of all political persuasions â€” even when others have taken a more partisan approach and even in the face of criticism from extremes on both ends of the political spectrum. ABC News is looking for the most thoughtful and diverse voices on this issue. ABC News alone will select those who will be in the audience asking questions of the president. Like any programs we broadcast, ABC News will have complete editorial control. To suggest otherwise is quite unfair to both our journalists and our audience.
Third, there already has been extensive coverage of the upcoming health care debates, on ABC and elsewhere, and there will be much, much more. Indeed, weâ€™ve already had many critics of the Presidentâ€™s health care proposals on the air â€“ and thatâ€™s before a real plan has even been put before the country.
In the end, no one watching, listening to, or reading ABC News will lack for an understanding of all sides of these important questions.
Ok, then why do it from the White House? Why get access to the President and all his cohorts while disregarding the other side of the aisle? And that’s not even accounting for GMA, Nightline, and The World News:
As the national debate on health care reform intensifies, I am deeply concerned and disappointed with ABCâ€™s astonishing decision to exclude opposing voices on this critical issue on June 24, 2009. Next Wednesday, ABC News will air a primetime health care reform â€œtown hallâ€ at the White House with President Barack Obama. In addition, according to an ABC News report, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, WORLD NEWS, NIGHTLINE and ABCâ€™s web news â€œwill all feature special programming on the presidentâ€™s health care agenda.â€ This does not include the promotion, over the next 9 days, the presidentâ€™s health care agenda will receive on ABC News programming.
Today, the Republican National Committee requested an opportunity to add our Partyâ€™s views to those of the Presidentâ€™s to ensure that all sides of the health care reform debate are presented. Our request was rejected. I believe that the President should have the ability to speak directly to the America people. However, I find it outrageous that ABC would prohibit our Partyâ€™s opposing thoughts and ideas from this national debate, which affects millions of ABC viewers.
In the absence of opposition, I am concerned this event will become a glorified infomercial to promote the Democrat agenda. If that is the case, this primetime infomercial should be paid for out of the DNC coffers. President Obama does not hold a monopoly on health care reform ideas or on free airtime. The President has stated time and time again that he wants a bipartisan debate. Therefore, the Republican Party should be included in this primetime event, or the DNC should pay for your airtime.
â€œThe White House has failed to follow the proper procedure in notifying Congress as to the removal of the Inspector General for the Corporation for National and Community Service,â€ McCaskill said. â€œThe legislation which was passed last year requires that the president give a reason for the removal.â€
McCaskill, a key Obama ally, said that the presidentâ€™s stated reason for the termination, â€œLoss of confidenceâ€™ is not a sufficient reason.â€
McCaskill is not just “a key Obama ally.”
She’s a pure, fullbred GROUPIE. This lady is so in the bag for President Obama that even Chris Matthews might be jealous. For her to admit he screwed up-let alone that he broke a law-this is devastating. A Republican Congress might have him impeached for such crimes, and a truly unbiased media would be carrying this story ad nauseum instead of just a token story from Jake “Huevos Grande” Tapper at ABC.
Redskins, Ravens focus on selves, not rivalry (The Associated Press)
The Redskins and Ravens have more important goals Saturday night than bragging rights in a tepid rivalry. ''The main thing is, it's our third preseason game and we're really looking at ourselves,'' Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said. ''You don't concern yourself with your opponent so much in the preseason, in terms of game-planning or scheming.'' The Redskins and Ravens play at home 32 miles apart in Maryland. One's in the NFC, the other AFC.
Forbes ranked NFL's best fans, and you already know who was first (Shutdown Corner)
You can say a lot of things about Green Bay, and coming from someone who lived near there for a while, I've said all of them myself. But if you do an "NFL's best fans" ranking and have anyone but Packers fans in the top spot, you're trying too hard to be different. Forbes got it right. They ranked the best NFL fan bases , using a formula of attendance, television ratings, merchandise sales and percentage of population that watched or attended their hometown team's games. The Packers' fans ranked first, because there really is no other option. According to Forbes, market researchers Nielsen Scarborough found that "84 percent of adults in Green Bay are Packers fans, identified as such having watched, attended, and/or listened to the team’s games this past year." You can't find 84 percent of people in most communities to agree that water is wet, much less on a football team. Now, here's where you say that Packers fans are so into the team because there's nothing else to do in Northeast Wisconsin, and that's what Forbes did: "It seems little else goes on there to compete for their attention, and anything that does revolves around the team," Forbes wrote. They've totally glossed over deer hunting and ice fishing and cheese curd and 22-inch kielbasa eating, but that's fine. The Packers are indisputably the NFL's top fans, and I'm sure they're proud to be recognized as such. The top spot was a foregone conclusion, but the rest of Forbes' top 10 had some debatable picks: 2. Denver Broncos 3. New Orleans Saints 4. New England Patriots 5. Baltimore Ravens 6. Indianapolis Colts 7. (tie) Dallas Cowboys 7. (tie) Pittsburgh Steelers 9. Seattle Seahawks 10. Chicago Bears Now, you can click that link above and take a look at how they came to those rankings, but I think we can all agree the Steelers and Seahawks need to be in the top 5. After last season's Super Bowl, I'm pretty sure Seahawks fans booked flights to random destinations, just to walk around in their No. 12 jersey and accept congratulations for winning the title. They've been everywhere since early February. And Steelers fans just seem to travel in packs from visiting city to visiting city to buy up all the home team's tickets and be passionate (or, perhaps "obnoxious" if you wish) in their stadium. A bit surprising Washington wasn't in the top 10, but maybe Forbes couldn't remember them because we haven't heard much about the team and its nickname lately. Here's where you, fans of the 31 teams who did not make the top spot (eh, let's make it 30, I'm not sure there really are any Tennessee Titans fans) can vent. Why did Forbes screw up this ranking of best NFL fans? (Spoiler alert: I bet they're haters against your team.) Related Packers coverage: - - - - - - - Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab
Injuries, lack of depth test Ravens defensive line (The Associated Press)
Baltimore's defensive line has been hit hard by injuries, hard enough to give the Ravens reason to be concerned. The Ravens have already lost two defensive linemen to season-ending injuries, and nose tackle Terrence Cody remains sidelined after hip surgery. Brandon Williams is expected to become the starting nose tackle, with Ngata shifting to defensive tackle.
Redskins' Gruden: a night owl who needs his sleep (The Associated Press)
Jay Gruden is more of a night owl than an early bird, which puts him in the Joe Gibbs category among Washington Redskins head coaches. Norv Turner and Mike Shanahan liked to arrive absurdly early to satisfy the workaholic lifestyle that has become synonymous among NFL coaches. ''Jay lets the coaches coach,'' said Chris Foerster, who was retained as offensive line coach.
Cowboys LB Holloman has career-ending neck injury (The Associated Press)
The Dallas Cowboys said Thursday that linebacker DeVonte Holloman has a career-ending neck injury related to a spinal problem that kept him out almost half of his rookie season a year ago. Coach Jason Garrett said Holloman was advised not to play again after doctor evaluations this week. After missing the first two days of practice this week, the 23-year-old Holloman was on the field Thursday in his No. 57 jersey but didn't appear in the locker room when it was open to reporters after Garrett's announcement. Garrett wouldn't discuss details of the injury other than saying Holloman has been dealing with a neck issue ''the last couple of weeks.'' Holloman came out of last weekend's preseason game against Baltimore midway through the fourth quarter because of the injury.
A Pick Six of new passing combos (The Associated Press)
Six NFL teams have made significant alterations in their passing games. Denver, Indianapolis, Washington and Baltimore did so with proven wideouts. Tampa Bay and Houston chose new quarterbacks to combine with an established target. A Pick Six of new passing combinations: Denver: Eric Decker left Manning for Geno Smith and the Jets.
Cardinals work to replace Dockett; Mathieu returns (The Associated Press)
On the day the Arizona Cardinals went back to work for the first time since Darnell Dockett went down with a knee injury, the impact of losing the big defensive tackle for the season was softened a bit by the return of safety Tyrann Mathieu and nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu. The 'Honey Badger' Mathieu, a crucial component of Arizona's talented secondary, went down in the 13th game of his impressive rookie season a year ago with a torn ACL and LCL. With just Frostee Rucker and two rookies at Dockett's position, the Cardinals signed two free agent defensive linemen on Wednesday - 6-foot-2, 330-pound Isaac Sopoaga and 6-6, 305-pound Ryan McBean. Sopoaga is a 10-year NFL veteran who split last season with Philadelphia and New England.
Cowboys shuffle LBs with McClain skipping workouts (The Associated Press)
One day Rolando McClain is getting first-team work with the Dallas defense after owner Jerry Jones offers yet another hopeful plug that the former top 10 pick can fill a big void at linebacker. The next, McClain is sitting out practice again, raising more questions about the desire of a player who walked away from the sport twice in Baltimore before the Ravens traded him to a team desperate to replace Sean Lee after a season-ending knee injury. Justin Durant is the swingman as the Cowboys search, playing his more natural spot on the weak side when McClain is on the field and mostly filling the middle when McClain isn't.