Showalter wants to keep Schoop versatile
Jonathan Schoop started at second base on Sunday night, with manager Buck Showalter --despite saying previously he didn't want to move the rookie around -- wanting to make sure Schoop wasn't too far removed from across the diamond.
Early start on day of remembrance in Boston
All eyes will be on the city of Boston on Monday. The Red Sox, who paid homage to the victims of last year's marathon attacks and the first responders in Sunday night's game, will be thrust into the nation's spotlight Monday morning as they take on the Orioles in an emotional anniversary game.
Miscues costly as O's fall to Red Sox in ninth
The Orioles had a five-run lead and a starting pitcher on the mound who had a shutout going in the sixth inning. But it all unraveled in ugly fashion Sunday night, as Baltimore committed three errors, the last which allowed the Red Sox to complete the comeback and walk off to a 6-5 win.
Benches clear at Fenway after pitch to Ross
The benches cleared at Fenway Park on Saturday after O's righty Bud Norris threw a pitch up and in to Red Sox catcher David Ross. Things settled down, and Boston won the game, 4-2.
Traffic: No unscheduled closures at 7:43 a.m. With the clearing of disabled vehicles in Baltimore City on Interstate 95 South and I-895 South, state and local transportation departments reported no unscheduled road closures at 7:43 a.m. on Monday.
For the children visiting the Pearlstone Center's sustainable farm Sunday, the chickens and baby goats might have been the main event. But supporters of the Family Farm Day said they hope that interaction will be the start of a deeper connection with faith and the environment.
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For the moment, Republicans have successfully beaten back the Democrat financial regulation overhaul, defeating a cloture motion to begin debate on the partisan bill with 42 votes.
Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.), who has been most active in working with Democrats on the bill, voted no on cloture. So did other Republican question marks, including the Maine Ladies Collins and Snowe, Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), who voted for Democratic derivatives language in committee, and Scott Brown (R., Mass.).
In somewhat of a surprise move, Sen. Ben Nelson (D., Neb.) joined the Republican filibuster, which means the Democrats will now need two defectors to move ahead.
Nelson joined the Republicans because of language sought by Warren Buffet:
Buffett wanted a provision that would exempt existing derivative contracts from new rules.
And once removed he will go scurrying back to his friends on the left, hell….the man proved he has the spine of a jellyfish on the abortion issue so there is no counting on that man.
What do the Republicans want changed? A few things but most importantly on how the fed handles failing businesses. The way the current bill is written the fed will put 50 billion away for failing banks but the Republicans want that eliminated completely so no bail outs occur.
Basically saying that no business is too big to fail, and that is right on the money.
Jeff at Protein Wisdom thinks the Democrats will move onto immigration for a number of reasons:
The move to push immigration reform center stage at a time of high unemployment and unsustainable debt â€” made worse by enormous increases in federal entitlement spending â€” will be a cynical gamble on the part of Democrats, who realize that come November, they are likely to lose significant numbers in Congress anyway, and so will make a last ditch effort to swing public perception back in their favor by casting their opponents as anti-immigrant. Even should they fail, the thinking goes, theyâ€™ll help perpetuate a branding of Tea Partiers as fringe actors and angry white Christian rednecks â€” marketing being, in a country filled with low-information voters (who, thanks to the self-esteem movement and the dumbing down of civic education, believe themselves to be â€œpolitically activeâ€ and â€œawareâ€), the most important aspect of politics.
And the GOP establishment and its pragmatist mouthpieces â€” always on the lookout to find a defensive posture from which to dignify such cynical attacks â€” might just play right into the hands of Democrats by their inevitable ritual scapegoating of at least one or two vocal conservatives, who theyâ€™ll deem unclean.
Will the GOP play right into their hands tho? Or have they learned?
Compelling argument against Manziel to Browns (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)
From the outside and maybe the inside, too the biggest question about the Cleveland Browns pick at No. 4 in the first round of the draft is whether they would take Johnny Manziel. But after you read the clear-eyed analysis of the former Texas A&M star by sharp observer Greg Cosell of NFL Films, you will realize there is only one answer to that question: a resounding no. Manziel has shown too many bad habits and a lack of quarterback smarts, coupled with his small stature for an NFL QB a shade under 6 feet to make it worth spending such a high pick on him. Heres how Cosell sums up Manziel: You see a quarterback who creates his own problems with what appears to be a lack of understanding and discipline, and then once in a while he makes an unbelievable unstructured play.
Ravens have ammunition to have one of better drafts (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)
The Ravens should expect to land at least three eventual starters in this years draft, according to NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah. As a former scout with the Ravens, Jeremiah is familiar with general manager Ozzie Newsomes approach to the draft. The Ravens have eight picks overall, including four in the top 99. The Ravens also had four top 100 picks in 2012 when they drafted linebacker Courtney Upshaw (No. 35), guard Kelechi Osemele (60th), running back Bernard Pierce (84th), and center Gino Gradkowski (98th).
Did draft experts correctly predict Elam last year? (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)
Are the Ravens going to take Notre Dame tackle Zack Martin? We went back and checked out how some of the top national pundits fared with their final 2013 mock first-round draft pick for the Ravens. Of course, the Ravens were drafting at No. 32 last year, so a lot more variables were in play last year than this year, when the Ravens, barring a move up or down, will draft at No. 17. A couple of national writers correctly linked the Ravens and Florida safety Matt Elam, but many did not project Elam as a first-round pick.
Will Bengals, A.J. Green work out long-term deal? (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)
One of the things on the Cincinnati Bengals plate, business-wise, is dealing with a long-term contract for Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green, their most potent offensive weapon. Even if the Bengals do nothing about a new deal, Green is contractually bound to them for 2014 and 2015 even 2016 if they wanted to go the franchise tag route. Should Green be at all displeased about a lack of progress on a new contract, his options are limited, as PFT says. So thats why coach Marvin Lewis told PFT he isnt worried about a holdout.
Ravens, 49ers to hold joint practices in August (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)
The Ravens and 49ers will hold four combined practices in Maryland following their Thursday, Aug. 7 preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium. They will hold a light practice together at M&T the day after the game, followed by three joint sessions at the Ravens practice facility in Owings Mills from Aug. 9-11. It will give Ravens coach John Harbaugh and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh a chance to spend more time together, while their teams compete against each other. I called Jim about a month ago and asked him if he wanted to do it, and I wasnt really sure if hed want to, John Harbaugh told the Ravens website.