Archive for August, 2009

Trailer Released for "The Blind Side" (AKA "The Michael Oher Story")

August 4, 2009

Big ups to Glenn at WNST for posting this one.

“The Blind Side,” a novel chronicling the life of Ravens’ 2009 first round draft pick Michael Oher, has been made into a movie, and is set to be released this holiday season.  Here is the trailer:

Admittedly, I probably wouldn’t be too interested in this movie, were it not based upon the life of a player on my favorite team (looks like too much sap, not enough football).   But, it is, and I am.  It’s really quite cool when you think about it.  And even cooler is that Sandra Bullock will probably be closely following Michael’s career, and the Ravens.

Maybe we can get some shots of Sandra B. in nothing but on Oher jersey?  Or would that be weird, considering she plays his Mom in the movie?

Eh, we can dream, can’t we?


So. Pathetic.

August 3, 2009

The O’s jumped out to a big lead tonight, courtesy of a 5-run first inning.  Of course, vaunted Cavalry leader Chris Tillman went right ahead and gave 3 of them back before recording an out in the bottom of the inning, before settling down for a period.  Naturally, though, he wouldn’t leave the game without first stripping himself of any opportunity to get his first Big League win, allowing the Tigers to knot the game at 5-5 before finishing his final inning of work, the 6th.

Tillman’s final line:  6 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 5 K, 3 BB, 3 WP

All in all, not terrible, and an improvement over his debut, but the 3 wild pitches really hurt the kid tonight.  Once he was able to harness the curve, he was showing some flashes of brilliance.

It wasn’t enough for the O’s to stop the now 4-game losing skid, though.  Chalk that up to the fact that, after exploding for 5 runs out of the gate, they managed all of 3 hits the rest of the game.

Danys Baez looked poised to at least send the game to extras, getting 2 easy outs in the bottom of the ninth, then getting ahead of some dude named Clete, who hit a walkoff HR, 1-2.  Maybe it was better this way, having saved the O’s “EXHAUSTED” (seriously, Gary Thorne, tell us again how tired they are) bullpen any more strenuous work.  Chances are they’ll need to be ready for Tuesday, when Cavalry member #2 makes his MLB debut.

Games like tonight’s make it pretty damn tough to get excited for anything, even the debut of the organizations #1 (now that Wieters is up) prospect.  Nonetheless, I’m sure I’ll be watching (and grimacing) tomorrow night when Brian Matusz takes the hill.  How about you?

Football season can’t get here soon enough.

Sizzle is Awesome

August 1, 2009

Via Twitter:  Terrell Suggs’ had a pretty sweet shirt on at Training Camp the other day.