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Remembering Jacoby Jones

The news of the death of former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver and Super Bowl XLVII champion Jacoby Jones came as a shock to everyone this weekend. A few photos and a long conversation about his dancing prowess. We will remember the laughs and the good times.

Rediscovering the art and love of collecting sports collectibles

Local sports memorabilia expert Danny Black joined Nestor to discuss their lifelong shared love for collecting baseball cards and sports memorabilia. From the hobby’s evolution and its modern aspects, Nestor shares modern tales of his amazing Luis Aparicio collection and the thrill of finding rare items.

Smalltimore, sports and the trust of local news

As the Maryland Crab Cake Tour always seeks to introduce mutual old friends of ours and network to make new friends, this time its our favorite family chiropractor and philosopher Steve Elliott joining longtime WBAL broadcaster John Patti and Nestor to discuss Smalltimore, rubgy and how we view and discuss local sports and news at Pappas in Parkville.

It’s your move, Mike Elias…

Luke Jones and Nestor assess the work ahead to improving the Baltimore Orioles pitching before the July 31st trading deadline. A starter? A pair of relievers? And at what cost…

A summer splash of new games

Executive Director John Martin of The Maryland Lottery discusses some new summer promotions and the big winners of Orioles Home Run Riches tally as the Birds keep hitting ’em big.

Telander: Capturing the rich history and passion of Chicago sports

Five decades into documenting all things sports at The Chicago Sun-Times, legendary Windy City columnist Rick Telander visits Nestor to discuss the current woes of the Cubs and White Sox – and the bigger picture of a life spent in gyms and stadiums chasing the greatest athletes on earth in a sports-crazed city with competitive journalists.

Coming home and playing first place baseball

The Baltimore Orioles took care of business on the West Coast during the 4th of July weekend in Seattle and Oakland and now return home leading the American League East with the Cubs and Yankees looming before the All Star break. Luke Jones and Nestor discuss another successful week in Birdland.

Removing the stigma – and the “crime”

Wendy Bronfein of Curio Wellness joins Nestor to discuss various topics surrounding legislation, key industry challenges, and expungement of cannabis-related offenses.

The state of America and our Presidency and politics

Our disillusionment with American politics continues in the aftermath of a disastrous Presidential debate – all while celebrating what has always made this country great on the Fourth of July holiday. Bill Cole joins Nestor to debate the poor candidates, the loss of civility and the bewilderment at the continued devaluation of words, deeds and political parties in this country we love.

Orioles still hitting ’em big for Home Run Riches

With the Orioles doing late night duty on the West Coast, Seth Elkin of The Maryland Lottery talks some baseball records and Home Run Riches winners with Nestor for the holiday weekend of pennant race fever.

Greg Hawkes: Taking Hall of Fame music of The Cars for a drive home to Maryland

Marylander Greg Hawkes of The Cars comes home with the hits performing with Eddie Japan at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis on Saturday night. The Atholton High grad tells tales of being an usher at Merriweather Post Pavilion, seeing the Beatles at the Baltimore Civic Center and his incredible band’s journey from Boston to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

A life in East Baltimore soccer and sports with Curley’s Barry Stitz

They shared the same Eastwood Little League diamonds as kids in the 1970s and five decades later, former Blast and Spirit star Barry Stitz of Archbishop Curley and Nestor come full circle with a lengthy conversation about Little Flower, having great parents and coaches who loved sports and how soccer has powered his Friars’ loyalty since those sandlot days at the Joseph Lee Fields.

Understanding the legacy and role of Harry Dalton in Baltimore

Author and baseball historian Lee Kluck joins Nestor to discuss his new book on life and baseball legacy of Harry Dalton, who was instrumental in the Oriole Way of the 1960s in Baltimore before recreating the California Angels and Milwaukee Brewers two decades later.

It’s time to tell some legendary Tom Matte stories…

Author Joel Poiley gives Nestor the full back story about his book on the life and times and amazing career of Baltimore Colts legend Tom Matte. “Last Man Standing” is coming this summer for anyone who wants to know more about the late, great running back we all met and loved around town.

The science of the terpenes in a Terrapin state

The terpenes are the science that makes it work. Our Chief Cannabis Officer Wendy Bronfein of Curio Wellness brings the terpene knowledge and explains more about getting a better wellness experience for adult use education.

Having a grand time with Home Run Riches

Seth Elkin of The Maryland Lottery goes deep on the latest winners of the Home Run Riches and large Orioles payouts for hitting those big flies at Camden Yards.

The Almost Famous Joan Jett chat from Nestor’s youth

When Nestor was the rock music critic at The Baltimore Evening Sun in the early 1990s, he interviewed hundreds of musicians. This is a long lost chat with Joan Jett that oozes her love of the Baltimore Orioles and Memorial Stadium.

Going back to Summer Camp with Hootie and The Blowfish

Sure, they’ll always be known as a South Carolina band, but Hootie and The Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan is always quick to point out his Maryland roots for home and sports. He catches up on Orioles Magic, thirty years of friendship with Nestor and the not-so-cracked rear view of a life in making music that is currently making fans happy on the road with all the hits.

Remembering Jacoby Jones

The news of the death of former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver and Super Bowl XLVII champion Jacoby Jones came as a shock to everyone this weekend. A few photos and a long conversation about his dancing prowess. We will remember the laughs and the good times.

Rediscovering the art and love of collecting sports collectibles

Local sports memorabilia expert Danny Black joined Nestor to discuss their lifelong shared love for collecting baseball cards and sports memorabilia. From the hobby’s evolution and its modern aspects, Nestor shares modern tales of his amazing Luis Aparicio collection and the thrill of finding rare items.

Smalltimore, sports and the trust of local news

As the Maryland Crab Cake Tour always seeks to introduce mutual old friends of ours and network to make new friends, this time its our favorite family chiropractor and philosopher Steve Elliott joining longtime WBAL broadcaster John Patti and Nestor to discuss Smalltimore, rubgy and how we view and discuss local sports and news at Pappas in Parkville.

It’s your move, Mike Elias…

Luke Jones and Nestor assess the work ahead to improving the Baltimore Orioles pitching before the July 31st trading deadline. A starter? A pair of relievers? And at what cost…

A summer splash of new games

Executive Director John Martin of The Maryland Lottery discusses some new summer promotions and the big winners of Orioles Home Run Riches tally as the Birds keep hitting ’em big.

Telander: Capturing the rich history and passion of Chicago sports

Five decades into documenting all things sports at The Chicago Sun-Times, legendary Windy City columnist Rick Telander visits Nestor to discuss the current woes of the Cubs and White Sox – and the bigger picture of a life spent in gyms and stadiums chasing the greatest athletes on earth in a sports-crazed city with competitive journalists.

Coming home and playing first place baseball

The Baltimore Orioles took care of business on the West Coast during the 4th of July weekend in Seattle and Oakland and now return home leading the American League East with the Cubs and Yankees looming before the All Star break. Luke Jones and Nestor discuss another successful week in Birdland.

Removing the stigma – and the “crime”

Wendy Bronfein of Curio Wellness joins Nestor to discuss various topics surrounding legislation, key industry challenges, and expungement of cannabis-related offenses.

The state of America and our Presidency and politics

Our disillusionment with American politics continues in the aftermath of a disastrous Presidential debate – all while celebrating what has always made this country great on the Fourth of July holiday. Bill Cole joins Nestor to debate the poor candidates, the loss of civility and the bewilderment at the continued devaluation of words, deeds and political parties in this country we love.

Orioles still hitting ’em big for Home Run Riches

With the Orioles doing late night duty on the West Coast, Seth Elkin of The Maryland Lottery talks some baseball records and Home Run Riches winners with Nestor for the holiday weekend of pennant race fever.

Greg Hawkes: Taking Hall of Fame music of The Cars for a drive home to Maryland

Marylander Greg Hawkes of The Cars comes home with the hits performing with Eddie Japan at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis on Saturday night. The Atholton High grad tells tales of being an usher at Merriweather Post Pavilion, seeing the Beatles at the Baltimore Civic Center and his incredible band’s journey from Boston to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

A life in East Baltimore soccer and sports with Curley’s Barry Stitz

They shared the same Eastwood Little League diamonds as kids in the 1970s and five decades later, former Blast and Spirit star Barry Stitz of Archbishop Curley and Nestor come full circle with a lengthy conversation about Little Flower, having great parents and coaches who loved sports and how soccer has powered his Friars’ loyalty since those sandlot days at the Joseph Lee Fields.

Understanding the legacy and role of Harry Dalton in Baltimore

Author and baseball historian Lee Kluck joins Nestor to discuss his new book on life and baseball legacy of Harry Dalton, who was instrumental in the Oriole Way of the 1960s in Baltimore before recreating the California Angels and Milwaukee Brewers two decades later.

It’s time to tell some legendary Tom Matte stories…

Author Joel Poiley gives Nestor the full back story about his book on the life and times and amazing career of Baltimore Colts legend Tom Matte. “Last Man Standing” is coming this summer for anyone who wants to know more about the late, great running back we all met and loved around town.

The science of the terpenes in a Terrapin state

The terpenes are the science that makes it work. Our Chief Cannabis Officer Wendy Bronfein of Curio Wellness brings the terpene knowledge and explains more about getting a better wellness experience for adult use education.

Having a grand time with Home Run Riches

Seth Elkin of The Maryland Lottery goes deep on the latest winners of the Home Run Riches and large Orioles payouts for hitting those big flies at Camden Yards.

The Almost Famous Joan Jett chat from Nestor’s youth

When Nestor was the rock music critic at The Baltimore Evening Sun in the early 1990s, he interviewed hundreds of musicians. This is a long lost chat with Joan Jett that oozes her love of the Baltimore Orioles and Memorial Stadium.

Going back to Summer Camp with Hootie and The Blowfish

Sure, they’ll always be known as a South Carolina band, but Hootie and The Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan is always quick to point out his Maryland roots for home and sports. He catches up on Orioles Magic, thirty years of friendship with Nestor and the not-so-cracked rear view of a life in making music that is currently making fans happy on the road with all the hits.

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Rediscovering the art and love of collecting sports collectibles

Local sports memorabilia expert Danny Black joined Nestor to discuss their lifelong shared love for collecting baseball cards and sports memorabilia. From the hobby's evolution and its modern aspects, Nestor shares modern tales of his amazing Luis Aparicio collection and…

Bringing a perfect pitch to Annapolis with The Stateside Cup soccer

Our resident Highlandtown soccer lifer Mike Libber tells Nestor about the Stateside Cup and importing Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton to Annapolis for a friendly on the pitch July 31st.

Get that catfish on the table – and outta the Chesapeake!

Damye Hahn of Faidley's Seafood reminds Nestor at Lexington Market on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour about how and why we're eating lots of catfish this summer here in the land of pleasant living.
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