Before the doors of the new, shiny object downtown comes for the next generation, allow Nestor Aparicio to tell Bill Cole some old Baltimore Civic Center tales that will lure him back for the music – and hopefully stay for more Inner Harbor fun. Let two Baltimore kids dream about the future with a world class facility replacing the former relic of memories.
The former Baltimore Civic Center that became The Baltimore Arena that became First Mariner and then Royal Farms Arena changed names but never could shake its image or, simply, just what it was: an old building that was outdated the day it opened in 1961. That's about to change. Let our Chief Digital Officer Mike Rosenfeld tell you what he learned recently on a trip to Austin, Texas.
After his inspired feature on all aspects and issues regarding the future of the space currently occupied by Harborplace, we asked Ron Cassie of Baltimore Magazine about some of the finer points of turning the four-decades-old, Rouse-designed mall into a potential park space serving all of the citizens of our city.
The Maryland Crab Cake Tour stopped in Highlandland at The Chasseur to welcome councilman Zeke Cohen and the performance director from Creative Alliance to the second floor balcony for an al fresco chat about East Baltimore and lifting the community.
Nestor Aparicio tells Dennis Koulatsos about his aborted Jacksonville trip to cover the Ravens and Jaguars as a media professional and what is wrong about how franchises treat their communities. This one is spicy.
Lamar Jackson has a bad hip and many injuries questions remain for Sunday. Our WNST Baltimore Positive insider Luke Jones previews the gimpy Ravens trip to Jacksonville for a Thanksgiving weekend game with Trevor Lawrence and the improving Jaguars.
Sure, we love soccer but the "bring your business to Qatar" ads on Fox television during the World Cup games aren't convincing Bill Cole and Nestor that this is anything other than the bags of billions of corrupt dollars that it so apparently appears to be this month. The blotter on Blatter and the FIFA criminals has now produced a tournament in the middle of winter in a liar's lair.
In a wide-ranging chat about life in the big leagues, Mike Bordick is joined by Adam and Frank Kolarek in telling Nestor about the impact new rules and a pitch clock are about to have on the game of baseball and how we view the game will change in 2023.