Saturday, April 1, 2023
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Authors and Books

What was the first summer of your baseball life?

Author John Rosengren takes Nestor back to baseball in 1973 with his new book on a special season for Major League Baseball, the designated hitter and memories to last a lifetime.

How to analyze the “value” of Lamar Jackson with the King of DVOA

The smartest football analytics guy we know Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders provides his DVOA on Lamar Jackson and the value of his quarterback play to the Ravens – or any potential suitor in the NFL.

Fagan presents a historical perspective of women’s hoops

Author and ESPN "Around The Horn" veteran Kate Fagan takes Nestor on a women's basketball journey of history and the inspiration for her new book, "Hoop Muses."

Even Jerry Maguire wouldn’t represent himself in a contract negotiation

Always a wealth of information and historical perspective, super agent Leigh Steinberg tells Nestor why he doesn't represent himself and gives a primer on how NFL contracts work for the best quarterbacks in the business.

Displacement, belonging and finding truth

Award-winning author Julie Otsuka discusses the themes for her upcoming "Displacement and Belonging" speech for the Loyola Humanities Symposium on March 16 along with her family's background in Internment Camps in California during World War II and how her book wound up on a school system's banned list.

Feeding on energy and great food with Vaynerchuk and Zimmern

Over 28 years of Super Bowl Radio Row dominance, the best segments are the ones where folks from different worlds collide on the WNST set. World-renowned chef and foodie Andrew Zimmern bumped into wine wizard and serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk at Miami Super Bowl LIV.

What I learned sitting on the roof in Houston and watching Ravens beat Texans in an empty stadium

How committed is Nestor Aparicio to covering the Baltimore Ravens as a lifelong journalist? He left BWI during the plague traveling to Houston along with just one other local journalist to cover a game before there was a vaccine in vacant NRG Stadium. Read his #ColumnNes report back from when "The Knee" was a thing that got NFL players blackballed and football was the only thing open for business during a worldwide pandemic.

Who would come to Baltimore, fall in love with our city and want to write about it?

Local journalist Ron Cassie of Baltimore Magazine is a noted transplant whom extols the many virtues – and vices – of the Charm City for Nestor as they discuss their mutual love of the Land of Pleasant Living on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour at State Fare in Catonsville.

John Steadman talks about history of Super Bowl

He was there for every one of them until his death in January 2001. Nestor asked his mentor all about The Big Game on Radio Row at San Diego Super Bowl XXXII in 1998.

Blazing the trail of an epic gathering of Baltimore legends

Ron Cassie tells Nestor about the epic Baltimore Magazine gathering of local legends and trailblazers for the January 2023 cover.
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Latest News

Sizing up 2023 Orioles’ Opening Day roster

General manager Mike Elias set the Opening Day roster hours before first pitch at Fenway Park on Thursday

Campbell closes door on Ravens return, agreeing to one-year deal with Atlanta 

Baltimore had released six-time Pro Bowl selection Calais Campbell on March 13.

Jackson comments on knee injury, absence from Ravens road games at end of last season

Lamar Jackson pushed back at notions that his absence was more about his contract than his knee.

Twelve Orioles Thoughts on cusp of 2023 season

Top pitching prospect Grayson Rodriguez didn't make the Opening Day roster, prompting disappointment and scrutiny.

Lamar Jackson reveals trade request from Ravens, but does it really change anything?

As the surprise and angst over Jackson’s Monday announcement wore off, reality returned to the forefront. 

Like the Mayflowers, could Lamar Jackson be heading to Indianapolis?

Longtime sports columnist and insider Bob Kravitz joins Nestor from Indianapolis where Jim Irsay might be one of the remaining owners to covet the Ravens former MVP quarterback. Will the Colts make a play for Lamar Jackson? As all Baltimore folks know, if it says "Irsay" it's usually unpredictable.

So, Lamar Jackson wants a trade, does he?

After hijacking the Coaches Breakfast press conference with John Harbaugh and the national media with a tweet outing his March 2 trade request, we wonder what happens next for the Ravens' disgruntled former MVP quarterback. Luke Jones and Nestor answer the Lamar Jackson mandate for the Baltimore Ravens and opine on the few possibilities for peace and prosperity in this broken relationship.

It’s time to Play Ball

As Opening Day looms, our longtime Orioles insider Luke Jones gets Nestor pumped for Opening Day and a real Orioles season of hope and questions. First up, the new rules and new schedule format and how it might help the Birds' chances of getting to October baseball.
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