Monday, April 15, 2024

WNST Classic

Achtung, Baby: Violating Nirvana and the noise of the ’90s with Rob Harvilla

Renowned music critic and author Rob Harvilla of The Ringer joins Nestor to discuss the music of Nineties and why it matters even more as we all get a little older.

Chapter 6: Baseball punched me a ticket to see The World

Ever watch a baseball game from far away and think: "It'd be cool to see that ballpark?" That was what inspired Nestor to see the world and chase Baltimore sports anywhere a plane would take him.

Chapter 5: The Orioles and Colts weren’t the only teams that mattered to a kid who loved Baltimore sports

Nestor admits to "cheating" on the local teams with the Oilers, Phillies and Padres as a kid. You didn't have to love Baltimore teams to love sports. In many cases, you were forced to import your sport!

Chapter 4: Got any 33rd Street memories? Time will not dim the glory of mine – or yours!

Got any Memorial Stadium memories? Orioles, Colts, Ravens, friends, family and hallowed ground and sacred soil on 33rd Street.

Chapter 3: My Pop and Little League in Dundalk

What are your Little League memories of youth? Here's how Nestor fell in love with baseball at rec leagues at Colgate, Eastwood and Berkshire in Dundalk with his Pop as an umpire and manager for kids.

The Peter Principles (Ch. 12): Selig vs. Angelos – trust, antitrust and billions of dollars

Washington baseball was the worst nightmare of Peter G. Angelos. Until it happened and he was about to cash in with a television network that would be a spigot of fresh cash when he was piling up bad baseball debt.

Chapter 2: “Aparicio” means baseball to most people

What's in a name? For Nestor it's been a life of baseball and "Are you related to Luis?"...

The Peter Principles (Ch. 11) – Letting The Moose Loose in pinstripes

Peter Angelos hated losing to George Steinbrenner. But somehow he had no problem with a Hall of Fame pitcher getting fed up with the awfulness of Orioles ownership and leadership. This story sheds lots of new light on the Orioles biggest loss to Yankees when Mike Mussina walked to The Bronx.

The Peter Principles (Ch. 10) – Syd Thrift, Confederate money and the new Oriole Way of 21st century

Peter Angelos was once called a “windbag” by a rival politician during his City Hall-aspiring days and six years into his reign of terror with the sputtering Orioles, his many words and lack of success with people would lend some credence to that claim.

Chapter 1: This whole WNST thing was started by man in Dundalk who loved Orioles

In case you missed Free The Birds in 2006, here's the book that tells the story of "why" behind the rally and movement that was a direct message to Baltimore Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos. Nestor wrote a book about his Pop's love of baseball and the hometown Birds.
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The Key to getting business back on peninsula after bridge tragedy

Councilman Todd Crandell joins Joe Gold of Key Brewing at Costas Inn on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour to discuss the issues around life, work and transportation for everyone in Sparrows Point and Dundalk affected by the collapse of the Key Bridge.

Reading the book on the past and future with Kyf Brewer of The Ravyns

Musician Kyf Brewer of The Ravyns comes home to Baltimore to discuss his role in Nestor's new documentary, his amazing voice work, band history and the fun duo "Cavern Club" show with Rob Fahey set for Big Falls Inn in White Marsh on Friday night. We're still "Ravyn Maniacs" here!

We proudly present the “new” Faidley’s Seafood at Lexington Market

It took a little longer than we thought but the "new" Faidley's Seafood at Lexington Market is now open. We were thrilled to hear the story of the move and how Damye and Alicia packed the new location with everything you remember about the original space on Paca Street. Luke Jones and Nestor Aparicio broadcast live each Friday (2-5pm) that the Orioles are home this spring and summer.

Holliday gets first hit to help Orioles rally for 6-4 win over Milwaukee

Baltimore avoided being swept despite a rough series against the Brewers.

Search no further for better words of wisdom for David Rubenstein and “Next Chapter” of Orioles baseball in Baltimore

If you want to know the real history of Baltimore baseball, you ask the folks who authored the story of Orioles Magic. Charles Steinberg comes back to Baltimore to hail Larry Lucchino and the real heroes of Camden Yards and saving the Orioles – and offers his best wisdom and native advice to new owner David Rubenstein from his Worcester Woo Sox seat at Polar Park.

Twice as lucky?

John Martin of Maryland Lottery tells unlikely tale of same person with two million dollar winners

Two Dundalk boys come home to discuss tragedy, triumph and Good Ol’ Rock and Roll

As the Maryland Crab Cake Tour gets back on the road for the spring, musician and lifer friend John Allen joins Nestor at Costas Inn in Dundalk to discuss Key Bridge memories, the legacy of Brian Jack and getting the music of Child's Play back on stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion on May 4th at the annual M3 Festival for local rockers.

The unlimited free money for billionaire sports franchise owners isn’t coming so easy outside of Maryland

While we watch Steve Bisciotti's paid-for-by-the-citizens new shiny object get erected on the football stadium and await to hear the plan of David Rubenstein for Camden Yards, Leonard Raskin and Nestor discuss aging stadia, big money, threats of moving sports franchises and civic donations to billionaires for sports teams that aren't happening in places like Kansas City, Phoenix, Oakland and Northern Virginia.
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