Luke Jones and Ricig: What do we expect from the “new” Orioles?

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Our “Crab Cake Row: A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week” brought together so many friends like Luke Jones & our cartoonist pal Ricig discussing a year when Baltimore finished first twice – and failed to produce a parade. The expectations are rising as is the anticipation for a new day in Orioles baseball with new ownership.


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Nestor J. Aparicio, Luke Jones, Mike Ricigliano

Nestor J. Aparicio  00:02

Welcome back. We are live at Coco’s pub I got the hang of it I’m three days into it I know what buttons to hit and what order to hit them in. Even though I didn’t create a new file everything’s just gonna be fine look challenges here. The great Michael receive Liano received we call I’m getting my first beer of the day I’m getting a red stripe because like it feels like Jamaican and I’m I’m wearing the parrot colors here. Receivers here Luke Jones is here it is a cup of soup or bowl. We’re doing this on behalf of the Maryland Food Bank and the Maryland lottery has given me tickets to giveaway I got beer I got giveaways. Receipt Did you bring any canned goods? I’m just I’m not putting you on the spot. But


Mike Ricigliano  00:43

I’m gonna I’m gonna tell you why I didn’t because I walked over. I threw my back out. Oh, what watching the kid do the boys. Oh, so I was gonna lug a bunch of cans over and I couldn’t do it. I

Nestor J. Aparicio  00:55

knew grandpa was sick was gonna break.

Mike Ricigliano  00:58

But I promised to bring you some other cans. Luke, do

Nestor J. Aparicio  01:00


you? The announced over a beer over red stripe beer? Do you wanna make the announcement for your family? Or do you not want to make the announcement about Uncle Luke? Oh,

Luke Jones  01:07

gonna be Uncle Luke again.

Nestor J. Aparicio  01:11

My new nickname for you is gonna be Deus.

Luke Jones  01:14

Yeah, my sister made it Facebook official. She and her husband are expecting child number two. So Scarlett is going to be a big sister and Uncle Luke is going to be an Uncle Luke again. Very, very excited.


Nestor J. Aparicio  01:25

Yeah. Deacon deuce, Joan. I’m gonna have to start renaming a lot of paper all these years.

Mike Ricigliano  01:31

We got we got our grants our first grants at the same time they were 20. So you know, we got we got the twos in one shot.

Nestor J. Aparicio  01:39

There you go. Six guys. All y’all had on? Yeah, of course. We have staff here. Coco’s with home team sports logos on man. Oh, cheese over here in Brazil.

Luke Jones  01:56


For sports, your sports HTS terrible? Yeah.

Nestor J. Aparicio  02:02

Go play in the yard. You know, that’s what I’m saying.

Mike Ricigliano  02:04

It’s fun for me to be here because because I’m a big fan of Luke. So I’m just to be on the show with Him not.

Nestor J. Aparicio  02:13

You’re okay. Yeah, right. Exactly.


Mike Ricigliano  02:15

He does an amazing job. For

Nestor J. Aparicio  02:18

half the people that 51% of the people that meet me hate me. 99.8 He’s like ivory. He’s like 99.9% Pure. I

Mike Ricigliano  02:28

understand why Luke

Luke Jones  02:30


just said he’ll turn.

Nestor J. Aparicio  02:33

I don’t know. Yeah, all right. Well, I’m you know, I’m

Luke Jones  02:35

a pro wrestling guy. So

Nestor J. Aparicio  02:36

yes, Mickey you’re a three right? Yeah, I think you are a pretty sure you think that’s me? Was like mother me All she knows. So we were sitting we have a debate. You’re not like a real Baltimorean you didn’t grow up here. Long Island and buffalo, right? You came here to crab thing for you weird. I mean, you’re dirty. And guy. You’re a cartoon? Yeah, no problem eating crabs with you, right? Oh, yeah.


Mike Ricigliano  03:01

And the first time we ever had it, we met a total stranger on the beach. My wife and I were at the beach and this woman invited us to go have crabs. So they threw out. They had the newspapers on the ground and we were like what? You know, and I loved them immediately. Like I still my favorite food that I eat is steamed crabs. I don’t eat them that often because I can’t afford to eat them that often. But I but I’m

Nestor J. Aparicio  03:27

gonna take you over to cost it’d be nice. Do you want to buy some crabs? Do that. I’m gonna have a clear French man. Yes, well, the half and half crab soup thing you’re an old fart like me. You’re older fart than me at that point with the battle. Yeah, we’re too old farts with backpacks. Sitting down like crazy. Stretching that half an hour thing like nobody did this until we don’t I mean Marcellus said she thinks it’s been on her menu maybe five years Pete over Costas it’s still not on my man you’ve it’s like animal style in and out to ask for it. You have to know about it or something like that. But are you half an afghan?

Mike Ricigliano  04:02

I am aware of it. I’ve never actually had the half and half version. So something I have to do in Baltimore. So you’ve

Nestor J. Aparicio  04:12


never had half an F I have not to deal with this as you kind of want to mix it a little bit and get it more like a creamy look. It’s gonna look more like a bisque when you’re done with it. Okay. Oh, Mike. Is that okra in there? Hold on a second. Marcella. You put okra in your crab soup? No wonder it’s good. Like this is a secret ingredient. My mother’s from Abbeyfield South Carolina.

Luke Jones  04:35

Have you ever had okay if you eat okra? I’ve had it before ya

Mike Ricigliano  04:39


Nestor J. Aparicio  04:40

what you’ve had the crab so this is okra. Okay, that’s all I have siblings in the neighborhood. He’s 5050


Luke Jones  04:53

often house really good. Okay, yeah.

Mike Ricigliano  04:57

My mother I limped over And I live only two blocks away from here. It’s the greatest, the greatest place Coco’s. So we were fortunate to have it right around the corner from us.

Nestor J. Aparicio  05:10

So he’s my co host with the K. Yeah. So all right, what’s on your mind? I mean, you listen to Luke and I jam for an hour on each sport. Where’s your head? I mean, cuz I never envisioned team being sold. Like I’ve never thought of my press pass a new day. I was like, being in cube. I said, that was me. It’s like, Fidel, Fidel is gonna live forever. I really believe that. Yes,

Mike Ricigliano  05:33


right. I get it. No, I was talking to your good buddy, Nick serratus earlier today, and he, he would say and, and it was the same as I was he. As soon as the sale happened. It’s the first smile he cracked since the game, you know, since the football game. And I, I felt the same. I was in Brooklyn when it when it went down. I was on a train up to Brooklyn, when I went down. And it’s just an amazingly use, as you said, look, it’s the biggest story, the biggest sports story of a week of just huge sports stories. In Baltimore. It’s got it’ll have the most impact.

Nestor J. Aparicio  06:13

Tonic plate shift. Yeah, that’s kind of I

Mike Ricigliano  06:17

would agree with it. I would agree with that. So yeah, I’m very excited. By all of it.

Nestor J. Aparicio  06:23

It’s just such a good idea to do this event this week. Right? I mean,


Mike Ricigliano  06:28

I just think where, you know, we’ve got all you know, we’ve got this great ownership group now to hopefully that’s going to allow us to take the next step, then we make a big trade at the end of the week, which was also had me going pretty good, too. So

Nestor J. Aparicio  06:46

I’m still struggling the management thing I can’t even think about.

Mike Ricigliano  06:50

But you had to talk about the trade the trade. We

Nestor J. Aparicio  06:53


did we have and we will and well,

Luke Jones  06:56

I, in our previous conversation, we talked about the beginning with Peter, I was 10 years old when Peter bought the team. I’m 40. Now, I mean, that’s that shows you right, the reach to your point why this is the biggest story, right? Because the ravens are going to kick it off again in September and life will go on and people will be excited. And we’ll see what happens next January, right. Corbin burns, hopefully is the next great number one starter for the Orioles even if it’s just for one year, right, but other pitchers are going to come and go and ownership group and not speaking Rubenstein, specifically, but just a group change in ownership can last for decades, it can have an impact over generations as it has to the negative over the last 30 years for the Orioles for a few years. So it’s huge. I mean, it’s massive. And you know, for me, it’s I’ve thought about the Oreos through the sense of like the buck and do cat era. As much as that was fun. It felt like it was a happy accident. You know, it’s not that it was supposed to turn out that way. Where and you know where they are right now there was a sense for me, at least until ownership showed that they were going to spend money to augment what they had. It felt like there was a ceiling on it, it felt like okay, maybe if everything aligns perfectly maybe they might get to a World Series. Now it feels like the possibilities are endless.

Mike Ricigliano  08:12

There’s the word for what I

Luke Jones  08:15

mean not that they’re gonna become not that they’re gonna have a $350 million payroll like the Dodgers. But we’re thinking we already payroll that we’re not talking about it having such restrictions the way that we already


Mike Ricigliano  08:24

had a head start going into it and that we have this amazing pharmaceutics now, too. So we’ve got that in place already. And then this ownership group if you can’t, how could you not be used as a as a local baseball fan here?

Nestor J. Aparicio  08:42

Is it my turn to talk? We thought no, we

Mike Ricigliano  08:52

did peace. I appreciated your thoughts on the word diminish before they

Nestor J. Aparicio  08:57


finally shut him up.

Luke Jones  09:01

I turned around, he’s like he’s just a joy.

Mike Ricigliano  09:05

I wait for Nestor to give us on this stuff. So if he’s silent, I don’t know, to talk.

Luke Jones  09:12

But it’s exciting. I mean, and inevitably, it leads back onto the field and they’re going to be in Sarasota next week for the start of spring training. And you know, what’s gonna happen with Jackson holiday? You know, what, what’s the starting rotation gonna look like behind Corbin burns? I think we generally have an idea, you know, for me the bullpen? You know, I mean, let’s talk about the other side of the trade. They did trade deal Hall who I think was if not going to be the closer by year’s end, you know, with with Craig Kimbrel in place was certainly going to be a guy that was going to feature prominently in the eighth inning. So absolutely. On the heels of all this exciting news now it’s a well, we’re gonna have some real baseball to talk about here soon. So I mean, it’s, it’s exciting. Yeah,

Mike Ricigliano  09:47

the DL Hall thing is I thought the same thing you know about something. I mean, Steve Jaffe said that he just envisioned him as Andrew Miller and he loves Andrew Miller. That guy so you know, I think but I thought the same thing about the closer like he’s he’s back up closer here and maybe maybe by the end of the year he is our closer I still like the the pickup of oh sure of the the closer for for a year but but yeah giving up the L hall you have to give up something to get greatness this guy has the possibility for great no

Luke Jones  10:23

question about it and this is the most dominant pitcher the Orioles have had a starting pitcher the Orioles have had since Mike Mussina. I mean, it’s that

Mike Ricigliano  10:30

it seems that way. Okay. You know,

Luke Jones  10:32


I mean, what he’s done now he’s got to stay healthy. He’s got to do it here. There’s no question about that. But you look at what he’s done over the last four years for the brewers. I mean, I’ll hear Eric Bedard for a season out here. Chris Tillman having his moments you know, in the last era good Orioles baseball, but no one is dominant is Corbin burns going back to Messina. I mean, that’s where he’s been. I mean, he won the Cy Young. But we’re not talking about the Orioles bringing in Felix Hernandez who won the the Cy Young. What a decade earlier. We’re talking about someone who wanted a couple years ago.

Mike Ricigliano  11:04

I mean, I was excited on yours. I’m excited when they got Flaherty last year I was wrong, you know, because that was a bust. But I thought I thought the fact that we didn’t give up a ton of prospects, or top prospects for him and his makeup. I thought he’d helped us a lot.

Luke Jones  11:24

I thought so too. I mean, I I wasn’t over the moon about it, but I certainly thought it had upside that was enticing, and it just didn’t materialize. But hey, you’re not gonna be you’re not gonna bad.

Nestor J. Aparicio  11:33

That’s the kind of thing where like on a trading deadline, we all like get crazy. And we overreact to all of it or whether it happens or doesn’t happen. In the end. Burns this year is better than anything else they were gonna get last year, of


Mike Ricigliano  11:47

course, absolutely. Correct.

Nestor J. Aparicio  11:49

I mean, you have Khalid you and you know, they’re gonna they can’t mount cast. I mean, right. You could

Luke Jones  11:53

argue you could have argued the scenario of a Dylan cease COVID Burns is better than Dylan sees. Now. CeCe has an extra year of control. So you take that into account and whatever you are going to work out from a trade standpoint, Pearl parklands,

Nestor J. Aparicio  12:07


it was cheaper to have CS, nine

Luke Jones  12:09

$16 million.

Nestor J. Aparicio  12:10

You know where they are, right. But last

Mike Ricigliano  12:12

year when they were trying to trade for Dylan C’s, they want to Jackson holiday, you know that


Nestor J. Aparicio  12:20

financial stand that they didn’t just add a number one star? I mean, they added $16 million in payroll this year. Sure that

Luke Jones  12:28

90 I think it’s projected to be like $96 million. Now. I mean, it’s gone up between Kimbrel burns and the what 15 players who are arbitration eligible, I mean, their payroll is going up a good bit if it’s up to like 26 than baseball now compared to 29th last year. Inching their way up, I guess. But no, I mean, it’s it’s a lot higher than it was last year and way, way, way higher than it was two years ago. So doesn’t take doesn’t take much when you when you start having some player, you add a couple pieces of relevant pieces of established pieces and some of your young players are starting to get more expensive. This is why ownership coming in now at this point in time, and not two or three years from now is a colossal opportunity for them to really try to maximize however long this window is going to last and if they do it well. Windows should last quite a long time.

Nestor J. Aparicio  13:18

They better far we come in like three weeks ago. We’re preparing to play the first game Joe Flacco stole the playoffs whatnot, right? I put stolen it. Yeah. I wasn’t gonna bring that up.

Mike Ricigliano  13:32


But you just brought it up to Luke.

Nestor J. Aparicio  13:37

I’m still mad about the Oilers thing in 93 He and I you know the whole comeback Frank Reich thing

Mike Ricigliano  13:41

so I watched it with Nestor. So yeah, it was dark, dark.

Luke Jones  13:45

I turn that game off. And I was playing video games again. I was like 10 I turned it off. Last game. You ever turn it off? I turned it off. No, I turned it back on and the leading I’m like, Captain couldn’t google it. Not had to read about it in the paper. The next day.


Mike Ricigliano  14:00

I was literally jumping up and down on the bed while Yeah, literally

Nestor J. Aparicio  14:04

jumping on my waterbed. Jumping up and down. Yeah, it was baffling. I’m sure he loved it. No, no. I invited him. This is the goblin you’re probably gloating. No, no, no, this is what happened. It was a playoff game. We didn’t have a team here. I was I had been on the radio two years, but received was one of my best friends. I mean, all these years a man over six. It’s 1984 we talk about it all the time. He’s complete inner circle, you know, like wedding and just every we’ve experienced everything together, right, like, so. But this was probably the pinnacle of our friendship over all of it that Oh, my, if he’s reading my eulogy, you’ll say there was the one time all the things we I mean, we’ve done we’ve driven the buffalo together. Yeah, we were at the AFC Championship game together when they beat the Raider Raider 123 Yeah. Wow. We were at the Jay Schrader art shell game, right. So I mean, we’ve done things together. But six weeks, four weeks ago, five weeks we dream this thing up Christmas, I tell you, I’m going to do this. A couple of Super Bowl Chad steel, I’m not going to Vegas, like whatever, right? And we really believe we had a real chance of being in a Super Bowl like, and then we live it up in Houston, you get a championship game tickets or 600 800 bucks. Everybody’s there. You’re in the game. Maybe it’ll happen like all that from that moment where the game turned and turn my week in this week, the thing we’re doing here and well, it’s not a purple pep rally anymore to them losing and now like and then you wake up and the Orioles. The last word from the liar was to the governor that he wasn’t selling the team, right. Like none of that’s happening. And then 48 hours later from that that period of the what you talked about with Nick Nick’s theory opolis That bottom of the pit where you wake up Monday and you realize the season’s over and Taylor Swift took your boyfriend? Yes. And then Tuesday morning you wake up and you realize it’s really over because the hangover is over. And Luke realizes he’s not getting to Vegas this time around Oh My. God got an In Out burger in your parking lot. So what I’m saying is this gets to the point of serendipity. Where we are is we’re sitting here Coco’s we’re not in the Super Bowl, and John’s had a U haul, come back to his back door and take everybody out. George cheese finally left which I never thought he’d leave. I thought he was a lifer. Right, what do I know, right? To this whole new ownership and picture. And it being like a pinch me reality. This has been the wildest month. It’s a fever dream. It’s like It’s like you’ve been stoned for a month. Yeah.

Mike Ricigliano  16:47

We’ve been a month. You’re right. It’s been a month or

Nestor J. Aparicio  16:49


like you’re coming out of jail or the dry. So I gotta tell you, I’m having a beer. We’re Coco’s. Come on out. Brian puce here. We’re gonna talk about brain injury. It’s important stuff here. You didn’t crabcake or something some crab soup. Let me let me hook you up, bro. Because these are my dudes and we just got going. We’re gonna get you in here. We’re going to do for the Maryland food bank. If you bring anything out here, canned goods stuff that’s non perishable. It’s going to the st. Fritz friend, you know that St. St. Francis of Assisi, you know, but that is right down the street. It’s

Mike Ricigliano  17:20

my kids went to school there. I taught six years of cartooning there and my it’s my place. This is going to their food pantry. Is that right? Okay. That’s really awesome. Isn’t that great? I think it’s great. Yeah. I think it’s great. Yeah. And that’s it when

Nestor J. Aparicio  17:33

you’re like better, wholesome stuff down.

Mike Ricigliano  17:35

Of course, I will do and of course.


Nestor J. Aparicio  17:38

You know, you could give a $25 donation right now to the Maryland food bank. And Marcella will give you a $25 gift card for here.

Mike Ricigliano  17:46

Okay, just for doing I’ll do it. I’ll do it. I’ll do it right now. Leave your money. Okay. That sounds like a good thing.

Nestor J. Aparicio  17:51

You give him $35 she gives it to the Food Bank of St. Francis of Assisi.

Mike Ricigliano  17:56

Okay. I meant I’m doing it community

Nestor J. Aparicio  17:59

right and I feel nice and fuzzy absolute does that make you feel it’s all brought to you by our friends in America. By the way Brian, you get one of these buddy there. You have to like Oprah when I get these. You get one you get one employee eligible. You don’t get one. Sorry. I’ll give it back. You can’t do that. He’s not even under age, John. I promise. Our friends are window nation. 866 90 Nation. I’m gonna put the wacky hat on I’m gonna hold the lottery ticket up because we did a screenshot of me and Luke and because Roz needs that and she brought all of these tickets. I have all these tickets. They’re gonna be state fair tomorrow. They’re gonna be here Coco’s till five o’clock. It is the 10 times the cash and when donation 866 90 nation we appreciate them 0% financing for the next five years as well as Jiffy Lube. Multi care, so we’re Coco’s to five. State Fair all day tomorrow, Frederick road and Catonsville Same deal. Come on out different soup. I want to tell you right now, Evan Brown has a cream of crab soup that he puts corn in and he calls it chowder and he’s got sherry. So different if you come out, it’s delicious. Yes, it’s spelt and I just ate a half and a half here Coco’s with a beer. And on Friday, we’re gonna be Papist in Cockeysville, don’t come to the wrong path is Cockeysville. That’s a great one to find that will be in the back. Great, happy hour there. Fireplace area there. They’re making it all cozy for me because they know how much I miss Las Vegas. Loop and we’re seeker here and we’re kind of going through this whole thing. So

Mike Ricigliano  19:30

can I ask about that? I know you guys talked about the Ravens already. But I wanted to bring this up with Luke here too. So Nick, who we just talked about before, while this was all going on before before the defensive coordinator left suggested that we hired him as the head coach. Is that something you guys brought up? Or would that have ever been a feat?

Nestor J. Aparicio  19:55

A lot of things I read on Twitter that we don’t bring up?

Mike Ricigliano  19:57

This is not decisions Nick toss Sure, I mean, going off, you know, we talked,

Luke Jones  20:01

we talked about the idea of, you know, a virtual coach and waiting scenario. You know, could it have been a case where, you know, have there been scenarios where teams have replaced the head coach with someone on staff? Sure. I think, and look, I’m probably going to tick off a lot of people saying this right now, I think if you look at John Harbaugh, and the success that they’ve had, if you decide you’re going to replace him, boy, you’re really threading the needle for making a big assumption that Mike McDonald is going to be better and lead you to new heights. Be a defensive coordinator does not automatically a great defensive coordinator does not automatically equal a great head coach. Ray Miller is a great example that I always thought about, for my money, one of the greatest pitching coaches in baseball history, to not work out as a manager now. So I think that’s it. I think it’s a fair talking point. I think it’s a fair question

Mike Ricigliano  20:53

where people that I’ve talked to that don’t think John Harbaugh was a great coach so that I mean, I know that he’d be I know he’d be picked up in a second.

Luke Jones  21:01


I mean, I just, I continue to come back to this. Look, John Harbaugh is not perfect. And I will hear even a scenario of at some point in time, it’s the old bill Walsh. Brian Billick cited this, you know that any head coach in any place has a shelf life. Andy Reid in Philadelphia was a great example of this. However, some of the, and I’m not, I’m not suggesting you for bringing it up. But some of the criticism I hear of John Harbaugh, you would think that the ravens are year in and year out a playoff caliber team in spite of him being a complete moron. And that is not how it worked great in the National Football League. So I look, I’m as mystified about this as anyone and looking at how they haven’t been able to break through in January. And John has to own that, just like Steve and Eric Acosta and Omar Stevie has

Nestor J. Aparicio  21:48

to stand up and Mr. Humble Steve,

Luke Jones  21:54

i Fighting i patently will reject the notion that the Ravens win in spite of John Harbaugh every year. Could you do that for a year or two? If you have just the all time great assistant, coaching staff and players and all that, can you do that for a year or two? I’ll hear that it’s been 15 years. And look, they’ve had 16 years, they’ve had some forgettable years. Well, there’s

Nestor J. Aparicio  22:18

only a couple of that, you know what I mean? There’s something in Zach or he sees and feels that given where McDonald is now and give him you know, I know John is a great mentor of coaches. John is a rah rah guy and lead Yeah, it’s the most paranoid, dishonest media unfriendly smile and like that’s who he is. And that’s what his belief is. And that’s his brothers belief is and miss you know, and it’s all of the paramilitary we’re, you know, nobody it’s us and them and them and us and they’re the bad guys and that’s that’s your job that’s a John motivates himself with that work. You


Luke Jones  22:55

agree with that? Or I mean, look, he’s he’s a jock.

Nestor J. Aparicio  23:00

I this call me and scream at me in Las Vegas on 120 degree day about something he wrote. Yeah. No, John Harbaugh, you read about? And I don’t even I don’t even mean this as a as a knock. I’m not in Las Vegas today. We’re saying, right, John.

Luke Jones  23:21

John is way more like Jim than he leads on he’s just way better at hiding. He’s way better at

Mike Ricigliano  23:27



Luke Jones  23:31

And look, looked at that’s worked out really well, for me has been very successful, better smile than his brother. Yes. Right. And there’s value to that. But I, I will continue to reject over and over and over again. John, Harbaugh’s and I this team would agree with as much as as they have year after year, now, January, and we want to talk about that whole thing. Look, they’ve got to take a long look and try to figure it out. And again, I don’t think it’s five years ago, it was you got to get better at the passing game. Gotta get better at the passing game gotta get better when the pass the passing game was more than good enough this year. But they didn’t do it when they needed to two Sundays ago. And so there’s got to be more more. Everyone else is figuring that out in the AFC that they can’t get over the top against Patrick

Mike Ricigliano  24:12

mahomes. Or in theory, right. So I mean, so it’s the Patriots all over again. It is the Patriots all over again. Oh, my God, but it’s for the for the bills for the bills again, you know, no, it’s the Baltimore station. But for the bills. It’s a broken record

Luke Jones  24:28

during the same space at this point. To me, I said this a little bit. I said this to him at one point. And at some of our postgame, I said it flippantly but there’s truth to it. The Ravens finally got to the bill’s level this. The bills haven’t been able to get past the Chiefs while the Ravens finally finally face the chiefs in January and they couldn’t get past

Nestor J. Aparicio  24:45

this and the Ravens dealt with it and the Steelers dealt with the Patriots.

Luke Jones  24:49

Yes, it’s the new patriots at this point. It’s the new patriots.

Mike Ricigliano  24:52


Nestor J. Aparicio  24:53


So this last thing was a little break. I want to see Brian’s got time for I want to get you to eat your crabcake Yes, I’m sitting there for an hour Okay, so I’m gonna talk to Brian, I believe and we’re gonna come back we’re gonna do another round here. I know Luke needs to get at around 330 I just say this. And I was gonna begin the next thing with this because you’re wearing at Oriel had to keep staring at me. But why would I want to drub city on Saturday night we went to Costas and had some food was delicious. setting everything up for this crazy thing we did on Tuesday. And I went in and I had, I had flippantly said to Wendy Bronfman from curio wellness, our cannabis partner, I said, Is there a champagne of cannabis? It was the morning after. I might use your champagne again, because champagne gives me a headache or whatever. And I was a TruXedo day and I felt like getting a bottle of wine. And I said, I’m wanting to get something to celebrate. And then my whole point was like, I’m ready to pop the cork the way that guy went down and shot off that confetti cannon. Yeah. That’s funny.

Luke Jones  25:47

I had a poor bourbon that night, actually.

Nestor J. Aparicio  25:51

I mean, I didn’t, I was in a state of shock. And then Thursday night when I thought maybe I’ll get my press pass back. And my wife said, just make sure you get a hot dog before you find Luke. You know, and for the hot dogs, I think the hot dogs free I need to know they will be in the area technically. Free hotdogs and peanuts in the press box in the gym Hanuman press box. So I hit the wine aisle. I’ve only had six to eight really good bottles of wine in my life and not even a bottle. Like I’ve been at Marvin Lewis house and he’s opened some stuff that’s been like, wines really good. You know, and I like wine and I drink them all back. I drink a layer cake malt that I love, and it’s delicious. But I know I’ve had some 60 $80 bottle I’ve had a glass of that. It tastes better. It’s just different weird again, I can taste the difference in that now in my life. I can’t. So I otherwise I wouldn’t do it, which is the point of like, I could go buy champagne and be a jerk, you know, like shipping. I don’t like champagne that much. Love to drink a lot of it. But I wanted to do something that felt good to me. Right. So I’ve had this bottle one $60 bottle of wine. This is my investment. I don’t gamble. I don’t you know, a crab cakes. So I bought a bottle of wine and I’ve had this wine before. It’s delicious. It’s called the prisoner. It’s really really you know that if you know wine a little bit, a red blend I’ve had it’s delicious prisoners. My wife loves it be celebratory. So I grabbed it. I pulled it up. I took it up to the front counter. And the woman there has purple hair because it’s shrunk city and she’s done. A Berry has orange hair. My son. Yeah, right. Of course. She’s always asking about my son. And I’m always like, Don’t give him the reward points. Do not give my kid my drug city reward. Bottle the prisoner. And the whole idea is like the minute it happens when they call the Rubenstein press conference when they when the money’s in the bank and the ink is dry. Because this is an Angelo’s family and they lie and Lord knows whether this trip I was originally baseball to Yeah, I’ve been told like, you know, don’t pop that cork don’t have that port. Don’t have that

Luke Jones  28:05

low. I was going to have that poor anyway. So it was just short for a nightcap.


Mike Ricigliano  28:10

I also was because I had a dry January. So I was you know I can go I can go now I can go.

Nestor J. Aparicio  28:16

I’m not sponsored by stripe, but I love Jamaica so it feels celebratory when you Yeah, it feels like you’ve had on the beach. So I buy this bottle of wine. I thought to myself, here’s my deal. I’m gonna unleash the prisoner. I’m gonna release. Perfect.

Mike Ricigliano  28:32

I really like it on my

Nestor J. Aparicio  28:34

Facebook Live. i bri like, we’re Coco’s. I’m gonna give her sake a little bit of a break. Yeah, I got big news for you one of your new friends through my circle because I am the Paul Revere of Baltimore sports and sprinkling Johnny Appleseed love and friendship right Cassie is going to make his way and he’s going to be our our four I love him of course bringing other rock star and Ron cast he’s gonna be here While Luke heads back up the shoes. Fantastic. Brian pews here cuz my brain injury and head injury and head trauma, you might need a little bit of this. I want you to know that crabcake we’re sitting I want you to get a beer of your choice, right? I want you to get a cup of soup or bowl. Oh, to be Fiverr that you should appreciate that you’re one of the most clever humans I’ve ever met. You’re like this incredibly crazy cartoonist who would put all of these sorts of really weird things sometimes have my name in them and sometimes the message is to Nick degree, like all of this, that I that my son gave me and our you know, your son named me nasty nasty, you know that right? His his kid was both I did not know that this kid’s name in St. Nestor. Did you not know that? You’ll begin the segment because he needs to be educated when we get together again in 20 minutes. Right. We’ll begin this. That’s good. All right. All right. We’ll break it out. All right, good enough. I’m necessary. We’re doing the same with the Maryland lottery for six year Lucas here. We’re gonna talk a little head injury brains are very typical of what we talked about during radio row week. We’ve had you know, Christina winsky has been on for the Institute. So we talked about a lot of different things. So it’s football week and we’re gonna kick it into second gear here tomorrow we’re gonna be at State Fair for day four. Pappas for day five. Bring stuff for the Maryland Food Bank. We will give you a cup of soup or bowl very nice berries idea, just like nasty. Nestor was top

Mike Ricigliano  30:17

and Steve’s idea. Yeah, right. Very good. With twins receipt with

Nestor J. Aparicio  30:22

a bad back. My twin might go back for more for Coco stay with us. All right.

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