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When two old mobile disc jockeys and lifer Baltimore AM radio guys belly up to the bar at Pappas

They crossed paths and shared press boxes and press conferences and lived and loved the AM side of the radio dial all of their lives. And for the first time ever publicly, longtime WBAL voice John Patti joins Nestor to discuss his 38 years in Baltimore news and sports and radio on TV Hill.

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After the honeymoon, Rubenstein has a lot of work to do with Orioles brand and growth

The good professor of all things sports business and longtime MLB executive Marty Conway joins Nestor to discuss the quickly-changing and evolving Baltimore Orioles franchise of David Rubenstein – and the many challenges ahead after the Splash of the honeymoon period and a great team on the field.

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Dropping the puck – but not the ball – on 40 years of fire and ice friendship

They met 40 years ago when Nestor Aparicio was the hockey beat writer for The Evening Sun. Now, one-time Camden Yards reporter Howard Scher runs Duct Doctor locally and joins Nestor to rekindle and recap four decades of Baltimore sports friendship, hockey love and what it all means.

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Is Rubensplash knocking it out of the park?

New ownership has been a long time coming for the Baltimore Orioles. After a lifetime of watching the baseball franchise wither without hope, along comes a new protagonist who has immediately shown himself to be a man of the people. Bill Cole and Nestor discuss the first month of the David Rubenstein Era and the “Next Chapter” of Orioles Magic.

Leonard Raskin joins Nestor to talk Orioles profit of Angelos and money of Rubenstein to lift Baltimore

After Nestor broke out a cocktail napkin and did the math on the $173 million price tag of the Baltimore Orioles in 1993 (that came with $45 million in cash) and the recent sale price of $1.7 billion to David Rubenstein (that comes with $600 million in free money from Maryland taxpayers), he wanted to confirm his Dundalk math with our financial advisor Leonard Raskin as to just how much money the Angelos family actually made while attempting to destroy the franchise for the fan base.

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In the end, Angelos family made $1 million every week they owned the Orioles – plus the actual profit

After Nestor broke out a cocktail napkin and did the math on the $173 million price tag of the Baltimore Orioles in 1993 (that came with $45 million in cash) and the recent sale price of $1.7 billion to David Rubenstein (that comes with $600 million in free money from Maryland taxpayers), he wanted to confirm his Dundalk math with our financial advisor Leonard Raskin as to just how much money the Angelos family actually made while attempting to destroy the franchise for the fan base.

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The legend and lore of Peter G. Angelos

With the Baltimore Orioles under new ownership and the abrupt end of the Angelos era and the Birds on the field flying high, Thom Loverro of The Washington Times tells true stories of his journalistic encounters with the former owner and discusses the future of Camden Yards and a new day with David Rubenstein.

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Where is Steve Biscotti hiding? And why…

With our crew in Florida for Orioles spring training and a new beginning for the baseball franchise, Luke Jones and Nestor wonder aloud where and why the Ravens’ owner might be seeking quiet shelter while the rest of his billionaire partners convene at the NFL Owners Meetings in Orlando this week to count their money. (We’ll be there, too! Like we always are…)

Sports business journalist Eric Fisher of Front Office Sports tells Nestor where new Orioles ownership can make progress right away

Sports business journalist Eric Fisher of Front Office Sports tells Nestor where David Rubenstein and the new Orioles ownership team can make progress right away. Things like a way to watch games on your mobile device and an All Star Game in Baltimore and real progress for the folks at MLB, who believe the franchise will finally reach its modern potential.

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Pointing the Orioles in a new direction with MLB and the community

Sports business journalist Eric Fisher of Front Office Sports tells Nestor where David Rubenstein and the new Orioles ownership team can make progress right away. Things like a way to watch games on your mobile device and an All Star Game in Baltimore and real progress for the folks at MLB, who believe the franchise will finally reach its modern potential.

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Eisenberg: “It’s so good for the fans, so good for the city!”

Longtime Baltimore Sun columnist and author of a book on the history of the Orioles – and many other things – John Eisenberg discusses a new era of Baltimore Orioles baseball with the ownership of David Rubenstein and how it can lift the city.

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Why did Chad Steele take my press credentials after 26 years of covering the Baltimore Ravens?

This is my story in my own words. Listen and learn about how the NFL treats the local media and avoids the tough questions and intimidates local media who have traveled and reported on Baltimore football since before Art Modell brought the Ravens here in 1995. What happened is wrong and here’s why…

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A toast to the end of Angelos reign of local baseball terror

Bill Cole and Nestor discuss the craziest week of Baltimore sports history – the Ravens’ epic collapse and the promise of a new Orioles ownership for Baltimore sports fans in David Rubenstein.

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Adding Burnes shows that Elias will have ability to improve Orioles under new ownership

With the news that the Baltimore Orioles have acquired ace pitcher and former NL Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes, Luke Jones and Nestor discuss the power of general manager Mike Elias to improve the team and add payroll for a World Series run this summer.

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Is this really the end of the Angelos error for Orioles fans?

With the news that the John Angelos has agreed to sell the Baltimore Orioles to an ownership group led by Baltimore billionaire David Rubenstein and Mike Arougheti, Luke Jones and Nestor wonder how quickly it’ll happen and what it means for the Mike Elias and the team on the field in the not-too-distant future. A 30-year civic hostage situation feels like it’s ending for local baseball fans who have suffered such an awful ownership group.

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WNST STORY OF GLORY No. 2: The powerful message of Free The Birds to awful Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos

We did our best and this remains the pride of all of the work of Nestor Aparicio: exposing the truth about the awfulness of the Orioles ownership stewardship of the Baltimore Orioles over three decades. The “FREE THE BIRDS” rally was held on September 21, 2006. It was 18 years ago and the team has posted just four winning seasons since then. Peter Angelos heard the voices of the Baltimore baseball fans that day. So did most of America…

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WNST STORY OF GLORY No. 6: That night at The Barn on Harford Road when Modell and Billick brought Silver Betty

It was April 3, 2001 and the Baltimore Ravens were the freshly minted Super Bowl XXXV champions and team president David Modell and head coach Brian Billick brought the Lombardi Trophy over to The Barn to talk football, community and how time would not dim the glory of their deeds.

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WNST STORY OF GLORY No. 13 – Finding the next Baltimore sports media kings by contesting

While there were more than 1,000 applicants over several years of audition tapes, resumes, interns, producers, gophers and wannabes, we knew back in 2008 that Luke Jones was the real deal when he rolled in sporting that Haloti Ngata jersey, a stocked notebook and showed he was far more serious than anyone we’d ever met then – or since!

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Putting the local HEX on the stink and odor in your sweaty athletic gear

In an effort to get the stench out of his rancid hot yoga gear, Nestor found a laundry product that was produced right here in Baltimore. Then, he set out to find HEX founder Drew Westervelt, who joined him at Far & Dotter in Timonium on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour to tell the rest of an amazing science, sports and a determination detergent trail from lacrosse laundry to stinky hot yoga gear and getting it really clean.

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So, what exactly is my famous “family” vegan crab cake at Gertrude’s?

It took us a few years but we always wanted to try this vegan crab cake at Gertrude’s at The Baltimore Museum of Art with 14th District Councilwoman Odette Ramos, who has bragged about the legend of this delectable alternative made by chef John Shields. Then, we found out that Nestor is related to him and a Smalltimore holiday moment occurred over zucchini and vegan family love.

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