Wednesday, February 21, 2024


Playing Willy Wonka in America for a week for the German man who saved my wife’s life with bone marrow

If you saw the pictures of Jenn and her donor Niels traveling and having fun last week, you might want to read the "back story" of how it all happened with Dirk Nowitzki

Deutschland files: Miracles, matches and our mission to save more lives on our #JennStrongGermanyHero tour

My wife went to Germany to meet the hero who saved her life on bone marrow registry and found that he wants to save more lives, too...

After 25 years of writing about “heroes” #JennStrong and I finally get to meet a real one on Wednesday in Germany

I’ve been hearing about heroes in sports since approximately 1973. I’ve been writing and talking about sports since 1984 and every season a new “hero” comes along in every sport, in every city where championships are won and modern...

A #JennStrong2 update: Cancer complicates things…

Leukemia and diabetes are not a great combination. Been a rough fifth week here at The Hotel...

#JennStrong 2 update: Every day is a bloody Halloween at The Leukemia Hotel

Leukemia and cancer are not for sissies. Sometimes you can find strength in what previously made you squeamish

My wife’s leukemia has returned, our #JennStrong2 cancer battle has begun

Apparently, one miracle wasn’t enough for the most beautiful girl in the world. Now, my amazing wife Jennifer will try to repeat with back-to-back miracle seasons and beating cancer again with a second bone marrow transplant. “I don't know how...

Part 2: Life On The Road, 30 Days of #GiveASpit and baseball (The journey)

You saw the pictures of the tour in June and July. Now read the stories behind those images. And learn about our #JennStrong journey...

Part 1: Life On The Road, 30 Days of #GiveASpit and baseball

I went to 30 Major League Baseball stadiums in 30 days to swab for the bone marrow registry and leukemia awareness. This is my journey...

MLB #GiveASpit Ballpark Ranking: No. 30 Anaheim

What's the worst MLB stadium? Nestor says No. 30 was easy: just go to Orange County and see what the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have under a broken halo...

Ranking 30 MLB stadiums from worst to first isn’t easy

Nestor traveled to 30 MLB ballparks in 30 days this summer and is putting them in order. We'll be counting them down from worst to first through Sept. 8 when he'll release a three-part essay on his MLB #GiveASpit leukemia and bone marrow awareness journey.
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Remembering Lefty

Luke Jones and Nestor discuss Lefty Driesell, Terps mojo, Ravens departures and potential of Orioles to rule local sports scene

How will Orioles replace Kyle Bradish?

With the first news out of spring training in Sarasota a very bad report on the ace of last season Kyle Bradish, Luke Jones joins Nestor to discuss the UCL injury and the never-ending pitching concerns for Orioles general manager Mike Elias and where the team will turn before Opening Day.

Crab Cake Row: When you know you’re making a difference with the “You Matter” love movement

Our pal and longtime WJZ television producer Mark "The Blade" Brodinsky tells Nestor the "why" behind his "You Matter" message and movement at Pappas in Cockeysville on "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" at Baltimore Positive.

Twelve Ravens Thoughts in midst of offseason planning

How the offensive line takes shape figures to be one of the more interesting stories of the offseason.

Crab Cake Row: Tanya Keitz tells Nestor about Show Your Soft Side and Pawject Runway on April 4th

Always here for the pets and the softie in all of us, Nestor invites Tanya Keitz over to Costas Inn in Dundalk to discuss Show Your Soft Side and another awesome Pawject Runway on April 4th at CFG Bank Arena for the animals at BARCS.

Crab Cake Row: Caitlyn Kirby talks food insecurity and the Catonsville Emergency Assistance pantry

Caitlyn Kirby talks food insecurity and the good work of the Catonsville Emergency Assistance pantry at State Fare on "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" for the Maryland Food Bank.

Crab Cake Row: Adam Rosenberg and Center For Hope helping women and children heal from trauma and abuse

Bill Cole and Nestor ask hard questions about a sensitive topic at State Fare in Catonsville on "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" for the Maryland Food Bank. Adam Rosenberg and the Center For Hope helping women and children heal from trauma and abuse tackles an issue we don't talk enough about in public.

Crab Cake Row: Serving the Baltimore Homecoming community with prominent folks giving back and getting hometown involved

Mandy Snyder gives Nestor latest updates on Baltimore Homecoming community progress at Koco's Pub on "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" in Lauraville for the Maryland Food Bank. And Nestor shares the time they made him and his wife into a pancake for breakfast in 2019.
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