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John Eisenberg updates us on his findings in The Bird Tapes of lost Orioles history

With the Orioles surging on the field under new ownership, our favorite local sportswriter and columnist John Eisenberg returns to discuss his continued findings amidst a 25-year-old collection of tapes and stories with former Birds of yesteryear who contributed to his book on franchise history.

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Wrestling with the journalism of finding the truth about the Iron Sheik

Always a pleasure to spend time with the author of “The Wax Pack,” the good doctor Brad Balukjian is back with another trek dating back to his 1980s childhood and obsession with professional wrestling. Let him tell you why he didn’t just open another pack of sports cards this time. And let Nestor show you some of his favorite childhood wrestling pictures and share tales about Tony Atlas.

Recovering sportswriter Susan Fornoff comes home to Baltimore to talk Oriole Magic, Athletics history and why it matters to fans

Recovering sportswriter Susan Fornoff comes home to Baltimore to talk Oriole Magic, Athletics history and why it matters to fans to Oakland and beyond. And Nestor finally gets to tell some old newspaper tales of her legend and lore at The News American in the 1980s before that creep Dave Kingman showed who the real rats of Major League Baseball were to baseball beat writers.

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A sportswriting legend talks about her roots in Oriole Magic and what went wrong in Oakland

Recovering sportswriter Susan Fornoff comes home to Baltimore to talk Oriole Magic, Athletics history and why it matters to fans in Oakland and beyond. And Nestor finally gets to tell some old newspaper tales of her legend and lore at The News American in the 1980s before that creep Dave Kingman showed who the real rats of Major League Baseball were to baseball beat writers.

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We survived the Angelos Era of Orioles baseball so what’s next?

Allen McCallum and Nestor Aparicio were seated next to each other in visiting press boxes for the iconic Roberto Alomar ALDS home run in Cleveland and the Jeffrey Maier debacle in New York almost 30 years ago. They covered the team every day at the dawn of WNST until they were no longer allowed access. Now almost three decades later, they discuss the future of the Baltimore Orioles with new ownership of David Rubenstein and general manager Mike Elias fielding the best crop of players of our lifetime at Camden Yards.

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The real value of a “fresh start” Baltimore Orioles ownership for MLB

Longtime author and baseball historian Barry Bloom of Sportico provides some historic perspective what the new Orioles ownership could mean for Baltimore and Major League Baseball as David Rubenstein and Cal Ripken step forward to unleash of the potential of a franchise that is blooming on the field and about to blossom with fresh energy.

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Chapter 8: Catching a break with John Steadman at The News American

So how did the kid from Dundalk get his start in local sports journalism before there was a WNST? Well, there was a guy named John Steadman and a place called Hammerjacks and three newspapers competing…

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Orioles fans are flocking and gathering for ownership change

We did lots of charity and community chats on “Crab Cake Row: A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week” but we also stuck to sports when it was appropriate. Ron Cassie of Baltimore Magazine returns with Ricig and Nestor to discuss incredible state of local sports passion and future from Koco’s Pub in Lauraville.

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#ColumnNes Big mistakes, bright lights and forever a bad Baltimore beat for Lamar and Ravens

Patrick Mahomes > Lamar Jackson. Still. The more prepared, better coached, better led and more composed team is going to Super Bowl 58 in Las Vegas. And the team that made massive mistakes at pivotal times and committed dumb penalty after stupid penalty followed by too many men on the field with the season on the line lost the football game. Read the #ColumnNes of Nestor Aparicio after the Ravens loss to the Chiefs.

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There is nothing Lamar Jackson hasn’t done – except this

Every goal the Baltimore Ravens set out to achieve has been accomplished. Now, on a brutally cold day in their home stadium, they get a chance to earn a home AFC Championship Game. Gary Davenport of Bleacher Report tells Nestor why the Ravens remain team to beat in the NFL playoffs and the expectations of a Super Bowl LVIII appearance.

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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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Pro football historian Clark Judge: Quarterbacks and legacies are defined by what happens next

Pro football historian Clark Judge talks Lamar and deep NFL quarterback history with Nestor as the Ravens enter January as Super Bowl favorites. And, as always, the praise of Bert Jones and love of Todd Rundgren are naturally weaved into this chat.

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What do we really expect from Orioles offseason “improvement”?

When the Maryland Crab Cake Tour came to Koco’s Pub in Lauraville, it was a chance to discuss the Orioles offseason expectations with two longtime Orioles observers and media types. Our sports cartoonist pal Ricig and Baltimore Magazine senior editor discuss the magic of 2023 and the possibilities for 2024 and beyond with Mike Elias.

Ron Cassie and Ricig continue their Crab Cake Tour chat with Nestor about winter fun, Talking Heads and sports journalism in Baltimore

As the Maryland Crab Cake Tour continues to bring together new friends and old souls, Ron Cassie of Baltimore Magazine and longtime sports cartoonist Ricig continue their spirited holiday Koco’s Pub chat with Nestor about winter fun in our state, beer and curling, Talking Heads and the future of sports journalism in Baltimore from three guys who have made a living in the art form.

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Winter sports, Talking Heads and local sports journalism and access

As the Maryland Crab Cake Tour continues to bring together new friends and old souls, Ron Cassie of Baltimore Magazine and longtime sports cartoonist Ricig continue their spirited holiday Koco’s Pub chat with Nestor about winter fun in our state, beer and curling, Talking Heads and the future of sports journalism in Baltimore from three guys who have made a living in the art form.

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There’s no place like ho-ho-home for the holidays in Baltimore

Baltimore Magazine editor Ron Cassie joins Nestor and Ko-host Ricig to talk KISS, local sports, neighborhoods, bike lanes and better transportation at Koco’s on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour presented by the Maryland Lottery, Window Nation and Jiffy Lube Multicare. And the time that Morganna The Kissing Bandit kissed Nestor…

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What does John Angelos really want – and what is Maryland willing to give him?

With the stadium lease drama about to go into extra innings in Annapolis and the typical Angelos family stall rolling on for baseball fans, longtime Baltimore journalist, author and Orioles historian John Eisenberg discusses the history of the franchise, the city and the downtown landscape he found four decades ago when he joined The Sun as a sportswriter and columnist.

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Finally unearthing my 1990 late night KISStory dinner chat with Paul Stanley as “End Of The Road” KISS goodbye comes to Baltimore

Nestor Aparicio wanted the best and he got the best! As a kid who worshiped all things KISS in the 1970s musical coming of age, he interviewed Paul Stanley twice as a music critic – once at The News American as a 16-year old in 1985 and again in a late-night, by-invite personal sit down with the legendary leader of the hottest band in the world at a makeup free 1990 chat on the “Hot In The Shade” tour. It was a great chat when the groupies weren’t beating on Stanley’s hotel room at the Dulles Hyatt.

Nestor Aparicio interviews Paul Stanley of KISS on Hot In The Shade tour in 1990

Nestor Aparicio wanted the best and he got the best! As a kid who worshiped all things KISS in the 1970s musical coming of age, he interviewed Paul Stanley twice as a music critic – once at The News American as a 16-year old in 1985 and again in a late-night, by-invite personal sit down with the legendary leader of the hottest band in the world at a makeup free 1990 chat on the “Hot In The Shade” tour. It was a great chat when the groupies weren’t beating on Stanley’s hotel room at the Dulles Hyatt.

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How much room do we have on the Orioles Bandwagon?

Our favorite Editor-In-Chief and social critic Max Weiss of Baltimore Magazine joins Nestor and Ricig at Koco’s Pub for a pre-October chat about the history and relevance of Orioles baseball in Baltimore. And her essay wondering just how many folks are coming back to Orioles Magic as postseason bunting looms at Camden Yards and the excitement grows.

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What did John Angelos tell The New York Times and why?

Longtime New York Times sportswriter Tyler Kepner tells Nestor about his story and recent visit with Orioles owner John Angelos and what the owner’s son wants from Maryland tax payers for the future of Baltimore baseball.

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