Another night of fun and good deeds at Ed Block Awards

March 09, 2011 | Nestor Aparicio

It feels like it happens far too frequently as I age not-s0-gracefully, but I attended my 20th Ed Block Courage Awards Foundation dinner last night. And I missed the first 13 of them! It was great to see so many old friends last night and I also got to meet some new “friends” in the […]

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State of Baltimore Sports Media Fall 2010 Update: continues to grow beyond radio and into web dominance

October 25, 2010 | Nestor Aparicio

One of the few joyful benefits of being the “independent” voice in Baltimore sports is that we never have to kiss anyone’s derriere or ask for permission to speak the truth or make our point. We’re afforded the rarest commodity in American media today – “free speech” – and most days that ain’t even close […]

Our first Love/NDP Turf Field fund raising effort: O’s vs. Marlins on 6/22

May 28, 2010 | Drew Forrester

In memory of former NDP student-athlete Yeardley Love, her family is endeavoring to raise enough money to install a new turf field at Notre Dame Prep. Love, as you all know, was the young lady murdered in Virginia earlier this month.  A collegiate lacrosse player and outstanding student, she was not only a NDP grad […]

Let’s raise $5k for the Yeardley Love turf field at NDP

May 27, 2010 | Drew Forrester

We’ve all read with great sadness the story of Yeardley Love and her tragic death at the University of Virginia earlier this month.  There is, of course, a local connection because Love was a Baltimore girl who attended Notre Dame Prep before heading off to Charlottesville. And now, her family – and friends at NDP – is trying […]

Protesters spoil Ed Block banquet

March 09, 2010 | Drew Forrester

Since it’s evidently our God-given, proud-to-be-an-American right to protest, I think I’m going to join in the protest that’s scheduled for tonight at Martin’s West when 32 NFL players are honored as part of Baltimore’s annual Ed Block Courage Award banquet. I’m not protesting Michael Vick’s appearance, though. I’m protesting the protesters who are promising […]

Brooks and Me

So, do you think it’s “right” that not one Orioles player showed at Brooks’ gala?

October 27, 2009 | Nestor Aparicio

UPDATE: On my way out the door last night I took a picture with Brooks Robinson, just like I did in 1973 when he signed my “Third Base Is My Home” hardback book at his store at the Hoshchild Kohn at Eastpoint Shopping Center. You’re not a true Baltimore sports lover if you haven’t met […]

Matt Birk is laying down charity roots in Baltimore as well as Minneapolis

October 06, 2009 | Nestor Aparicio

I spent the early part of last night with Ravens center Matt Birk at Mother’s Grille in Federal Hill where he kicked off his local charity initiative, the HIKE Foundation, with a dinner and cocktail reception. Birk was extremely active (think, like Cal Ripken kinda active) in the Twin Cities while playing for more than […]

Hope you come and “See The Birds” with us next Tuesday for $2

September 08, 2009 | Nestor Aparicio

The Orioles $1 ticket promotion gave us a great idea over the weekend. You can read or view my lousy experience from Friday here but this isn’t about crushing the Orioles for yet another foray into dubious marketing. This is about doing the “right” thing and if they’re going to offer tickets for a dollar […]

Raising money for Markakis’ Foundation: A great day for golf at Pine Ridge

June 02, 2009 | Drew Forrester

The rain/storms stayed away, good golf was plentiful and 20 of us gathered on Tuesday at Pine Ridge Golf Course in Timonium for one of our annual WNST listener golf events. This get-together included five groups of four — a “sports/media group” that included your’s truly, former Ravens WR Quadry Ismail and ex-O’s pitchers Dave […]

McNair changes his mind, decides to host the WNST Pep Rally in Nashville Friday night

January 09, 2009 | Nestor Aparicio

It’s been a very interesting 48 hours here at in a lot of ways. First, we’re preparing to take the largest contingent of travelling fans we’ve had in years into one of my favorite cities, Nashville. We expect to have a blast with three completely sold out buses! And Steve McNair has told the […]