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 […]

Puck buses and hot dog eating…

December 04, 2008 | Nestor Aparicio

The puck buses will go on sale tomorrow! Here are the dates for our excursions to D.C. for three Caps games: Tuesday, Jan. 6th vs. Philadelphia, Wed. Feb. 18th vs. Montreal & Tuesday March 3 vs. Carolina. We’re trying to figure out a way to make a “WNST season ticket” outta it. However, tonight, I’ll […]

Are you or a friend headed south to Miami?

October 15, 2008 | Nestor Aparicio

Every week someone sends me texts, emails or inquiries regarding roadtrip tailgates or events. Perhaps in the future, will sponsor events for every roadtrip to bring Ravens fans together on the road but for now Baltimore’s ultimate roadtrip warrior, local DJ Bobby Nyk, has put together a charity event for this weekend’s trip to […]

O’s good deeds are going unheard

August 22, 2007 | Drew Forrester

A couple of weeks back, Rick Maese of The Sun wrote a piece on the Orioles that documented their new community relations efforts and a program called OriolesREACH.  The article by Maese essentially indicated that the Orioles are going to be more aggressive with their out-bound PR – meaning they’ll now be a little bit […]

Golf, Health and Wine

July 27, 2007 | Drew Forrester

I played Queenstown Harbor today and got to see the all-new “River Course”…one word:  outstanding.  The greens – rebuilt over the winter and re-opened in late April – are perfect.  I highly encourage any of you to take advantage of their 36-hole layout.  Play the “Lakes” course, have lunch, and take on the challenge of […]