11-year-old Nicole Parker who started a baseball blog about the Orioles at the same time that her dad lost his job as a sports anchor on TV after 23 years.

Alex Parker has covered Super Bowls and interviewed plenty of famous athletes in his 25 years as a sports broadcaster, but none of it compared to the heartwarming moment when he witnessed an 11-year-old reporter in action last week.
Just as Parker’s career has reached a crossroads after his job was eliminated in cutbacks last month, the burgeoning journalism career of his daughter, Nicole, 11, started with a bang Feb. 21 when she landed an interview with Baltimore Orioles All-Star Manny Machado.
“It’s a whole different feeling,” Parker told TODAY. “I remember doing an interview with (NFL quarterback) Robert Griffin III last year that received a lot of attention, but that …