How my Pop and his love of baseball created WNST

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Thirty years after Mayflower crime, I’ve pardoned Irsay and moved on from the hate

August 20, 2018 | Nestor Aparicio

But we haven’t forgotten…

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Chapter 14: Camden Yards and Peter Angelos’ “black cat” — downtown comes to a halt!

August 18, 2018 | Nestor Aparicio

Baseball in hell in Baltimore…

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Unlucky Chapter 13: ‘The Magic’ and ‘The Oriole Way’ got stranded on 33rd Street…

August 18, 2018 | Nestor Aparicio

Bemoaning, not celebrating, 20 years of emptiness and misery at Camden Yards…

Nasty and Padre mascot, Sept. 2001

Chapter 12: A Dundalk guy becomes a San Diego dude

August 18, 2018 | Nestor Aparicio

Nestor explains why the West Coast might be the best coast or at least where to get the best fish tacos…

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Chapter 11: When childhood heroes turn into real-life villains before your very eyes

August 17, 2018 | Nestor Aparicio

If you thought you didn’t like Reggie Jackson, Nestor says you were right…

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Chapter 10: Imagine a Baltimore without the Orioles

August 17, 2018 | Nestor Aparicio

What if the Mayflowers came and took the Baltimore Orioles at midnight tonight? How would you feel?

Nasty and Ken Rosenthal in Seattle, July 2001

Chapter 9: My life on Calvert Street at The Baltimore Sun and hitting the road

August 17, 2018 | Nestor Aparicio

“Be careful what you wish for,” Nestor warns. “All I ever really wanted to do was work at The Baltimore Sun.”

Nasty and John Steadman, March 1998

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

August 17, 2018 | Nestor Aparicio

So how did the kid from Dundalk get his start in local sports journalism before there was a WNST?

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Chapter 7: Finally, a 1983 World Series crown for Baltimore

August 16, 2018 | Nestor Aparicio

You know you’re a real Baltimore Orioles fan if 1983 feels like yesterday…

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Chapter 6: Baseball punched me a ticket to see The World

August 16, 2018 | Nestor Aparicio

Ever watch a baseball game from far away and think: “It’d be cool to see that ballpark?”