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Ten observations on why Baltimore sports fans aren’t going to Orioles games

September 15, 2016 | Nestor Aparicio

At some point, fans are going to start showing up at Orioles games. Right…?

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Hey Orioles: Those empty seats mean that Baltimore is just not that into you…

September 13, 2016 | Nestor Aparicio

Can you handle the truth about why you don’t go to Baltimore Orioles games?

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The Peter Principles (Ch. 13): Mi$ter Angelo$ & $on$ Network change$ everything for two citie$

December 18, 2015 | Nestor Aparicio

Peter G. Angelos threatens MLB and gets his every wish fulfilled in 2005 and Orioles would never be the same

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The Peter Principles (Ch. 12): Selig vs. Angelos – trust, antitrust and billions of dollars

December 17, 2015 | Nestor Aparicio

Washington baseball was the worst nightmare of Peter G. Angelos. Until it happened…

The Peter Principles (Ch. 3): How close did Angelos come to owning Baltimore’s NFL team?

July 14, 2014 | Nestor Aparicio

Peter Angelos did everything in his power to give Baltimore the NFL ball in 1994. Here’s the whole story…

The Peter Principles (Ch. 2): The error of tyranny at Camden Yards

March 30, 2014 | Nestor Aparicio

Getting rid of DeWitt and Lucchino was easy but winning proved to be much more difficult for Angelos…

The Peter Principles (Ch. 1): So, just how did Angelos become ‘King’ of Baltimore baseball?

March 19, 2014 | Nestor Aparicio

Enjoy Chapter 1 of “The Peter Principles,” Nestor’s new book on the history of Baltimore baseball in the modern era.

My Dinner With Peter G. Angelos (Part I)

January 22, 2014 | Nestor Aparicio

Nestor is writing a book in March called “The Peter Principles.” He’s stumbling onto some Baltimore Orioles gems…

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Who Are You And What Did You Do With Jim Johnson?

May 26, 2013 | Erich Hawbaker

That makes 4… Today is May 26 and already the Orioles closer has blown more saves than he did in all of last year. The suck of today’s disaster is twofold, because not only did Jim Johnson fail to get 3 outs with a 3 run lead, but he did so a mere 24 hours […]

Orioles Magic and 666: The Number of The East

September 27, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio

Why don’t we tailgate before Baltimore Orioles games? Why aren’t more people going to Orioles games this week? Where are your neon orange lights? Here’s your magic number: