Free The Birds

Chapter 12: A Dundalk guy becomes a San Diego dude

Chapter 12: A Dundalk guy becomes a San Diego dude

March 16, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio

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

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

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

March 15, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio

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

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

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

March 13, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio

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

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

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

March 12, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio

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

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

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

March 11, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio

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

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

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

March 10, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio

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

Chapter 5: The Orioles and Colts weren’t the only teams that mattered

Chapter 5: The Orioles and Colts weren’t the only teams that mattered

March 09, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio

Nestor admits to “cheating” on the local teams with the Oilers, Phillies and Padres as a kid…

Chapter 3: My Pop and Little League in Dundalk

Chapter 3: My Pop and Little League in Dundalk

March 07, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio

What are your Little League memories of youth? Here’s how Nestor fell in love with baseball…

Chapter 2: “Aparicio” means baseball to most people

Chapter 2: “Aparicio” means baseball to most people

March 06, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio

What’s in a name? For Nestor it’s been a life of baseball and “Are you related to Luis?”…

Chapter 1: This whole WNST thing was started by man in Dundalk who loved Orioles

Chapter 1: This whole WNST thing was started by man in Dundalk who loved Orioles

March 05, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio

In case you missed Free The Birds in 2006, here’s the book that tells the story of “why”…