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

March 17, 2012 | 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

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…

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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…

Nasty and Ken Rosenthal in Seattle, July 2001

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.”

Nasty and John Steadman, March 1998

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?

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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…

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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?”

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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…

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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…

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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?”…