How my Pop and his love of baseball created WNST

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Chapter 10: Imagine a Baltimore without the Orioles

March 14, 2012 | 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

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 4: Got any 33rd Street memories? Time will not dim the glory…

March 08, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio

Got any Memorial Stadium memories? Nestor does and here they are…

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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?”…

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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”…