Peter Principles

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES:  Baltimore Orioles' owner Peter Angelos (2nd L) talks at a press conference with Chicago Cubs' CEO Andy MacPhail (L), Major League Baseball President Bob Dupuy (2nd R) and MLB chief negotiator Rob Manfred (R) 16 August 2002 at baseball headquarters in New York. The baseball players association set 30 August 2002 as a strike date if an agreement is not reached with the current contract.  AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Being Thrift with mounting debt and wringing the Belle with an insurance policy

August 16, 2017 | Nestor Aparicio

Bleeding money, Mussina gone, Belle dug in and MLB labor war looming, Angelos loses the fans of Baltimore and gets fired by a minor league owner

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The Peter Principles (Ch. 11) – Letting The Moose Loose in pinstripes

August 11, 2017 | Nestor Aparicio

Peter Angelos hated losing to George Steinbrenner. This story sheds new light on Orioles biggest loss to Yankees…

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The Peter Principles (Ch. 10) – Syd Thrift, Confederate money and the new Oriole Way of 21st century

August 08, 2017 | Nestor Aparicio

(Author note: This is Chapter 10 of my book “The Peter Principles,” which I was working to finish in March 2014 when my wife was diagnosed with leukemia the first time. I will be releasing the entire book for free online this summer – chapter by chapter. These are the true chronicles of the history […]

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The Peter Principles (Ch. 9) – Albert was not the Belle of Baltimore

August 03, 2017 | Nestor Aparicio

Dinner with Fidel Castro, breakfast with Albert Belle and many years of losing ahead for King Peter

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The Peter Principles (Ch. 8) – That time Peter Angelos tried to buy the Washington Redskins

June 28, 2017 | Nestor Aparicio

Buying the Washington Redskins and watching baseball with Fidel Castro. The Orioles owner was enjoying destroying the Orioles in late 1990s…

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The Peter Principles (Ch. 7) – Wren not zen, a Ray of darkness and Frank malaise sets over Orioles

June 23, 2017 | Nestor Aparicio

(Author note: This is Chapter 7 of my book “The Peter Principles,” which I was working to finish in March 2014 when my wife was diagnosed with leukemia the first time. I will be releasing the entire book for free online this summer – chapter by chapter. These are the true chronicles of the history […]

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The Peter Principles (Ch. 6) – Wire to Wire, champagne and the Dumb Dumb divorce

June 19, 2017 | Nestor Aparicio

Davey Johnson faxed The Baltimore Sun. Peter Angelos faxed The Washington Post. Both of their letters were published. Life has never been the same for Orioles fans. Read and learn…

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The Peter Principles (Ch. 5) – King Peter silences Jon Miller and anyone else who doesn’t bleed Orioles orange

June 14, 2017 | Nestor Aparicio

Wonder why Peter Angelos never answers questions from the media anymore? Well, one time he sat down with us and made a fool of himself in Parkville

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The Peter Principles (Ch. 4) – The Dumb Dumb error begins in Baltimore

June 09, 2017 | Nestor Aparicio

The Ballad of Davey Johnson begins in Baltimore. All he ever did was win baseball games…

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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…?