Here are #WNSTSweet16 people who had a dream in Baltimore

January 21, 2014 | Nestor Aparicio

3. Peter Angelos

His life and his Baltimore Orioles ownership tenure is so riddled with contradictions, pettiness and massive profit that it’s sometimes hard to see past the 21 years of wretchedness and remember his noble goals and missions in 1993 when he bought the city’s civic treasure. His legacy will be presented in great length here at in March in The Peter Principles and there are no small paragraphs that can properly encapsulate his intentions or deeds but there’s no question he had a dream to win the World Series and to be voted “King of Baltimore.”

Alas, it hasn’t worked out that way for a poor, Greek kid from Highlandtown. But he did make a billion dollars off of buying the Baltimore Orioles and fighting with everyone and everything that has gotten in his way. He also dreamed of owning an NFL team in Baltimore. One thing Peter Angelos has never been accused of and that’s not dreaming big.

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Sam Says:

    This list is spot on…but somewhere in 16, Ray Lewis’ name should have appeared. No doubt about it.

  2. TimNATC Says:

    Heck of a job with this list! I see one that is missing though. His name is Nestor Aparicio. You cannot be a Baltimore sports fan and not recognize what Nestor has done for/meant to the city of Baltimore. Nestor worked hard from a young age to learn and master his craft. When he started WNST people laughed and said he would fail. He had a nationally syndicated radio show and gave it up because he didn’t want to leave his hometown. We should all be thankful that he stayed. Since I have known Nestor (I only really know him through listening and reading) he has always been ahead of his time. He loves sports, he loves Baltimore. Thank you Nestor!

  3. Rich Says:

    TimNATC stole my thunder. Except somehow I believe Nestor’s name is conspicuously absent from the list of 16, but is blatantly included by way of the byline. I, too, believe Nestor is the ultimate Baltimore sports dream-come-true story, but you’d be hard-pressed to fill the stands with enough believers. I don’t think he’d really want it any other way. Nice work, Nasty, as always.

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