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Letting The Warehouse know via #DearOrioles letters that those empty seats are still out here

Posted on 25 June 2018 by Nestor Aparicio

I’VE THOUGHT LONG AND HARD about how I can best shine a light on the significance of the Baltimore Orioles to our city and community in this summer of baseball darkness.

In my hopes of one day becoming a “man of letters” – and in my old-fashioned newspaper columnist way and sans a legitimate press credential that was taken from me 12 years ago after 21 years of covering the baseball team – I’ve decided that the best thing I can do short of delivering a personal message to any of them face to face is write personal notes to all of them. So between now and whenever this mess is dismantled or disintegrates, they’ll all be getting very public and personal letters from me on the way out the door. And for those who are remaining – and most of those are named “Angelos” – I’ll continue to challenge them to answer to the fans, the stakeholders and the community in this tender time in Orioles history.

I’ll ask them all: “What does your future hold? What will your legacy be?”

It’s what John Steadman would do.

You can read them at the hashtag #DearOrioles. I’m hoping folks in the community will write their own #DearOrioles questions, concerns and memos.

This is the 25th summer Peter G. Angelos has owned the Orioles. It is my 27th year of doing sports radio and media in Baltimore. On August 3rd, WNST will celebrate its 20th year serving local sports fans the truth about the teams and the people who create, host and benefit from the games our community has supported with massive tax breaks, stadium erections and credit card insertions.

I was here doing this Baltimore sports media thing long before anyone outside of Bethlehem Steel ever knew the name of Peter G. Angelos – back in the spring and summer of 1993 when he created chaos and somehow usurped control of the franchise away from Bill DeWitt and Larry Lucchino. I wrote about that last summer in The Peter Principles. You can also find the audio read in the Buy A Toyota Audio Vault.

By my count, there have been five summers of relevance under his quarter of a century of involvement. In baseball parlance, that’s batting .200 ­–­ or 50 points higher than the guy they owe $130 million ill-fated dollars to over the next 20 years. By my count, he’s pocketed in excess of $1 billion in profit over the past 15 years, primarily due to a “get out of debt free” deal with Major League Baseball to bring a team to Washington, D.C. and allowing Angelos a spigot to print cable television money via MASN.

Peter G. Angelos and his heirs have been big winners in the Baltimore baseball game. Big with a capital “B” as in billions.

Meanwhile, fans of the Baltimore Orioles and vested community members have consistently been the losers in the baseball game. And the promises that William Donald Schaefer made with Edward Bennett Williams before his death about Camden Yards and a downtown stadium and the emotional and/or economic benefits it would provide for our city and community have all but evaporated.

I’m the guy who did Free The Birds back in September 2006 in an attempt to hold Angelos accountable and publicly discuss the issues surrounding a deserted downtown on game nights. It appears as though I’ve now lived long enough to arrive at holding the next “person of influence” with the Orioles accountable as well.

I pray that the next “caretaker” actually takes care of it because it’s in desperate need of some TLC. There are whispers that the franchise is in jeopardy of leaving Baltimore.

Can you imagine Peter G. Angelos being around to negotiate a long-term lease for Camden Yards and the threats that would come?

I’ve built my life and company and business and personal brand around local sports and the baseball franchise – for better or worse. My childhood love of the Baltimore Orioles is deep and well told. I’ve always loved the team. I live here. I moved downtown in 2003 to attend Orioles games. I wrote about it over 19 chapters of history in 2006 when I did the #FreeTheBirds walkout to shine a light on the horrific ownership and the lack of accountability. I’m no #Nestordamus, but I can say that I very clearly predicted the demise of the brand given the

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Complete guide to WNST New Orleans parties here…

Posted on 01 February 2013 by Nestor Aparicio

Clearly, WNST.net is throwing the biggest parties in New Orleans this weekend for the Super Bowl and the amazing fun we all plan to have here in The Big Easy is made even better when you participate and join us for biggest Baltimore Ravens fan celebrations ever.

You can purchase our WNST V.I.P. Super Party wristbands that give you special access at ALL of our parties as well as several bars on Bourbon Street for $115.70 by clicking here: http://wnst.net/brian-billick/buy-our-wnst-super-v-i-p-party-pass-and-soak-up-the-excitement-of-new-orleans/

We have FREE EVENTS every day and you can buy tickets at the door with cash only at all of our ticketed events as well. So, if you’re feeling spontaneous and looking to spend quality, memorable time with Baltimore Ravens fans, this is our schedule of events:

 

FRIDAY NIGHT:

A free event from 6 p.m. til ??? at Empire (located at 300 Decatur) in the French Quarter. This bar is COMPLETELY purple and will be the pickup site for all who purchased WNST V.I.P. Party wristbands for admission to all of our weekend activities. Great food, cold beer and awesome music. This is our “meet and greet” but you’re welcomed and encouraged to party all night with us in the heart of New Orleans. And, yes, the picture here is what Empire looks like on the inside. It’s all purple already!

 

SATURDAY (Two events)

DAY: Our purple pep rally and outdoor cookout begins at noon and is FREE AND OPEN to all Baltimore Ravens fans. WNST partner and Super Bowl-winning head coach Brian Billick will be on hand to meet and greet all of the purple faithful. Come to Toulouse at The River and we’ll be under the green and white pavilion that sits behind Jackson Brewery and the Famous Gumbo Pot. If you can see the giant Houston Oilers-style derrick, you’re almost there. Just walk to the water past Decatur and look for the Steamboat Natchez riverboat! This is also the site of Sunday’s party!

Our cruise on the Steamboat Natchez is a ticketed event and you’re welcome to join us for a delicious jazz lunch and cruise from 2:30 ’til 4:30 on the Mississippi. Boarding begins at 2 p.m. and tickets are $60. For more information is available here: http://wnst.net/top-story/crabs-n-beer/cruise-mississippi-natchez-on-super-saturday-in-nola-with-billick-wnst/

 

NIGHT: Doors open at 7 p.m. at The Howlin’ Wolf for a gigantic Baltimore Ravens fan celebration and concert with New Orleans locals and Grammy Award winning Rebirth Brass Band (show starts at 11 p.m.). Cold beer, great Cajun food and awesome music and dancing all night. This is a ticketed event ($25) and a two-day pass can be purchased for $40 for both big nights at the “purple ground zero” for all Ravens fans in New Orleans here: http://wnst.net/nfl/legendary-howlin-wolf-will-be-purple-ground-zero-for-all-baltimore-ravens-fans-in-nola/

 

SUNDAY (Three events)

Our pre-game tailgate and purple march are ABSOLUTELY FREE AND OPEN TO ALL BALTIMORE RAVENS FANS!!!

Beginning at 10 a.m. on gameday, we’ll have cold beer, drinks, great food and awesome purple music from legendary DJ Bobby Nyk at the foot of Woldenberg Park. Come to Toulouse at The River and we’ll be under the green and white pavilion that sits behind Jackson Brewery and the Famous Gumbo Pot. If you can see the giant Houston Oilers-style derrick, you’re almost there. Just walk to the water past Decatur and look for the Steamboat Natchez riverboat!

The Natchez will serve as a giant bar all day and all Baltimore Ravens fans are welcome to board the boat, dance and drink all afternoon leading up to our big purple stampede up Poydras Street to win the Lombardi Trophy.

There will be five hours of partying before we begin our historic Mardi Gras march to the Superdome at 2:52 p.m. to honor Ray Lewis. All details, maps and information regarding the march are here: http://wnst.net/nfl/gigantic-purple-march-to-honor-ray-lewis-set-for-252-p-m-sunday-in-new-orleans/

If you are NOT going to the Super Bowl and want to watch the game with all Baltimore Ravens fans, you’ll want to head to The Howlin’ Wolf (S. Peters & St. Joseph) in The Warehouse District where the game will be shown on the big screen.

Our post-game celebration will commence at 10 p.m. and this is a TICKETED event with the 8 Ball Brass Band playing the victory party. Advance tickets are $25 but you can purchase a two-day pass for Saturday/Sunday nights concerts here: http://wnst.net/nfl/legendary-howlin-wolf-will-be-purple-ground-zero-for-all-baltimore-ravens-fans-in-nola/

New Orleans never seems to shut down or sleep.

And when the Baltimore Ravens win this Super Bowl title, we expect it to be a long, long night of partying at The Howlin’ Wolf into the wee hours.

 

 

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Buy our WNST “Super Purple V.I.P. Party Pass” & soak up excitement of New Orleans

Posted on 23 January 2013 by Nestor Aparicio

The Big Game  is coming to New Orleans and WNST.net is not only bringing a huge contingent of Baltimore Ravens fans south for the festivities but we’ll be also providing top-notch entertainment, parties and pep rallies for all purple fans traveling from around the world to see the final dance of Ray Lewis and the Har-Bowl.

 

BEFORE YOU PURCHASE: Please remember that our Saturday (noon til 5 p.m.) & Sunday (1o a.m. til 2:52 p.m.) afternoon pep rallies at “The Purple Park” a (meet us where Toulouse meets The River at Woldenberg Park) are FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL FANS!!!! And this is children, kid, family FRIENDLY pep rally!

THIS IS SAME LOCATION FOR OUR SUNDAY PURPLE RALLY TO HONOR RAY LEWIS & MARCH MARDI GRAS STYLE TO THE SUPERDOME AT 2:52 p.m.!!!! SUNDAY’S EVENT IS ALSO FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!!!

 

Here’s what our WNST Super Purple V.I.P. Party Pass for New Orleans includes:

* Saturday cruise on the Mississippi River on the Steamboat Natchez with former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick at 2:30 p.m. Gates open at noon and lunch will be served on the jazz boat ride on one of the most famous boats in America. Boat boards at 2 p.m. for a two-hour lunch cruise with great Cajun & New Orleans menu.

* Saturday night entrance to our giant Super Purple Party Pep Rally at The Howlin’ Wolf in The Warehouse District bar & awesome music venue. This will be our purple ground zero for action. We have  GRAMMY AWARD WINNING REBIRTH BRASS BAND BOOKED FOR THIS EVENT. Dancing, cash bar and the biggest gang of purple fans in The Big Easy the night before the game. This is a ticketed event!

* On Sunday, gates will open at Toulouse & The River at 10 a.m. and we’ll be gathering at Woldenberg Park near the French Quarter in the area near the Steamboat Natchez for an All-Day Tailgate Party & Pep Rally with Bobby Nyk, the World’s Largest Ray Lewis Dance Competition and a purple flash mob walk through 17 blocks of New Orleans and down Poydras Street to honor Ray Lewis.

We will leave the park at 2:52 p.m. EST as a group on Sunday to honor No. 52 in pursuit of his 2nd Super Bowl title!!!!! This will be the largest Purple Mardi Grads March EVER in New Orleans!!! And it’s FREE to attend!

* Sunday night, we’ll return to The Howlin’ Wolf in The Warehouse District for an evening of local music with New Orleans’ hottest jazz, funk and soul band Hot 8 Brass Band and hosting what we believe will be the post-game celebration of the Baltimore Ravens’ second hoisting of the Lombardi Trophy in The Big Easy. This is a ticketed event!

In addition, for those who love Bourbon Street and the French Quarter, this WNST Super V.I.P. Party Pass will include unlimited V.I.P. entrance to SIX (6) great bars along the most famous stretch in Louisiana that retails for $100 alone!

You will have V.I.P. access all Super Bowl weekend to:

Cats Meow — 701 Bourbon St. — home of the world’s best Karaoke

Empire — 300 Decatur Street — 2 floors, 3 bars, 15 VIP sections, and great music

Hustler Club — 225 Bourbon Street — 2 floors, 3 bars, 4 stages, 20 private couch dances, 10 VIP suites

Déjà Vu Showgirls — 226 Bourbon Street — 2 floor, balcony, 2 bars, 4 stages, 100’s of beautiful girls and 3 ugly ones.

Little Darlings Strip Hop — 411 Bourbon Street — A legendary cabaret of New Orleans

Barely Legal — 423 Bourbon Street — 2 floors, 4 stage, patio party, 3 bars, cabanas, and all the Barely Legal babes you can handle.

We are offering our WNST “Super Purple V.I.P. Party Passes” for $115.70 for the entire weekend of parties, which all of the patrons of our full roadtrip packages will have included in their itinerary.

 

Buy as many “WNST SUPER PURPLE V.I.P. Party Passes”

as your traveling party and friends need HERE:

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** PLEASE NOTE: If you have already purchased a full or partial WNST bus, hotel or ticket package, this Super Purple V.I.P. Party Pass is already included in your deal, courtesy of WNST.net.

 

GETTING YOUR PASSES:

For all “party only purchasers”: We’ll have will calls set up in New Orleans at each of our evening events beginning Friday night at Empire (300 Decatur) from 6 til 10pm and again on Saturday from noon til 2 p.m. at Steamboat Nanchez doors (Toulouse at The River). We’ll also have will call at Saturday & Sunday Howlin’ Wolf events right at the front door.

You’ll have an envelope and a wristband for your purchase. If you have a multiple-day pass, you’ll have a vinyl band that’s non-transferable.

We want everyone to be happy and have fun in New Orleans. The Big Easy, Bourbon Street and the French Quarter have so much to offer and we wanted to give everyone extra value with our party passes and we figured this package will be very popular.

ALL OF THESE WNST.net SUPER PARTIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ALA CARTE HERE: https://wnst.net/nfl/all-faqs-for-wnst-super-trips-parties-in-new-orleans-here/

And the more purple the merrier…all Baltimore Ravens fans are welcome to join us!

Please feel free to send nasty@wnst.net an email if you need any further details on our parties.

We will be updating this frequently with more information as the Super Bowl gets closer…

 

 

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