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The Peter Principles (Ch. 13): Mi$ter Angelo$ & $on$ Network change$ everything for two citie$

Peter G. Angelos threatens MLB and gets his every wish fulfilled in 2005 and the Orioles – and Washington baseball – would never be the same.

The Peter Principles (Ch. 12): Selig vs. Angelos – trust, antitrust and billions of dollars

Washington baseball was the worst nightmare of Peter G. Angelos. Until it happened and he was about to cash in with a television network that would be a spigot of fresh cash when he was piling up bad baseball debt.

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

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

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

Peter Angelos was once called a “windbag” by a rival politician during his City Hall-aspiring days and six years into his reign of terror with the sputtering Orioles, his many words and lack of success with people would lend some credence to that claim.

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

Intent on buying the Washington Redskins and watching baseball in Cuba with Fidel Castro, Peter G. Angelos was enjoying his new found fame and dalliance in sports after spending a lifetime not caring much about the local teams. The Orioles owner was enjoying destroying the franchise on the field at the turn of the century.

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

Peter G. Angelos was developing a well-earned reputation as a supreme meddler, an intimidating life force and a bad guy to work for in Major League Baseball. He was making the antics of George Steinbrenner circa 1978 look like a sick, reprised role in Baltimore.

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

Davey Johnson faxed The Baltimore Sun. Peter Angelos faxed The Washington Post. Both of their letters were published. Life was never the same for Orioles fans at Camden Yards. Read the history of the Angelos era and learn...

Dear John Angelos: You’re a civic disgrace just like your father, now sign the lease!

With the news of the bizarre suspension of MASN broadcaster Kevin Brown making national headlines, Nestor Aparicio inks a personal letter to Baltimore Orioles owner John Angelos in #ColumnNes.

Dear John and Louis Angelos: Are you a Rocky – or a Bullwinkle?

The sons of Peter Angelos got a "Dear Orioles" letter from Nestor back in July 2018 encouraging them to step forward and run a legitimate local baseball franchise. Now in the aftermath of the Kevin Brown suspension fiasco at MASN, any sensible fan would realize what we're up against as a community with a born-on-third and thinks he hit a triple Fredo with a penchant for punishment like his old man.

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

Peter Angelos never cared for Hall of Fame broadcaster Jon Miller. Angelos thought Miller was too critical of the Orioles. But mostly, his old world sensibilities didn’t like the style of Jon Miller as the voice of his baseball franchise.
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Measuring progress and impact with City Councilwoman Odette Ramos

Councilwoman Odette Ramos joins Nestor from her beloved 14th District inside Gertrude's at the Baltimore Museum of Art to discuss Baltimore's progress and challenges on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour presented by The Maryland Lottery, Window Nation and Jiffy Lube Multicare.

Watching the rest of the AFC meltdown from the couch

It was quite a bye weekend as the first-place Baltimore Ravens picked up ground across the conference in their quest for a No. 1 seed and January bye. Luke Jones and Nestor get ready for Matt Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams after a weekend on the bye week couch watching Joe Flacco throw.

What are Orioles really capable and willing to do to improve this offseason?

With the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings in full swing in Nashville, Luke Jones and Nestor wonder what John Angelos and the Orioles offseason intentions really are beyond the franchise maximizing lease leverage against Governor Wes Moore and the citizens of Maryland and the fans who have supported the team. Oh, and there's money and the pitching and tens of millions to be spent in free agency.

Inspiration for local theater and another run at The BMA with brilliant “Baltimore, You Have No Idea”

Our lifelong pal and mentor Dan Rodricks of The Baltimore Sun tells Nestor about his second run of the locally sourced "Baltimore, You Have No Idea" and his next courtroom concept coming in February at the Baltimore Museum of Art on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour.

Twelve Ravens Thoughts coming out of Week 13 bye

Baltimore still has its sights set on the AFC's top seed and home-field advantage come January.

There’s no place like ho-ho-home for the holidays in Baltimore

Baltimore Magazine editor Ron Cassie joins Nestor and Ko-host Ricig to talk KISS, local sports, neighborhoods, bike lanes and better transportation at Koco's on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour presented by the Maryland Lottery, Window Nation and Jiffy Lube Multicare. And the time that Morganna The Kissing Bandit kissed Nestor...

Taking the Maryland Crab Cake Tour to the streets for the holidays

With the Ravens on bye week and the Orioles dormant during the early stages of baseball free agency, Nestor Aparicio tells Dennis Koulatsos why he's ramping up the neighborhood and community aspect of his Maryland Crab Cake Tour and taking it to the streets for the holidays around Baltimore.

When will Orioles make some offseason moves and news to improve?

Luke Jones and Nestor discuss what is next step for Orioles in an offseason of unlimited possibility – and no Camden Yards lease or Black Friday ticket deals for fans.
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