Giving the Bird to Baltimore

Posted: 26th September 2009 by Farid Rushdi in MLB
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Now that baseball has returned to Washington, and the Nationals have a new stadium and real hope for the future, it's time to proclaim once and for all that Baltimore is for the birds. As a young man growing up in D.C., Baltimore was strictly "second-city." After all, Washington had NATIONAL Airport; Baltimore had Friendship Airport. Our city was named after the man who won the Revolutionary War. Their city was named after a British Lord, and according to my Fairfax County Public Schools education; they're the guys who lost the war. My first trip into Baltimore was in 1964. I remember vividly the Baltimore City clock tower. It had these big black block letters across its face, and as I stared through the windshield of my Father's Buick Wildcat, the words became readable. "Bromo Seltzer." ...

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