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If you don't have good dreams, Bagel, you got nightmares

Yanks in Baltimore for the weekend, a perfect excuse to hip you guys to Mark Kram’s terrific piece on Baltimore, “A Wink at a Homely Girl” (Sports Illustrated, 1966):

A giant once, now a January sort of city even in summer, spring and autumn. An anonymous city even to those who live there, a city that draws a laugh even from Philadelphia, a sneer from Washington, with a hundred tag lines that draw neither smile nor sneer from the city. Baltimore: Nickel Town, Washington’s Brooklyn, A Loser’s Town, The Last Frontier, Yesterday Town.

“I’ll take a sleeping pill, just in case,” said a Briton, preparing to visit the city. “I want to make sure I can keep up with the pace.”

Over at PB, Cliff previews the weekend series.

We’ll be rootin’: Let’s Go Yank-ees!


1 rbj   ~  Apr 22, 2011 6:28 pm

Via MLBNetwork, game's been postponed.

2 randym77   ~  Apr 22, 2011 6:50 pm

Sigh. Rained out, no makeup announced. Booo.

3 rbj   ~  Apr 22, 2011 7:09 pm

Ironic thing is, I was going to go to the Mud Hens game, but it looked likely that they'd get rained out, so I decided to stay home & watch the Yankees. So guess which game is getting played.

4 Just Fair   ~  Apr 22, 2011 7:25 pm

Rainout. Rats. Go Sabres!
I lived in Annapolis for 4 years. We had the Sunday package at Camden Yards 1 season. I really do not like Baltimore.

5 randym77   ~  Apr 22, 2011 8:01 pm

Could be worse. Tornado sirens are going off in the St. Louis area.

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