History UsefulNotes / Baltimore

24th Jul '17 5:17:37 PM Drgonzo
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* David [=Deboy's=] Christmas song "I want Crabs for Christmas" is about a Baltimore native asking a mall Santa for a bushel of Maryland Crabs for christmas, as it would remind him of his home in "ol' Ball-tee-more". You can listen to it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GFrZwJ5k8Q here]].

21st Jul '17 3:37:19 PM AriRockefeller
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* Yes, the Maryland state flag is rather complex. And it's the shiznit. Marylanders like it a little ''too'' much.

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* Yes, the Maryland state flag is rather complex. [[note]]The black-and-yellow-with-the-countercharged-stripe is the coat of arms belonging to George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore; the red-and-white-quartered-Cross-Bottony is for House Crossland, Calvert's mother, and since she was an heiress, he was entitled to use her arms as well[[/note]][[labelnote:Proper heraldic charge]]Quarterly, 1st and 4th, paly of six Or and Sable, a bend counterchanged (for Calvert); 2nd and 3rd, quarterly argent and gules, a cross bottony counterchanged (for Crossland).[[/labelnote]] And it's the shiznit. Marylanders like it a little ''too'' much.
much. [[SigilSpam If something is from or near Baltimore and/or Maryland, expect to see this design worked into a logo or some other identifier]].
12th Jul '17 9:20:21 PM Scoutstr295
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Fort [=McHenry=] also was famous (or infamous) for turning its cannons on the citizens of Baltimore during the Civil War, done to keep the city, a major trade port which served as an outpost of the slave trade, from defecting to the Confederation and thus surround Washington with hostiles. In fact, had it not been for this incident, which was memorialized in the song "Maryland, My Maryland," the war could have turned out very differently. Incidentally, this put Baltimore and Maryland as a whole into an odd little identity crisis over whether it was a northern or southern state. This still persists to this day, and it's not uncommon to see memorials to the brave Maryland Troops on both sides of Civil War battlefields. In Gettysburg, there is even a case of a Union Maryland monument directly across the battle line from a Confederate Monument.

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Fort [=McHenry=] also was famous (or infamous) for turning its cannons on the citizens of Baltimore during the Civil War, done to keep the city, a major trade port which served as an outpost of the slave trade, from defecting to the Confederation Confederacy and thus surround Washington with hostiles. In fact, had it not been for this incident, which was memorialized in the song "Maryland, My Maryland," the war could have turned out very differently. Incidentally, this put Baltimore and Maryland as a whole into an odd little identity crisis over whether it was a northern or southern state. This still persists to this day, and it's not uncommon to see memorials to the brave Maryland Troops on both sides of Civil War battlefields. In Gettysburg, there is even a case of a Union Maryland monument directly across the battle line from a Confederate Monument.
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In baseball, Baltimore is home to the Orioles of MLB's American League, who have a long-standing rivalry with the New York Yankees (who were actually the ''original'' Orioles for two years before moving to Bronx in 1903), the New York Mets (Baltimore tends to hold deep grudges in sports; the dislike of the Mets is due to a "bad call" in the 1969 World Series), the Cleveland Indians (several nasty playoffs meetings; see the deep grudges thing) and the Washington Nationals, though both the Mets and Nats are rarely played against (being in the National League).

Since 1989, the Orioles have played in Orioles Park at Camden Yards, a refurbished train yard that turned into the first of the retro ballparks created in the 90s and 00s. The Orioles have also had an impressive list of who's who, being the first top-flight team Baltimore native Babe Ruth played on, and the exclusive team of Cal "Iron Man" Ripken Jr., who played the most consecutive games.

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In baseball, Baltimore is home to the Orioles of MLB's American League, who have a long-standing rivalry with the New York Yankees (who were actually the ''original'' Orioles for two years before moving to Bronx in 1903), the New York Mets (Baltimore tends to hold deep grudges in sports; the dislike of the Mets is due to a "bad call" in the 1969 World Series), the Cleveland Indians (several nasty playoffs meetings; see the deep grudges thing) and the Washington Nationals, though both the Mets and Nats are rarely played against (being in the National League). \n\n Since 1989, the Orioles have played in Orioles Park at Camden Yards, a refurbished train yard that turned into the first of the retro ballparks created in the 90s and 00s. The Orioles have also had an impressive list of who's who, being the first top-flight team Baltimore native Babe Ruth played on, and the exclusive team of Cal "Iron Man" Ripken Jr., who played the most consecutive games.
7th Apr '17 11:50:18 AM DemoDeezy
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Unfortunately for Baltimore, the city is most likely to appear in media because of its high crime rate. Both ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' and ''Series/TheWire'' focused on the high crime and corruption in the city and, by and large, did a good job portraying it. The annual murder rate typically goes above triple digits before June; this is factoring in that crime in the city is on a downturn. This has lead many people both in and out of the city calling it "Harm City" or "Bodymore, Murderland". When Osama bin Laden was killed, Steven Colbert noted that if the capitol of Pakistan was Washington D.C., then the bin Laden compound was in Baltimore... then observed that you were more likely to get shot in Baltimore. Since the Freddie Gray Riots in 2015 (two riots, one lesser known that took place on a Saturday and caused Camden Yards to refuse people from leaving the stadium as the riot was one block over and the more well known one the following Monday), the murder rate has gotten much worse. With an average of one murder a day, Baltimore may not boast the most murders per day (that honor goes to Chicago) but it holds the most murders per populous. To put this in perspective, in 2016, Chicago had just north of 700 murders compared to Baltimore's 300+. However, Baltimore is a smaller city and, had it had a population similar to that of Chicago, would have had an estimated 1,000 plus murders. And those are just the people who die. The number of people who are the victims of violent crime is incredibly high and the only reason that the shooting victims to murder ratio is so low is some of the worst parts of the city just happen to be near some of the best hospitals in the country. So the good news is if you're shot in Baltimore, you're more likely to survive. The bad news is that you're more likely to get shot in Baltimore! It's gotten so bad that the YanksInTanks have started sending combat surgeons to train in area hospitals because it's the closest thing in the states they have to actual injuries they are likely to face in the field. So the reputation in media, while unfortunate, is not unfounded.

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Unfortunately for Baltimore, the city is most likely to appear in media because of its high crime rate. Both ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' and ''Series/TheWire'' focused on the high crime and corruption in the city and, by and large, did a good job portraying it. The annual murder rate typically goes above triple digits before June; this is factoring in that crime in the city is on a downturn. This has lead many people both in and out of the city calling it "Harm City" or "Bodymore, Murderland". When Osama bin Laden was killed, Steven Colbert noted that if the capitol of Pakistan was Washington D.C., then the bin Laden compound was in Baltimore... then observed that you were more likely to get shot in Baltimore. Since the Freddie Gray Riots in 2015 (two riots, one lesser known that took place on a Saturday and caused Camden Yards to refuse people from leaving the stadium as the riot was one block over and the more well known one the following Monday), the murder rate has gotten much worse. With an average of one murder a day, Baltimore may not boast the most murders per day (that honor goes to Chicago) but it holds the most murders per populous. To put this in perspective, in 2016, Chicago had just north of 700 murders compared to Baltimore's 300+. However, Baltimore is a smaller city and, had it had a population similar to that of Chicago, would have had an estimated 1,000 plus murders. And those are just the people who die. The number of people who are the victims of violent crime is incredibly high and the only reason that the shooting victims to murder ratio is so low is some of the worst parts of the city just happen to be near some of the best hospitals in the country. So the good news is if you're shot in Baltimore, you're more likely to survive. The bad news is that you're more likely to get shot in Baltimore! It's gotten so bad that the YanksInTanks have started sending combat surgeons to train in area hospitals because it's the closest thing in the states they have to actual injuries they are likely to face in the field. So the reputation in media, while unfortunate, is not unfounded.
7th Apr '17 11:49:45 AM DemoDeezy
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Unfortunately for Baltimore, the city is most likely to appear in media because of its high crime rate. Both ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' and ''Series/TheWire'' focused on the high crime and corruption in the city and, by and large, did a good job portraying it. The annual murder rate typically goes above triple digits before June; this is factoring in that crime in the city is on a downturn. This has lead many people both in and out of the city calling it "Harm City" or "Bodymore, Murderland". When Osama bin Laden was killed, Steven Colbert noted that if the capitol of Pakistan was Washington D.C., then the bin Laden compound was in Baltimore... then observed that you were more likely to get shot in Baltimore. Since the Freddie Gray Riots in 2015 (two riots, one lesser known that took place on a Saturday and caused Camden Yards to refuse people from leaving the stadium as the riot was one block over and the more well known one the following Monday), the murder rate has gotten much worse. With an average of one murder a day, Baltimore may not boast the most murders per day (that honor goes to Chicago) but it holds the most murders per populous. To put this in perspective, in 2016, Chicago had just north of 700 murders compared to Baltimore's 300+. However, Baltimore is a smaller city and, had it had a population similar to that of Chicago, would have had an estimated 1,000 plus murders. And those are just the people who die. The number of people who are the victims of violent crime is incredibly high and the only reason that the shooting victims to murder ratio is so low is some of the worst parts of the city just happen to be near some of the best hospitals in the country. So the good news is if you're shot in Baltimore, you're more likely to survive. The bad news is your more likely to get shot in Baltimore! It's gotten so bad that the YanksInTanks have started sending combat surgeons to train in area hospitals because it's the closest thing in the states they have to actual injuries they are likely to face in the field. So the reputation in media, while unfortunate, is not unfounded.

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Unfortunately for Baltimore, the city is most likely to appear in media because of its high crime rate. Both ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' and ''Series/TheWire'' focused on the high crime and corruption in the city and, by and large, did a good job portraying it. The annual murder rate typically goes above triple digits before June; this is factoring in that crime in the city is on a downturn. This has lead many people both in and out of the city calling it "Harm City" or "Bodymore, Murderland". When Osama bin Laden was killed, Steven Colbert noted that if the capitol of Pakistan was Washington D.C., then the bin Laden compound was in Baltimore... then observed that you were more likely to get shot in Baltimore. Since the Freddie Gray Riots in 2015 (two riots, one lesser known that took place on a Saturday and caused Camden Yards to refuse people from leaving the stadium as the riot was one block over and the more well known one the following Monday), the murder rate has gotten much worse. With an average of one murder a day, Baltimore may not boast the most murders per day (that honor goes to Chicago) but it holds the most murders per populous. To put this in perspective, in 2016, Chicago had just north of 700 murders compared to Baltimore's 300+. However, Baltimore is a smaller city and, had it had a population similar to that of Chicago, would have had an estimated 1,000 plus murders. And those are just the people who die. The number of people who are the victims of violent crime is incredibly high and the only reason that the shooting victims to murder ratio is so low is some of the worst parts of the city just happen to be near some of the best hospitals in the country. So the good news is if you're shot in Baltimore, you're more likely to survive. The bad news is your that you're more likely to get shot in Baltimore! It's gotten so bad that the YanksInTanks have started sending combat surgeons to train in area hospitals because it's the closest thing in the states they have to actual injuries they are likely to face in the field. So the reputation in media, while unfortunate, is not unfounded.
4th Apr '17 8:53:17 AM hszmv1
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* In the 2000s and 2010s, a small part of Maryland's politics have been looking for ways to attract the film industry to do shoots in the city and in the state in general. Maryland being a small size has a surprisingly diverse topography, which affords film makers the ability to get a good bulk of subbed locations with little travel time to location sites. Early, Baltimore was even discussed as Hollywood of the East. The problem comes with taxation, which cost Maryland several of these film locations. It wouldn't be as embarrassing if two films (Film/Annapolis and Film/Hairspray) weren't set in the state. This is changing, as noted in House of Cards below.




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* In Film/ForRicherOrPoorer, Baltimore subbed for New York City for street scenes. The bulk of the film was filmed in the small town of Wetminister, MD, which is about 40-minutes from Downtown Baltimore, just south of Pennsylvania, which was subbing for Lancaster, Pennsylvania, which is just north of the Maryland Border.
4th Apr '17 8:31:06 AM hszmv1
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Unfortunately for Baltimore, the city is most likely to appear in media because of its high crime rate. Both ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' and ''Series/TheWire'' focused on the high crime and corruption in the city and, by and large, did a good job portraying it. The annual murder rate typically goes above triple digits before June; this is factoring in that crime in the city is on a downturn. This has lead many people both in and out of the city calling it "Harm City" or "Bodymore, Murderland".

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Unfortunately for Baltimore, the city is most likely to appear in media because of its high crime rate. Both ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' and ''Series/TheWire'' focused on the high crime and corruption in the city and, by and large, did a good job portraying it. The annual murder rate typically goes above triple digits before June; this is factoring in that crime in the city is on a downturn. This has lead many people both in and out of the city calling it "Harm City" or "Bodymore, Murderland".
Murderland". When Osama bin Laden was killed, Steven Colbert noted that if the capitol of Pakistan was Washington D.C., then the bin Laden compound was in Baltimore... then observed that you were more likely to get shot in Baltimore. Since the Freddie Gray Riots in 2015 (two riots, one lesser known that took place on a Saturday and caused Camden Yards to refuse people from leaving the stadium as the riot was one block over and the more well known one the following Monday), the murder rate has gotten much worse. With an average of one murder a day, Baltimore may not boast the most murders per day (that honor goes to Chicago) but it holds the most murders per populous. To put this in perspective, in 2016, Chicago had just north of 700 murders compared to Baltimore's 300+. However, Baltimore is a smaller city and, had it had a population similar to that of Chicago, would have had an estimated 1,000 plus murders. And those are just the people who die. The number of people who are the victims of violent crime is incredibly high and the only reason that the shooting victims to murder ratio is so low is some of the worst parts of the city just happen to be near some of the best hospitals in the country. So the good news is if you're shot in Baltimore, you're more likely to survive. The bad news is your more likely to get shot in Baltimore! It's gotten so bad that the YanksInTanks have started sending combat surgeons to train in area hospitals because it's the closest thing in the states they have to actual injuries they are likely to face in the field. So the reputation in media, while unfortunate, is not unfounded.
29th Mar '17 7:42:48 PM nombretomado
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* OprahWinfrey (Not a native of Maryland, but moved here early in her broadcast career and was a staple of the local news for decades)

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* OprahWinfrey Creator/OprahWinfrey (Not a native of Maryland, but moved here early in her broadcast career and was a staple of the local news for decades)
17th Feb '17 7:09:41 PM bt8257
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In sports, the Preakness Stakes, an American flat Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds (and the "second jewel" in the Triple Crown [[note]]Between the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes[[/note]]), is held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course. Fans of the city's pro football team, the Ravens, have a long-standing rivalry with those of the UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} Steelers. They aren't too fond of the Washington Redskins either. In fact, part of the reason the Steelers and Redskins are both so detested in Baltimore is because they both have significant fanbases in Baltimore, which infuriates Ravens and Baltimore Colts loyalists. Speaking of which, don't mention the Indianapolis Colts [[BerserkButton if you value your teeth]]. They used to be the Baltimore Colts, but the franchise moved out of the city in the dead of night, leaving it with the distinct impression they had been stabbed in the back. [[note]]The retaliation against the company that moved the team's equipment, Mayflower Movers, was so strong that the company is still unable to get work in the state.[[/note]] UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} has a similar attitude towards the Ravens, since they were the original Cleveland Browns.

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In sports, the Preakness Stakes, an American flat Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds (and the "second jewel" in the Triple Crown [[note]]Between the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes[[/note]]), is held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course. Fans of the city's pro football team, the Ravens, have a long-standing rivalry with those of the UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} Steelers. They aren't too fond of the Washington Redskins either. In fact, part of the reason the Steelers and Redskins are both so detested in Baltimore is because they both have significant fanbases in Baltimore, which infuriates Ravens and Baltimore Colts loyalists. Speaking of which, don't mention the Indianapolis Colts [[BerserkButton if you value your teeth]]. They used to be the Baltimore Colts, but the franchise moved out of the city in the dead of night, leaving it with the distinct impression they had been stabbed in the back. [[note]]The retaliation against the company that moved the team's equipment, Mayflower Movers, was so strong that the company is still unable to get work in the state.[[/note]] UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} has a similar attitude towards the Ravens, since they were the original Cleveland Browns.
1st Jan '17 4:26:24 PM nlpnt
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* ''Series/MotorWeek'' is based in suburban Owings Mills and films extensively on the roads of the area.
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