History UsefulNotes / Baltimore

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.
16th Dec '16 3:01:29 PM McJeff
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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. Also, don't mention the Indianapolis Colts [[BerserkButton if you value your teeth]]. 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.

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), and the Washington Nationals, though both the Mets and Nats are rarely played against (being in the National League).

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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. Also, 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]]. The 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.

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).
14th Dec '16 2:24:12 PM drwhom
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Unfortunately for the rest of Maryland, people from out of state tend to use "Baltimore" and "Maryland" interchangeably, despite the cultural diversity of the state. Fun fact: The most populous and economically important county in Maryland is not even in the Baltimore metropolitan area.
2nd Oct '16 10:48:12 AM nombretomado
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* EdgarAllanPoe

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27th Sep '16 11:31:38 PM PaulA
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27th Sep '16 11:30:27 PM PaulA
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* Most of TomClancy's prequel Literature/WithoutRemorse is set in Baltimore.

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* Most of TomClancy's prequel Literature/WithoutRemorse Creator/TomClancy's novel ''Literature/WithoutRemorse'' is set in Baltimore.
15th Jul '16 6:15:22 PM rodsantos
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* Most of TomClancy's prequel Literature/WithoutRemorse is set in Baltimore.
25th Nov '15 8:35:19 AM LaptopGuy
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* John Astin
* Josh Charles
* Charles S. Dutton
* "Mama" Cass Elliot

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* [[Series/TheAddamsFamily John Astin
Astin]]
* Josh Charles
[[Series/SportsNight Josh]] [[Series/TheGoodWife Charles]]
* [[Film/{{Alien 3}} Charles S. Dutton
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* [[Music/TheMamasAndThePapas "Mama" Cass ElliotElliot]]



* Jada Pinkett Smith

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* Jada Pinkett Smith[[Series/ADifferentWorld Jada]] [[Franchise/TheMatrix Pinkett]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} Smith]]
15th Nov '15 12:33:38 PM DesertDragon
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* Creator/SidMeier, creator (most famously) of ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' and ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', has lived in Hunt Valley (just north of Baltimore) for a long time, and his company, Firaxis Games, is based there.
* Dru Hill, late 90's BoyBand where Sisqo of "Thong Song" fame got his start. They're named after local park Druid Hill, pronounced "Dru Hill" in the local accent.

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* Creator/SidMeier, creator (most famously) of ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' and ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', has lived in Hunt Valley (just north of Baltimore) for a long time, and his company, Firaxis Games, is based there.
* Dru Hill, late 90's BoyBand where Sisqo of "Thong Song" fame got his start. They're named after local park Druid Hill, pronounced "Dru Hill" in the local accent.
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