It must be said. Baltimore and Maryland pride is something instilled in us. Yes, there is Old Bay and Natty Boh, there is the Orioles and the Ravens. There is Fells Point and the Inner Harbor. There are endless distinctions, beautiful artifacts and places, but what makes me proud is the pride.
The more I’m away from home, the more I want to brag about it. I want to wear the Maryland flag and makes jokes about Baltimore accents. I want everyone to feel the warmth I feel, to understand how special living in a place of relentless pride feels.
There is no place like Baltimore, Maryland. It’s not because it is superior, but because it is distinct, and because it is loved.