Great Baltimore comebacks [Pictures]
Everybody loves a comeback. And we've had quite a few in the past year or so. Against all odds, the Grand Prix is back with new owners and a major sponsor. Denise Whiting, whose trademark of the word "hon" cost her dearly, managed a total turnaround, thanks in no small part to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Even Power Plant Live, long a punch line for serious Baltimore drinkers, has a new look and a fresh lease on life.
Here are seven of the more spectacular turnarounds of the past 12-odd months, as well as things we wish would come back, and a few items we'd never like to see again.
-- By Sam Sessa, Jordan Bartel, Wesley Case and Brandon Weigel
Image 8 of 15
What we want to come back: Preakness( Getty )
The annual party disguised as a horse race came close to making our comebacks list, but we've decided to remain cautiously optimistic about Preakness. Still, you'd be hard-pressed to find a 2012 attendee who wasn't impressed with this year's version. With A-list acts (Wiz Khalifa and Maroon 5), all-you-can-drink beer and, most important, no reported arrests, Preakness seemed to strike the right balance of drunken fun and levelheadedness. It may never return to the out-of-control years, but that's a comeback we probably don't need.