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February 2, 2013
Michael Phelps attends ESPN The Magazine's NEXT Event at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans.
ABOUT THE BLOGGER
Julie Scharper has written for the Baltimore Sun since 2006 and covered City Hall for three years, among other beats. She is a fourth-generation Baltimorean, the descendant of Pigtown speakeasy owners,
and among the first in her family to pronounce the “t” in Baltimore. She spent several years living in radiator-rattling distance from The Hippo in Mount Vernon, but now resides in Wyman Park with Mr. Insider and Baby Insider.