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There's a lot about Baltimore to be thankful for
There's a lot about Baltimore to be thankful for

I stood in the press box in October 1991 and watched dozens of men who had played for the Orioles over four decades emerge from the home-team dugout and take their old positions. The last game at Memorial Stadium had just ended and, melancholic as the moment was, I remember thinking how lucky I was to have been there for that emotional roll call of old Birds. It was an ingeniously orchestrated farewell to baseball on 33rd Street. Earlier that year, I had had a similar lucky-to-be-alive feeling when I sat in the Meyerhoff to hear the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra perform Mahler's enormous 8th Symphony, the "Symphony of a Thousand." David Zinman, who was the music director...

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