Sports mogul Ted Leonsis was on to something when he recently talked about Baltimore and Washington as one large market.
Yet while the two cities are be only 38 miles apart, economic and physical differences between the two are still fodder for a lively discussion.
I often hear Washingtonians say they like Baltimore because it's a "real" city. I presume that translates into their perception of our grittiness and remnants of our working, semi-industrial neighborhoods.
I also assume they find Baltimore accents as curious as our limited availability of Starbucks outlets.
Baltimoreans, on the other hand, see Washington as a place to get a good, steady job...