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Will Orioles, Preakness help soothe ravaged Baltimore?

Will Orioles, Preakness help soothe ravaged Baltimore?

Looting, rioting and violence has left Baltimore rattled and in a state of repair. Officials hope a big sports week has a healing effect on the beleaguered city. Civil unrest remains an issue in Baltimore after two weeks of tension between residents and police. The return of the Orioles for an extended period and the running of the Preakness could help ease matters. The Orioles expect to play before enthusiastic crowds throughout the week, and track officials say good weather could lead to record attendance numbers at Pimlico Race Course. "We certainly recognize the role that we play in the community, and hope we would always be seen as a unifying experience," said Greg...