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Making Plank's optimism contagious

Making Plank's optimism contagious

OK, I have to confess that Kevin Plank is one of my heroes. The recent interview with him ("Plank is out to sell city on itself," Nov. 2) was so encouraging regarding Mr. Plank's vision for both Baltimore and Under Armour that I am for once proud of our city. More than pride, I actually (dare I say it?) feel hopeful. And hope has been in short supply for many of us these last few decades.

The question is, where should any of us put our focus, our energy? Yes, there is the undeniable bleak reputation we have gained thanks to drugs, violent crime,...