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Baltimore's best surprise

Baltimore's best surprise

Sure, it's easy to complain about life in Charm City these days — the heat, the humidity, the violence and crime, the poverty, the endless droning of presidential candidates — but there's also a robust counter-argument. Baltimore is home to one of the world's greatest medical centers, it boasts the headquarters of one of the nation's fastest growing apparel retailers along with some top wealth managers, and its arts and cultural attractions are world class.

And then there's this: the Baltimore Orioles sit on top of the American League East with a two game lead over both the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays. Johns Hopkins is certainly great and everything, but...