But the act that made Modell a villain on the banks of the Cuyahoga made him a hero on the shores of the Chesapeake. Cleveland's loss of the Browns would give rise to the birth of the Baltimore Ravens, a franchise that in its 16-year history has tightly woven itself into the fabric of this city. And Modell and his wife embraced Baltimore. The charity work that was so much a part of their lives in Cleveland, they picked up again in Baltimore, becoming major contributors to the St. Vincent's Center, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Lyric Opera House, which now bears their name; funding the creation of the SEED School of Maryland; and being named the 2009 Maryland Philanthropists of the Year. By all accounts, the Modells made a huge imprint on Baltimore. But in a city that will always lick the wounds inflicted when the Colts left, Modell was embraced, with a side of guilt. In Cleveland, even in death, Modell remains a villain. In Baltimore, he will always be a hero with a glass jaw.