But one thing is clear, it's holding Baltimore back. Don't take our word for it. Talk to Mr. Plank, who thinks Baltimore's view of itself as an underdog is great, but its view of itself as a dog is not so hot. And he's one armchair critic who deserves an audience — he's created the fastest growing sports apparel and footwear company in the world. And he's located it in Baltimore. Baltimore! And more than that, he's invested big bucks to turn the company's Tide Point campus into a showplace and expects it to eventually triple in size.