Baltimore beach volleyball is a highly visible contrast to the many negatives often associated with Baltimore ("How to save Baltimore's beach volleyball," Aug. 6). In fact, an investment banker who is an avid player told me it was the main reason he chose Baltimore to live and work. It is not only a place to play and unwind after a hard day's or week's work, it is an inviting social setting to network with real live, lively people.
I actually discovered the Inner Harbor myself when my daughter played and ended up moving to Key Highway. She now lives on the West Coast but my wife and I still love to watch. Volleyball is the fun and exciting part of the Inner Harbor that along with shopping and restaurants and the park on top of Federal Hill offers something for everyone. When I consider my options, as I do every time I pay property taxes, Baltimore beach volleyball is one of the unique Baltimore charms that makes it all worthwhile.
The Inner Harbor and Key Highway are really coming around and Baltimore beach volleyball is a big part so don't mess with success. Build the parking lot underneath if you must but make sure to put Baltimore beach volleyball back just where it is to keep attracting young vibrant people back to love city life.
David Phillips, Baltimore
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