seriously, the oriole is a great looking bird and I personally believe that all baseball teams should be named after birds. It would make for a great collection of hats and shirts. One time I was in Baltimore and I bought an Orioles shirt for Nephew Eli. A few years later, Eli was visiting and we were playing a board game and he was wearing the shirt. "Did I get you that?" I asked him.
"Yes, it's my favorite shirt."
His mom said, "I have to wash it constantly."
Getting someone a gift they like a lot is one of the best feelings in the world. It's not that easy to do. So, thank you BALTIMORE!
Plus, Baltimorian Anne Tyler's new book comes out next month. And I've read all her books so I feel a special kinship with Baltimore.