The opening of Oriole Park at Camden Yards has spawned a new generation of up-from-the-rotting-wharves (UFTRW) stories in national and regional magazines and newspapers.
UFTRW's -- stories that describe Baltimore's renaissance and note, usually near the top, that the Inner Harbor used to be honeycombed with rotting wharves -- were ubiquitous in the years after Harborplace's completion and the opening of the National Aquarium. In recent years UFTRW's had gone the way of the five-cent cigar.
My, how they're back! The one city tourism officials should like best is in the April issue of Mid-Atlantic Country magazine. Titled "Diamonds on the Patapsco," the article by Brooke C. Stoddard combines the new stadium and Inner Harbor development in a glittering package that breathes not a discouraging word about the Queen City of the Patapsco Drainage Basin. Indeed, the article concludes: