We're two days removed from the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix, and I haven't talked to one person who is looking forward to the big IndyCar race. Granted, I don't know every single person in Baltimore, but it seems the consensus is that this costly event is a logistical nightmare that is pretty much ruining everyone's lives.
Is that a fair assessment?
Everyone has been complaining about the gridlocked streets downtown. Traffic is so bad, it screwed up Buck Showalter’s morning commute on Thursday (if Buck scowls when he’s happy, imagine the face he made when he tried to turn onto Light Street). Environmentalists are concerned about air pollution. Taxpayers wonder if their dollars are being put to good use. The IndyCar drivers themselves worry the downtown track is unsafe.