Okay, I don't want to blame the messenger, but, dag, Baltimore really didn't fare well in their "America's Favorite Cities" readers' poll. When your best showing—out of 35 cities polled about—is coming in #18 for "Historical Sites and Monuments," that's not exactly something to boast about. (Oh, we also came in #18 as being an "Affordable Getaway." So there's that)
Results that really stick in my craw? Number 28 for culture? We have culture up the wazoo in Baltimore (little known fact: "Culture up the Wazoo" was one of the city's rejected marketing slogans.) And we came in 34th in a vague category called "People." Hey, we have people! (Another rejected slogan.) Actually, the People category breaks down into such sub-categories as Friendliness (29), Attractiveness (34!?) and Intelligence (29—uh, there's a little world class hospital/university called Johns Hopkins I'd like to tell those readers about.)
Okay, while I wallow in bitterness, why don't you go ahead and read the darn thing for yourself?
Or, better still, you can improve our standing in next year's poll, by voting here!