Best Place for Crabs
Baltimore - I don't know, I try to stay away from Baltimore. But I'm sure there are tons of restaurants in the Harbor that serve some good crabs.
Philly - Show N Tell on Columbus Blvd.
Advantage - Baltimore. Soft shell crabs are delicious. Pube crabs are less delicious.
Babe Ruth Connection
Baltimore - Ruth was born in Baltimore and played professionally for the first time with the then minor league Baltimore Orioles before being sold to the Red Sox.
Philly - Ruth played his last game in Philadelphia with the Boston Braves.
Advantage - Philadelphia. Trading Ryne Sandberg is bad. Selling Babe Ruth is catastrophic.
Source of City Pride
Baltimore - The rate of forcible rapes has fallen below the national average in recent years.
Philly - The nation's first capital and the home of American independence.
Advantage - Philadelphia, although it's commendable that Baltimore is lowering its crime rate.
Food TV Connection
Baltimore - "Ace of Cakes" star Duff Goldman has his Charm City Cakes store in Baltimore.
Philly - Jack McDavid, former host of my favorite FoodTV show "Grillin and Chillin" has a restaurant in Philadelphia called Jack's Firehouse. Also, Japanese Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto has a restaurant, Morimoto, on Chestnut Street.
Advantage - Philadelphia. I hate fondant.
Baltimore - Rafael Palmeiro
Philadelphia - Lenny Dykstra
Advantage - Baltimore. Their juicer not only hit 500 homers, but he hit all of them with a sweet 'stache.
The numbers never lie and Philly takes another one. Look for a 2-1 series win for the Phils.