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A Baltimore-style Bipartisan Issue

Purple state, Orange State: Finally an issue Democrats and Republicans can agree on this election year. Unless you're a Skins/Nats fan, that is.

Pardon the brief diversion from the usual politics while I take a second to note that today is truly a day to celebrate the purple and black and orange.

Today, by tradition, is Purple Friday—a day for Baltimore football fans to get behind the Ravens. This weekend is a bigger game than usual in the NFL if only because it's a chance to avenge last year's playoff loss to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

But this year, something magic happened. The Orioles for the first time in 14 years—longer than my son has been alive—not only have a winning season but a real chance to make the playoffs and, dare I say it, win the American League East.

The O's face Boston this weekend—who would love to spoil our fall run much as we did to them last year. (Maybe we could convince them that their hatred of the Yankees trumps their desire for revenge?)

So today, because I was born and raised here and love my teams, Insider Politics joins in the marriage of purple and orange and black.

Why not?

It's a issue that most area Democrats and Republicans can get behind.

Unless they're 'Skins/Nats fans.

Then I've got nothin' for ya.

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