Lawmakers express bipartisan support for Ravens
It's the first Friday of the legislative session and, more importantly, the Ravens are still in the playoffs. The Baltimore team faces arch rival Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Delegates from Baltimore and beyond showed off Ravens jerseys and purple ties and posed for pictures after the brief and largely content-free morning session.
House Speaker Michael E. Busch, who also sported a jersey, introduced Baltimore Del. Curt Anderson as "chairman of the Ravens caucus." Anderson led the body in chants and remarked, "Baltimore, the city that reads ... Ed Reeds!"
Over in the more sedate Senate chambers, no one was barking like a dog or dressed in sports gear, but Sun colleague Annie Linskey reports there was plenty of purple. Sen. Nancy Jacobs of Harford and Cecil counties donned a fashionable purple suit for the occasion. More photos after the jump.
(iPhone photos by Julie and Annie.)