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Poll results

Last week we asked if the Orioles were going to fire manager Sam Perlozzo, who should be his replacement? More than 2,500 voted, and more than half are longing for the past. Davey Johnson, who guided the team to its last winning season in 1997, lapped the crowd. The results:

Davey Johnson: 50.8 percent (1,280 votes)

Joe Girardi: 34.3 percent (864 votes)

Dusty Baker: 8.3 percent (210 votes)

Ken Macha: 3.5 percent (89 votes)

Art Howe: 3.0 percent (75 votes).

Poll position

Which former Oriole from the past five years would you like to see back with the club?

Eric Byrnes

Jack Cust

John Maine

Gary Matthews Jr.

Sammy Sosa

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Hack of the week

Has interleague play lost its appeal, or do you still find it intriguing?

Ten years ago it was fresh . Lately it's lost its appeal. What's especially lame is the attempt to fabricate a rivalry between the Nationals and Orioles.

[Patrick R. Lynch, Baltimore]

Take your hacks

Each week we will ask an open-ended baseball question. Reply with your thoughts to sports@baltsun. com. We'll print one response each week. Keep your answer to 25 words or fewer and make sure to include your name, city and phone number for verification purposes.

This week's question: If you owned the Orioles, what's the first thing you'd do to turn the team around?

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