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Poll results

Last week we asked which former Oriole would be the next to go into the Hall of Fame, and it was quite the race between second baseman Roberto Alomar and pitcher Curt Schilling. You feel Alomar will beat Schilling there. The results:

Roberto Alomar, 29.2 percent (1,374 votes)

Curt Schilling, 27.5 percent (1,294 votes)

Mike Mussina, 17.2 percent (807 votes)

Lee Smith, 14.2 percent (667 votes)

Sammy Sosa, 6.6 percent (312 votes)

Rafael Palmeiro, 5.3 percent (249 votes)



Which recently traded player will make the biggest impact for his new team?

Atlanta Braves pitcher Octavio Dotel

Atlanta Braves first baseman Mark Teixeira

Boston Red Sox pitcher Eric Gagne

Cleveland Indians outfielder Kenny Lofton

New York Mets second baseman Luis Castillo

Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Tadahito Iguchi Vote online at

Hack of

the week

Last week's question: Will former Oriole Mike Mussina be a Hall of Famer?

Yes, I believe Mussina will get in. He won't get to 300 wins, but should reach 250, and that could be the new 300.

[Eric Garfield, Ocean City]

Take your


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This week's question: Would you have traded Erik Bedard to get Mark Teixeira? Why or why not?

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