The MLB Hall Of Fame will introduce its latest class at 2 p.m. today. There are two names on the ballot who played for the Baltimore Orioles, and one is a whole lot more likely to be inducted than the other.â†µ
Roberto Alomar won ten gold gloves at second base, and holds a .300 career average over 17, count 'em, 17 major league seasons. Aside from that whole "spitting in the face of an umpire" incident, he has everything you would look for in a potential hall of famer. He's a pretty safe bet to get in.â†µ
Ralfael Palmeiro on the other hand, doesn't have much of a shot at all. He has all the numbers you look for in a player who is eleigible for the Hall of Fame, but his issues with steroids will probably keep him out. If Mark McGwire's hall of fame history is any indication of how the board might vote on Palmeiro, which one must assume it is, than he doesn't have much of a shot at all.â†µ
Full coverage of the full list of new Hall of Famers when it becomes public can be found over at SB Nation.â†µ
UPDATE: Alomar and Bert Blyleven get in. Palmeiro does not.