Should Orioles make Ripken highest-paid baseball player?

It's your call

December 05, 1991

This week the Mets made outfielder Bobby Bonilla the highest-paid player in team sports, signing him to a five-year contract worth $29 million. Cal Ripken Jr. becomes a free agent after the 1992 season, and with salaries continuing to skyrocket, the Orioles might save money by renegotiating Cal's contract before next season.

We'd like to know two things.

* Do you think the Orioles should make Cal Ripken the highest-paid player in baseball?

* Would you be willing to pay higher ticket prices to Orioles games in the next few years to help finance that kind of contract?

To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County) today through midnight. After you hear the greeting, you'll be asked to punch in a four-digit code on your touch-tone phone. Punch 4600 and you'll be connected with "It's Your Call," The Evening Sun's phone survey on topical issues.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.

Look for the results in tomorrow's Evening Sun.

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