Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Public Has Spoken

At the public was invited to choose to: (a) Bestow it intact to Cooperstown, (b) Permanently brand the ball with an asterisk before sending it to Cooperstown, or (c) launch it into space forever

With over 10 million votes recorded and tabulated, the results were clear:

A) BESTOW IT - 34% B) BRAND IT - 47% C) BANISH IT - 19%

The public chose to send the ball to the Hall of Fame with an asterisk, as a constant reminder of this unforgettable moment in sports history and popular culture.

In the end, 80 percent of voters believed the ball should go to Cooperstown (47% opting to mark the ball; 34% without), and two thirds felt that doubts surrounding the record needed to be recognized (47% for the asterisk; 19% for space.

(For those of you that are confused, this is regarding Barry Bond's record breaking homerun ball.)