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How the Hall of Fame deals with steroids

Sep 9, 2010, 4:46 PM EDT

Did you know that there's a plaque in Cooperstown that talks about PEDs in the game? I didn't.

Reader Kevin Reiss is visiting the Hall of Fame this afternoon and has posted dozens of pics from inside the museum on his Twitter feed.  One pic, however, stood out, and that’s the Hall’s PEDs disclaimer, as Kevin calls it, pictured below.  I had no idea the Hall had anything like this. Makes sense, though. If there were no mention at all of PEDs it would appear to be a whitewash.

Thing that strikes me the most about it: unlike museum curators, the writers who vote for the Hall of Fame are not all that interested in “the perspective of time” when it comes to PEDs.  It’s “keep the cheatin’ bastards out!”

Hof PED disclaimer.jpg

  1. JBerardi - Sep 9, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    Wow. How delightfully reasonable.

  2. ThatGuy - Sep 9, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    That picture should be mailed out to every voter.

  3. Old Gator - Sep 9, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Might mail one to Bud Light. With a cover note: See, you drooling idiot: this is how you deal with it.

  4. RichardInBigD - Sep 9, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    I am humbled by the greatness of whoever penned that statement…

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