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Here's an Idea...

With the Ecko website stirring up debate on Bonds and the 756 ball, apparently the owner of 755 is copying Ecko with a website of their own, called End The Debate, which offers a vote to, what else, "end the debate" and voters can vote just Hall of Fame or destroy it.

Call me naive but I still think it's unproven whether Bonds deliberately took steroids or not.  It appears that he might have been fed them but was not aware - it could also have been a nudge-nudge-wink-wink type of deal as well.  Nobody knows.

No matter how you feel about the situation, as baseball fans, we should at least feel that these balls are part of history, good or bad, else we should go out and burn Shoeless Joe Jackson's collectibles, and probably all the racists and 'nare-do-wells who populated the league before the Babe made everything legit.  Heck, if we take the logic far enough, we should blot out the history of baseball pre-Jackie Robinson, as players could have fought to include non-whites, just as much as owners could have, so even if they weren't racist, they were supporting racist behavior.  But that won't make it go away.

So I've been voting to save Bonds's balls and encourage anyone reading this to do likewise.  Again, good or bad, they are a part of baseball history and we should preserve them, as destroying them would not remove what happened in history, anymore than, say, destroying Nazi artifacts would make their blot on history go away.

Plus, obviously both sites are trying to make money off of their investment in the balls.  At least Ecko's site provides two ways of saving the ball - the Hall of Fame could always position the "*" away from the viewer.  The other site is clearly commercial, and by making it a yea or nay vote, clearly it will be smashed since there are a lot of anti-Bonds fans out there.

Preserve baseball history, vote for the Hall of Fame:

http://www.vote756.com/marcecko/
http://endthedebate.com/

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