Fashion designer Marc Ecko, who bought the ball that Barry Bonds hit to set the all-time home run record (No. 756), is letting the public decide the fate of the ball. Vote now! Your choices are to send it to the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, to send it to the Hall of Fame with an asterisk branded on it, or blast it into space.
Ben Padnos, owner of the record-tying ball (No. 755), is now also letting the public decide the fate of that ball. Vote now! Your choices are to save it or smash it.
Even though I believe that Bonds took steroids and didn't legitimately break the record, I would like to see both balls go to the Baseball Hall of Fame and be preserved for posterity. And I don't see the need to tarnish the balls further by branding them with asterisks. Everyone knows the story and has their own opinion as to the legitimacy of the record. Save 'em.