Good initiative, bad judgement.
I think that Marc Ecko is an idiot. He shouldn't be involved with the ball going to Cooperstown in any way. Whether or not this is a publicity stunt or marketing scheme for him, the ball should have been left at it was.
Now whenever you go to the hall of fame to see the baseball, instead of thinking in your mind that Bonds was a) a great hitter b) doped to be a great hitter, you'll be having Mark Ecko's name on the tips of your tongues.
Mark Ecko as much as a douchebag as Barry.
if the HOF is as sacred as they claim to be why are they even accepting the ball? They should just refuse to display it and move on.
Clearly this is a publicity stunt for Ecko and it appears to be working, we are talking about it here
Unless there is a sign next to the ball with Ecko's name people will quickly forget he had anything to do with it. 5, 10, 50 years from now people won't remember who branded the ball but rather what the asterisk stands for. Namely that a majority of fans who watched the game during this era thought the record was tainted. I think it's a great idea and could care less about Mark Ecko's soon to be short lived pub.