The VP of communications for the Baseball Hall of Fame told Dan Patrick on his radio show today that there probably will be a steroids exhibit in the Hall sometime soon. A PR firm provided the transcript below.
Dan Patrick: “Have you thought about a steroid exhibit in the Hall of Fame? Brian McNamee says to you, ‘Jeff, I’ve got some viles, I’ve got syringes, I’ve got HGH — I’d like to donate it to the Hall of Fame.'”
Jeff Idelson: “There’s no doubt that in time, Dan, we will address steroids and human growth hormones in our museum. It’s a part of the game. It’s a lousy part of the game, but it’s part of the game’s history — But when we do tell the story, it will be in the context perhaps of good medicine versus bad medicine. It will be done in an educational way. Would we accept artifacts or items from Brian McNamee? I don’t know, I mean if it allows us to tell the story in an educational way, we’d consider it. But if it’s just to have, I doubt we’d take them.”
The new exhibit will be much larger than the standard exhibit, but it will quickly suffer from structural problems. Those problems will shorten the building’s lifespan. In addition, the doors will occasionally close very aggressively, and unfortunately, the men’s room will shrink to the size of a small closet.