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McGwire Hall of Fame Bat Going Nowhere

1/13/2010 6:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mark McGwire's steroid revelation isn't resonating in Cooperstown -- officials at the Baseball Hall of Fame confirm McGwire's record setting bat will remain on display ... without any specific reference to his confession.

Mark McGwire

TMZ spoke to a senior director at the HOF who told us they were satisfied with a disclaimer posted in the wing of the Hall where McGwire's 70th HR bat is on display.

The disclaimer mentions "mounting evidence" that some players have juiced up. The disclaimer then turns into buyer beware, noting that the artifacts are displayed "without respect to suspicions" of illegal substance use.

But in McGwire's case, there are no lingering suspicions ... dude cheated.

So the question ...

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1.

Simone    

FIrst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1688 days ago
2.

Simone    

Very important news!!!!!!!!!! Keep the good job guys!!!!! Everybody in America loves baseball!!!!!!!!! ; )

1688 days ago
3.

Malibu    

Babe and the Mick said they had been drinking when they played. Lets take there records away, please.

1688 days ago
4.

gotta know    

What does that say about Pete Rose now? Should he be enshrined in Cooperstown with an asterisk?

1688 days ago
5.

PolarBear    

This is no different than when Ben Johnson first won the Olympic mens 100-yard run event with a new world record and was almost immediately disqualified for being on banned steroids. No difference. Get that bat out of the Hall and make no effort to recognize him in the Hall. Records will still be there, but to recognize McGwire in any way there without reference to the drugs is a major error. Just relax and think that through. He cheated deliberately and consistently and the drugs had a major effect.

1688 days ago
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GTLT    

Take that bat, inject it with the left over steroids that he said Jose didn't give him and shove it up his a**!

1688 days ago
7.

blanket jackson    

this guy is one of the biggest douche-bags in baseball history. his name and every accomplishment should be deleted from the records for ever. also....any baseball player using steriods should die from rectal cancer.

1688 days ago
8.

Anthony    

what's that you think your badass little ny thiefing clucks are going to help u

1688 days ago
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Anthony    

now what are you doing lacing up people

1688 days ago
10.

pdxmike    

I don't get. Most Americans are taking performance enhancers from Ativan to Viagra, pot and alcohol, Abien, Xanax. And from 1970 until 2001 America was awash in drugs... we still are. Then there are our other role models, musicians and actors. We expect them to use drugs, and no one gives a flying... but, our athletes are supposed to be clean? And we are soo outraged.

1688 days ago
11.

Anthony    

OH you don't think so

1688 days ago
12.

GTLT    

When all those people you're talking about walk up and pretent to talk with Congress, lie you a** to save face and then not speak about it for 10 years, then want a job in MLB again then we'll talk.

1688 days ago
13.

snickers    

Wow, a 3rd choice in a TMZ poll... Now just add 'Neither' and 'Bad Docs' to your other polls.

1688 days ago
14.

Franklin    

To the person who compared McGwire's steroid use to Babe's drinking, Alcohol is NOT a performance enhancing drug. If anything he should have been hitting Less homers. All of these guys who juiced up should have their stats from the time they were juicing deleted for all intensive purposes. They we outperforming regular ball players and padding their stats because of the the roids. If Pete Rose isn't in the Hall then Not ONE of them deserve to be in there. I could understand if Pete Rose was betting on his team LOSING but he was betting on them winning!

1688 days ago
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Anthony    

do you need your job rendevous or do you need to go to jail?

1688 days ago
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