Joe Posnanski, as he tends to do, wrote something interesting recently. And some anonymous commenter had an idea I thought was interesting:
A good poll question would be: given that the Doubleday story is a myth, where should the Hall of Fame be? (By the way, I'm not saying the Hall should move; Cooperstown a wonderful place. I just wonder where an appropriate locale would be if the myth had never gained steam to the point that the Hall was placed there).
So what think you? I've never been to the Hall of Fame, and I really can't see a situation in which I will. Rural New York seems nice enough, but its just not near enough to me to stumble into a trip, and not near enough to anything I know to make it part of an itinerary. So I don't know enough on that account to say anything.
If I had to move the Hall of Fame to somewhere, I think I'd vote for either somewhere closer to a big city. My first reaction was something near New York or Baltimore, but I don't think there'd be enough undeveloped land for it. Baltimore would be great, I think, but it probably isn't too realistic right now. But it'd be cool to have the HOF in the Babe's backyard.
So my final decision, as much as I may get pillaged for it on here, would be Saint Louis. A great baseball history, obviously. America's heartland and all of the said idyllicness implied in that. A location that can be reached pretty easily by everyone in the country, from West to East, North to South. And most interestingly, it'd be cool to have the HOF within a morning's drive of the Negro Leagues Museum. I think that'd be really good for both of 'em.
Someone else in the comments section said Cincinnati because of the Red Stockings, but I'd like to hear more than "Hey! Red Stockings!" So let me/us know what you think. Where would you put the Hall of Fame?