Posted by seamar_116 on 8/1/2014 10:09:00 AM (view original):
You've said you haven't been to the HOF. I've been twice. It's not that big and the "average" fan is not going to Cooperstown to see the HOF anyway. I certainly did not feel over-whelmed by things to see. If there were only 75 players in it, you would definitely feel cheated...at least I would.
The wife and I spent two hours wandering around the Ted Williams Museum in Tampa. I imagine the HOF is bigger than that.
Baseball needs to bring in the "average" fan. Like it or not, it moves too slow for the "average" fan. Having a HOF with 300 monuments is cumbersome for the "average" fan. Baseball, on the whole, has to find a way to be more "average" fan-friendly. The HOF is a place to start.
As I said, you have big displays for 5 at each position. And small displays, with access to more info if desired, for less significant players. You could do the whole thing in a couple of hours or spend an entire weekend digging into the likes of Enos Slaughter.