A mini Cooper, then a visit to The Hall
June, 25, 2008
Last week I visited the traveling Baseball as America exhibit, which currently resides at Boston's Museum of Science. It's really a wonderful exhibit; for Red Sox fans there's Curt Schilling's bloody sock, the baseball Doug Mientkiewicz caught for the final out in the 2004 World Series, and the last bat Ted Williams swung in anger. For the rest of us, there's Eddie Gaedel's jersey, and Robert Redford's New York Knights jersey, Walter Johnson's glove from 1927, and of course a bunch of other stuff. But it's more than just stuff, as the exhibits makes a good go of justifying its title. Two of my favorite items were a mechanical scoreboard (of sorts) and a home plate, made of wood, from the Gila River internment camp. But Baseball as America was just a warmup.