Monday, July 21, 2008

The Baseball Reliquary

The Baseball Reliquary is a repository of the odd and unlikely. Its collections hold a piece of Abner Doubleday's skin, a Babe Ruth cigar (partially smoked), a Babe Ruth hot dog (partially eaten), Dock Ellis' hair curlers, and a tortilla bearing the likeness of Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley.

Some of these objects appear to be real, while others prompt one to ask "What is 'the real'?" and other postmodern questions. The Reliquary might be described as a Museum of Jurassic Technology for baseball.

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