Based in Pasadena, the Baseball Reliquary includes a research archive, a traveling museum, and the Shrine of the Eternals, the organization's alternative to baseball's official Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
It's October and the boys of summer are heading for the World Series Fall Classic. So it's fitting to ask, what is it about this ball-and-stick game that is so deeply embedded in our culture -- with influence well beyond the actual sport of baseball?
Francesca Zambello ranks among the world's most prolific opera and musical theater directors. When I caught up with the director last month, she was about to meet with the artistic staff at Washington National Opera, while also preparing to direct Aida.