A few days ago, SITES staffers braved rush-hour traffic in Northern Virginia for a sneak preview of Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente. This long-anticipated exhibit is finally near completion after several years of intense planning.
The payoff for that effort is big! We're happy to report that the exhibit looks fantastic, with a brilliant color palette and an engaging design that will resonate with anyone who has a passion for the game.
Most of all, the exhibition reflects Clemente's commitment to community and his cultural pride. He was a hero to millions of Latin American fans. "I think the bottom line for Clemente," one of the ballplayer's friends noted, "was trying to show...other human beings that regardless of how poor you are, the color of your skin, your main language, if you dedicate yourself to a cause, you can be a winner."
There are a lot of exhibitions out there that remind us of the grim reality of history and the world we inhabit. This one is different. It's inspiring and lives up to Clemente's insistence that "anytime you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't do it, you are wasting your time on this earth."