Earlier today, President Obama announced he will nominate Sonia Sotomayor, a current judge on the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, to replace outgoing Supreme Court Justice David Souter. While politics is not often within the purview of River Ave. Blues, Sotomayor has ties to something near and dear to our hearts. She grew up in the South Bronx and has been a lifelong Yankee fan.
She is also credited with saving baseball in 1995 when she issued an injunction barring the owners from imposing a unilateral collective bargaining agreement on the striking players. Her actions spurred baseball players back onto the field as the two sides continued to negotiate, and had she not ruled as she did, the owners could have escalated the labor fight by fielding teams of replacement players. So Sotomayor is a baseball supporter and a Yankee fan. Sounds good to me. (Hat tip to Shysterball for finding the 1995 Times article.)