WASHINGTON--Die hard White Sox fan President Obama offered a lot of reasons of why Sonia Sotomayor should be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, including: she saved baseball.
"During her tenure on the district court, she presided over
roughly 450 cases. One case in particular involved a matter of
enormous concerns to many Americans, including me, the baseball strike
of 1994-'95. In a decision that reportedly took her just 15 minutes
to announce, a swiftness much appreciated by baseball fans everywhere,
she issued an injunction that helped end the strike. Some say that
Judge Sotomayor saved baseball."
Keeping on the baseball theme: Obama also noted that she was raised not far from Yankee Stadium:
"But as impressive and meaningful as Judge Sotomayor's sterling
credentials in the law is her own extraordinary journey. Born in the
South Bronx, she was raising a housing project not far from Yankee
Stadium, making her a lifelong Yankees fan. I hope this will not
disqualify her in the eyes of the New Englanders in the Senate "