Justice Sonia Soyomayor is scheduled to throw out the first pitch Saturday right before her beloved New York Yankees play their rivals, the Boston Red Sox.
If you recall, the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry was brought up several times during Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy is a devoted Red Sox fan. He decided to support Sotomayor anyway.
(In the interest of full disclosure, DC Dicta is firmly with Leahy on this one. Go Sox!)