Justice Sotomayor displays her baseball skills

September 28th, 2009 · 11 Comments

This weekend Justice Sotomayor  tossed out the first pitch in a game against the Boston Red Socks at Yankee Stadium to help commemorate her hometown ball club’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. I don’t think that the Yankees could have picked a more appropriate candidate for this task, as Sotomayor is definitely a baseball fan. You can see how ecstatic Justice Sotomayor was in this clip. Sometimes its nice to see a more playful side of our leaders.

Photo Credit: Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger, Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Yankees Catcher Jorge Posada

Tags: Supreme Court

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rap Man // Sep 30, 2009 at 4:39 am

    Pittsburgh’s G-20 story: Take an expressway from town and disappear into desolate ‘hoods and encounter the civilization of menace. Pittsburgh, a dual city! The glass wonder of PPG Place and/or the G-20 Summit is a faded memory. Here in the ‘hood lives lie abandoned as far as the eye can see.

    That is: For the most part, African-American Pittsburgh seems to be invisible, not only to the public relations hucksters who tout Pittsburgh’s successes, but we are equally invisible to the protesters.

    Certainly, black Pittsburgh is as proud as anybody in that the black President we worked so hard to elect has selected Pittsburgh as the host of the G-20 Summit. We even enjoy the re-invention of Pittsburgh from a dirty, smoky steel-churning history to the bright, clean, green financial success that the business leaders and politicians boast about so loudly. Nobody is more proud of the Super Bowl winning African-American coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Tomlin. But none of that feel-good stuff erases the pain of the stubbornly high unemployment among African American young adults and the staggering dropout rate for young black males from the public school system.

  • 2 wendycarrillo // Sep 30, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    great picture, as a woman, a woman of color, great all around!

  • 3 El Cholo // Oct 3, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Truly a Kodak moment…my compliments to Jorge Posada for displaying such a classy attitude escorting Sonia Sotomayer around the infield at Yankee Stadium.

  • 4 FormerStaffer // Oct 3, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Outside of Hilda Solis, Sonia Sotomayer is the only other human being of Latina descent to shine brightly amid the guttural stream of American politics today. Both these women are obviously intelligent, and parade themselves accurately as total class acts. And it’s their public behavior that should be viewed as a benchmark for all Latino politicians. The Latino men especially should take note of this.

  • 5 El Cholo // Oct 3, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Since you brought up Latino/Latina class acts in American politics, I think you’ve forgotten the legislative accomplishments of Congressional Representative Raul Grijalva from Arizona’s 7th district, and his ability to not succumb to the idiotic buffoonish behavior of his male compadres in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. After viewing the antics of Silvestre Reyes and Solomon Ortiz on C-Span last week, I wonder what type of people actually voted for these idiots.

  • 6 theKaiser // Oct 3, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    The same type of people who vote for Loretta and Linda Sanchez, Grace Napolitano, and Joe Baca. People who vote for politicians based exclusively on their Spanish surnames, without evaluating any other vital criteria that could really benefit the Latino community as a whole. Or maybe it’s the reality that our Latino community has such real difficultly producing political leaders with vision and actual scruples.

  • 7 Michaelr // Oct 3, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Our Latino community has produced Gloria Molina…

  • 8 theKaiser // Oct 3, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    We’ve also produced Rosario Marin, Loretta Sanchez, Joe Baca, Grace Napolitano, the Mayor, Fabian Nunez, Gil Cedillo, Jose Huizar, Carrie Lopez, and Alex Padilla with his 5K taxpayer financed rims on his taxpayer financed vehicle. Self-serving egomaniac public lowlifes, with limited vision and no scruples whatsoever…and you wonder why the Latino community remains at the bottom of the economic and social ladder.

  • 9 Michaelr // Oct 4, 2009 at 10:06 am

    You have a point. Quite possibly coexistence at the bottom of America’s social ladder isn’t a fertile environment for producing bona fide political leadership. As you’ve indicated, the vast majority of Latino political leaders here in the U.S. are… what did you call them? Self serving egomaniac public lowlifes with limited vision, and no scruples…maybe its cultural, after all that label can be easily applied to the vast majority of political leadership running Latin America.

  • 10 El Cholo // Oct 4, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    The majority of politicians running Latin America are lackeys of Corporate America. With the exception of Hugo Chavez and the Castro brothers in Cuba, everyone down there is owned by Dole Foods, Anaconda Mining, Monsanto, Archer, Midland, Daniels, Chiquita International, Wal Mart, and all the cocaine cartels. Then again, so are many members of Congress. So the real challenge is finding political leadership who aren’t indentured servants to multinational corporatism.

  • 11 Anna // Oct 13, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Re: “The majority of politicians running Latin America are lackeys of Corporate America.”

    That applies to the United States too.

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