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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-05 09:32 AM
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Here's Sam Alito's baseball card from fantasy baseball camp --



In Capital and at the Court, Baseball Rules
By SCOTT SHANE
Published: November 5, 2005

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 - First there was John G. Roberts Jr., talking his way to confirmation as chief justice of the United States with the insight that "judges are like umpires."

Then there was Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor in the C.I.A. leak case, explaining last week's indictment of the vice president's chief of staff by asserting that the aide, I. Lewis Libby Jr., had, in baseball terms, thrown sand in the umpire's eyes.

And finally, on Monday, there was the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., a Philadelphia Phillies fan (short for "fanatic") who told the world that his ambition as a young man had been to become baseball commissioner.

Why are so many Washington figures, including a long list of Supreme Court justices, so devoted to the game? Easy, said Carter G. Phillips, a Washington lawyer and an old softball teammate of Judge Alito: "Baseball's the perfect sport for nerds."...

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Though he may never be baseball commissioner, Judge Alito, a federal appeals judge for 15 years, has coached his son's Little League team and in 1994 attended a Phillies "fantasy camp," returning with his own baseball card....

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/05/politics/politicsspecial1/05baseball.html?hp
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-05 09:35 AM
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1. Is this country run by a gang of baseball commissioner wanna-bes?
George
Condi
Alito

:wtf: I sure wish they'd followed their hearts.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-05 09:39 AM
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3. For sure!!! nt
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-05 09:45 AM
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5. There would be no such thing as MLB if Bush were in charge
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-05 10:43 AM
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10. Better to lose MLB than the whole country.
What a noble sacrifice it would be.

"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-05 11:00 AM
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11. True.
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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-05 09:39 AM
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2. Yeah. But did he play in high school or college?
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-05 09:44 AM
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4. No mention of baseball at Princeton -- just debate...
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-05 09:48 AM
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6. Possibly, he played in high school --
"He was a standout student, a valedictorian who served as student council president in his senior year. His yearbook entry lists 10 clubs and extracurricular activities, including band, track, honor society and public speaking. Friends said he also loved baseball and dreamed of being a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies."

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/01/politics/politicsspecial1/01alito.html?pagewanted=print

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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-05 10:16 AM
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7. Thanks, deep-m.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-05 10:17 AM
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8. no place in this country for baseball haters..
Sorry, I just think it's a dumb boring game.
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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-05 10:20 AM
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9. I thinks its a fine game. Don't watch except during playoffs. And when
you grow up with the 69 Mets as your team... well it's all been downhill for me. Though I did love Fernando-mania when I lived in L.A.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-05 01:33 PM
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12. I read that he chose law over baseball- that's bullshit.....
look at his hand position- you're not hitting like that
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Craig3410 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-05 01:57 PM
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13. Bingo; any decent pitcher would tie him up in knots.
:)
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