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Monday, January 21, 2013
As a Yankee fan (sorry, apologies upfront), I’d like to give the organization and A-Rod the benefit of the doubt on waiting until January to have surgery that, I seem to remember, we all knew he was going to have back in November. I’m assuming that there might have been medical reasons for having to wait? Otherwise…wtf?
I’ll tell you this: it’s a big wtf inside baseball. Obviously there is SOMETHING going on there that we don’t know about.
I am nearly through reading John Jenkins’recent biography of Rehnquist. Two items of interest: • He uses the term “sabermetrics.” • He describes a 1980ish exchange between Rehnquist and Stevens re Kiki Cuyler. An attorney cited an earlier case-Cuyler v Sullivan. Rehnquist quipped-“You mean the Cubs center fielder.” Stevens immediately stepped in-“right fielder.” In those pre-Internet days, Rehnquist had his clerks research it.
How’s the book? I read a lot of Supreme Court stuff. ..doubt that I will read that due to its partisan nature.
Stevens and Rehnquist were both big baseball fans, and Stevens was old enough to remember seeing Kiki Cuyler in the second half of his career—AFTER he had moved to right field. So it fits.
Thanks to Sitting Judge Barnald.
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