March 10, 2007
GOTTA KNOW WHICH PERQS TO EXERCISE:
Alito trades robe for Devil Rays jersey (Ben Walker, AP)
Samuel Alito liked being on this bench, too.Posted by Orrin Judd at March 10, 2007 10:35 PM
Dressed in a green Devil Rays jersey instead of a black robe, the Supreme Court justice stood in the dugout Saturday, getting ready to throw out the first ball before Tampa Bay played his favorite team, the Philadelphia Phillies.
Asked what he would throw, Alito said, "A gyroball."
Devil Rays reliever Ruddy Lugo drew the assignment of catching Alito. The justice offered an opinion on how to frame the pitch.
"Make it look like a strike," Alito told Lugo.
"I'm a pitcher. I like strikes," Lugo answered.
Alito trotted to the mound, briefly pawed the rubber and delivered a good, firm toss.