Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor hangs out with bleacher creatures

By Kimberly Atkins

Dolan Media Newswires

BOSTON, MA--When Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor is not on the bench, she's in the bleachers.

The Supreme Court justice spent a little time hanging out with "Bald Vinny" Milano and the rest of the Bleacher Creatures in Section 203 at Yankee Stadium while she rooted for the Bronx Bombers Wednesday, the New York Daily News reports. Milano leads the traditional "Roll Call" at the beginning of every game. (You know: "Derek Jeter!! *Clap clap clapclapclap*")

Sotomayor, who is a Bronx native, is a lifelong Yankees fan and a celebrity within the ball club. She's been a guest of Milano before, and she had thrown out the ceremonial first pitch. But she revealed that on the job, one of her colleagues - who is not shy about pulling rank--ikes to remind her she's the new pinstriped kid.

"Justice (Antonin) Scalia is fond of reminding me that he was the first Yankees fan on the Court and he is still a very loyal Yankees fan," she said, according to the Daily News. "I keep telling him the only difference is that I was born in the Bronx and he wasn't."

Published: Thu, Sep 6, 2012