Justice (not Richard) for Plunks
While it's unlikely they'll be asking anything about rule 6.08(b) and its interpretation in game situations, hearings for the nomination of Judge John Roberts as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court began yesterday in the Senate Judiciary Committee. When Craig Biggio was hit by Dontrelle Willis last night, Judge Roberts became the first person to be the subject of Supreme Court confirmation hearings on a day when Craig Biggio was hit by a pitch.
During the nomination hearings of Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Thomas and Souter, Biggio had 61 regular season plate appearances and 1 trip to the plate in the 1994 All Star game which coincided with the first day of Stephen Breyer's hearings.
Hopefully his first plunk during a confirmation hearing will also turn around his batting stats, because the best batting average he has posted during one was .267 during David Souter's hearings. He batted .250 during Ruth Bader Ginsburg's hearings, and just .208 during the hearings for Clarence Thomas. Not including the All-Star game (0-1, run scored), Biggio went 0-4 during the hearings for Stephen Breyer.
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