Bench Memos

Supreme Baseball

If I may indulge myself in the rare baseball post, I’d strongly recommend that Justice Alito lay a big bet now with Justice Sotomayor that his Phillies, not her Yankees, will win the World Series. I don’t mean to dis the fine Yankee team—it wouldn’t be a surprise if they win it all—but I don’t see any team that looks better right now than the Phillies.

And it’s important to lay the bet now, as the Yankees have a tougher path to get to the October/November Classic.  (Don’t get me started on how stupid it is that the playoff season goes so late and how especially stupid it is that the playoff games start so late in the evening and are permitted to drag on at so slow a pace.)

Most Popular

Elections

About That ‘Broken Algorithm’

Of all the loopy assertions made at the press conference President Trump’s legal team conducted last Thursday, the one that has been most roundly derided is the since-ousted Sidney Powell’s claim that the national popular vote was such a landslide for President Trump “that it broke the algorithm that had ... Read More
Elections

About That ‘Broken Algorithm’

Of all the loopy assertions made at the press conference President Trump’s legal team conducted last Thursday, the one that has been most roundly derided is the since-ousted Sidney Powell’s claim that the national popular vote was such a landslide for President Trump “that it broke the algorithm that had ... Read More
Elections

Election 2020’s Endgame

Today on the menu: States are certifying their votes, and Trump's legal team is in turmoil. The 2020 Election Starts to Wind Down Michigan and Pennsylvania are set to certify their election results today, and Nevada is scheduled to do the same tomorrow. Saturday night, U.S. district judge Matthew W. ... Read More
Elections

Election 2020’s Endgame

Today on the menu: States are certifying their votes, and Trump's legal team is in turmoil. The 2020 Election Starts to Wind Down Michigan and Pennsylvania are set to certify their election results today, and Nevada is scheduled to do the same tomorrow. Saturday night, U.S. district judge Matthew W. ... Read More