Justice Alito Talking Baseball

Now that the Washington Nationals are off to a strong 7-2 start, I’ll briefly indulge my passion for baseball by noting that Justice Alito will be taking part in a May 30 lunch event in D.C. titled “Let’s Talk Baseball.” Also taking part in the panel discussion will be New York Times columnist David Brooks and ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian. Dallas attorney Talmage Boston, who has written two books on baseball, will moderate. (Unfortunately, tickets to the event cost $80.)

Speaking of baseball: There’s always been a special affinity between baseball and math, so you can add to the list of great names of ballplayers Arquimedes Euclides Caminero. Yes, Archimedes Euclid. Arquimedes, who hails from the Dominican Republic, is the youngest of eight siblings, and his father reportedly drew inspiration from an algebra book in naming him. (Whatever knowledge of spheres and geometry Caminero might have acquired from Archimedes and Euclid didn’t help him much yesterday, as he gave up a grand slam to the Nats’ Ian Desmond.)

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