Yesterday in Philly, the Houston Astros’ Dusty Baker was very happy, because his MLB team barely squeezed out a win over the hometown Phillies in the fifth game of this year’s World Series, sending the Series to Houston for the next two games.
Should not have happened, except that Astros outfielder Chas McCormick made a spectacular catch when the Phillies’ J T Realmuto hit a line ball straight to center field that would have been a double or a triple but for McCormick’s heroic grab — quite possibly the 2022 Series’ most memorable play.
Overseeing all that in the stands as a spectator was none other than Supreme Court justice Samuel Alito, the author of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, 597 U.S. ___ (2022), which overturned many decades of settled law by overruling Roe v. Wade, all because Donald Trump put three hyper-conservative justices on the Supreme Court.
Alito was put on SCOTUS by Bush Two, and he is a conspicuous member of the superconservative supermajority on the Supreme Court.
And the Dobbs decision, and the outrage it spawned, will assure that on Tuesday, Nancy Pelosi’s Dems will continue to hold the House, and Chuck Schumer’s Senate will remain solidly controlled by the Democrats, dashing Alito’s hopes for a Republican rout.
Reached immediately after the conclusion of the game, Alito was interviewed by our Chief Investigative Reporter, associate solitary reporter Susanna Sherman, herself a longtime member of the bar of the Supreme Court.
“Sir,” Sherman began, “did you enjoy the game?
“Oh yes, Susanna, except my Phillies shoulda won, but I have something important to say.”
“Sammy, does it have anything to do with the game?”
“Only the game of life, Susanna.”
“You see, when I wrote the Dobbs decision, I made a horrendous mistake. That was the worst decision that any Justice of the Court has ever made, far worse than Plessy v. Ferguson.”
“Hmm, Sammy, whatcha gonna do about it?”
“Susanna, I have just texted Chief Justice Roberts, telling him to scratch my decision with a short memorandum saying I am truly sorry for what I’ve done.”
"Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa."