Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor was in the right-field bleachers this afternoon. She joined the Bleacher Creatures for Roll Call, then she met briefly with a few writers in the back of the press box.
“Having sat in the old Stadium bleachers anonymously,” she said. “There is quite a chord that gets touched when you come back on a day like today and people are screaming out ‘Justice’ or ‘Sonia,’ and it brings a little bit of a tear to your eye. My life has changed so much, and we have a new Yankee Stadium, but the spirit of the Yankees is still in the house. And it is very moving for me, and important to me, that the comfort that they gave me most of my life — in watching them, most of the time, win — continues.
“You can tell I’m a shrill of a fan. I pay homage to the Bleacher Creatures. They are the greatest fans. To sit in sweltering heat when the sun is blazing, to sit out there in the rain, to sit out there on days when we’re losing and not to take it out on our players, takes heart. And they show it every game, every time they come out. I felt very proud to be with them.”
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