After all the talk of what a lifelong Yankee fan new Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is since being named to the high court by President Obama, you had to know her throwing out the first pitch for her hometown team was an inevitability. Yesterday that finally happened with Sotomayor getting spotted (at least) fifteen feet in her throw to backup catcher Jose Molina at home plate. Below is the video of Sotomayor, elated as she often seems to be, throwing out the pretty decent toss before yesterday's battle with the Red Sox.

The Times says that the Yankees were going to invite Sotomayor to throw out a first pitch back in 1995 when she famously issued the injunction that put an end to the baseball strike, but she did not feel that would be appropriate.