San Francisco Giants at SCOTUS

By Kimberly Atkins

The Daily Record Newswire

We know that being on a World Series championship team has its benefits.

But apparently one of those perks is getting up close and personal with the justices at the nation's highest court.

Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy and Sonia Sotomayor welcomed members of the San Francisco Giants to the Court last week for an exclusive tour.

The team came to town for a series against the Washington Nationals.

''Justice Kennedy did a great job being a nice host,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy told

''We really appreciated them having us there.''

While it is customary for the winning team to also visit the White House for a visit with the president, the timing was off for the team: President Barack Obama was a little busy with the news that U.S. forces located and killed terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.

But the team seemed happy to wait until July for a face-to-face with the commander-in-chief.

''I'm excited to go to the White House and meet the President, especially now that we've been trying for years to try to get [Osama bin Laden] and we finally did,'' Cody Ross said.

''It's a feather in [Obama's] cap, that's for sure.''

Published: Mon, May 9, 2011