Let's not mix politics and baseball too much, but I want to point out that Obama's first pick for Supreme Court "saved" baseball in 1995 by ruling against the owners and ending the strike.
From 5/15 NYTs and reprinted at the Huffington Post:
After play resumed, The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote that by saving the season, Judge Sotomayor joined forever the ranks of Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson and Ted Williams. The Chicago Sun-Times said she "delivered a wicked fastball" to baseball owners and emerged as one of the most inspiring figures in the history of the sport.
For Obama's next trick can he get rid of Bud?