The geniuses who populate cable news are furiously debating President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to replace the retiring Justice Stevens.
Is Kagan the best person for the job? Who knows.
But she is a former softball player. And if President Obama wants someone with a sports background on the court, here are five other candidates he could have considered.

The geniuses who populate cable news are furiously debating President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to replace the retiring Justice Stevens. Is Kagan the best person for the job? Who knows.But she is a former softball player. And if President Obama wants someone with a sports background on the court, here are five other candidates he could have considered.

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Qualifications: Is a licensed attorney.


Landmark Rulings:
Lefty v Righty, Merlot v Chianti


Potential confirmation problem:
Will be unable to acceptably answer the basic Justice litmus test question of: "You don't honestly think that Mark McGwire was clean do you? I mean, come on. Are you stupid or are you a liar?- Also, with the stress of the confirmation hearings, there's about a 1-in-10 chance he'd show up sober.