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'You don't want to mess with Mary Jo,' baseball edition

Bruce Carton | September 14, 2016

When President Obama introduced Mary Jo White to be his pick to be the new SEC Chair, he famously warned that "You don't want to mess with Mary Jo!" Everyone logically assumed that he was referring to would-be securities fraudsters not wanting to mess with Mary Jo, but perhaps he was also referring to Major League Baseball hitters, as well?

I see (via the Twitter feed of the WSJ's Andrew Ackerman) that last night, Chair White threw out the first pitch at the game between the Washington Nationals and the visiting New York Mets. Was she as tough on the mound as she is known to be in a courtroom? Let's review the evidence.

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