NATS NOTES

Nationals Rekindle Interest in a PitcherThe Post

Having lost out on the Odalis Perez derby, the Nats are looking at signing P Esteban Loaiza.


BEAM ME UP!

Supreme Court denies appeal for ex-congressmanAP via USA Today

That lovable scamp, Jim Traficant, an ex-Congressman from Youngstown, Ohio currently doing time for bribery and racketeering, was denied appeal by the Supreme Court. You may remember this folk hero for his flamboyant speeches (which frequently ended with “beam me up!”), absurd wadrobe, atrocious hairpiece and hysterical Congressional Web site. Visit freetraficant.com for more.

One time I asked a very conservative family friend who had moved to greater Youngstown about him and he simply deadpanned, “typical Democrat.” Too funny.

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