NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Jim Bunning was the toast of Detroit when he threw a no-hitter for the Tigers in 1958.Not that I advocate connecting commerce with personal politics, but when you're a Senator, the rules are a bit different. Serves him right.
Now, after opposing a federal bailout for the auto industry, the Republican senator from Kentucky can't even get a gig signing autographs at a suburban [Detroit] sports-card show.
Bunning was to appear Sunday at the Gibraltar Trade Center in Taylor. Fans would have paid $35 for Bunning to sign a baseball and $55 to sign a bat.
But Bunning was kicked off the schedule after he helped derail an auto-industry loan package in the Senate Thursday night.