TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) - Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning was the toast of Detroit when he threw a no-hitter for the Tigers in 1958.
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 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.
Owner Jim Koester says he can't support someone who voted
against Michigan's economic well-being.
Messages seeking comment were left for Bunning's office.
Bunning is a Hall of Famer who pitched in Detroit from 1955 to