the Mahoning Valley Scrappers baseball game Wednesday in Niles,
OH, can take part in a hair-raising tribute to former Ohio congressman
affiliate of the Cleveland Indians will celebrate "Jim Traficant
Night," at the ol' ball game. Hairpiece wearers and sons
of truckdrivers get in free.
serving an eight-year prison sentence for bribery and racketeering,
often calls himself "the son of a truckdriver."
fans who attend the game will also receive Traficant trading cards
and will take part in a mock election. The Ohio Democrat has insisted
he would seek re-election from his prison cell.
hairstyle caused rampant speculation among the media and his constituents
on whether it was real or a rug. However, since his arrival earlier
this month at the Federal Correctional Institution in White Deer,
PA, he has been unable to wear his toupee.