You’d think that as a Pennsylvania native, Rep. Lou Barletta would have been glued to a TV screen as the Philadelphia Phillies took on the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
But an HOH spy says this was not the case.
The Pennsylvania Republican was indeed at a bar — the ever-classy Pour House — but he didn’t seem to care much for the game as he enjoyed some food and drinks, even as the Phillies beat the Cards, 3-2.
But never fear, baseball fanatics: Barletta was just waiting for the New York Yankees game to come on.
HOH learned that Barletta is a lifelong Yankees fan (a spokesman in his office used the word “rabid” to describe the Congressman’s devotion).
That’s appropriate since the district that he represents is home to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, the Triple-A affiliate for the major league team, and is a big Yankees area.
After all, the Congressman was a pitcher in the annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game this year, so how can he not love America’s favorite pastime?
The Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers, 10-1, on Tuesday night. When HOH asked whether Barletta was in a good mood Wednesday, the Barletta spokesman said, “I think that any day he gets to represent the people of northeastern Pennsylvania is a good day, but yeah, he was happy with the outcome of the game.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.