It means Vinnie Baratto is in a jam again.
Vinnie Baratto was the star running back for three years.
Vinnie Baratto scrambled into the car, locked the door and buried himself on the floor of the vehicle.
They reached a compromise and Baratto began to half-tell his story until Dean found an all-night truck stop, miles north of Parkside.
Vinnie Baratto stuffed his face with a double breakfast order and gained confidence with every bite.
He could babysit Baratto until a reasonable hour and then either call Anderson and turn him over to Andy Sackler, who was now in charge of the Wassermann case.
Your friend wouldn't be Vinnie Baratto, would he?
While Dean wanted the opportunity to speak with her in person after his Norfolk trip, he didn't feel in the best mood to do it after spending half the night and day coping with Vinnie Baratto and his sleazy friends.
"Nothing to contradict what Baratto said," answered Harrigan.
He says this Baratto thing is too hot to waste time.
After handshakes and a brief chat, the pair left in Dean's pool car for the motel where Vinnie Baratto awaited.
That's the intriguing part and what I hope Vinnie Baratto will tell us.
Baratto could be helpful.
"Just the way you've been doing with me about the Wassermanns and Vinnie Baratto," Dean answered.
Baratto was in the john, but as soon as he emerged, he took one look at Winston and turned away.
He pushed Baratto down on the bed.
Sackler brought Dean up to date on his recent stay with Baratto but nothing of importance was learned.
The two men gave Winston a half-hour alone with Baratto before returning to the motel.
Only Sackler and Dean of the Parkside crew would know the new location where the Feds would store Baratto until they figured out what to do with him more permanently.
Vinnie Baratto came out of the motel, suitcase in hand, a smile from ear to ear.
The two ushered Baratto into the house before he could change his mind, while Winston held out his hand to Dean.
Baratto and Winston were alone in the safe house when Dean entered.
"I already told you about 50 times," Baratto protested.
"'Cept this time it didn't," Baratto cut in.
It gives you a hint why the whole crowd wants to carve up Mr. Baratto a piece at a time.
"Angie the Mule heard it was 2.8 million bucks," said Baratto glumly.
Baratto looked from one to the other.
There's not a chance in a million your boy was 50 miles from the drop so don't give Baratto any excuse to clam up on me.
If someone were trying to get a line on the whereabouts of Vinnie Baratto, they would all have to exercise more caution driving to the Pocono hideout.
Dean hadn't given that much thought but he remembered what Vinnie Baratto had said about the Maryland eastern shore and explained it was across the Chesapeake Bay.
Then he added, We're probably going to have to move Vinnie Baratto again.
I already told Winston I want you to stay clear of Baratto for a few days.
Dean was sure it was Nota and Homer Flanders, looking for information on where Vinnie Baratto was hidden, but there was nothing in the house to tell them.
Maybe they thought that was the place where we had Baratto stashed.
He remained annoyed at himself for involving Cynthia in the Baratto business and undecided about telling her the break-in was his fault—if she called.
Dean gave a capsule account of Vinnie Baratto and his connection to the murdered Wasserman.
Dean told Hunter about his off-hand comment and how Baratto had jumped all over the Scranton connection.
I can't believe he thought I'd have a map to Baratto just lying around.
"Yellow 42!" shouted a voice and Vinnie Baratto stood by the door in the loudest sport jacket Dean had ever seen.
"Jeez, don't talk about that," Baratto said, cringing away.
"Let's change the subject," Baratto protested.
Winston crossed over to Baratto with surprising speed and grabbed him by the collar, nearly lifting him off the ground.
Dean said, jumping up and charging toward Baratto, who began to backpedal.
Dean took a lunging swing at Baratto that missed by a foot as Harrigan grabbed him.
Jonathan Winston pulled Baratto away, and turned to give Dean a scathing look that said It's your fault for not keeping your mouth shut.
Dean grabbed his coat, glad to be doing something that took his mind off Vinnie Baratto, Arthur Atherton and the fact he and Cynthia Byrne were items of interest to some very nasty people.
Weird things like taking on Vinnie Baratto for a client?
Is this Vinnie Baratto a big time bad guy?
It was my big mouth mentioning Byrne in front of Baratto that caused most of this problem but God knows what an open investigation would unfairly do to Cynthia Byrne.
"I owe you one for delivering your buddy Baratto to us," he said.