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Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Samuel L. Jackson congratulates Lucas Giolito

Highly regarded Nats first-round pick Lucas Giolito is a Southern California kid, and his Hollywood connections aren’t a secret. Here’s what Kilgore wrote after the Nats picked him in June:

If Giolito becomes a star, it will not be new to his family. His father, Rick Giolito, is an actor who had turns on “As The World Turns” and “Who’s The Boss” and is a producer. His mother, Lindsay Frost, has appeared in a handful of movies and TV shows, including “Lost,” “Without A Trace” and “Boston Legal.” His uncle, Mark Frost, co-created “Twin Peaks.”

Plus, his grandpa was on ‘Seinfeld.’

All of which meant that when Giolito signed with the Nats last week, the congratulations didn’t just come from high school teammates. Nope, it seems that Giolito is on a first-name basis with Samuel L. Jackson, who has a pet name for the 16th overall pick.

Although it took him two tries to get Giolito’s Twitter name right.

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Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Samuel L. Jackson, Lucas Giolito

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