Sacrilegious: Three Cheers For the Chicago White Sox!
It's not often (ever) that I praise the Chicago White Sox. Being the Twins' division rival, I've been groomed to absolutely hate them.
Not personally, just professionally.
But THIS story is simply amazing.
Among the worst things I could imagine about being in prison for rape and murder (besides doing those abominations) is being WRONGLY imprisoned for those charges.
That's what happened to Nevest Coleman. He was imprisoned for 23 YEARS before DNA evidence cleared him of any wrongdoing. (Side note: why the HECK wasn't DNA evidence used before?!)
Of course, the fact that he was released is good news. But after 23 years in prison, getting your life rebooted could be almost impossible.
Before being wrongly sent to prison for crimes he didn't commit, Nevest was a groundskeeper with the Chicago White Sox.
Upon his release, Nevest mentioned that his first wish was to work for the White Sox again. The team found out about the wish, invited him in for a job interview, and HIRED HIM!
The team released the following statement:
"We're grateful that after more than two decades, justice has been carried out for Nevest. It has been a long time, but we're thrilled that we have the opportunity to welcome him back to the White Sox family."
Nevest's first day back on the job was Opening Day (3/29).
H/T: Chicago Tribune