Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Obama Pardon

Some of Obama's more controversial pardons and commutations (Chelsea Manning) are getting the most attention, but this piece on WBEZ's website points out another less-controversial one.

One of my favorite sluggers from the 60s and 70s, Willie McCovey, has been pardoned for his tax-evasion convinction. He never actually served any time for the offense (he was sentenced to two years of probation), but it remained on his record.

I won't make an assessment about the merits of that pardon, but "Stretch" has been in poor health for many years now. This should cheer him up.