Bill Richardson Would Have Pardoned Shoeless Joe Jackson

Bill Richardson stopped by the sight where the the movie “The Field of Dreams” was shot in Dyersville, Iowa today. Richardson, a big baseball fan, considers it his favorite movie only behind “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid”, and has seen the movie 18 times. “I came here as a fan. I know I’m running for president, but I would have come here as a tourist,” Richardson said. “I love the movie.” He sat on the porch swing made famous in the movie, and talked about it’s main character “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. Jackson was part of a team called the “Black Sox”, because they were accused of trying to fix the 1919 World Series. Many baseball historians say they where innocent. Trying to keep on the campaign trail Richardson said, “I was asked if I would consider pardoning “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, and the answer is yes. I’ll consider it, if Scooter Libby can get off the hook.” Richardson own baseball career goes back to the 1960’s when he was offered a $25,000 signing bonus if he would have signed up for Houston Colt .45’s/Astros organization.
Alan Cosgrove

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