A prisoner released after serving 23 years for a crime he did not commit has more reason than most to look forward to the new baseball season in the US.
Nevest Coleman was back in his old job as a groundsman for the Chicago White Sox team, working at Thursday's home opener against the Detroit Tigers.
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"When you sit back when you're locked up, you don't think about (a day like this)," Mr Coleman said.
"The White Sox gave me the opportunity."
Mr Coleman is getting another chance after he and another Illinois man named Darryl Fulton were exonerated in a 1994 rape and murder.
They were convicted in the killing of a 20-year-old woman after her body was found in the basement of a home on Chicago's South Side where Mr Coleman lived.
Both Mr Coleman and Mr Fulton confessed but quickly recanted.
After DNA testing linked the crime to a serial rapist, the two men were released from prison in November.
A judge issued "certificates of innocence" in March, clearing their names.
Soon after that, Mr Coleman returned to his old job with the White Sox.
After spending 23 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Nevest Coleman is back working as a groundskeeper for the Chicago White Sox. The team said it was grateful that "justice has been carried out for Nevest." https://t.co/pyKw9r7WlP pic.twitter.com/kEI5ftNWYB— CNN (@CNN) March 27, 2018
"Nevest was a good friend of mine back then and I was glad to have him back," said Jerry Powe, his supervisor.
"I'm real happy for him. Nice day today."
The ballpark has a different look these days, thanks to major renovations while he was in prison.
Mr Coleman is simply glad to be back.
"When I finally came home, all the anger was gone," he said.
"My grandbabies, I finally saw them. You can't be miserable around them."
- Press Association and Digital Desk