Abbott sees future in Michigan baseball 

May, 17, 2012
Jim Abbott sees a future for Michigan baseball. While the college game has been changing and roster fluidity continues to rise, Abbott holds out hope the Wolverines will return to what they were when he pitched for them -- a team capable of winning the Big Ten and making a run to the College World Series.

“I think they’ve been hit hard by injuries the past couple years,” Abbott said. “When they had their roster a couple years ago, they won the Big Ten championship, went down and won a big game against Vanderbilt and David Price.

“Baseball is a tough sport to recruit for and to compete nationally. I know the northern climate makes it more difficult. The challenges are great but I believe the opportunity is great, too, at Michigan. The facilities are second-to-none and I think they’ll be back. I think there’s a demand to be back.”
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