(NOTE: I talked to former Arizona Wildcats baseball coach Jerry Kindall on Saturday about a variety of subjects; more to come in other stories.)
The Arizona baseball team’s results this season speak for itself, and former coach Jerry Kindall — who was opposed but supportive of the team moving off campus to play its home games — isn’t reluctant to give credit.
When the athletic department was studying the move from Jerry Kindall Field At Frank Sancet Stadium to Hi Corbett Field, Kindall made it clear to athletic director Greg Byrne he thought it would be wiser to spend money to upgrade the on-campus facility.
“For those of us that wanted to stay, they heard us out,” Kindall said. “But they were determined to move — with good reason, by the way, and I recognize that.
“I began to see that it was going to happen, and I got on board and supported it, with some reservation. But it was the right move. I recognize that now. The fans turned out and it’s been a terrific experience. I don’t say that with any rancor.
“It has been a huge factor in our success.”