Hey ACC, Baseball "On The Radar" At Syracuse Athletics

Dennis Grombkowski

Bud Poliquin took a fan question about the potential for a baseball team at SU to Associate AD Herman Frazier and the answer was...slightly more optomistic that I expected.

Doc Oberlander. Cy Voorhees. Glass Arm Eddie Brown. Ensign Cottrell. Dutch Dotterer.

Who are these strangely-named people and what do they have to do with Syracuse?

They're former Syracuse Orange baseball players and five of the 23 who made it to the Major Leagues.

Last year, Matt McClusky tried to find out if there was interest in re-starting the baseball team, which was axed in 1972, and the results were...inconclusive.

Tuesday, Bud Poliquin took a fan question about the potential for a baseball team at SU to Associate AD Herman Frazier and the answer was...slightly more optomistic that I expected.

"When you do your review about adding sports, you do a survey among the student body, the fan base and the people in your area to gauge interest. Well, without even doing a survey, and based on the feedback we’ve heard based on Bud’s writing and other things, there’s no question that we believe there is interest in baseball.

"I can’t say now that baseball is going to happen. But I can say now it’s definitely on the radar of the administration of Syracuse University. That would be the best way to put it."

Of course, take that with a heaping helping of salt. There are a lot of hurdles to overcome if SU wanted to bring the team back above the club level, not to mention making sure there are facilities where they can play. Besides, Frazier leans more on the side of, "it's up for discussion" than "we're seriously considering it."

Whatcha think? Should Syracuse give baseball a shot in the ACC? Is there room for lacrosse and baseball? Could SU even compete or recruit?

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