Baseball: No decision on reinstatement this week

The Cal baseball team must wait at least until next Tuesday — who knows when exactly — to find out whether its program will be reinstated for next season.

Chancellor Robert Birgeneau met with heavy-hitter fundraiser Stu Gordon on Friday morning and told him the group’s $9 million is still not enough — supporters must reach $10 million before he will reinstate the program.

A campus spokesman said there will be no announcement at least until Tuesday.

Here’s our early story on the issue.

I talked this afternoon with Doug Nickle, former Cal pitcher and one of the organizers last fall of Save Cal Baseball. He told me it’s a matter of when, not if, but declined to speculate on a timetable.

“Our commitment and the fact that we remain positive has not changed at all,” Nickle said. “We know that we will earn reinstatement.”

Jeff Faraudo