“Rick Ankiel makes me believe that there’s always a way back from the abyss”

“Rick Ankiel makes me believe that there’s always a way back from the abyss”
April 9, 2013, 2:30 pm
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Mike Bates comes to both (gently) bury Rick Ankiel and to praise him. Mostly praise, though.  For while he has struggled mightily so far for the Astros and may very well be getting his last chance as a major leaguer, Bates reminds us that his story is ultimately one of triumph: Ankiel had never really…