Watch: Playing For Peanuts #2

peanuts.jpgA reminder to you, since no one else seems interested in letting you know: the second episode of Playing for Peanuts will be airing on Sunday at 6pm on SNY.

If you are unable to watch the show live, be sure to set your Tivo or DVR to record it. This is one of the few worthwhile pieces of baseball content on the tube in a long time (no offense to “Beer Money” nor “Loudmouths”, of course).

In addition, I urge you to watch this series with an open mind, and make your own judgments about Wally Backman, rather than accept the four-year-old nonsense that has been regurgitated by the headline chasers. Further, it doesn’t matter whether you like Wally, think he’s nuts, or never heard of him — this series was built for serious baseball fans interested in learning about the human side of minor leaguers.

More information can be found on the Playing for Peanuts website.

Oh, and to give you a teaser … this Sunday you’ll find out how a blackout, bottle rockets, a lobster claw, and karaoke can combine to tell a story.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.