Wally Knows Homerun Hitting

In the spirit of the old Nike commercials featuring Bo Jackson, I present to you a short series of “Wally Knows …” video clips demonstrating the baseball knowledge of Mets managerial candidate Wally Backman.

First up: Wally Knows Homerun Hitting … surprising, isn’t it, for someone who is supposedly a “small-ball, bunt-happy manager” ?

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  1. bmfc1 November 4, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    This is excellent, not only for Wally’s understanding of the pitcher’s tendencies, but for the fact that the batter thought enough of him to listen, and that Wally could manage the team while fixing the weak railing and telling a player how to lean against the railing.