Wally Backman Blows Up

In case you missed it, last Friday Wally Backman had an “issue” with an opposing manager.

First, the part where Wally goes after Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A Nationals) manager Tony Beasley. The second video is the post-game press conference, during which Wally explains why he went after Beasley. There are also some interesting comments and updates regarding a few of his Bisons ballplayers, such as Lucas Duda.

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  1. Tommy2cat August 7, 2012 at 7:23 pm
    When is Wally going to get his front teeth fixed?

    I mean, if one going to argue, rant & rave & say F#*%U, one should do so in style, don’t you think?

    Notwithstanding, I look forward to when he’s managing in the Mets dugout and puts Davey in his place…Little Dog bites the Big Dog. 🙂

    • Joe Janish August 8, 2012 at 9:58 am
      The teeth are part of the effect. Plus it makes him “real.”

      Speaking of effect for use in arguments, at my college the basketball coach used to chomp on a clove of raw garlic before going out to argue with the official.

  2. Walnutz15 August 8, 2012 at 11:59 am
    I used to love when Willie Randolph did this….