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Quick Primer on Wally Backman

Of all the potential candidates to be interviewed for manager of the New York Mets by General Sandy Alderson, only one has a detailed resume available in video form — both on DVD and via publicly accessible internet channels such as youTube and Blip.tv. So for every person who states “I’m not sure how Wally […]

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Jeff Pearlman on Wally Backman and the ’86 Mets

It’s time for another installment of “Playing for Peanuts,” starring current Brooklyn Cyclones manager Wally Backman. Of course, “Playing for Peanuts” is a TV show about Wally’s team in 2007 – the South Georgia Peanuts. It’s a quirky, crazy story about Wally’s attempted comeback as a professional manager. In retrospect, it was a pretty good […]

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Backman Blow-up with the Posse

It’s time for another installment of “Playing for Peanuts,” starring current Brooklyn Cyclones manager Wally Backman. Of course, “Playing for Peanuts” is a TV show about Wally’s team in 2007 – the South Georgia Peanuts. It’s a quirky, crazy story about Wally’s attempted comeback as a professional manager. In retrospect, it was a pretty good […]

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Wally is Back, Man … Sort Of

You may have noticed a new ad for “Playing for Peanuts” over on the right side of the blog. As some of you may remember, “Playing for Peanuts” was a reality/documentary show about minor league baseball that aired on SNY. The show followed the South Georgia Peanuts and their manager – former Mets 2B and […]

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Q&A and More with Wally Backman

Steve Serby has an entertaining Q&A with Wally Backman in today’s New York Post, which I encourage you to read. In case you missed it, Bart Hubbach posits Backman as a possible successor to Jerry Manuel. David Lennon presented “leftover thoughts” regarding the Backman hiring. Ben Shpigel of The New York Times gives his take […]

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Another Side to Wally Backman

Everyone knows Wally Backman is a bad guy. It’s a known fact. The guy is just bad news. Right? Not so fast. Here’s a story of a bad guy doing something that you might not expect. And you certainly won’t be reading it anywhere else… This past weekend – before he became the new manager […]

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Wally May Be Back, Man

Most New York newspaper sources are reporting that Wally Backman will be returning to the Mets organization as a minor league manager, with the official announcement coming on Tuesday. I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with Wally yesterday afternoon, just talking baseball. He would neither confirm nor deny the news, and since […]

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Teufel Back – Wally Next?

According to Adam Rubin, Tim Teufel is on the verge of being named the 2010 manager of the AA Binghamton Mets. In addition, several other former Mets could be returning to the organization:

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Hire Wally – Sign the Petition

Over a year ago a petition was started requesting the return Wally Backman to the Mets organization. The petition is still alive, and now is a good time to sign it if you haven’t already and believe he should be given another chance. Contrary to popular belief, this petition was not to make Wally the […]

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Bring Wally Back, Man!

Wouldn’t it be great if the Mets did in fact find it in their heart to bring Wally Backman back into the organization? Funny that a little over a year ago, this was written on MetsBlog, in reference to a review of Playing for Peanuts: The show is about Wally Backman’s return to managing in […]

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Mets Soft? Look Again to the Jets

At Newsday today, David Lennon reported that more heads will be rolling in the Mets organization, and noted that “Mets decision-makers have been meeting regularly for the past six weeks in an effort to sort out what went wrong this season.” To which Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog responded, “here, let me take a crack at […]

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Mets Can Learn from the Jets

During the NFL offseason, the Jets made the somewhat surprising move of hiring Rex Ryan as their head coach. The hiring was met with mixed opinions from the pundits, and there were much eye rolling going on when Ryan addressed the media on several occasions with big talk about the Jets — and that he […]

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Mets Continue to Clean House

Somehow this news got buried at the bottom of Adam Rubin’s postgame report on Sunday night, as if it were inconsequential: Binghamton B-Mets manager Mako Oliveras and Gulf Coast League manager Julio Franco have been fired. Oliveras and Franco join Minor League Special Assistant Ramon Pena and “Field Coordinator” Luis Aguayo on the unemployment line […]

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