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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 […]

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Inspirational Speech by Wally Backman

For those who need a little inspiration on a lazy Monday morning, turn up the volume and click below. For those who have never heard curse words, are offended by them, or in a workplace, MUTE THE VOLUME, as this is NSFW.

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The Future of Wally Backman

On Saturday, Wally Backman told WFAN he’d like to stay with the Mets.  “Not only did the Wilpons give me a second chance to get back in to baseball,” Backman said, “but there is some unfinished business – so to speak – the organization is going in the right direction.” Depending on which Mets fan […]

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Fiery Managers Are Not Always Tossed

Just because Terry Collins didn’t get thrown out of a ballgame yet, doesn’t mean he’s not fiery. Heck, here is an example of Wally Backman arguing with an umpire and not getting tossed, either:

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What Would Wally Do: HR Argument

From the files of “What Would Wally Do”, we have a prime example of what Wally Backman did when there was a blatantly awful homerun call against his club. Please be aware, this is NSFW and not suitable for children under the age of 18 (under 9 for children living in trailer parks).

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Wally Knows How To Be a Champion

After berating and then mildly correcting / directing his club in a postgame meeting following a devastating playoff loss, Wally Backman shares with his team the secrets to winning championships. By the way, as soon as I find appropriate and relevant video footage of the other three managerial candidates, I will post them here.

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Wally Knows Intangibles

After Wally Backman cooled down from his postgame conniption, he calmed down enough to explain how fundamentals, intangibles, and manufacturing runs lead to wins. NSFW – though the F-bombs are much fewer in volume compared to part one.

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Wally Knows Postgame Meetings

He also knows “dog days” and fear, by the way. This is part one of three videos of Wally Backman addressing his South Georgia Peanuts team after they were crushed in a playoff game. NSFW ! (that means, Not Suitable For the Workplace). Wally throws a record number of F-bombs in this video — but […]

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Wally Knows Motivation

Wally Backman briefly discusses his approach to players who “dog it” on the field.

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Wally Knows Keystone Coverage

This is elementary, but useful for kids and amateur coaches. Wally Backman explains how middle infielders decide who is going to cover second base in a stealing situation and how that decision is communicated.

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Wally Knows Pitching

Wally Backman shows he knows a bit about setting up batters from a pitcher’s perspective.

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Wally Knows Passion

Jon Zeringue, a former second-round pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks, explains Wally Backman’s passion for baseball and his players, comparing it to how a parent might protect his children.

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Wally Knows the Double Switch

Wally Backman knows National League (i.e., true baseball) rules. And unlike some recent Mets managers, he already is well-versed on the head-scratching “double switch” — to the point where he schools the umpire on how it works.

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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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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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