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 on the second chance afforded Wally.
In between officiating a mustache contest and getting hired to be the Brooklyn manager, Wally visited a nursing home near
Shea Stadium Citi Field.
From the archives, here is Toby Hyde‘s take on the possibility of Wally
returning in a minor league role with the Mets running the Mets’ player development system — which he termed “crazy talk” — written back in August. Ironically, Toby likely will be covering the Cyclones as part of his MetsMinorLeagueBlog next summer.
If you missed it, you can listen to Mike Francesa’s interview with Wally Backman on WFAN
And here is Wally reading from cue cards:
Can you ever remember so much media attention given to the hiring of a
Rookie Short-Season A league manager?