Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Transplanted Ex-Mets Update: Wally Backman

Newsday has a story in today's paper about 1986 Mets second baseman Wally Backman, who's taking his first step back into the game since being fired before he was hired as manager of the D'Backs two and a half years ago. He'll be manager of the independent minor league squad, the South Georgia Peanuts. The team is part of a new league called the South Coast League. It's a nice story about a guy whose name invokes nice memories from all of us who remember the 1986 World Champion Mets.

SNY has a story about Backman's return to baseball as well.


Theresa said...

Does anyone besides me remember back in '86, there was a woman who would parade around Shea in a wedding gown,waving a sign that said "MARRY ME WALLY!" Those were the days. ;)

Edgy DC said...

I'm pretty sure it was Lenny the would-be bride was pining for.

Either way, it's hard to hide tobacco juice on a bridal gown.

Anonymous said...

You can check out Wally's reality TV show at