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If Wally Backman gets the AA managerial post, I’ll send him a case of Smirnoff and a box of freshly pressed button-down shirts from the Tony Bernazard collection.
Frankly, I think we should just invite the entire 1986 roster to assume all organizational posts:
GM – Ron Darling
Manager – Backman
Bench Coach – Darryl
First Base Coach: Carter
Third Base Coach: Ray Knight
Hitting Instructor – Mex
Baserunning Instructor – Mookie
Pitching Coach – Bobby Ojeda
Director of Player Rehab: Doc
Director of Player Investments: Lenny
And one more thing: Firing Sandy Alomar and Luis Alicea, while retaining Razor Shines, Dan Warthen and HoJo is like rearranging chairs on the Titanic.
Nice going Tommy… You had me at Ron… But you lost me at Lenny!
Seriously though, I really think we could go places with that prodigious lineup. Where exactly, I’m not sure… But definitely a better place than where we ended up in 2009.