Tag: Wally Backman

October 27, 1986: The Dream Has Come True

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments
October 27, 1986: The Dream Has Come True

Miraculous as Game 6 of the 1986 World Series was, all it did was force a seventh and deciding game.  Do you remember seeing the replay of Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk waving for the ball to stay fair in the 1975 World Series?  That home run gave the Red Sox a thrilling 12-inning victory […]

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MMO Exclusive: Wally Backman – Part Deux

An article by posted on April 30, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Wally Backman – Part Deux

(click any photo to embiggen) Last week I published the first half of the MMO Exclusive interview I conducted with Buffalo Bisons manager Wally Backman. Wally was kind enough to sit down and answer some questions about his current team. He was very candid about which of his AAA players he feels, are working themselves […]

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Daniel Murphy Is Coming Up Big For Mets

An article by posted on April 10, 2012 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Is Coming Up Big For Mets

Daniel Murphy has proven he is a bonafide big league hitter. In his first four games this season, Murph has picked up right where he left off before his injury last year. Daniel has been a machine at the plate and coming up with the game winner in the 9th inning of last night’s thrilling […]

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Former Mets Thoughts From The B.A.T. Dinner

An article by posted on January 28, 2012 0 Comments
Former Mets Thoughts From The B.A.T. Dinner

Here are some Mets thoughts from the afternoon media session from Tuesday’s 23rd annual MLB B.A.T. Dinner. Gary Sheffield Sheffield said it was not difficult for him to retire after his long career, which included a World Series championship in 1997 with the Marlins and hitting his 500th career home run as a Met. “I […]

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Backman Will Not Be Joining The Nationals

An article by posted on October 12, 2011 0 Comments

[blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/washingnats/status/123826426372825088"] Original Post Oct. 11, 5:45 AM According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, Wally Backman will not join the Nationals coaching staff. According to Mike Puma of the NI Post, Wally Backman, a candidate for the Mets’ managerial opening last offseason, could soon leave the organization, according to a team source. The fiery Backman, 52, […]

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My Interview with Mets Prospect Josh Satin

An article by posted on July 2, 2011 0 Comments

1st Inning – As a Cal alum, how proud were you to see the team advance to the College World Series after nearly being forced to fold? As a cal alum I was very proud of the team and their accomplishments this season. I’m still very close with the head coach there so I’m so […]

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Strawberry Predicts Backman Will Be Next Mets Manager

An article by posted on January 25, 2011 0 Comments

Updated Post 7:45 PM How’s this for an update? According to a report by Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, Darryl Strawberry has predicted that Wally Backman will be the next manager of the Mets. “Wally will be the next manager of the Mets, in my opinion,” Strawberry said. “I don’t have much say, but I thought […]

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Wally Backman Expected to Be Named B-Mets Manager

An article by posted on December 29, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, sources have told him that Wally Backman, who was a finalist for the Mets managers job, is expected to be named the manager of the Binghamton Mets.  After Terry Collins was named manager, Wally Backman told The Bergen Record that he was “disappointed and devastated” that he wasn’t named manager. […]

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Mets Should Bring Back Old-Timers Day In 2011

An article by posted on December 21, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Should Bring Back Old-Timers Day In 2011

Last week I wrote about how the Mets need to find ways to entice the fans to come out to the ballpark in 2011.  Last week I brought up the idea of retiring 17 in honor Keith Hernandez.  I thought it would give Mets fans something to look forward to during the long season that […]

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Why Not Wally.

An article by posted on November 21, 2010 0 Comments

The last two weeks or so have been some of the worst I’ve experienced as a Mets fan. I can deal with the 2007 and 2008 collapse. I can deal with Generation K being Generation 0. I can even deal with losing the World Series to the Yankees and losing Game 7 of the NLCS […]

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