Found August 04, 2012 on
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Amy Moritz of the Buffalo News is reporting that the Triple-A Bisons will be without manager Wally Backman tonight and for the next two games.
Backman earned a three-game suspension from the International League for his part in an arguement with Syracuse manager Tony Beasley in the middle of the fourth inning Friday night. Both were ejected from the game.
Afterwards, Backman accused Syracuse of stealing signs and location. Beasley was suspended for two games.
By the way, Zack Wheeler will make his Triple-A Debut on Sunday at Coca Cola Field.
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Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A Mets) manager Wally Backman was suspended three games by the International League for his confrontation with Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A Nationals) manager Tony Beasley on Friday.
The two nearly came to blows over Backman’s belief that Syracuse was stealing signs. The Bisons won the game 13-7 even though Backman was ejected in the fourth.
Video: Goes after opposing teams manager
Buffalo Bisons' manager Wally Backman and Syracuse Chiefs' chief Tony Beasley are both ejected after Wally argues Cheifs players tip pitch locations. ESPN video editors should be ejected for music...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
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