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Wally Backman Named PCL Manager Of The Year

According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, Wally Backman has been named the Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year. This season the Las Vegas 51′s are 80-61 and are the only team to have clinched their division in the PCL. They led the league in wins, home runs and runs (by 88!). Hired in 2009 by the Mets, Backman has risen through the ranks of the Mets starting in Brooklyn. He took over...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Backman Returns As Las Vegas Manager In 2014, Viola Named Pitching Coach

In a press release from the New York Mets earlier today: LAS VEGAS: The Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, announced today, in conjunction with the Mets Media Relations Department, that Wally Backman will return as manager for the Mets Triple-A affiliate for the 2014 season. Backman will also begin...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Wally Backman Won’t Interview For Reds Job — Yet’s John Erardi opined earlier today that Las Vegas 51′s manager and former New York Met Wally Backman would be an ideal candidate to fill the managerial void left by Dusty Baker. Erardi believes that Backman’s no-nonsense attitude and aggressive style of play is the perfect fit for a team that needs a fire lit underneath them. The piece received widespread attention...
Via Around Citi
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Announce 2013 Minor League Coaching Staffs

Wally Backman will return as manager for the Mets Triple-A affiliate for the 2013 season. Backman will begin his first season as manager of Las Vegas and was named the 22nd manager in the history of the Las Vegas franchise. The coaching staff will include Randy St. Claire as pitching coach and George Greer will return for his second season as hitting coach. Backman, 53, guided...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Mahanic's F*cking Hunky-Dory Rant is D-III Christian College’s Answer to Wally Backman

Recall Wally Backman's epic, profanity laced rants? Barry Petchesky reports on Matt Mahanic: Last month the D-III Hawks of Huntingdon College, a Methodist school in Montgomery, Ala., traveled to... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
Via Bob's Blitz
November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Wally Backman expected to join the Mets Sunday and I am just looking for an excuse to use these videos

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Buffalo Bisons manager Wally Backman is expected to join the Mets on Sunday, for the series finale at Citi Field against the Atlanta Braves.  According to Rubin: “It will mark the second straight season in which Backman has joined the coaching staff for the final month.  Backman’s Triple-A Buffalo squad completes its season this afternoon...
Via MetsZilla
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Wally Backman Almost Fights Opposing 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 ~
Via Bob's Blitz
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Wally Backman ejected, suspended after nearly fighting with opposing manager (Video)

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. Answering questions...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Wally Backman ejected after near fight

Video: Goes after opposing teams manager
Via Beer Mug Sports
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Backman named manager of Mets' Triple-A Buffalo

Wally Backman is moving his way up the New York Mets' farm system after being named manager of the team's Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo. At 52, the former major league infielder takes over the Buffalo Bisons. He replaces Tim Teufel, who was promoted to become the Mets' third-base coach this offseason. Backman has nine seasons of managerial experience and two with the...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss
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