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Wally Backman confronts ump and radio guy

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Highway 101, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. Highway 101

    Highway 101 Active Member

    Wally's days appear to be numbered — in the single digits.

    The lede: "It was Day Care Day at Anderson Memorial Stadium Tuesday, but it was after most of the small tikes had headed to the exits when the Wally Backman Show took center stage.
    And that was probably fortunate.
    Backman, the fiery skipper of the South Coast League-leading South Georgia Peanuts, was ejected from the game in the eighth inning after coming to the defense of player Doc Brooks, who has just been tossed by home plate umpire Tom Height for questioning balls and strikes calls.
    Backman dropped several F-bombs on Height........."

    The best part: "When the game ended, with the host Anderson Joes claiming a 6-5 victory, Backman made his way to the Joes radio booth to confront play-by-play man Mike Janela about comments Janela made referring to Backman’s “childish”outburst.

    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    The link: http://www.independentmail.com/news/2007/jun/26/backman-has-meltdown/

    Albany's version: http://www.albanyherald.com/archives/Sports/2007/sports062707c.html

    Me thinks Arizona made a good decision a few years back.
  2. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    No (fucking) shit, 101.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Hey Wally, that's not the way to get back to the Show.
  4. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Backman is a classic loose cannon. He and his ex-wife were famous for leaving unpaid bills everywhere. I believe she left him and took whatever was left

    He's never realized that things you get away with as a 25-year-old player don't fly when you're 50 and trying to be taken seriously as a manager.
  5. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Don't worry, he'll probably wind up a baseball analyst at the WWL.
  6. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Another reason why Murdoch should shell out a blank check and write whatever amount to take MLB away from WWL and stick it on Fox.
  7. Highway 101

    Highway 101 Active Member

    Thanks for your kind support of the obvious opinion.

    Have a great day :)
  8. what a bad lead
  9. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    To be replaced by...Kelvin Chapman? Tim Teufel?
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Brian Giles?
  11. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    I think you're working backwards, though the Kingman-Giles-Oquendo/Gardenhire-Brooks infield, was probably the first I ever rooted against.
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Yeah but I can't see the name Kelvin Chapman without thinking of Brian Giles and his 1984 Topps baseball card.
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