I was on YouTube today looking up some baseball videos when I cam across one video that caught my eye. It was a video of a manager, Wally Backman, getting ejected for arguing with an umpire.
If you don’t exactly know who Backman is, I’ll give a quick bio. Wally was a first round pick by the New York Mets back in 1977. Backman was a big part of the World Series Champions 1986 team, where he played second base. After 1988, Backman was traded year by year to different teams. Waylly coached several different minor league teams throughout his managing career, and currently is coaching the Mets’ AAA affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s.
The first video below comes from when he was coaching the South Georgia Peanuts. All of these videos come from his time there because someone was making a documentary on Wally and the team and all the action was on video.
From these videos, there is one thing I learned… Don’t f*** with Wally Backman. Once you get Backman aggravated or mad, he is going to come at you. He goes absolutely insane. Just watch the videos, and you will see what I mean.
The next video shows Wally planning what he is going to say after the game to his team with his assistant coach.
Now, here is the postgame speech his was preparing.