One of the things ya gotta love about Backman is the drama that precedes him.
BMF would love to see Wally as met manager but I find it hilarious how much news seems to be swirling around him before he’s even had the chance to interview.
First Wally is slated for an interview, then he’s not, then Adam Rubin and the Mets allegedly have dirt on Wally but won’t reveal it. This dirt is supposed to prevent the ‘86 Met from getting the job but next thing we know he’s on the list & Mets sent to fans.
The way I see it this is NY and we need fire in the dugout.
I like Hurdle as an option but the Met brand would benefit from a skipper like Wally or Bobby. I think it’s safe to assume Bobby’s not coming back (hasn’t been mentioned once as a candidate, and now word comes of a rift with Fred) so Backman is the guy to energize the fanbase and the media.
Hate to take a page from the yankee playbook but Billy Martin helped to put that franchise back on top. His fire and passion was at once his best and wort asset and I’d take Wally under those same conditions.
Yes Wally may do some outrageous shit and drink too much along the way but his teams will fight till the last out, the fans will come back and we’ll instantly be on par with the Yankees for media coverage…
Well at least we’ll quickly close the gap.