The five day reign of Mr. Walter Backman has come to an end, though he lost not one game. It should be noted that he never signed a contract…so Arizona appears to have jumped the gun by announcing his hiring.

No matter; Arizona already announced that, when a tough lefty was pitching for the opposing team, the team would be managed by Tim Teufel.


Let’s hope for the Mets’ sake that this doesn’t begin a backlash against all New York 1980s second basemen who just got hired to manage a team.

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