Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Introducing Wally

Today's press conference was an exciting one, as we officially introduced Wally Backman as the Cyclones' manager for the 2010 season.

Wally told the assembled media that he had actually lived in Brooklyn during his first year with the Mets, and reminded them that he played in the New York-Penn League after being signed by the Mets as a 17-year-old first-round draft pick.

He talked about incorporating his style of play -- aggressive, scrappy, and focused on speed and defense -- and teaching the players under his watch how to be better ballplayers and better people, while preparing them to move up the ladder towards the big leagues.

Here are some quick clips from the presser, courtesy of our old friend Vanilla Ice B-Mac:

-- Dave

1 comment:

csd said...

I met Wally this summer when he was the manager for the Joliet Jackhammers. He seemed like a great guy and a good manager. He is a great hire.