Wally Backman

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    We Knew This Mets Season Would Be Weird, But We Had No Idea Aliens Would Be Involved

    It's a dirty job, but someone had to do it. Seems that the Mets swapped cities with the Toronto Blue Jays and traded up for their Triple-A franchise. Now, if you want to see the Mets' next hot pitching prospect, Zack Wheeler, you'll have to fly to Vegas. But the Mets didn't just acquire a new minor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Cyclones' Park Sheds Corporate Master, Gains Credit Union Sponsor, Ugly Name

            Ugh.​The park in which Mets farm team, the Brooklyn Cyclones, play in Coney Island used to be called Keyspan Park, but the sponsor pulled out -- allegedly because they're now called National Grid, though we expect they could have just called it National Grid Park, u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Kristen Stewart, New Moon premiere. Twitpic via KriisStewart_. Our Man of the Week is Rudolph Giuliani. He started off with confused but belligerent comments about the KSM trial, making him look like a candidate for something. Then word leaked that he would not run for Governor, then that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Battlin' Wally Backman to Manage the Cyclones

    We have long hoped Wally Backman, the obstreperous veteran of the 1986 World Champion New York Mets, would someday manage the Amazin's in the balls-out manner he evinced on the field and in court depositions. He's a step closer now, as the Mets organization announced yesterday that Backman will m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Lenny Dykstra Goes Bankrupt

    They used to call him Nails, and now he's hanging by them. It's all been downhill for Lenny Dykstra since the veteran of the '86 World Champion New York Mets cut a rakish figure in a New Yorker profile early last year as a celebrated stock-picker and car-wash and publishing mogul. In November he set ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Darryl Strawberry Joins Mets, Says "Hell Yeah" to Steroids

    Darryl Strawberry, beloved member of the 1986 World Champion Mets and rehabilitated drug addict, is rejoining the team today -- albeit only for a week -- as a hitting instructor. And he promises to loosen up more than their swing. Strawberry, who recently released a book containing stories of his se ... More >>

  • News

    April 16, 2002

    Talking Trash, Backing It Up

    Watch Out, Bud! Ex-Met Prankster Gardenhire Is Now the Evil Twin.