The people’s choice to be the next Mets manager happens to be the manager of Triple-A Las Vegas, residing in New York’s farm.
He also happens to own a ring bearing his name and a Mets logo, acquired for being a member of this storied franchise’s last championship title some thirty years ago.
It’s no surprise why we all love Wally.
He’s passionate, he’s fiery, and he’s goofy looking.
The former second baseman’s reputation as a hard-nosed player dating back to the 1980s has stuck with him throughout the entirety of his coaching career as well.
Backman’s familiarity with the prospects he’s coached and currently coaches can prove beneficial if, or when, he inherits the big league team.
Then again, there’s likely a reason Backman and I have interviewed for the same amount of managerial jobs in the past five years.