This is Wally's World....We just live in it.
ESPN Baseball is reporting that former Mets second baseman Wally Backman was recently hired as manager of the Arizona Diamonbacks. Statute of Frauds wishes Backman good luck, something he will certainly need considering Arizona's 51-111 record last season.
Here's also hoping that the fortunes of Arizona starter Brandon Webb improve in 2005 because a 25-year old with a 3.59 ERA deserves to have a far better record than 7-16. Never underestimate the importance of run support.