Saturday, June 16, 2007

Wally's World?

The indelible image will be forever etched in my memory. Wally Backman and Lenny Dykstra jumping, skipping and spinning around the basepaths in Game 3 of the 1986 NLCS when Dykstra hit a dramatic walk off home run to beat the Astros. I was jumping in similar fashion right along with them, from my living room.

21 years later, Wally Backman is being captured on film for a different reason. Managing the South Georgia Peanuts, an independent minor league team, Backman will be the subject of a reality show by documentary filmaker, John Fitzgerald.

To read more, check out Jack Curry's piece in The New York Times.

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