Kudos for Backman …. Manuel

Brooklyn’s season is over and the waiting game begins for Wally Backman. Quoted earlier about saying he could do some things better than Jerry Manuel, Backman took the high road yesterday, saying he’s not guaranteed of a job next year and the Mets aren’t on his mind.

Of course, they have to be on his mind, but when given a second chance to comment on the Mets’ job and Manuel, Backman took the high road, which won’t go unnoticed by management.

On a related note, Manuel knows his job is in jeopardy. He might even know he’s not coming back. But instead of crying or lobbying, he goes out there and does his job every day. That’s a professional thing to do and that won’t go unnoticed, either.

2 thoughts on “Kudos for Backman …. Manuel

  1. I don’t know. I saw a recent game where the Mets got killed. The after game comments by Jerry had him laughing and cracking jokes.

    If I were owner I would appreciate my skipper keeping that ‘even keel’, the devil may care attitude, the each game is the same mantra as we sink into the abyss.