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Product Description

Join Wally Backman and the South Georgia Peanuts for a wild ride through the lowest level of independent minor league baseball. This DVD contains the epic YouTube baseball manager ejections that made Wally Backman the most popular manager in baseball!

About the Actor

Wally Backman played on the World Series Champion 1986 New York Mets. After his playing career ended, Backman became one of the most sought after minor league baseball coaches, until his career was derailed.

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  • Actors: Wally Backman
  • Directors: John J. Fitzgerald
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Peanut Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: April 1, 2012
  • Run Time: 220 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007GGKQ6Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,568 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JAG on November 25, 2012
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I bought the uncensored version. Not for mixed company or the youngsters, but for mature adults you will get to see what kinds of things go on in the minor leagues. I have been around minor league baseball operations over the years and this little 10 episode version seems pretty accurate to me. Life in the minors is tough on kids and what is worse is a new, fledging, independent league as you will see if you purchase the video. Wally is passionate about the game and yes he is salty and does not mix words but this is the world of baseball behind the scenes. There are many F'Bombers....

I particularly laughed at the front office people trying to be league officers and GM's in this league. There was a reason they went to an independent club/league as opposed to affiliated clubs and a reason that the league barely limped through one season before folding. I also enjoyed seeing the video and then hearing how the press, many of them not even at the park, wrote about several of the "incidents". The press would write one story and you could clearly see the video evidence that it was not true. The press seemed to kind of set up Wally "for the ratings game" and did not truthfully report the events. After several years in fire and law enforcement service; I know full well how the press does NOT get it right very often or even try very hard to be accurate. They never let truth/facts get in the way of a good story.

If you love baseball, if you feel the depression of the dark days from the end of the season until the start of spring training, if you ever wondered what it was like to try to work your way up into the bigs, this could be a good view for you. If you have never been part of a team, or not been in the locker rooms as a player or a coach, or only watched the game a few times on TV, this may be too intense for you. Be warned there is a lot of profanity, but accurately portrayed as the way it often is found behind the scene in the game of baseball.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Carmona on April 28, 2014
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I watched the first six episodes on Youtube. I wanted to show the producers my gratitude, so I purchased the uncensored version. This is by far the best minor league documentary that I've watched. Wally Backman is my new favorite manager. I HIGHLY recommend this DVD!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Philip R. Tate on April 13, 2014
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Wally goes up against umpires who think the fans in the stands bought tickets to see them umpire. He argues his points and declares their true ancestry.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Grover Rockwood on September 2, 2012
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You can feel the raw emotion while watching this series. It's a shame that the Georgia Peanuts are now defunct.
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I was drawn to this documentary after being shown clips on YouTube from a coworker. Those clips have been viewed millions of times (probably by us alone), so I wanted to see if there was good content on the rest of the series.

Let's just get this out of the way: the Backman tirade after Doc Brooks gets tossed is, as Wally might say, the best f&&@ing thing I've ever seen. Lasorda, Weaver, Sparky Anderson, Billy Martin...none of then have anything on Wally's rant.

So I thought "maybe I've seen the best on YouTube." I couldn't be more wrong. Seeing the grind of day-to-day minor league baseball is highlighted in this documentary. The guy that put this together really knows how to tell a story through his work. The, probably ordinarily, boring life of a minor leaguer is highlighted in a very entertaining way. You come out of this rooting for the players and wondering "how the f@&$" Wally never got his shot in the big leagues. You will also become a Wally fan.

Players and coaches are mic'd up through games. There are conversations after games. This is real life stuff.

If you're reading this wondering if you'd like this documentary, and you're a baseball fan of any kind, the answer is "yes." If you're buying this as a gift, the person (assuming they love baseball) will love it!

I bought the original version, then I bought the uncensored version. While I own practically every baseball movie and documentary, this is one of my 5 favorites.

Buy this with confidence.
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