Backman was so desperate to work his way back onto a major league team’s radar that he managed the South Georgia Peanuts of the now defunct South Coast League, an independent minor league, last year. Backman is managing the Joliet Jackhammers in the Northern League, another independent league, this season.I know basically nothing about YES or SNY, but I think it's interesting that YES is famous for running hagiographies of Yankee heroes while SNY shows warts-and-all stories about semi-disgraced former Mets.
John Fitzgerald, an award-winning filmmaker, chronicled the first and only season of the Peanuts. His reality series, which is called “Playing for Peanuts,” will air its first episode on SportsNet New York at 6 p.m. on Sunday and will follow in that time slot for nine more episodes.
Is this common? Call me crazy, but I'd have to think that a documentary about what, say, Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson are doing now would get better ratings than "Paul O'Neil: Fire of a Champion" or whatever.