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Peanuts manager ready for camp to open

May 3, 2007

Albany - The countdown to the start of the first ever season of the South Coast Baseball League is less than two weeks.

The South Georgia Peanuts, who open their season two weeks from tomorrow at Charlotte County, are ready to open training camp on Tuesday at the Paul Eames Complex.

South Georgia Peanuts manager Wally Backman arrived in town on Tuesday.

He is already busy preparing daily workout schedules for spring training.

While one or two players have already reported, Backman still has three roster spots to fill.

He hopes to fill those with an open tryout Saturday morning at the Paul Eames Complex.

Backman is also hoping to find players he can sign when roster spots become open when players signed with major league teams or are lost to injury.

Wally Backman said "Iif they don't make one of those three roster spots, we are going to offer them the opportunity, hopefully if they will commit to ti, that when we are home they can come in and take batting practice in case somebody goes down. Then we will have a player locally that we can fill that spot with. That is what we are hoping for."

The South Georgia Peanuts will play an exhibition game next Friday at the Eames Complex against the Macon Music.

The home opener is May 24th at the Paul Eames Complex.

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