May 8, 2007
Albany - South Georgia Peanuts manager Wally Backman has liked what he has seen on paper when it comes to the talent he has on his roster.
And Backman is even happier after watching those players on the field. The South Georgia Peanuts holding their very first spring training workout Tuesday morning at the Paul Eames Complex.
In addition to the infield, pitching side sessions and batting practice, the players and managers were introducing themselves to each other.
The roster is a collection of former minor league players and college stars who were bypassed by the major league organizations.
The skipper says in addition to learning the fundadmentals of the game his players also have to become a team.
Wally Backman said "I think the toughest thing right now is for the players to kind of gather themselves and become somewhat of a family. Minor league baseball is that way. The team is really tight that way,together."
The South Georgia Peanuts will host Macon in an exhibition game Friday at 7:00pm at the Paul Eames Complex.
Admission is $2.00 with one dollar donated to charity.