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Peanuts support manager with silent treatment

June 28, 2007

Albany - With a two game lead and 11 games left to play in the first half, the first place South Georgia Peanuts aren't talking about their close pennant race with second place Macon.

On the first day of 17 straight games at the Paul Eames Complex, the Peanuts aren't talking.

South Georgia Peanuts players are refusing to talk to the media until after an letter to the editor they wrote appears in the Albany Herald.

The Peanuts players want to show their support for manager Wally Backmanafter an Albany Herald editorial Thursday suggested that Backman's actions during after Tuesday's game in Anderson were a publicity stunt aimed at bringing attention to the first year South Coast League.

Backman will begin serving a three game suspension Thursday for his actions after that game but was not punished for his conduct on the field after his ejection in the eighth inning on Tuesday's game.

One other note, the Peanuts have released outfielder Kyle Keen.

The former Lee County Trojan had just 24 at bats but he may be re-signed if the Peanuts have any players sign with major league teams.