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Link-O-Rama: Jeter, SNL, Backman, Buchholz

Nov 16, 2009, 1:15 PM EDT

* Derek Jeter will host Saturday Night Live next month for the second time, with musical guests Jay-Z and Alicia Keys no doubt performing his pre-at-bat song “New York State of Mind.”
Jeter dressed in drag to portray Alfonso Soriano’s wife when he hosted SNL back in 2001 and several Yankees made cameos, so it should be another interesting show. I’m hoping for a Friday Night Lights/Lyla Garrity skit.
* Fired four days after being named the Diamondbacks’ manager in 2004 because of legal and financial problems surfacing, Wally Backman has now been hired to manage a Single-A team in the Mets organization.
* What did you do this weekend? Clay Buchholz got married to a Deal or No Deal model.
* You can find most of the Circling the Bases crew on Twitter:
– Aaron Gleeman: @aarongleeman
– Matthew Pouliot: @matthewpouliot
– Bob Harkins – @bharks
– D.J. Short – @djshort
– Matt Casey – @mattcasey9
Craig Calcaterra isn’t on Twitter yet, but once he gets comfortable using a VCR and Walkman we’re confident that he’ll join.

  1. Craig Calcaterra - Nov 16, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    I was born a Beta man, and I’ll die a Beta man.

  2. wallysworld - Nov 16, 2009 at 3:15 PM

    Good Luck Wally, glad you got a second chance.

  3. jwb - Nov 16, 2009 at 7:43 PM

    Obviously, Jeter has to wear the Panthers’ cheerleader garb and give random fistpumps throughout the show.

  4. Old Gator - Nov 16, 2009 at 9:12 PM

    I vividly remember watching Backman play for the Mets back in the mid-80s. He was a hardnosed, hustling, dirty-uniformed little sparkplug and I think he’ll make a fantastic manager. That 1968 infield of Knight, Santana, Teufel, Backman and Hernandez was one of the great infields of all time. On a good day it was like watching the Russian Olympic acrobats.

  5. Old Gator - Nov 16, 2009 at 9:13 PM

    Oops, left my zipper open and my dyslexia was hanging out. Make that the great 1986 infield…..

  6. text - Sep 26, 2012 at 3:03 PM

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