Singing Loudly: Put that DWI and bankruptcy on your Resume

Singing Loudly

Friday, November 05, 2004

Put that DWI and bankruptcy on your Resume

Wally Backman was fired today after four days as the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was a New York Times profile that revealed the record of Backman. The Diamondbacks didn't conduct a background check on Backman, which reveals their lack of diligence. Why would Backman feel the need to reveal something like a DWI that occurred five years ago.

The Diamondbacks had 111 loses last year and now they have sunk lower. They hired a guy for four days who has a somewhat questionable character. Then they fired him because they didn't do their initial job. I would be disgusted if I lived in Arizona about this situation.

Wally Backman was known when he played for being a bit irresponsible. I'm not sure why they didn't think about asking more pointed questions. From this point on it seems that every organization will do more through background checks.

This organization is an embarrassment.


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