Be careful of what you ask for ...

There were warning signs everywhere when it came to Wally Backman. But the D-Backs never saw them.

Updated: November 8, 2004, 12:04 PM ET
By Ray Ratto | Special to ESPN.com

Wally Backman's first, and now last, bit of fun as the new manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks was to get hit over the head with his background.

Now he probably should have seen that coming in our new nothing's-secret-ever media age, but since his new employers didn't either, he clearly figured, "Well, if they're happy, I'm happy."

Either way, you knew that this quote would be wrapped around a brick and hurled at him during his brief tenure with the Diamondbacks:

"They probably ...

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