From the monthly archives:

August 2008

And Your Backpages: August 31, 2008

by Backpageman on August 31, 2008

An abridged holiday weekend entry today. This morning really showed that even Backpageologists have feelings too. After a depressing Met loss, and an even more depressing Yankee loss, the Heroes were silent. The Mets bullpen stinks. A-Rod stinks. What else can you say? Pour them a double, Heroes. They really need it… Your Backpages…

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And Your Backpages: August 30, 2008

by Backpageman on August 30, 2008

Big night for the baseball locals — and even bigger night among Backpageologists. A record number of guesses, and just about every iteration of GRAND was attempted except the right one. And Backpageman has to admit, GRAND THEFT is a perfect description of the game. That’s why they’re the pros. In a related story, Carl “Mr. Alyssa Milano” Pavano is now 2-0 for the Yanks, which could make for an interesting clubhouse when Joba returns. Joba was seen dancing on a table with Milano during the All-star game festivities. It’s Labor Day weekend. Put out some lounge chairs for your Backpages…

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And Your Backpages: August 29, 2008

by Backpageman on August 29, 2008

Yanks dominate the Trokia with a big win over the Sox at The Stadium. A flurry of Stache and Giambino guesses from the Heroes out there, and a good time for another lesson in Backpageology. While the Game story is a staple of the Backpage, sometimes you have to take a step back and think of the larger story. In this case, the Yankee season. NOT DEAD YET, from the St. Charles Slayer, came the closest. Okay, class

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The Poll: God Bless America or God D*mn Bradford Campeau-Laurion

by Backpageman on August 28, 2008

Read the article. Take the poll. Via CBS2 news, and the lovely, if large-headed, Hazel Sanchez.

Fan Ejected From Yankee Stadium For Bathroom Break

Man Says Cops Kicked Him Out When He Tried To Go To Men’s Room During ‘God Bless America’

NEW YORK (CBS) ? A

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And Your Backpages: August 28, 2008

by Backpageman on August 28, 2008

Another huge day for both the baseball locals — and Yankee misery trumps Met victory on two of the three Backpages. A few instructive lessons for all the little Backpageologists at home. Note that Yankee misery stories ALWAYS feature a picture of A-Rod. And that in the Battle of The Backpages, when a Steinbrenner opens his mouth, he will own the day. Always. Well done, Hank the Yank. No Swamis today but a tip of the Swami turban to the Krull clan for showing that the Backpage game is one the whole family can play. And now, from the New York delegation…. Your Backpages…

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And Your Backpages: August 27, 2008

by Backpageman on August 27, 2008

Big night for the baseball locals and big disappointment all around. The Mets, with their typically awful bullpen, and the Yanks, with their typically awful A-God. Backpageman must admit when he first saw the Backpages laying into A-Rod, he thought it was just more Backpage hate for the man they love to hate. Then I saw his line: O for 5, 2 Ks, 2 strikeouts, and an error. So maybe this one was deserved. Tip of the Swami turban to Tom E, who once again channeled his inner Melville (the home of Newsday, not the writer) to nail Newsday and A-FLOP.

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Sending it up to Golden Krust

by Backpageman on August 26, 2008

Maybe Tiki was suffering from too much Chinese food — and not enough Golden Krust — or maybe it was just Tiki being Tiki, but apparently he, or was it Ronde, called his co-host the c-word.

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And Your Backpages: August 26, 2008

by Backpageman on August 26, 2008

The Backpage game is a humbling and unforgiving one. That’s why I always say, you have to respect the game — and NEVER take it for granted. Just as all the would-be Swamis peppered me with Carlos Dos and Big Pelf headlines — del-GOD-O, PERFECT PELFREY — the Backpages come in with one for Strahan, one for the Mets, one for Yanks vs. Sox. Clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clapclap… Backpages…

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Sending It Up to Chris “Mad Dog” Russo (1988-2008)

by Backpageman on August 25, 2008

With Mad Dog being relegated to an obscure death, I mean Sirius Satellite Radio, we celebrate the Dog, who, while often a non-sensical hater, was never nearly as big a d-bag as Francesa.
Last Segment Here. The Tears Start at 3:40.

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And Your Backpages: August 25, 2008

by Backpageman on August 25, 2008

The turning of the seasons on the Backpages. Osi goes down for the Jints and takes 2 of 3 of the 3 Backpages. Look for the “Are The Jets the Class of New York Football?” stories over the next few weeks. Try not to stare. Here they are. Your Backpages…

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Better than a Bagel Doctor