From the monthly archives:

September 2008

And Your Backpages: September 30, 2008

by Backpageman on September 30, 2008

How wide open are the Backpages now that baseball season is over? Well, we have our first — and probably last — Liberty Backpage guess: GIVE ME YOUR TIRED from The Fedora. Even Tom E, our Greatest Living Swami, was flummoxed and came with a generic NOW WHAT? for the Mets and Yanks and FULL COURT PRESS for something Knicks. Mark this day, Heroes. Could be a long time before we see Turbans. You’ll hardly recognize them… Your Backpages….

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And Your Backpages: September 29, 2008

by Backpageman on September 29, 2008

The Troika all go the same way. Tears from Met fans on the front page, distraught-looking Mets on the Backpage. Backpageman doesn’t have much to add but this anecdote. An hour or two after this most brutal loss, Backpageman was driving around, looking for a parking spot. I put on WFAN — figuring the Post-game was over and the Schmoozer would be on talking Met nation off the ledge. Instead I hear Howie Rose imploring the Shea faithful to “Welcome Head Groundskeeper Pete Flynn and his family!” Eff you. Well, sometimes the Backpages write themselves and the Heroes were on it. Tom E takes two with CRYIN’ SHEAME and SHEA IT AIN’T SO and the Fedora takes one for SHEA IT AIN’T SO. Give them a hug today… Your Backpages…

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An Your Backpages: September 28, 2008

by Backpageman on September 28, 2008

Backpageman isn’t sure who put in a better performance: Johan or you, the Heroes. Hall of Fame performances from across Backpage Nation. JO GOTTA BELIEVE! PRAYERS YOHAN-SWERED. SEASON SHEA-VING! JO DA MAN! But, as good as they were, only one nailed it. You guessed it. The G.O.A.T., Tom E. With SHEA-VIOR. That’s back-to-back Swami Turbans and #13 for the pride of the Bronx/Manhattan. Wow. Here they are, on short rest… Your Backpages…

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And Your Backpages: September 26, 2008

by Backpageman on September 27, 2008

Bad night in Metville last night. The Big Pelf came up small, the bullpen was the bullpen, and the bats took the night off. But, as the Rising Swami correctly pointed out, the Backpage game must go on. And once again, the G.O.A.T turned Met misery into Backpage glory for his 12th Swami Turban with SOS!. Nice work, Tom. Here they are, three inches taller than their North Korean counterparts… Your Backpages….

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Poll: What’s Going To Be the Story This Weekend?

by Backpageman on September 26, 2008

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And Your Backpages: September 26, 2008

by Backpageman on September 26, 2008

Oh! What a night for those Metropolitans — and Backpage Nation. The Mets battled and battled and finally, in dramatic fashion, beat those pesky Iowa Cubs. Lou’s B-team didn’t dampen the spirits of our A-team. You! The Heroes of TomorrowsBackpage.com. RING THE BEL! WILD TIE. RAIN MEN. SUPER SOAKER. BEL-LIEVE! All good, but wrong guesses. A special rain-soaked tip of the Swami Turban to The Fedora who snags his second with WET & WILD. They would never suspend their campaign… Your Backpages…

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And Your Backpages: September 25, 2008

by Backpageman on September 25, 2008

Backpageman is not going to lie. That one hurt. Really hurt. With the Mets on the brink of their best win of the year, they choked. Badly. And turned it into their worst loss of the year. And all those fist-pumping Backpages dancing around the heads of the Heroes of Backpage Nation. DAN THE MAN. MURPHY’S LAW. YES! Turned into anger and disappointment. CHOKE. EFFIN TERRIBLE! IT’S CALLED A SACRIFICE FLY. And perhaps most painful of all, Tommy the Swami, a Yankee man, takes advantage of a cool head to snag his 11th Swami Turban with WHAT A WASTE. Finally, a special Welcome to Backpage Nation to Backpageman’s brother, The Midshipman, who proves that the art of Backpageology is not an innate gift with his premature guess of MVP! for Delgado’s slam. They may need a hug today… Your Backpages…

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Important Announcement About This Weekend

by Backpageman on September 24, 2008

It is so obvious and so irresistibly cliche that it will undoubtedly get the Joker…Joker…Joker’s Wild triple this weekend. (For the uninitiated, the Joker.. Joker… Joker’s Wild is when all three papers go with the same Backpage. This is an homage of sorts to the old Joker’s Wild game show.) Backpageman simply refuses to give a Swami Turban for SHEA GOODBYE. Apologies to the Heroes who went ahead with the turban-fitting. That is all.

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And Your Backpages: September 24, 2008

by Backpageman on September 24, 2008

Johan owned the Cubs last night, and the Backpages this morning. John Kruk apparently said last night on “Baseball Tonight” that now that the Mets won, they’ll win the wild card. Perhaps Kruk hasn’t met Heilman, Feliciano, Schoenweis or Ayala. The big news of the day is that these so-called Yankee papers have carried the Mets on their Backpages just about every day for the past month. (Not counting The Stadium teabaggery.) So, get over it, Metropolitan conspiracy theorists. No Swamis today. You’ll saw wow every time… Your Backpages…

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Ask Backpageman

by Backpageman on September 23, 2008

Backpageman goes to the mailbag, and solves your problems with — what else — a

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Backpageman Actually Nailed This One