Backpages, Wish Granted: Bill Has Been Killed

by Backpageman on September 9, 2008

Earlier this summer, the bottom-feeders at the Post called for Billy Wagner’s head. Wish granted. Bill has been killed. looks back at the man Met fans hate to hate. A note of appreciation: Despite all the blown saves, Billy always took the time to Send It Up after a victory. A hollow gesture that was always appreciated on these pages. Good luck, Sandman*!


*The other Sandman. Mariano is the real Sandman. Or is Trevor Hoffman the real Sandman? Either way, the asterisk should suffice.


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1 » Blog: Wagner on the Backpages 09.09.08 at 11:22 am

[...] To look back at Billy Wagner-inspired backpages from newspapers in New York over the last few years, check out Tomorrow’s Backpage. [...]

2 fightoffyourdemons 09.09.08 at 12:25 pm

Wagner used “Enter Sandman” for years before Rivera stole the idea. He’s used the song since he was with the Astros. Rivera may be historically better, but that doesn’t mean that he’s “the real Sandman.”

3 nastynickers 09.09.08 at 8:26 pm

Sandman? What about the bagman?

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