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David Wright: For It or Against It?

by Backpageman on October 1, 2008

Backpageman doesn’t like to talk Politics in these pages. But, after seeing this, he has to ask. David, what’s your position on scoring runners from third with nobody out in an absolutely crucial game? You say you’re for it, but the record says otherwise…


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….


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…


And Your Backpages: September 18, 2008

by Backpageman on September 18, 2008

Big night last night in Backpage nation, and just about all of the Heroes got sucked into game story guesses. OH, WHAT A KNIGHT! GOOD KNIGHT, DOUBLE BELT, SAVED BY THE BEL, and BELT-WAY. But the Pros went big picture, and rightly so. Here they are, fresh off their Lexus Platinum Experience… Your Backpages…


10 Reasons to Believe

by Backpageman on September 16, 2008

If you look hard enough, the Backpages will tell you exactly what you want to hear. Here are 10 reasons why the 2008 Mets are not the 2007 Mets…

1. Johan’s Here

2. Willie Always Believed In His Guys

3. Jerry Knows Which Ones Stink

4. Carlos Dos Is Back

5. Glav Is Not

6. David Wright Is Still David Wright

7. Mike Pelfrey Is Now Big Pelf

8. The Luck of the Irish Is On Their Side

9. No Sosa. No Mota. No Wags.*

10. Did I Mention Johan?

*Backpageman is choosing not to remember Heilman, Sanchez, Ayala et al…


And Your Backpages: September 11, 2008

by Backpageman on September 11, 2008

Perhaps it’s a result of a new influx of Swami talent, thanks to the shout-out from our friends at But the you, the Heroes of, have raised the Backpage game to a whole new level. In fact — and I rarely say this — you clearly outclassed some very pedestrian efforts from the Pros. I mean, look at Newsday. A Beltran picture from the third inning and HIT FACTORY. They clearly wrapped it up early and beat the crowds to TGI Fridays. Come on guys, you’re embarrassing Backpageman and his proud County Suffolk brethren. At least the Post made their photographer stay till the end. But MET ‘N’ WILD? Lame. And the News? I know you’re upset about the Yankees being done, but to go to such lengths to deny the Mets the Backpage. Lame. Hold your noses, folks. Your Backpages….


And Your Backpages: August 22, 2008

by Backpageman on August 22, 2008

Mets with a big — and lucky win — against the Braves, and The Troika likes what it sees. Backpageman thought the Backpages would go more historical. BRAVE NEW WORLD or something of the like.But they went for the game or streak story, two staples of Backpageology. Dig, set, SPIKE. Here are your Backpages.


Your Backpages and Newest Swami: July 25, 2008

by Backpageman on July 25, 2008

A clean sweep of the Backpages for the Mets. Backpageman channeled his inner John Edward and tried to call it — and failed. All three went for the big picture story — Mets in First — over the game story — Del-GOT-it. Lesson learned for Backpageologists everywhere. Stand up straight, Heroes. Here they come…

The guesswork was frantic but only one Hero found the magic.


And Your Weekend Backpages

by Backpageman on July 21, 2008

With the arrival of Li’l Backpageman, Backpageman’s Backpageology skills are taking a hit — for the moment. Tip of the Swami Turban to Zev Lefkowitz for pointing out that this was Greg Norman’s first backpage since the 2002 Backpage of Boca Rotan Living where he and Chris Evert-Connors-Lloyd-Mill-Norman gave a tour of their Boca home.


And Your Backpages: July 18, 2008

by Backpageman on July 18, 2008

Well, Heroes, we have our first triple in the history of What they call the Joker…Joker… JOKER’S WILD in the Backpageology business. And, as many of the Heroes will discover this morning, when the jokers are wild, the Heroes go crazy. Because when you see the Backpages, many of you will think about your overly clever guess, shake your fists in the air and mutter SONOFA…

That is, unless you’re the great Tom E of the Bronx, who became the first two-time Swami in history. Your reign continues. Powerful work.

Shake of the head to B-Flat for his spirited but numerically challenged guess of HIGH NINE.

A housekeeping note, with the arrival of Li’l Backpageman yesterday, Backpageman has to call it early today. So if you guessed before seeing this, my apologies. Thanks, Heroes.


Backpages are fickle bitches, ain't they?