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And Your Backpages: October 4, 2008

by Backpageman on October 4, 2008

More proof that the Backpages are all about what-have-you-done-for-me-lately: The Post celebrates the Red Sox win over the Angels. (Note to Met fans: Even K-rod blows games.) The Swami slump continues. These may not be the Backpages you or the moderator want to see…. Your Backpages…


And Your Backpages: October 3, 2008

by Backpageman on October 3, 2008

Another wide open day in Backpage Nation. The Post and News can’t resist their love of kicking someone when they’re down, and pile on the Cubs, who seem to share a lot of DNA with our hapless Mets. Newsday, recognizing that Strong Islanders don’t want to hear about anything beyond the 118 traffic-snarled miles of The Island, go with the Mets and Jerry Manuel. Take it from Backpageman. Jerry will be back. Just one look at the joy in his eyes when he looks at Kevin Burkhardt in post-game interviews says it all: He couldn’t bear not to be back. Here they are… the filter… Your Backpages…


And Your Backpages: September 2008

by Backpageman on September 23, 2008

As many Backpageologists know, there are traditional geographic leanings to the New York locals. Long Island tends to be Mets-Jets-Icelanders country, while Manhattan, Westchester and New Jersey tend to go for the Yanks-Giants-Ranger troika.I hear there are Devils fans out there. I’ve just never met one. (Of course, there are many exceptions to the rule. For instance, Backpageman has a cousin who was a “die hard” Mets and Icelander fan in the 80s. But in the 90s he worked in Manhattan, preferred winning to losing and switched to the Yanks and Giants. Turns out dyin wasn’t so hard after all.) Well, the Mets-Jets-Iclelander fans have suffered far more, and, between the Mets and the Jets, last night was a painful one. My heart goes out to you, my brothers. All three papers went for the Met loss. Not only was it the bigger story but it also meant they didn’t have to stay late and wait for the Jet game to wrap. Here they are, wondering what they did to deserve this…. 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…


Heavy lies the crown