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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…


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…


And Your Backpages: September 19, 2008

by Backpageman on September 19, 2008

The Mets win over the Nats dominates the Troika. And the Heroes were on it. Rising Swami Stewart K nabs a coveted Post Backpage for his third Swami Turban with BATTERY POWERED. The News clearly tuned out early as the Met bullpen made it interesting — hardly your traditional laugher. And Newsday reached once more into its shallow bag of cliches and pulled out the uninspired CAPITAL GAIN.

Finally, for those Metropolitan conspiracy theorists who love to tell me our beloved Backpages are Yankee partisans, here is yet more evidence that the Backpages, if anything, are fair weather fans, the newspaper equivalent of Jeter girls. (A Jeter girl is a woman, usually young, often hot, who is a “die hard Yankee fan” (usually since ‘96), who you always end up seeing on the train going to the game in her brand new Jeter jersey, often with a pack of other Jeter girls. As a Backpageologist and a sports nerd, you want to hate her, but, because she’s kinda hot, you give her a pass. Which makes you hate yourself just a little bit more.) They were for it before they were against it… 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 12, 2008

by Backpageman on September 12, 2008

With no games yesterday, the Backpages go big picture. The Post leads with the Mets 17-game crucible, Newsday sticks up for Jerry, and the News


And Your Backpages: August 23, 2008

by Backpageman on August 24, 2008

A little weekend catch-up for Backpageman. Johan owned the Backpages again. Tip of the Swami turban to James S, who’c closing in on the great Tom E, for Swami dominance. He nailed this one with COMING UP ACES. They’re not looking back. They’re looking forward. Your Backpages…


And Your Backpages: August 18, 2008

by Backpageman on August 18, 2008

Johan dominated the eyepatch-less Bucs and the Backpages. Does this mean that with Phelps out of the water, the Backpages are back to normal? Could be. Then again, when’s the Steeple Chase final? And one more Olympic note. If it’s not bad enough that Alicia Sacramone has watched all her Olympic dreams come crashing down, it’s downright cruel to make her have to talk to Cris “I’m so smug I don’t even need an H in my name” Collinsworth. Let them off the train, Heroes. Here they are.


And Your Backpages: July 17, 2008

by Backpageman on July 17, 2008

Clean sweep for the Mets — and a nearly impossible guessing night for the Heroes. Tip of the Swami Turban to Jerome M for a valiant effort. But alas, not the stuff of Swamis. Games resume tonight. Mets in Cincy. Yanks off. Radomski looking through his sock drawer for Clemens receipts. Stand back and wave, Heroes. Here they come…


And Your Backpages.

by Backpageman on July 10, 2008

Two out of three Backpages for the Yank win over the Rays, defying Backpageman The Greek

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