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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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Mister Mister indeed