2016 Tabloid Cover Derby Round 6.0.1 FINAL ROUND

Our newest tradition, for however long it lasts, where we fill our offseason hours revisiting, and voting on, Mets-related tabloid front and back pages from the previous season.

Please vote for the cover that you prefer

Poll ended at Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:12 am

SEEDS OF LIFE (New York Post)
7
33%
CES BOOM BAH! (New York Daily News)
14
67%
 
Total votes : 21

2016 Tabloid Cover Derby Round 6.0.1 FINAL ROUND

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:12 am

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Winner of Round 1.2.3
Winner of Round 2.2.2
Winner of Round 3.2.1
Winner of Round 4.2.1
Winner of Round 5.0.1
SEEDS OF LIFE
New York Post, May 22, 2016.
David Wright is showered with sunflower seeds after singling home the game-winning run in the 9th inning against the Brewers.
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Winner of Round 1.3.8
Winner of Round 2.3.2
Winner of Round 3.3.1
Winner of Round 4.3.1
Winner of Round 5.0.2
CES BOOM BAH!
New York Daily News, August 30, 2016
Yoenis Cespedes hits a solo homer in the bottom of the 10th to give the Mets a 2-1 win over the Marlins.
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Re: 2016 Tabloid Cover Derby Round 6.0.1 FINAL ROUND

Postby cooby » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:50 pm

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I almost didn't look at this because I thought it was last years

Re: 2016 Tabloid Cover Derby Round 6.0.1 FINAL ROUND

Postby d'Kong76 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:51 pm

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Riding the bat, look at that form!
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Re: 2016 Tabloid Cover Derby Round 6.0.1 FINAL ROUND

Postby Centerfield » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:06 pm

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4) Jerry Koosman, SP, RP, 1967-1978

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Two worthy candidates. Gonna sit on this a bit and think things through.

Re: 2016 Tabloid Cover Derby Round 6.0.1 FINAL ROUND

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:03 pm

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Sparse voting so far for the final round of this year's TCD. Are we losing interest in this thing just as it's about to end?

Re: 2016 Tabloid Cover Derby Round 6.0.1 FINAL ROUND

Postby Lefty Specialist » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:07 pm

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93) Yoenis Cespedes; LF, CF, DH; 2015-2016

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Can they both win?
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Re: 2016 Tabloid Cover Derby Round 6.0.1 FINAL ROUND

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:20 pm

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I think that there would be rioting in Sweden.

Re: 2016 Tabloid Cover Derby Round 6.0.1 FINAL ROUND

Postby Lefty Specialist » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:42 pm

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93) Yoenis Cespedes; LF, CF, DH; 2015-2016

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Benjamin Grimm wrote:I think that there would be rioting in Sweden.


I'd better stock up on meatballs, fish and Ikea furniture, then.
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Re: 2016 Tabloid Cover Derby Round 6.0.1 FINAL ROUND

Postby Zvon » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:51 pm

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Lefty Specialist wrote:Can they both win?


This. I don't want to bypass the Captain but that Yo homer was so crucial. I'm torn!

Re: 2016 Tabloid Cover Derby Round 6.0.1 FINAL ROUND

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:10 pm

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Benjamin Grimm wrote:Sparse voting so far for the final round of this year's TCD. Are we losing interest in this thing just as it's about to end?


People are still protesting that both BLADDER UP and YA GOTTA RELIEVE were somehow beaten by HAMMERS & THOR
Let me tell you something: I have a big set of balls.

Re: 2016 Tabloid Cover Derby Round 6.0.1 FINAL ROUND

Postby d'Kong76 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:21 pm

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The guy getting seeds voted for Trump.
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Re: 2016 Tabloid Cover Derby Round 6.0.1 FINAL ROUND

Postby Centerfield » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:28 am

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I went with BOOM.

Both were terrific moments, but in different ways. In the Seeds game, the walkoff was somewhat anticipated, as it was bases loaded with one out. It was exciting and fun, but there was also a bit of retribution involved, as they had intentionally walked (I think it was) Matt Reynolds to get to Wright. Definitely a "Fuck you!" moment.

The Cespedes game was just the opposite. Out of nowhere. Two out, no one on. You jumped up and cheered, but also wondered "Why the fuck would they pitch to him?"

In the end, aesthetics tipped toward Boom. Both are terrific pictures, but the layout is better in Boom. The Seeds cover is cluttered and wordy. Plus the visual of the flying bat and the nonchalant look on Yo's face.

Barring a Falcons-like collapse, it looks like this may be our winner. A worthy successor to Yes-Pedes.

Re: 2016 Tabloid Cover Derby Round 6.0.1 FINAL ROUND

Postby Zvon » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:37 am

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Sentimentality was creeping in to my decision because I have a fear that there might not be anymore Wright covers in our future if the Captains comeback falls flat. Part of me wanted the Wright to be the closing note on the season. But, having said that, I voted for CES BOOM BAH! because I remember how that home run got everything back on track again and the train kept'a rollin' from there on out.

Re: 2016 Tabloid Cover Derby Round 6.0.1 FINAL ROUND

Postby MFS62 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:07 pm

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Is the voting over?
The suspense is killing us.
We are waiting to buy our airline tickets to attend the installation ceremony.
And booking last minute hotel reservations will be a nightmare.

Later
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