Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 5/2/13
In March, when the Retrieval Empire cashed in its Raleigh Coupons and signed Lyle Overbay, the wheels in every blogsmith's mind began to rotate. We said to ourselves, "Let the hilarity ensue!"Lyle O-for-three... Lyle Overmatched... Lyle NoCanPlay... You don't get enough names like that. (We never imagined Chien-Ming Wang was on the way.) The best part was that Overbay wouldn't hit, and he would soon be gone, so we could feel no remorse in mocking his name. Lyle NotToday.Listen: I have really come to appreciate the cool professionalism of the sparky Lyle.He has become one of my favorite Yankees.Last night, his base running savvy allowed Eduardo Nunez to score the critical game-winning run. Last weekend, his late homer beat Toronto. Throughout April, Overbay's defense saved Nunez and the left side of the infield, which at one point included Frankie Cervelli, and more than once I've tried to imagine where the Yankees would be if they had handed first base to the clanky Juan Rivera. God...
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