I Heart Overbay

June 3rd, 2013 by Jane Heller

Photo: AP/Peter Morgan

I know. Tonight’s big hero was Tex, and I formally apologize for saying he wasn’t helping the Yankees. His grand slam off Masterson was a thing of beauty and gave us an early boost against the Indians. But watching closeups of Overbay in right field smiling when the Bleacher Creatures did his roll call and the fans out there cheered for him and running hard toward the wall for a foul ball and then making the catch on his first chance ever as an outfielder….Well, it was priceless. He even had a hit. He’s such a mensch and I hope the Yankees find a way to keep him around for awhile.

Andy didn’t look so dandy after the first few innings. He kind of petered out early. But the pen was mostly good, so no harm done – unless he tweaked something again, of course.

A nice, nice win for the boys in this series opener. I loved seeing them laugh and high-five in the dugout after Mo got the save. It was as if all the losing never happened.




Tags: , , ,

4 Responses to “I Heart Overbay”

  1. Diane Anziano says:

    We needed that one badly. I was kind of sweet to see how the fans greeted Swisher, but I’m sure they were glad that the pitchers pretty much kept him under wraps. I agree, Jane, Overbay has been such an asset. He absolutely loves it here and he deserves to stay. I’m a little worried about him defensively, at least until he gets used to playing out there. And with Ichiro being so outstanding in the field, it will be important for Overbay to improve. I’m sure he can. Let’s get another W tonight, boys. GO YANKEES!!!

  2. margaret says:

    Perfectly said!

  3. Jane Heller says:

    The Overbay Experiment was fun last night, and as I said I do hope they keep him around. But will I hold my breath every time a ball is hit to him in right field? Yes. Is this a good thing for the long run? No. Ichiro is great in the outfield. Gardner too. Wells? Not high on him at the moment as he’s becoming very Abreu-like out there.

  4. Bob Cerv says:

    I’ll be wishin’ and hopin’, all year long, that “The McQuinn Effect” noted some time ago holds true for Mr. Overbay.
    Surely, he’ll be an “adventure” in RF — but honestly, I felt that more than a time or two with Swisher. Hope it works…!