Good afternoon, it’s Wednesday March 27 and we’re only five days away from Opening Day at the Stadium.
Usually, Yankee fans would be ecstatic about the start of a new season, about the pagentry of Opening Day, the excitement of seeing the team lined up along the first base line as their names are introduced, only this year, most of those names will be new and most fans will be thinking of what could have been before the first pitch even leaves CC Sabathia‘s left hand. Did that depress you to read as much as it depressed me to write?
Speaking of names that make you go, “Him??” the Yankees signed Lyle Overbay to a minor league deal yesterday after he was dropped by the Boston Red Sox. As Forrest Gump used to say, “Stupid is as stupid does,” or in this case it’s “desperate is as desperate does.”
Let’s backtrack a moment to talk about a player whose departure in a way, helped the Yankees get to this desperate state they’re in right now, Russell Martin.…