(Courtesy of Paul J. Bereswill/NY Post)
The Yankees zigged when most of us thought they were going to zag again yesterday, electing to send Brennan Boesch down to Triple-A to clear a 25-man spot for Andy Pettitte and going ahead with the "Lyle Overbay in the outfield" plan. It had been hinted at, talked about, but never truly believed as a viable option in the last week until he was written in as the starting right fielder for last night's game. I mean, we're talking about a 36-year-old career first baseman who had never played a single inning in the outfield in his Major League career before last night. He was using Boone Logan's glove out there in place of his regular first baseman's glove last night! It was another outside-the-box roster decision made out of necessity, the latest in a long series of similar decisions made this season, and once again it worked out for the best.