Baseball caps spotted over the course of a week in Iceland
New York Yankees: 3
Two obviously worn by tourists, one by a man who seemed to be local.
Pittsburgh Pirates: 1
Spotted at the airport. Guy was getting off the plane from Toronto, so I can only assume he was a tourist.
Los Angeles Dodgers: 1
Worn by a man who was unloading baggage from the plane. I can only assume he was local.
Minnesota Twins: 1
Man wearing this hat was definitely on vacation.
Salt Lake Bees: 1
Number of times reacted to my Blue Jays cap: 1
“Go Jays!” he said.
“Go Jays!” I said, before asking if he was from Toronto.
“Of course,” the guy responded. “Do you think there are Jays fans anywhere else?”
See that picture right above these words? You know what that is? That’s a first baseman. A REAL first baseman. That’s a guy who can hit AND field.
Sure, maybe he doesn’t have the consistently huge numbers that certain mouth-breathing fans want from the guy who mans first base, but he gets on base like a champ and he makes everybody else in the infield look good defensively.
I know a lot of people look at first base as a position where teams hide guys who can hit but can’t field. That may be true, but when Edwin (E5) Encarnacion gets his inevitable start(s) at third, and he’s throwing the ball all over the place — basically anywhere except where he should be throwing it — you might find yourself longing for Lyle. Dude has an ability to take an errant throw and turn it into an out.
Ever wonder why E5 only had 18 errors last year?
Because Lyle Overbay was playing first.
Good luck in Pittsburgh, Lyle. Hope the fans there appreciate you.