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You’re Lyle Overbay and you’re watching the glorious ring ceremony at Fenway Park before Friday’s game. You’re thinking, “I could have been on this team. I could have had a ring.”
Overbay was brought into camp last season by Ben Cherington along with Mike Carp as insurance for Mike Napoli, after the Sox had discovered Napoli’s overdramatized double hip condition.
Despite having a poor spring training, Carp made the Opening Day roster and Overbay, who was a nonroster player, was set free.
A couple of days later, Overbay signed with the Yankees and wound up being a big part of their offense.
It all worked out for both Carp and Overbay. Carp, however, got the ring and a $307,322 share for winning the World Series.