Steve Lyons has been criticized by Mike Petriello on numerous occassions for odd and illogical baseball positions. He is most often mocked for his quote that home runs are "Rally Killers". Lyons stated that he prefers a double to a home run because it maintains pressure on the pitcher batter to batter instead of clearing the bases and wiping a clean slate, thus improving the chances of a big inning. Although the statement is not entirely false, the subtle potential gain from increased pressure on a pitcher is not enough to outweigh the immediate extra run scored provided in a home run.
Steve & McKayla Edit
On August 31, 2013, the Olympic Gold Medalist and star of the 'not impressed' meme McKayla Maroney visited Dodger Stadium. Steve Lyons was photographed with her in 2 different locations, and Maroney tweeted later that night for everyone to follow Lyons on twitter because he's a great guy.
This led to some light-hearted speculation on MSTI that there might be some chemistry between the two. The most convincing evidence, it seems, comes from a picture Lyons posted on twitter of himself and Maroney with the caption, "Notice I didn't get the 'not interested' face!" Since he clearly intended to say 'not impressed' face, one has to wonder if this was a Freudian Slip.