When moron Joe Morgan said that the Yanks bat Nick Johnson 2nd because he can hit the ball the other way makes absolutely no sense, unless he was trying to infer that Johnson is a better contact hitter than Mondesi (which he is). However, he compares Johnson to Jeter in their ability to go the other way, which is a bit of a problem considering one is lefty and the other is a righty. You WANT a righty batting 2nd to be able to go the other way because of the whole that opens up on the right side w/the first baseman holding the runner on and the ability to go first to third on a basehit. Obviously, it's a wee bit tougher to go first to third with Nick Johnson going the other way and slapping the ball into left field. This kills me that he never mentions that when you take into account that Morgan is considered one of the best baserunners/stealers in baseball. (He was, you can just ask him).
Good point, Charlie. I was too concerned with Morgan contradicting himself to notice that his comments made no sense. Thanks.