There are better places than Yankee Stadium to show up with a .091 batting average and have that displayed on the Jumbotron in center field, but Logan Morrison wasn’t too worried about hecklers this week. “I’ve heard a lot of stuff but it’s not original,” the Twins first baseman said before the series began. “It’s, ‘You suck,’ all that kind of stuff. I mean, they’ll boo me, but other than that …” Morrison, who went 1 for 4 with an infield single and a strikeout in the Twins’ 14-1 loss Monday night, sparked a mini-controversy last July when he ripped the “flawed system” that invited Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez to the Home Run Derby in Miami. “Gary shouldn’t be there,” Morrison said at the time. “Gary’s a great player, but he shouldn’t be in the Home Run Derby.” Morrison, who had outhomered Sanchez 24-13 at that point, lost out in the Final Vote for what would have been his first career All-Star Game selection. Sanchez later told reporters asking about Morrison: “It’s not my fault he didn’t get selected.” Dropped to seventh in the Twins’ order against veteran lefty C.C. Sabathia, Morrison was set to play his seventh game at Yankee Stadium since the Sanchez flap. He was 3 for 27 (.111) with 14 strikeouts against the Yankees overall in that span, leaving him with a .192 career average and .346 slugging percentage here in 55 plate appearances.
Twins’ Logan Morrison on Yankee Stadium hecklers: ‘You can’t fix stupid’
Twin Cities | Apr 25