Originally Posted by RedlegJake
The Reds will need a player batting behind Billy who can handle NOT being distracted himself. Not all hitters like batting behind a base stealer like Hamilton. That was an issue for Rock Raines, Coleman, Wilson and other high volume runners. It really does matter who bats behind them. I remember Morgan saying something about him hitting in front of one of the Reds - they didn't like him stealing because it messed up their concentration. So he rarely tried when he got on in front of that guy. I can't remember though who it was.
It was Griffey Sr., and he's still a little salty about it.