Tyler Kepner had a good piece on Nick Johnson yesterday in the Times. I love Johnson, so I’m hoping he stays healthy, cause if he does, chances are the man will produce:
He does not want to think of himself as the guy who walks a lot.
“It goes back and forth with me in my head, because when I’m not swinging well or I get in a little funk, it’s because I’m passive, and I’m 0-2 like that,” Johnson said on Tuesday, snapping his fingers for emphasis. “I don’t mind hitting with two strikes, but when those times come, I have to be conscious of it, know it, and I’ve got to be ready to hit. I can always go back to being comfortable and walking.”