Ron Gardenhire summoned Justin Morneau into his office Monday. The Twins manager wanted to talk about dropping him in the batting order, but his player had an agenda, too.
"How about if I play first base?" Morneau asked.
"That's an interesting thought," Gardenhire replied.
Both men got what they wanted -- and the Twins came out ahead.
The moves clicked as the Twins quieted the Bronx crowd by beating the New York Yankees 7-3. Well, a Yankee Stadium crowd can never be truly quieted, as one fan behind home plate sandwiched obscenities around the phrase, "We're losing to Minnesota!" in the late innings that everyone in the park could hear.