wrong way object

I have a eye ball parented to a armature for rotation . The eye is in a round socket. Both the eye and socket have the same lattice as a deform . made in 2.49 and moved to 2.58 . The object ( the eye ) moves in the opposite direction of its center. I can make a new eye but I really like to know why it is doing this. I select the object move it and the object moves in the other direction as I pull.
Thank you