He suffered a leg injury in spring training and had very few at bats. When the season started, he wasn't hitting well and because he was careful with his injury some fans showed him no mercy. There were lots of personal criticisms about how he lacked heart. He's not a good defensive outfielder and it would be nice to have a guy who hit 30 homeruns in left instead. Still this is a guy that had already had a major league career that anyone could be proud of. He deserved more respect than he got early on. I'm glad to see him turn it around and see people warm up to him a bit.