The saying, "we learn from our mistakes," is as old as time. Look back in your life ten years and I'd be surprised if you didn't wish you handled certain situations differently. When you are in a starting pitching rotation for the New York Yankees and for the first time in your career things are really rolling, it's hard when those mistakes are maliciously revealed.
Baseball is a funny game and a Major League clubhouse can be an interesting place. Respect from veteran players doesn't come easy. Younger players and journeyman are merely taking another guy's job. So, when a 12 year-veteran All Star buys the entire team replica tee-shirt jerseys of your name and number, that's a pretty big honor.
In the entertainment world, there is something to be said about lovable villains. Austin Power's; Dr. Evil, Star Wars'; Darth Vader, the Batman's; Joker and now the New York Mets; Jesse Winker? Yes, Mets fans have become obsessed with disliking the Buffalo native and he seems to be enjoying it.