Gonzalez: Green Monster Took Away HRs

August 27, 2012 12:00 AM
Gonzalez: Green Monster Took Away HRs
" BOSTON (CBS) – Former Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez told the LA Times he couldn’t be himself during his year-and-a-half in Boston, and a certain wall in Fenway Park led to his lower home run totals.

Gonzalez, now a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers after being part of a blockbuster nine-player deal over the weekend, said the Boston media never took to him because of his calmĀ demeanor.

“They didn’t like that I was a calm person,” he told the Times. “I won’t throw my helmet, I won’t scream, I won’t use bad words if I strike out. That’s what they want over there.”

“You can’t control what others say,” he continued. “I was the same person in San Diego. They took me over there and I didn’t change. My intensity, how I prepared, everything was the same "

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