AC and Coach take the time to explain a few things. Nice touch and this is when Herb is at his best, when he reports instead of editing unnamed sources.
it is true, as mentioned in the article, that once you hit a certain level of play or success, the detractors/critics are in full force decrying any play that is less than stellar.
Reaching the pinnacle is reap with adulation and praise...staying at the top is reap with acerbation and scrutiny.
It isn't surprising that many athletes prefer the anonymity of small mediocre markets.