Some guys are intense, vocal, and very passionate about the game. It's the individual personality when they battle. Not all are ra ra and loud guys, but many reach optimal/peak performance between the lines, and that is how they compete.
Haters will always try and find a way to knock someone down, and why I say ENVY is a bad thing.
AP still getting it done, leading teams, and playing the toughest position in softball at the highest level possible.
I see AP taking a more mentoring type roll this year while he is playing, and might affect his game a tad bit.
Enjoy what you are watching now because it might be a long time before you see a competitor as fierce as Andy!