"As far as the way he goes about his business, the baseball part, it's fun to watch and you appreciate it," Heyward said Saturday, when the Cubs' first full-squad workout was canceled because of rare heavy rain in the desert. "You see certain players, certain people get a certain kind of attention in life, in sports, entertainment, baseball, whatever. He, being on the Chicago Cubs, coming up the first spring training he had big league camp wise, then coming back and having another big spring, obviously going on to win the MVP, that's a lot of attention. And he won Rookie of the Year. I understand what it's like to go through one of those years where people are talking about you as a rookie."
"It goes a long way," he said. "Last year was my first spring training in Arizona. Completely different setup than how it is in Florida. Yes, things are closer, but that means you try and get a little bit more out of each day. Just different setup."
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