Adrian Gonzalez has been an instant hit as a Dodger. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
As for why the Boston media didn't take to him, he said, "They didn't like that I was a calm person. 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."
Gonzalez wasn't bothered by the sudden and dramatic change in his public image.
"You can't control what others say," he said. "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. When they took me over there, they took me over there to drive in runs. And I did that."
Reports identified Gonzalez as one of several Red Sox who voiced their displeasure with new manager Bobby Valentine prior to the trade.