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Drew goes from disappointment to hero in a flash

Originally Published: October 20, 2007
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- J.D. Drew is more popular than the Honey Bee Festival in his boyhood home of Hahira, Ga. But his along-for-the-ride demeanor hasn't always resonated with fans in 10 major league seasons.

When you make $14 million and hit 11 homers in 466 at-bats, as Drew did for the Red Sox this season, the line between "easygoing" and "invisible" tends to blur. And the die-hard fans in Boston, who like their players sweaty and dirty in the Kevin Youkilis mold, don't much care that you're ...

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