In the fall of 1947 I moved to Boston to attend college. My older brother, Bob, who was a Boston resident and a huge Red Sox fan took me to my first major league baseball game - at Fenway Park. I was disappointed that the great Ted Williams did not hit a home run that day. But Bob pointed out the the two 3-baggers he did hit constituted a much rarer event.
I noticed that the left field stands (near where Williams fielded) were empty and asked why. Bob told me that on week-days when the Red Sox did not have a sell-out, they closed off those stands to the public. This because quite a number of people liked to sit there and heckle Boston's star player. "Why", I asked, "do they dislike Ted Williams?"
"Because he's good!" was his answer. Over the last 60 plus years, I've often thought about how well his answer would apply to other great men (and institutions) who have been criticised when praise would have been more appropriate.