Agree, I knew that once he put on the jersey I was going to like him fine either way but he's been great every step of the way. I also don't think he's the same player he was in DC. He's older, of course, but also he knew this was going to be his team, and that at his age and with his contract (the length as well as the $), it was on his shoulders. In DC he was the golden boy but Werth and Zimmerman were leading him.
Of course, it was an easy and very deliberate gesture to make, getting thrown out of a game that you weren't going to play in any way. Which is exactly what made it leadership.