He never said that he wasn't in the majors because he was a "bad person." He simply was stating that he needed to change his attitude and work ethic to become the major league pitcher everyone thought he could.
He also never said he didn't get pie faced, just that most teammates didn't pay him much attention. It wasn't a big secret that Bailey had some attitude problems and wasn't well liked when he was first called up. You're just twisting Hal's quotes into something they aren't