Look, here's the thing...remember a few years ago when KGJ, Donkey and Larkin were essentially doing whatever they wanted? Remember how Larkin was playing with the team and the fans about his final year? Remember how dunn and Junior were the big kids in the clubhouse and not the leaders on the team when things were bad but because they were great/good players they were given a pass?
Think back...BP came to the Reds during that time and everyone was backing away from being the leader. Larkin was the "leader" by default because of his career, the time he had been with the Reds and his ability to speak Spanish which now nearly every high school graduate does.
During that time when those three guys were just happy to be together BP was brash, bold and cocky enough to tell the organization and the fans HE was ready to be the face of the franchise. was he ever asked? I don't know but I always liked the kick in the pants BP was to the rest of the team in a day and time when the team we all loved SUCKED.