The Tigers' bats came alive in their 3-game sweep of Seattle. Now can they keep it going? We've seen flashes of greatness in the past, but they went as quickly as they came.
Some are pointing to Jim Leyland's club meeting and mini-outburst on Tuesday as being a key to getting the players' attention. If nothing else, it seemed to make an impression on closer Todd Jones, who said the following in the Free Press:
"Look, this team needs to realize that this guy took on Barry Bonds. He'd run every one of us out of town. You're just better off if you don't cross him. And I think he relayed that message 100 percent. You just don't mess with him. It's not that hard. He doesn't ask a whole lot."