The clutch hits. The confidence. The swagger. Now this is the Detroit Tigers team we were expecting to see at the beginning of the season.
The Tigs just completed their first 3-game sweep of the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium since 1966 — and have clawed back to a respectible 14-15 record.
A few weeks ago, I would have settled for a .500 record by June 1. But the Tigers have come to life quickly and appear to have worked out many of the early season kinks that were plaguing them. A win tonight in Minnesota will get them even and could pull them within a half game of first place.
Kudos to Dave Dombrowski and Jim Leyland who kept level heads throughout the painful start. Their adjustments and tweaks are playing a vital role in the team’s new found success.
Even bigger kudos to the Tigers’ faithful fans whose loyalties never faltered. Looks like 2008 is shaping up to be the kind of year we’ve been hoping for after all.