Team attitude in March foreshadows the Cleveland Indians mindset that propelled them into the 2016 World Series.
Tomlin was asked his preference for starting or working out of the bullpen on March 28. The attitude explains why the team is playing in its first World Series since 1997.
''I'm hoping for the best 25 guys,'' Tomlin said. ''We need to put personal preferences aside. You do whatever you can to help your team win games. The goal should be to try to win the World Series, not I'd rather start, I'd rather be in the bullpen. Just get the ball whenever you get the ball and try to compete and win.''