The more he swings like that, the less he'll have to talk about it.

Eventually.

But Austin Jackson knows it's a "process," and though he's only beginning his third season in the major leagues, he already knows how tedious those can be.

So, yes, he knew what to expect late Thursday in the Tigers clubhouse.

Even after he'd sent the largest Opening Day crowd in Comerica Park history home happy with a 3-2 victory — collecting three hits, scoring a necessary insurance run in the eighth inning and then singling in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth — he knew the media's questions would inevitably focus on the oft-discussed mechanics of his swing.