Twins' second baseman Brian Dozier credits his career season to a dog named pickle.

This interview of Twins' second baseman Brian Dozier by Jason Munz of the Hattiesburg American, is a delightful piece and something that no Twins' fans should miss.

Among the many interesting nuggets on this article, including his desire to be in the US World Baseball Classic team, is the source of Dozier's power surge:

When asked about how things changed for him, since he was so cold early in the season, Dozier replied: “My wife and I got a French Bulldog named ‘Pickle’. Maybe Pickle was a spark.”