Originally written on Faith and Fear  |  Last updated 6/22/14
(As possibly occurred at Mets’ Dominican minor league instructional camp, following the 1999 season. Translated from the original Spanish.) “All right everybody settle down. We’re going to take a break from our regular drills to talk about situational fundamentals.” “Situational fundamentals, Mr. Minaya?” “That’s right. I’m down here from New York in my capacity as senior assistant general manager because the organization wants you to know how to behave in every possible situation on the ball field. Our first priority is making sure you know what to do in an extra-inning postseason game.” “Mr. Minaya?” “Yes, Nelson?” “Do you expect us to be in a lot of those in our careers?” “Well, as New York Mets prospects, you should know that if you make the majors with our team, you have three-in-ten chance of playing in an extra-inning postseason game. That’s based on the most recently available data.” “Wow, Mr. Minaya. That’s a very sophisticated statistical analysis.” “Kid
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