June 12, 2002
Bobby Cox: Good win boys. Everybody be ready to go to the airport by midnight tonight! … What is it?
Designated Flunkie: What do you want me to do with the file on tonight’s pitcher?
Cox: Well, we probably won’t play the Twins again for about 5 years, what are the odds this guy is still pitching then? Keep the file but don’t waste too much time updating it.
Flunkie: Yes, sir.
June 14, 2007
Bobby Cox: Alright, who are we up against tonight?
New Designated Flunkie: Johan Santana, boss. Here’s his file.
Cox: I see we’ve faced him before. And we beat him, this guy must be a pushover… Wait, why aren’t there any updates after 2002?
Flunkie: Well, we didn’t bother keeping tabs on the Twins pitchers since it’s been so long since we played them. Looking back, that may have been a bad idea.
Cox: Hmmm, we’ll just have to go with what we have then, it doesn’t seem like this guy should give us too much trouble.
Flunkie: You’re right, boss. How much could he have changed?