"I said it the moment I got in the taxi taking me here," Martinez said Monday. "I was thinking, 'This is the same taxi ride, except not from the airport this time.' I remember seeing the ballpark from afar and going through the whole day. Everything seems like it's a flashback."
Martinez, of course, established himself pretty quickly by notching 28 RBIs in August and began this season entrenched as the club's No. 3 hitter. As he reflected upon his Miller Park debut, Martinez is much more confident in his surroundings these days.
"I know what to do and I'm not worried about where I have to go, what I have to do," he said. "I'm not overwhelmed. I feel a little more in control of the situation now."