Dr's R/X

Gotta get yer three W's --- > Wit, Wisdom, and Wayyyy too much caffeine. As y'know, we live to serve

Dr. Detecto's Mariner prescriptions.  The Mainframe circuit boards were originally designed to solve chess positions before they started fritzing out on baseball shtick.  Like Bobby Fischer said, "Chess is not that hard a game.  Whatever position you've got, it's been played before."

Well, yeah - if you can fit an Isolated Queen Pawn position into a block of similar patterns that you recognize, THEN you can ask "in what ways is this situation subtly different?"  Figure out what has been done before, and what has been said before, and you might be able to organize your thinking as to how you judge the situation in front of you to be different.

When Tim Lincecum came into pro baseball, one thing different about him was that he could throw 150 pitches on Friday and then enjoy an easy game of foul-line-to-foul-line long toss the next day.  Scott Bankhead he wasn't.  Nolan Ryan less a few inches was more like it.  Get you the right basic template, and then it's easy and pleasant to start asking where you see differences.

Ah, but what's the right basic template?  That's what makes a ball game ... :- )

Posts in this blog:

M's fans maintain poise, dignity in face of Armageddon
Posted on: 12/11/14
5 more WAR at short? Dr. D is hypnotized by the prospect
Posted on: 12/10/14
3 Comments
Posted on: 12/05/14
No holding back at set point, kitties
Posted on: 11/25/14
1 Comments
Strangers in a Strange Ballpark, dept.
Posted on: 11/24/14
12 Comments
Baseball been Berry, Berry Good to Kyle Seager
Posted on: 11/24/14
3 Comments
Can't hit, and can't be hit Dept.
Posted on: 11/21/14
8 Comments
It ain't 10 in the morning any more for this tomodachi
Posted on: 11/16/14
32 Comments
Putting the Dredd back in the Orcs, where it belongs
Posted on: 11/13/14
22 Comments
New readers arise to baffle the Mainframe
Posted on: 11/08/14
11 Comments
You cannot be serious, Dept.
Posted on: 11/03/14
10 Comments
Which of these things is not like the others
Posted on: 11/03/14
6 Comments
Posted on: 10/26/14
10 Comments
Whooooooo do you trrruuuuuust, Dept.
Posted on: 10/24/14
3 Comments
Posted on: 10/20/14
12 Comments
Dr. D's SR shtick gets one-up'ped
Posted on: 10/19/14
15 Comments
Posted on: 10/18/14
5 Comments
All things must breathe and exhale. Nature rule, Daniel-san, not mine
Posted on: 10/05/14
1 Comments
… the 2014 season was lost. Anybody wanna count 'em?
Posted on: 10/02/14
3 Comments
How does Dr. D define sizzle? Riveting games in September, that's how
Posted on: 09/13/14
5 Comments
Condor clings to his hope of ML stardom
Posted on: 09/02/14
August and September games that matter? Do you care?
Posted on: 08/29/14
3 Comments
They look great … after the fact
Posted on: 08/29/14
3 Comments
Dr. D goes even more schitzo than usual
Posted on: 07/31/14
Squidward and Spongebob, Dept.
Posted on: 07/31/14
28 Comments
The problem isn't IQ … for Jase, either
Posted on: 07/28/14
20 Comments
Pride goeth before the fall, Dept.
Posted on: 07/23/14
Posted on: 07/22/14
4 Comments
Tells yer everything you need to know, right there
Posted on: 07/17/14
5 Comments
Rock on, SSI denizens
Posted on: 07/10/14
6 Comments

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