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:

Can we ever just enjoy? :- )
Posted on: 07/04/14
3 Comments
Posted on: 07/04/14
3 Comments
Personal record for fastest dropped bat?
Posted on: 06/29/14
2 Comments
Posted on: 06/25/14
3 Comments
4 reasons the M's might be better than we think
Posted on: 06/25/14
9 Comments
M's rotation making possible a quite leisurely summer
Posted on: 06/23/14
Rainbows and Sunshine, dept.
Posted on: 06/23/14
2 Comments
Posted on: 06/19/14
There is no #1-2 we would swap our two for
Posted on: 06/19/14
Tough Choices
Posted on: 06/19/14
2 Comments
Dr D can feel the love
Posted on: 06/12/14
10 Comments
Slap me silly, dept.
Posted on: 06/11/14
12 Comments
Follow the pennant race with Dr. D's blessing
Posted on: 06/08/14
8 Comments
Grizzle and Rick hip-check Dr. D into the cheaps
Posted on: 06/05/14
1 Comments
What, did we say something funny
Posted on: 05/30/14
2 Comments
Matt Moore, Stephen Strasburg, Tim Lincecum dept.
Posted on: 05/30/14
6 Comments
Midnight (or noontime?) at the oasis, Dept.
Posted on: 05/27/14
4 Comments
like SSI … it's best for 6-year-olds
Posted on: 05/19/14
2 Comments
Posted on: 05/16/14
5 Comments
SSI, your daily Multicultural M's Fix
Posted on: 05/10/14
2 Comments
… but that's coming from a mad scientist, and worse, a lawyer
Posted on: 05/06/14
2 Comments
Jemanji decides to be contrarian, for a change
Posted on: 05/03/14
Mickey, you are AMAZING (relatively speaking, that is)
Posted on: 05/03/14
3 Comments
So explain to me, Blake Griffin trying to dunk and missing the rim
Posted on: 05/03/14
At least Dr. D's (and Danny's) blood isn't donated to anything silly
Posted on: 05/03/14
1 Comments
Posted on: 04/24/14
2 Comments
He was never fired from any baseball job, at any level. Ever
Posted on: 04/18/14
17 Comments
Posted on: 04/18/14
2 Comments
1. A lively dance for 2 people. 2. A foolish or useless act or thing.
Posted on: 04/15/14
6 Comments
You think Jeter is admired for NO reason? Think again
Posted on: 04/14/14
5 Comments

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