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:

Better than the Sonics', that's for sure
Posted on: 06/23/13
10 Comments
No longer a synchro fit for the Seattle landscape
Posted on: 06/23/13
29 Comments
One extra buttermilk biscuit, Mikey
Posted on: 06/20/13
13 Comments
Pretenders vs Contenders, Dept.
Posted on: 06/20/13
37 Comments
See ya, wouldn' wanna be ya
Posted on: 06/14/13
57 Comments
A contentious post to go with a sour 9th inning
Posted on: 06/12/13
29 Comments
Posted on: 06/11/13
17 Comments
Hot Stone League chimes in
Posted on: 06/04/13
5 Comments
Saunders, Maurer, Harang, Beavan all deserve better
Posted on: 06/03/13
8 Comments
Social Media, dept.
Posted on: 05/30/13
3 Comments
To, um, listen to each other
Posted on: 05/29/13
21 Comments
You can't go up there hoping for Ball One, kiddies
Posted on: 05/29/13
16 Comments
Has the umpiring changed?
Posted on: 05/28/13
3 Comments
Ackley watchin' the box scores
Posted on: 05/28/13
1 Comments
Fall of the Roman Umpire, Dept.
Posted on: 05/21/13
26 Comments
Brains, yes. Magic Sparkle Dust, no.
Posted on: 05/09/13
16 Comments
Be yourself, dept. ... ummm ....
Posted on: 05/03/13
3 Comments
Poli Sci 251, edition
Posted on: 05/01/13
20 Comments
Triage him, nurse.... WHAT? Did those eyelids flutter?
Posted on: 04/28/13
23 Comments
If you can't solve the problem, then walk around it
Posted on: 04/16/13
7 Comments
Tacoma Rain takes the board deep!
Posted on: 04/12/13
22 Comments
... in blockbuster for 3 River Ave Blues authors
Posted on: 04/07/13
6 Comments

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