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:

and what a job we did, surviving winter Mordor
Posted on: 02/19/16
2 Comments
defense wins championships - except when it doesn't
Posted on: 02/18/16
6 Comments
not that the M's scrum is crystal clear just yet
Posted on: 01/30/16
4 Comments
DiPoto M's unbeaten, untied, and unscored upon
Posted on: 01/28/16
10 Comments
Is the 'net more like a book or like TV? Well, are we talking SSI?
Posted on: 01/27/16
6 Comments
wear a HELMET, bro'
Posted on: 01/14/16
Posted on: 01/09/16
10 Comments
Texas deal was a lemon WHEREVER it goes from here
Posted on: 12/02/15
43 Comments
not that he's earned a honeymoon to the Caymans, yet
Posted on: 12/02/15
1 Comments
well, at least there are no Karim Benzema scandals here
Posted on: 11/19/15
1 Comments
Posted on: 11/18/15
3 Comments
Minor League Guy throwing sliders, Dept.
Posted on: 10/12/15
2 Comments
Smurf City, Here We Come?
Posted on: 10/08/15
11 Comments
Do they still call these guys "firemen"?
Posted on: 09/10/15
7 Comments
Hey, if the target could defend himself, would we be shooting? I think NOT
Posted on: 09/04/15
1 Comments
It's really quite simple once you see it
Posted on: 08/28/15
We're not sure exactly where we went wrong, but ...
Posted on: 08/28/15
4 Comments
Dr. D's capacity for service knows no bounds
Posted on: 08/20/15
12 Comments
Specials at the bar, Dept.
Posted on: 08/17/15
3 Comments
Where's the KFC when you really need it
Posted on: 08/12/15
8 Comments
Posted on: 08/08/15
4 Comments
M's don't always make it easy, but ….
Posted on: 06/09/15
Posted on: 05/31/15
2 Comments
Cruz rains death on Rays, rays
Posted on: 05/27/15
6 Comments
Dr. D has finally gone 'round the bend
Posted on: 05/23/15
15 Comments
Mismatch, Dept.
Posted on: 05/11/15
4 Comments
Can't fault the M's for effort, anyway
Posted on: 05/11/15
9 Comments
Lose a SS, gain a …. Gomez? Jones? Harper? or Reed...
Posted on: 05/07/15
15 Comments
LoMo's 240 lbs. + Boomstick = Love at 1st sight for Dr. D
Posted on: 05/05/15
15 Comments
Stay rational, Capt. Jack
Posted on: 05/01/15
11 Comments

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