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:

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
When will it ever turn around? Oh, like 8 games ago
Posted on: 04/28/15
predictability is overrated, even for robots like Dr. D
Posted on: 04/25/15
6 Comments
Cheap at half the price, too
Posted on: 04/23/15
25 Comments
That's one scary knuckleballer
Posted on: 04/22/15
1 Comments
Dr. D's epiphany at the chalkboard
Posted on: 04/14/15
2 Comments
Your body is present. Is your mind? (Kershaw ain't.)
Posted on: 04/12/15
6 Comments
You've got to be kidding me
Posted on: 04/10/15
2 Comments
Posted on: 04/05/15
Small "Sample", dept.
Posted on: 03/25/15
Say what you like, but watch what you say Dept.
Posted on: 03/20/15
Posted on: 02/26/15
Hey, there's a lot to be said for lowering the pressure ...
Posted on: 02/25/15
… and boogie witchoo
Posted on: 02/25/15
The wheels come off of Dr. D's pre-March assumptions
Posted on: 02/22/15
or is it "Staves"? There's been a Zum-Bro' sighting
Posted on: 02/06/15
Any resemblance to David Ortiz and Joe Beimel is strictly coincidental
Posted on: 02/05/15
The sky bears watching. For one homestand, anyway :- )
Posted on: 02/04/15

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