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:

What, me worry?, dept.
Posted on: 01/14/15
17 Comments
Have brain, will travel Dept.
Posted on: 01/12/15
5 Comments
You axed Dr. D a question, so ...
Posted on: 01/06/15
17 Comments
Posted on: 01/06/15
5 Comments
Posted on: 12/29/14
27 Comments
I-5 traffic jam getting more and more honk-able
Posted on: 12/26/14
26 Comments
You got to jump up, run agin
Posted on: 12/18/14
POTD's with a 4-hour shelf life
Posted on: 12/18/14
If an inane response bounces in the canyon, does anybody hear it?
Posted on: 12/17/14
Hey, twinkies aren't good for yer anyway
Posted on: 12/16/14
2 Comments
Dr. D's analyst desk gets relocated "temporarily"
Posted on: 12/16/14
8 Comments
Welcome to the post-Condor world, kids
Posted on: 12/14/14
17 Comments
Dr. D bumbles through +25 runs surgery on his Right Fielder
Posted on: 12/11/14
13 Comments
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

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