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:

All things must breathe and exhale. Nature rule, Daniel-san, not mine
Posted on: 10/05/14
1 Comments
… the 2014 season was lost. Anybody wanna count 'em?
Posted on: 10/02/14
3 Comments
How does Dr. D define sizzle? Riveting games in September, that's how
Posted on: 09/13/14
5 Comments
Condor clings to his hope of ML stardom
Posted on: 09/02/14
August and September games that matter? Do you care?
Posted on: 08/29/14
3 Comments
They look great … after the fact
Posted on: 08/29/14
3 Comments
Dr. D goes even more schitzo than usual
Posted on: 07/31/14
Squidward and Spongebob, Dept.
Posted on: 07/31/14
28 Comments
The problem isn't IQ … for Jase, either
Posted on: 07/28/14
20 Comments
Pride goeth before the fall, Dept.
Posted on: 07/23/14
Posted on: 07/22/14
4 Comments
Tells yer everything you need to know, right there
Posted on: 07/17/14
5 Comments
Rock on, SSI denizens
Posted on: 07/10/14
6 Comments
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

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