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:

Ah, what's one game
Posted on: 04/12/14
7 Comments
Baseball is about the strike zone, Dept.
Posted on: 04/03/14
6 Comments
mm - mm - mm - MMAAAHHHH, dept.
Posted on: 04/01/14
1 Comments
Looks like meat's back on the menu, boys … for Felix, that is
Posted on: 03/30/14
9 Comments
Posted on: 03/26/14
When 2 is the new 5
Posted on: 03/26/14
3 Comments
Yu gotta be kiddin' me
Posted on: 03/26/14
8 Comments
M's get the healthy Baker - and THEN shed him
Posted on: 03/24/14
15 Comments
Posted on: 03/24/14
11 Comments
Dr. D jumps onto the top of the pile
Posted on: 03/20/14
Dr. D's piano playing and his blogging = sausage fingerwork
Posted on: 03/17/14
2 Comments
Posted on: 03/13/14
14 Comments
Get back the best player in the deal. Especially this time
Posted on: 03/13/14
7 Comments
Dr. D slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night
Posted on: 02/27/14
6 Comments
How do y'do? I do just fine, thanx
Posted on: 02/26/14
8 Comments
Time ain't on yer side, Andrew
Posted on: 02/26/14
1 Comments
Posted on: 02/24/14
7 Comments
Coffee and chitchat, dept.
Posted on: 02/23/14
1 Comments
James Paxton Interview on 710 ESPN
Posted on: 02/20/14
20 Comments
[not] Dancin' By Yer-seelllll--fffff, dept.
Posted on: 02/14/14
1 Comments
CF, DH and Designated Habits
Posted on: 02/14/14
4 Comments
Dropping your hat, P90X, and RP's who blow your circuits
Posted on: 02/14/14
12 Comments
Spring Training was fun .. until it started
Posted on: 02/13/14
2 Comments
Posted on: 02/12/14
3 Comments
WBC-san gets a Buy order from Dr. D
Posted on: 02/12/14
1 Comments
And not too much < Ryan Dempster
Posted on: 01/29/14
4 Comments
M's shun "Long Term Risk" trifectas
Posted on: 01/26/14
7 Comments
No, not that kind of bat man
Posted on: 01/23/14
10 Comments
Or somebody like him...
Posted on: 01/22/14
7 Comments
The next Mathewson ... a hundred years on :- )
Posted on: 01/20/14
12 Comments

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