Rounding the Internet Bases (November 17, 2020)

Here are some of the things I liked on the internet today:

Videos:

Theo Epstein, the baseball leader who constructed the Chicago Cubs’ 2016 World Series Champion, is leaving the club.
In two minutes, Mehdi Hasan sums up everything Donald Trump has done to incite violence since he began running for president in 2015.
Sam Seder and Emma Vigeland review some of the big stories of the week and are then joined in the fun half by Nomiki Konst.

Articles:

Ed Yong writes in The Atlantic about how health care workers are strained not just by the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic but by a society that seems to be trying to ignore the reality of what is happening.

Craig Calcaterra makes the essential case against Curt Schilling’s Hall of Fame candidacy in his Cup of Coffee substack. (I’m a subscriber.)

Masha Gessen writes in the New Yorker that the abortion protests in Poland may be the beginning of a revolution against the right-wing Law and Justice Party.

Podcasts:

The Offside Rule WSL Edition reviews a great weekend of English Women’s Super League action, including a great comeback by Manchester United. Yeah, they discuss the other fixtures as well.

This Day in Esoteric Political History looks back at the 2003 California Recall Election won by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Hell and High Water with John Heilemann features a conversation with Laurie Garrett about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Past Present discusses the announcements about potential COVID-19 vaccines and compares what we are facing today to previous pandemics.

PIVOT’s Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss Disney’s earnings, TikTok, and has a conversation with Maggie Haberman about Donald Trump and the transition.

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Thank You, Theo Epstein

This isn’t a surprise, given developments since the end of the season, his contract status, and his oft-stated belief that 10 years is enough in one place.

But, still. Here we are.

I will always be thankful for all Theo did to bring a World Series Championship to my favorite team. I wasn’t sure I would ever experience those feelings.

Thank you, Theo. I’ll never forget how that felt. That was such a great party in Chicago.

Rounding the Internet Bases (November 16, 2020)

Here are some of the things I liked on the internet today:

Videos:

The Majority Report today includes an interview with Daniel Nichanian to discuss how Democrats faired in down ballot races across the country.

Articles:

Federico Finchelstein writes in the Washington Post about what the history of coups can tell us about Trump’s refusal to concede. As he writes, “Trump’s refusal to concede is an attack on the state and democratic government.”

Podcasts:

The Press Box discusses the trend of journalists moving to Substack and discuss Reeves Wiedeman to discuss the fall of WeWork.

The Guardian’s Day in Focus asks a question: What will it take for Donald Trump to concede? Lawrence Douglas doesn’t think he will, but he may submit to the result. (I think that makes sense.) Regardless, it is always bracing to hear how other countries are viewing what’s happening here.

Planetary Society Radio invites its experts to outline what they think the election results mean for NASA.

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Rounding the Internet Bases (November 15, 2020)

Here are some of the things I found on the internet today:

Articles:

David Wallace-Wells asks a New York Intelligencer article whether the third wave of the pandemic may do enough harm that we finally un-normalize our response to it.

The AthleticUK’s Daniel Taylor profiles Dave Fevre, a longtime English Premiere League physiotherapist who helped Manchester United win the FA Cup, League, and Champions League treble in 1999.

This is from 2017, but Elizabeth Kolbert’s New Yorker article explaining the evolutionary reasons Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds is one I come back to a bunch.



Podcasts:

The On The Media team takes a deep dive into the conservative media ecosystem thatt has created an alternate reality thant help explain why so many believe the lie that the election was stolen from Trump.

Why It Matters discusses why we should focus on the disparities and public health problems created when fifty-five percent of the global population lacks access to safe sanitation.

In this episode of The Daily Stoic, Ryan Holiday interviews author Amy Shearn about how she has embraced and wrestled with the philosophy while writing a feature story about Ryan’s work.

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