Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
Video presentation at Foolish Baseball
I have presented videos before from this fantastic baseball production hit on You Tube. I have found all their videos highly entertaining and informative for the lay baseball fan like me. I came to baseball late in life, after having moved to the Americas. Suffice to say my knowledge of its history and key statistical data is still under developed, but Foolish Baseball has been an invaluable education resource about these 2 crucial facets of the game.
Today’s video discusses the most crucial statistical data kept on baseball known as cWPA. You may have heard of WPA win probability added, but cWPA is championship win probability added and the baseball hit praised here as the greatest of all time sits at the top of Everest as far as baseball stats are concerned. THE HIT was in the 1960 World Series between the Yankees and Pirates, which was capped off by a Bill Mazeroski walkoff home run. To this day, it is the only Game 7 walkoff home run in the World Series. But this wasn’t even THE HIT!!! (watch full video presentation here)
Video Interview at Otis Gibbs
Chuck Mead tells a hilarious Bob Dylan story about when BR549 toured with the great one. It was published on Bob’s 80th birthday on May 24 this year. I have heard and read so many intriguing insider stories about Bob and I even published a great one here about when Dylan was picked up by the cops. But, I think the Chuck Mead’s recount here about when he played for Bob tops the previous one. It has one of the most bemusing endings one could hope for. A must see for Dylan fans and / or rock-history enthusiasts. (Watch full interview here)
Video presentation by Dr. John Campbell
This video inspired me (amongst other resources) to buy Ivermectin today and prescribe myself the doses as a prophylaxis for COVID in preparation for upcoming vacations with my children to Jungle country, not too far south from Bogotá. COVID is rampant here and the vaccines are slow to be dispersed and not widely available comparative to 1st world countries. (I am not a medical professional and individuals should seek their doctor’s advice before taking any new medication)
This presentation discusses a research study about the role of Ivermectin in India, specifically the Prophylactic role of ivermectin in SARS-CoV-2 infection among healthcare workers. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are vulnerable to getting infected withSARS-CoV-2 and the prevention of HCWs from getting infected is a priority to maintain healthcare services. This study investigated the therapeutic and preventive role of ivermectin in COVID-19 and shows some eye-opening results. (Watch full video presentation here)
Video presentation excerpt at Lex Clips
Sam Harris has featured a lot in my blog. I found him a very engaging and thoughtful podcaster and philosopher. But his persistent and tiresome verbal bashing of Trump and his supporters in the lead up to the last US election left me disenchanted to say the least and his announcement of turning in his IDW (intellectual Dark Web) membership card put a great strain on my willingness to continue seeking his opinion. Despite not even being a supporter of Trump, I confess I am one of the frustrated followers he alludes to in the interview here because of his perverse obsession with Trump’s character yet unwillingness to address the effectiveness on Trump’s policies while in office.
I would like Sam to address with all his rational objectivity the state of the world today since Trump left office, specifically the US economy (inflation, unemployment and immigration) and US foreign policy (Middle East Relations and the Socialist uprising in Latin America). (Watch full video excerpt here)