BOSTON (CBS) — If anyone on the Red Sox is built to play a pair of 7-inning games, it’s Alex Verdugo. The 24-year-old is a ball of energy, and on Wednesday, he had himself a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins. Verdugo did it with his bat and his glove, helping the Red Sox sweep their twin bill against the Twins for the team’s eighth and ninth straight wins. He went 5-for-8 at the plate between the two games, driving in three runs and scoring a pair of his own. READ MORE: Red Sox Beat Twins 7-1 For Twinbill Sweep, 9th Straight Win Verdugo’s two singles in Game 1 didn’t factor into the 3-2 victory, but his last play of the game certainly did. Minnesota had the game-tying run on second base with two outs when Luis Arraez hit a sinking liner in Verdugo’s direction in left. Had the ball hit the ground, it would have easily scored Jake Cave and tied things at 3-3. But Verdugo had other plans. The left fielder sprawled out to make the diving grab, saving the win for Boston. … [Read more...] about Alex Verdugo Had Himself A Day As Red Sox Sweep Doubleheader Vs. Twins
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In his dialogue, Phaedrus , the Greek philosopher Plato’s King Thamus argued that rather than aiding human memory, the Egyptian god Theuth’s gift of writing offered only the appearance of wisdom; 2,400 years later, Plato’s debate has resurfaced to blame Google and Facebook for our current misfortunes. The struggle to understand the effects of digitization on the news media, politics, commerce, and the very concept of truth itself remains in its infancy, so far without an heir to Plato. For centuries, it was the role of the press, the so-called Fourth Estate, to speak truth to power and hold the powerful accountable. The internet has changed that, and the costs of this information free-for-all become more evident every day — malignant conspiracy theories; foreign efforts to influence democratic elections; emboldened political, racial, religious, and ethnic extremism, literally ad nauseam. “ Disinformation is infecting our democratic discourse at rates that threaten the long-term … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg, meet Jean-Jacques Rousseau?