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The Drill Down 491: Racist Algorithms
Mr. BabyMan   |  

Drill Down

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, are algorithms racist?, the Red Sox think differently about cheating, Russians bought 2016 U.S. election ads on Facebook, tech companies want to keep Dreamers, and much more.

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Watch Metallica Perform The National Anthem At San Francisco Giants 2nd Annual Metallica Night
Empress Eve   |  

Metallica at San Francisco Giants 2nd Annual Metallica Night May 16, 2014

Last year, the San Francisco Giants honored their hometown boys Metallica with a special “Metallica Night” where the members of the group performed “The National Anthem” and threw out the first pitch at the baseball game.

Yesterday, the metal titans returned to AT&T Park for the 2nd Annual Metallica Night, where drummer Lars Ulrich threw out the first pitch, and guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett did their blistering rendition of “The National Anthem” – you can check out that video of that here below.

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Movie Review: 42
Adam Frazier   |  

42 Film Poster Jackie Robinson42
Director: Brian Helgeland
Screenwriter: Brian Helgeland
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, John C. McGinley, Lucas Black, Alan Tudyk
Warner Bros. Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 122 Minutes
Release Date: April 12, 2013

Written and directed by Brian Helgeland, 42 stars Chadwick Boseman as legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson.

The biopic begins with Robinson as an up-and-coming shortstop in the Negro leagues with the Kansas City Monarchs, before moving up to the minor leagues, playing second base for the Montreal Royals.

Robinson was signed by Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), making him the first African-American player in Major League Baseball history. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson emerged from the tunnel at Ebbets Field in a Brooklyn Dodgers uniform – No. 42 – smashing the league’s color barrier and changing the sport of baseball forever.

Helgeland’s gee-whiz approach to “The True Story of an American Legend” is old-fashioned to a fault. Although the film doesn’t shy away from the hateful prejudice and racism Robinson encountered, 42 is so on-the-nose, so heavy-handed, that it borders on Hallmark Channel Original territory at times.

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Metallica To Throw First Pitch, Sing Nat’l Anthem At SF Giants ‘Metallica Night’ Game
Stoogeypedia   |  

Metallica - SF Giants

Metallica, the venerable stalwart metalhead ensemble, will show their unabashed solidarity for their favorite baseball team, The San Francisco Giants, in their hometown on Friday, May 3, 2013 at AT&T Park in San Francisco as they will not only sing what is sure to be a bone-crunching version of The National Anthem, but will also throw out the first pitch as well.

The entire evening, dubbed “Metallica Night” (the first of its kind), will sport Metallica-themed entertainment, and fans who purchase a Special Event Ticket Package will received a special edition baseball cap which showcases the familiar Metallica and Giants logos done up in the team’s familiar orange-and-black colors.

Special event tickets for this game go on sale today, Saturday, February 9 at 8 AM PST here: http://atmlb.com/XoA9Po.

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