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The Drill Down 491: Racist Algorithms
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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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Because, Awesome: Metallica Plays “Enter Sandman” Live For Mariano Rivera Retirement Ceremony
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Mariano Rivera and Metallica

I am a born and raised New Englander, and a Red Sox fan. So, as you might imagine, writing about a New York Yankee player is not exactly the most exciting thing to do. That said, this is no ordinary player.

Mariano Rivera is one of the true greats of the game, the hands-down best closer of all time and a living legend. And as anyone who follows baseball knows, when the current MLB season ends Mo will be retiring from the game after 19 seasons.

Whenever it was time for Mariano to come out and shut the door on the other team at home, the Metallica classic “Enter Sandman” would blare out over the sound system. So for the big farewell ceremony held at Yankee stadium yesterday, it was only fitting that the band took part and played the song live.

You can check it out below.

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Red Sox Fans Ben Affleck & Matt Damon To Play Yankees In Scandal Movie ‘The Trade’?
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Matt Damon & Ben Affleck

Earlier this week it was announced that friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were about to close a first-look deal with Warner Brothers that could see the duo working together a lot more, just like the good ol’ days when they were winning Oscars for movies like Good Will Hunting.

According to Deadline Hollywood, a project at WB entitled The Trade — that has already had the attention for Affleck and Damon for a long while now — is beginning to move forward with Affleck already set to direct the film and both actors considering starring in it as well.

The Trade tells the story of the 1973 sex scandal involving the New York Yankees, where two players — Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich — fell in love with each other’s wives and decided to simply trade. If they decided to star in the movie, Affleck would play Peterson, and Damon would of course play Kekich.

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