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Joey Wendle makes his triumphant return to the Coliseum for four games with his Tampa Bay buddies. Archer and Cahill today, later matchups tbd.

143 thoughts on “Ray Posse

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2018 1:13 pm

    My biggest issue with the fatigues, and other mlb-mandated special uniforms, is that it is hard to tell the teams apart unless one of them is the Diamondbacks.

  2. andeux andeux May 28,2018 2:08 pm

    Lowrie swung at ball four to protect Semien’s caught stealing.

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  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2018 2:11 pm

    Another caught stealing. I don’t understand how a team can be so bad at this.

  4. andeux andeux May 28,2018 2:12 pm

    We might not see .500 (SB %) again this season.

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  5. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2018 3:38 pm

    We should never steal nor bunt.

    • andeux andeux May 28,2018 3:46 pm || Up

      Getting people on base just kills our chances for a solo HR.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2018 3:52 pm || Up

        Pinch running Barreto wouldn’t have been the worst idea if they were going to go the bunt route.

  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2018 3:41 pm

    That pickoff throw was insane!

  7. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2018 3:54 pm

    Lowrie just missed the tag there.

  8. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2018 3:56 pm

    I doubt Trevino has another scoreless frame in him so better win now.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2018 3:56 pm

    Louuuuuuu

  10. andeux andeux May 28,2018 3:59 pm

    Where’s Wilmer Font?

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  11. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2018 4:05 pm

    Perhaps they’ll keep us entertained right up to the Game 7 tipoff.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  12. andeux andeux May 28,2018 4:14 pm

    Hatcher warming up so really better win now.

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  13. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2018 4:25 pm

    There is absolutely no way we’re surviving another Hatcher inning so, really, win now.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  14. andeux andeux May 28,2018 4:45 pm

    FK you Hatcher.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2018 5:15 pm || Up

      Really we got more from him than anyone could reasonably expect.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  15. andeux andeux May 28,2018 4:47 pm

    I hereby demand that the Rays bring in Wilmer Font.

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  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2018 4:55 pm

    Fluffhead?

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2018 5:13 pm || Up

      I’m told it’s a Phish thing.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker May 28,2018 7:59 pm || Up

        Yeah, I have no idea what that sign was there for but they showed it a couple times. “The banker said, ‘I ain’t got that, but I sure got some powerful pills! AHHHHH…”

        • andeux andeux May 28,2018 8:18 pm || Up

          It would have made more sense if they still had Jaso.

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          • Soaker Soaker May 28,2018 8:39 pm || Up

            I tried to get tickets for the July Phish shows up here at Harvey’s, which is walking distance from my house, but in spite of knowing the on-sale time I didn’t succeed. That’s the smallest venue they play. TBH I’ve outgrown any show in an amphitheatre, arena or stadium anyway so it didn’t break my heart. I hope the people who pay a gazillion dollars for tickets enjoy their experience.

  17. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2018 8:40 pm

    It may actually be possible for the Warriors to win a title while only playing hard for half of each game.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl May 28,2018 9:14 pm || Up

      Having your opponents put up a run of 0-27 three-pointers helps.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • MikeV MikeV May 29,2018 8:10 am || Up

        Curry: 7-15 3PT

        Houston: 7-44 3PT.

        And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

        Thanks, and go As.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 29,2018 8:58 am || Up

          Curry got stronger as the series went on, while Houston’s key players either ran out of gas (Harden, Ariza) or broke down completely (Paul). It’s exhausting trying to run with these guys over seven games.

  18. andeux andeux May 29,2018 10:44 am

    Meanwhile, Don Nelson is living the high life.

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  19. AV AV May 29,2018 10:59 am

    odd… i woulda sworn i saw a calendar showing the first match was russia-uruguay. now it’s listed as russia-saudi arabia?

    not sure if madela effect… or putin effect?

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  20. andeux andeux May 29,2018 4:59 pm

    Twitter synchronicity:

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  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 29,2018 7:48 pm

    We haven’t scored in a while.

  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 29,2018 8:02 pm

    Back-to-back-to-back is insulting enough without Joey “Singles” Wendle being the second back.

    • Soaker Soaker May 29,2018 8:46 pm || Up

      I’m not dissing Wendle until Barreto proves he’s something more than AAAA.

  23. andeux andeux May 29,2018 8:05 pm

    Wait, why is Maxwell starting against a lefty?

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 29,2018 8:07 pm || Up

      Lucroy caught all 13 innings yesterday.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 29,2018 8:20 pm || Up

      Meanwhile, Maxwell may need a week to catch his breath after that run around the bases.

  24. lenscrafters May 29,2018 8:27 pm

    If Piscotty can’t even hit lefties…

  25. the llama the llama May 29,2018 9:26 pm

    From the department of Why Is Your Baby White?

  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 29,2018 9:42 pm

    This is pathetic.

  27. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 29,2018 9:42 pm

    I still believe that we will win.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  28. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 29,2018 9:44 pm

    Also that I could host FK Day 2018 in the front row right now and no one would notice.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 29,2018 10:46 pm || Up

      Some day.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl May 31,2018 9:09 am || Up

      Oh right … as soon as I leave the party starts.

      From the front row seats to DC and back in under 24 hours went as well as could be expected.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  29. Future Ed Future Ed May 30,2018 5:50 am

    chapman sure is great at defense

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 30,2018 5:08 pm

    What’s the word on the draft? Who do we want? I need takes.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 30,2018 6:02 pm || Up

      Hot take: The A’s should draft healthy guys.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • MikeV MikeV May 31,2018 8:39 am || Up

        also ones that are good at baseball.

        And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

        Thanks, and go As.

  31. AV AV May 30,2018 5:58 pm

    where’s bed? we have so much to talk about…

    https://arbys.com/saucy_af/

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • sslinger May 30,2018 9:47 pm || Up

      I’d love to get Jon Stewart in that conversation as well.

  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 30,2018 6:35 pm

    Brodie Brazil just said Semien has played every inning of every game so far.

    He had to make a kid in order to get some rest with this bench.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 30,2018 7:01 pm || Up

      i don’t think that is true, is it?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 30,2018 7:24 pm || Up
        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  33. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 30,2018 6:46 pm

    Nathan Eovaldi is making his first appearance following his second Tommy John surgery and a subsequent cartilage-removal procedure on the elbow.

    If we can’t get to him…

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 30,2018 7:08 pm || Up

      I’m sure he’ll be lights out right up until we acquire him.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  34. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 30,2018 7:11 pm

    Come on, Lucroy.

  35. Future Ed Future Ed May 30,2018 7:31 pm

    I don’t know what this means, but I agree

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 30,2018 7:44 pm || Up

      Add Bad Brains and it’s on.

      OTOH Ovechkin is a Putin loyalist so fuck em anyway.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  36. Future Ed Future Ed May 30,2018 7:33 pm

    I miss april manaea

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 30,2018 7:46 pm || Up

      I certainly hope he gets good again, otherwise the eyebrows might be the next to go.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  37. andeux andeux May 30,2018 7:41 pm

    I miss having a productive offense.
    (15 runs in 8+ games w/o Khris)

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  38. lenscrafters May 30,2018 7:51 pm

    When Manaea was going good, I was wondering if he could make it last with a 88-90 mph fastball. Guess we got that answer.

  39. Future Ed Future Ed May 30,2018 7:52 pm

    this is nuts

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  40. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 30,2018 8:06 pm

    We’re getting no-hit by the 2xTJS guy. Neat.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 30,2018 8:10 pm || Up

      Just 36 pitches for him through 3 innings. They aren’t even making him work.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2018 2:48 pm || Up

      Feeling better about this watching what he is doing to the Yankees today.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2018 4:20 pm || Up

        I didn’t really pay attention, did the Yankees pay a lot for evoladi?

        Still bitter about hanley

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2018 4:28 pm || Up

          The Red Sox traded a decent starting pitching prospect (currently in AAA) for him.

  41. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 30,2018 8:37 pm

    Ramirez immediately introduced to the A’s defense.

  42. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 30,2018 8:39 pm

    Argh, on a pitchout even.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 30,2018 8:53 pm

    Good thing it’s Whiskey Wednesday in the The Treehouse. I would need to be extremely shit faced to make it through this one in person.

  44. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 30,2018 8:56 pm

    Font! If anything can get us going…

  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 30,2018 9:01 pm

    Out god dammit.

  46. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 30,2018 9:10 pm

    Font hits his Oakland apex.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  47. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 30,2018 9:13 pm

    Braden’s comparison of Font’s motion to a pitching machine is dead on.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  48. Future Ed Future Ed May 30,2018 9:20 pm

    the nice thing about this game/team is that bad defense, bad hitting, and bad pitching seem to go together

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 30,2018 9:27 pm || Up

      Hit poorly, hit without power, run bad, field worse, throw poorly, no tools, in an empty rusting toolbox.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  49. Soaker Soaker May 30,2018 9:31 pm

    They’re going to have to give all 69 people who stay until the end of this hideous exhibition of baseball a prize. A stack of a dozen coupons for free drinks in the Treehouse, or something like that. I feel like I deserve a few coupons just for watching this long.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 31,2018 5:26 am || Up

      I had front row seats for this but I had to give it up to my seatmate. Poor guy

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  50. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 30,2018 10:05 pm

    That is right up there with the most depressing A’s performances of all time.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 31,2018 5:27 am || Up

      Font came through, though

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux May 31,2018 9:44 am || Up

      At least I can feel good about my decision to turn it off in the 3rd or 4th inning.

      TINSTAAFK
  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2018 8:46 am

  52. ptbnl May 31,2018 9:46 am

    Being swept in a 4-game series at home to Tampa Bay and consequently dropping back below 500 would be a bitter pill.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Soaker Soaker May 31,2018 9:58 am || Up

      With a 13-game run against Tampa Bay (4), at Kansas City (3), at Texas (2) and home vs. Kansas City (4), staggering to something like 3-10 would not bode well for the rest of the season.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2018 10:10 am || Up

        Are you ready to declare today Soaker Day 2018, or is your respect for Mengden too strong for that?

        • Soaker Soaker May 31,2018 12:57 pm || Up

          Once they survived that usually-fatal BOS-NYY-TOR road trip I thought they ought to be good through late June (SD-CWS-DET road trip).

      • andeux andeux May 31,2018 10:18 am || Up

        Following up my own comment above, in these 9 games w/o Khris we scored only 15 runs, but also allowed only 26. It’s especially frustrating to waste what has been probably our best stretch of pitching all season.
        OTOH, even with the offense struggling we should still be able to handle KC (20-36 while playing in the worst division).

        TINSTAAFK
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2018 10:58 am || Up

          The predictive value of our opponents’ records for A’s W/Ls has been dubious of late.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  53. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2018 12:41 pm

    Our ace is on the mound and Korach is back. It turns around today.

    • ptbnl May 31,2018 12:42 pm || Up

      And Khris is back.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2018 1:10 pm || Up

        And he immediately scores our first run.

  54. Soaker Soaker May 31,2018 1:00 pm

    The Rays aren’t much of an attraction but I wish a few more people thought this A’s team was worth watching, and would actually care if the team were sold and moved out of the area.

  55. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2018 1:07 pm

    Well, at least we knocked their starter out!

    • Soaker Soaker May 31,2018 1:22 pm || Up

      I thought it was an interesting idea when they had a lefthanded starter scheduled against the Angels, but when they do it against team with a better left-right-switch mix it reeks of the manager thinking he’s smarter than any previous manager in the history of baseball. Starters usually have a whole running and long-toss routine that starts 30 minutes or so before first pitch and this seems disruptive. Other than that I doubt it makes any difference.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2018 1:30 pm || Up

        It’s not just the left-right etc. mix. It’s that we don’t have a Mike Trout that you need to have your starter duck.

  56. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2018 1:09 pm

    Piscotty!

  57. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2018 1:11 pm

    Khris back, A’s score, QED.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  58. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2018 1:21 pm

    If you’re going to do the “opener” thing, and he puts guys on base, bringing your “starter” into the jam seems suboptimal. Burn another reliever and ask your starter to pitch innings 3 through 8 or 9.

  59. lenscrafters May 31,2018 2:20 pm

    Maxwell is not cutting it even by the abysmally low standards for a backup catcher.

  60. Soaker Soaker May 31,2018 2:26 pm

    June 1 was when Joyce put it in gear last year, and that needs to happen again because he’s been stinko lately.

  61. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2018 2:34 pm

    Mengden is really wonderful.

    • Soaker Soaker May 31,2018 2:38 pm || Up

      Matt to the right, Matt to the left.

      • ptbnl May 31,2018 2:40 pm || Up

        Here I am, stuck in the middle with Matt.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • Soaker Soaker May 31,2018 2:43 pm || Up

          Either that or “and you’re the only girl in town!”

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2018 2:46 pm || Up

            Matte Finish.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2018 3:04 pm || Up

              I want somebody to draw a “Mutts” comic strip but it would be “Matts” with Olson as the cat and Chapman as the dog.

    • Soaker Soaker May 31,2018 2:55 pm || Up

      And it’s a Matt three-way.

  62. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2018 2:47 pm

    Will Bob let Mengden go for another SHO here?

  63. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2018 2:48 pm

    Dang, that’s 24 innings in last three starts for Daniel “Innings Eater” Mengden.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  64. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2018 2:55 pm

    Matt Trick!

    Throw all your Matts on the field.

  65. Soaker Soaker May 31,2018 3:14 pm

    Just catch it, baby.

  66. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2018 3:16 pm

    One-pitch save

  67. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2018 3:19 pm

    So June will be the 4th straight month the A’s habe reached .500! Four down, three to go.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  68. Soaker Soaker May 31,2018 3:20 pm

    With the early season college football schedule announced today, there’s a pretty good East Bay doubleheader on September 1 (Saturday of Labor Day weekend): North Carolina at Cal at Memorial Stadium at 1 p.m., then Mariners at A’s at 6 p.m. with postgame fireworks.

    • ptbnl May 31,2018 4:06 pm || Up

      Any interest in a FKing tailgate before the Sunday game?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Soaker Soaker May 31,2018 4:43 pm || Up

        Aside from it being 3 months away…If I’m there Saturday night I’d certainly stay for Sunday afternoon, so sure. While Labor Day weekend isn’t the nightmare that Fourth of July is, it’s still another good time to get away from Tahoe.

        • ptbnl May 31,2018 4:51 pm || Up

          I’d misread your message, and thought the 6pm firework game was on the Sunday.

          Turns out Sunday’s game is a 1pm start.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 1,2018 9:45 am || Up

            Brunch tailgate

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2018 5:24 pm || Up

      If I’m in town Labor Day weekend I might be up for that twin bill.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  69. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2018 7:19 pm

    Proposition I on the SF ballot next week:

    Shall the City adopt a policy not to encourage professional sports teams from other cities to move to San Francisco and to oppose any sports team ownership group attempting to avoid payment of an outstanding public debt?

    The backstory is kind of amazing.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2018 7:26 pm || Up

      Good for both of the principals. It is hard but maybe not impossible to believe there was no deeper machination in play.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  70. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2018 7:45 pm

    Ed, do people forget how great Cheryl Miller was?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 31,2018 8:00 pm || Up

      yes. yes they do.

      Her high school games were on the news in socal. Not just the 100 point game.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  71. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2018 7:56 pm

    No Tar Heels on either of these rosters.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2018 8:02 pm || Up

      To hear the NBA pundits talk, the ghost of MJ is out there guarding LeBron.

  72. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2018 8:24 pm

    And we go the video monitors because hey why not.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2018 8:25 pm || Up

      I think they got that right in the end though. It was a block.

  73. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2018 8:28 pm

    I think Mike Breen just called that foul on Tristan Thompson.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 8,2018 7:33 pm || Up

      He just gave Tristan a basket Klay made.

  74. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 1,2018 11:29 am

    Yairo Munoz started at SS and hit a walkoff, three-run homer last night for the Cards. I can’t shake the feeling that we are going to regret trading him.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 7,2018 11:15 am || Up

      6 errors 1-4 SB. Hitting well, sure.

      He is not taking over for chapman, I don’t think anyone is giving up on barreto, so, meh?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 7,2018 12:10 pm || Up

        It mostly comes down to me being nervous about giving up players that St. Louis thinks are worth obtaining. It’s admittedly irrational.

        • MikeV MikeV Jun 7,2018 12:14 pm || Up

          There’s also the fact that Piscotty is not good.

          And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

          Thanks, and go As.

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