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Grey’s picks are in red.  Rudy’s are in blue.

AL Pennant Winner – The Indians, balanced offense, Pronk staying healthy and a Sabathia/Carmona 1-2 punch gets them to the Series.

AL Pennant Winner -  The Yankees.  Feel like Girardi, the young pitchers, and being an underdog for the first time in more than a decade will revive this team.

NL Pennant Winner – San Diego Padres, strong pitching and just enough offense get them through October.
NL Pennant Winner -  Milwaukee Brewers.  Feel like the Mets, Phillies, and Cubs will find a way to lose.  The Brewers have the hitting and pitching pieces (well, except a closer) – this is the year they put it together.

2008 World Series Champion – Padres’s pitching/Petco holds the Indians’s offense in check.

2008 World Series Champion -  Yankees.  It won’t be pretty but they’ll find a way.

AL MVP – Grady Sizemore, he goes 35/30, but it’s only a no-brainer when he ignites the division winner.

AL MVP -  Alex Rodriguez.  I know.  Boring.

NL MVP – Chase Utley, giving the Phillies the MVP trifecta.

NL MVP -  Prince Fielder.  He’ll hit his weight.

AL Cy Young – Erik Bedard, barely edging out Sabathia.
AL Cy Young -  Justin Verlander.  Offense gives him 21 Wins.

NL Cy Young – Cole Hamels, edges out Santana and Peavy because of the wins.

NL Cy Young -  Johan Santana.  I’ve got too much invested in him not to think this.

AL Rookie of the Year – Daric Barton, only because the Rays are a bunch of cheap bastards.

AL Rookie of the Year -  Adam Jones.   He’ll get 400+ ABs which can’t be guaranteed for other rookies.

NL Rookie of the Year – Manny Parra, he doesn’t look good this spring, but the Brewers are committed to him. The Rays should take some notes from the Brewers on how to manage rookies.
NL Rookie of the Year – Joey Votto.  Dusty will mold him.

AL Comeback Player of the Year – Zach Greinke, a 25 year old comeback player and he fizzles out again in 2009. Catch the excitement!

AL Comeback Player of the Year – Johnny Damon.  He’s got one very good year left in him.  I’m seeing .295/110/20/75/30

NL Comeback Player of the Year – Pedro Martinez, showing stretches of vintageness (is that a word?).

NL Comeback Player of the Year – Rafael Furcal, two good ankles and a contract year.

One winner will receive:- $50 Amazon Gift Certificate.

To enter, type your picks for each of the 11 categories in the comment section below by 11:59 PST Wednesday, April 3o, 2008. The winner will be the one that beats the experts’ choices. So if you get 8 out of 11, and Grey gets 4 and Rudy gets 7, you win. Ain’t that swell? (In case of a tie, one winner will be chosen at random from all winning entries.) If you want to make an educated guess, try this link. Or this link. After that, I can’t help you, cause that would be cheating.

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47 Responses

  1. Marc says:
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    AL Pennant Winner: Detroit Tigers

    NL Pennant Winner: Atlanta Braves

    2008 World Series Champion: Detroit Tigers

    AL MVP: Carl Crawford

    NL MVP: Matt Holliday

    AL Cy Young: C.C. Sabathia

    NL Cy Young: Johan Santana

    AL Rookie of the Year: Adam Jones

    NL Rookie of the Year: Jay Bruce

    AL Comeback Player of the Year: Jhonny Peralta

    NL Comeback Player of the Year: Miguel Tejada

  2. Cory says:
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    It pays to be so drunk the night before that you wake up early…

    AL Pennant – Boston – not much has changed there. Baby Yankees win again.
    NL Pennant – I want to say Cubs (Zambrano, Lilly, Hill, Marmol)… but I’m going with Arizona. I have no idea how/why they won last year, so lets say they’ll do it again.
    World Series – Boston – Root for us cuz we spend less than the Yankees but more than everyone else!!!
    AL MVP – Markakis.. No just kidding. Its Arod. Though Yahoo now says my boy Butler is gonna win a batting title soon. Funny…
    NL MVP – Ryan Howard. Small park, many homers, an avg over .280
    AL Cy Young – CC Sabathia
    NL Cy Young – Johan Santana
    AL ROY – Is Butler still a rookie? I pick him. If not, Longoria
    NL ROY- Chase Headly
    AL Comebacker – Mark Teahen, bane of my fantasy existence. 17 homers in limited time to 7! You taught me to learn about hr/fb ratio. Still hate you though.
    NL Comebacker – Jorge Cantu – Go Marlins

  3. AL Pennant Winner – Detroit Tigers
    NL Pennant Winner – Chicago Cubs
    2008 World Series Champion – Detroit Tigers
    AL MVP – Miguel Cabrera
    NL MVP – Ryan Braun
    AL Cy Young – Justin Verlander
    NL Cy Young – Jake Peavy
    AL Rookie of the Year – Adam Jones
    NL Rookie of the Year – Johnny Cueto
    AL Comeback Player of the Year – Keith Foulke
    NL Comeback Player of the Year – Randy Johnson

    Mediocrates’s last blog post..I have a fever and the only cure is…

  4. Matt Quasebarth says:
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    AL Pennant Winner – Los Angeles Angels

    NL Pennant Winner – Colorado Rockies

    2008 World Series Champion – Colorado Rockies

    AL MVP – Vladimir Guerrero

    NL MVP – Hanley Ramires

    AL Cy Young – James Shields

    NL Cy Young – Brandon Webb

    AL Rookie of the Year – Alexei Ramirez

    NL Rookie of the Year – Jayson Nix

    AL Comeback Player of the Year – Dontrelle Willis

    NL Comeback Player of the Year – Kerry Wood

  5. Kevin says:
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    AL Pennant Winner – New York Yankees
    NL Pennant Winner – Milwaukee Brewers
    2008 World Series Champion – Milwaukee Brewers
    AL MVP – Alex Rodriguez
    NL MVP – Prince Fielder
    AL Cy Young – CC Sabathia
    NL Cy Young – Johan Santana
    AL Rookie of the Year – Evan Longoria
    NL Rookie of the Year – Geovany Soto
    AL Comeback Player of the Year – Rich Harden
    NL Comeback Player of the Year – Andruw Jones

  6. Justin says:
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    AL Pennant Winner: Seattle Mariners

    NL Pennant Winner: San Diego Padres

    2008 World Series Champion: Seattle Mariners

    AL MVP: Adrian Beltre

    NL MVP: Albert Pujols

    AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander

    NL Cy Young: Chris Young

    AL Rookie of the Year: Daric Barton

    NL Rookie of the Year: Johnny Cueto

    AL Comeback Player of the Year: Francisco Liriano

    NL Comeback Player of the Year: Kerry Wood

  7. James K. says:
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    AL Pennant Winner: Cleveland Indians

    NL Pennant Winner: New York Mets

    2008 World Series Champion: Arizona Diamondbacks

    AL MVP: Grady Sizemore

    NL MVP: Chase Utley

    AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander

    NL Cy Young: Johan Santana

    AL Rookie of the Year: Alexei Ramirez

    NL Rookie of the Year: Jayson Nix

    AL Comeback Player of the Year: Lyle Overbay

    NL Comeback Player of the Year: Pedro Martinez

  8. Joe Girardi says:
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    Yankee homerism is such an ugly disease.

    This is the Tigers year, but I’d love to see the Dodgers win it, just for Torre to say fuck you to NYC.

  9. scott says:
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    AL Pennant — BoSox (transition year for NYY — kids can’t carry aging Giambi, Damon, Matsui, Mussina etc. — I HATED typing that);
    NL Pennant — NY Mets (Santana is a huge upgrade from Glavine — Maine will be huge);
    2008 Champs — BoSox (I HATED Typing that even more);
    AL MVP — Miggy Cabrera (Crazy offense);
    NL MVP — Ryan Howard (It’s like he plays his home games in Williamsport);
    AL Cy Young — J. Beckett (Central Div offenses will inflate numbers of CC and JV — Verlander that is, not Vazquez);
    NL Cy Young — J. Peavy (great stuff, great park, weak hitting division);
    AL ROY — A. Jones (who else is there?);
    NL ROY — G. Soto (who else is there?);
    AL Comeback Player — M. Bradley (he’s gonna mash in that park);
    NL Comeback Player — M. Tejada (clean as a whistle).

  10. scott says:
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    Grey — I’ve been reading you about a month now…laughed more than I could count….Grasshopper owe Master 30 more lol’s and will not rest until debt is repaid…

  11. AL Pennant — Yankees
    NL Pennant — Diamondbacks
    2008 Champs — Yankees
    AL MVP — A-Rod
    NL MVP — Holliday
    AL Cy Young — Felix Hernandez
    NL Cy Young — Johan Santana
    AL ROY — Jacoby Ellsbury
    NL ROY — Edison Volquez
    AL Comeback Player — Jason Giambi
    NL Comeback Player — Randy Johnson

    SportsHubris’s last blog post..Pay-Rod? The top 10 teams A-Rod could be on for a bargain.

  12. Justin says:
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    Hey James (#7), you realize that if it’s the Indians against the Mets in the World Series, it makes it a little harder for the Diamondbacks to win. Bordering on impossible…

  13. Never underestimate the Mets’ ability to choke…

  14. Fred G. says:
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    AL Pennant — Red Sox
    NL Pennant — Mets
    2008 Champs — Mets
    AL MVP — A-Rod
    NL MVP — Matt Holliday
    AL Cy Young — Verlander
    NL Cy Young — Johan Santana
    AL ROY — Adam Jones
    NL ROY — Fukudome
    AL Comeback Player — Francisco Liriano
    NL Comeback Player — Nick Johnson

  15. Tony in Hitchin says:
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    AL Pennant – Tigers
    NL Pennant – Diamondbacks
    2008 Champs – Diamondbacks (Snakes win four tense ones, Tigers win 2 blowouts)
    AL MVP – Miguel Cabrera (I could drive in 120 in that line-up – Cabrera will be closer to 140.)
    NL MVP – Ryan Howard (60/160…and 1 SB, edging Pat Burrell, with Utley 3rd)
    AL Cy Young – JJ Putz (50+ Saves for a resurgent Mariners, one Blown Save all year)
    NL Cy Young – Brandon Webb
    AL ROY – Jacoby Ellsbury (defense, too many runs and SBs to ignore)
    NL ROY – Justin Towles (Joe Mauer+)
    AL Comeback Player – Mike Sweeney (DH prospers in Oakland and avoids DL)
    NL Comeback Player – Rafael Furcal

  16. Jon S says:
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    AL Pennant – Cleveland Indians
    NL Pennant – Atlanta Braves
    2008 Champinos – Cleveland Indians
    AL MVP – Miguel Cabrera
    NL MVP – David Wright
    AL Cy Young – Felix Hernandez (gotta root for the home team sometimes)
    NL Cy Young – Johan Santana
    AL ROY – Evan Longoria
    NL ROY – K Fukudome
    AL Comeback – Richie Sexson (and again)
    NL Comeback – Nick Johnson

    Jon S’s last blog post..Final Roster Decisions Loom; Last Predictions

  17. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Scott — the Williamsport made me laugh — first time i have all year — well played

    We have the best commenters!

  18. Kris Gardner says:
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    AL pennant: Red Sox
    NL pennant: Braves
    ’08 Champs: Yankees (no one said my picks had to be consistent – thinking outside the box)
    AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera
    NL MVP: Andruw Jones (you gotta give me some style points for that one…he should have won in ’06 though)
    AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander
    NL Cy Young: Jake Peavy
    AL ROY: Clay Buccholz
    NL ROY: Joey Votto (so many Reds to choose from)
    AL Comeback POY: Francisco Liriano
    NL Comeback POY: Nick Johnson (but man I like jorge Cantu as well)

  19. Marc A Miller says:
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    AL Pennant Winner: Cleveland Indians

    NL Pennant Winner: Chicago Cubs

    2008 World Series Champion: Cleveland Indians

    AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera

    NL MVP: Jose Reyes

    AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez

    NL Cy Young: Johan Santana

    AL Rookie of the Year: Jacoby Ellsbury

    NL Rookie of the Year: Kosuke Fukudome

    AL Comeback Player of the Year: Vernon Wells

    NL Comeback Player of the Year: Nick Johnson

  20. Steve says:
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    AL Pennant Winner – Yankees
    NL Pennant Winner – Mets
    2008 World Series Champion – Mets

    AL MVP – ARod
    NL MVP – David Wright

    AL Cy Young – King Felix
    NL Cy Young – Johann Santana

    AL Rookie of the Year – Adam Jones
    NL Rookie of the Year – Fukudome

    AL Comeback Player of the Year – Zach Greinke
    NL Comeback Player of the Year – Pedro Martinez

  21. Ben says:
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    AL Pennant Winner: Detroit Tigers

    NL Pennant Winner: New York Mets

    2008 World Series Champion: Detroit Tigers

    AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera

    NL MVP: David Wright

    AL Cy Young: Erik Bedard

    NL Cy Young: Johan Santana

    AL Rookie of the Year: Phil Hughes

    NL Rookie of the Year: Joey Votto

    AL Comeback Player of the Year: Travis Hafner

    NL Comeback Player of the Year: Kerry Wood

  22. mike says:
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    AL Pennant Winner – YANKEES (Last year in Yankee Stadium..here come the ghosts)
    NL Pennant Winner – Phillies
    2008 World Series Champion – YANKEES (I believe that will be #27..thats right!)

    AL MVP – Alex Rodriguez
    NL MVP – Ryan Howard

    AL Cy Young – Justin Verlander
    NL Cy Young – Jake Peavy

    AL Rookie of the Year – Adam Jones
    NL Rookie of the Year – Johnny Cueto

    AL Comeback Player of the Year – Zach Greinke
    NL Comeback Player of the Year – Nick Johnson

  23. BLITZ says:
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    AL Pennant Winner – Tigers
    NL Pennant Winner – Mets

    2008 World Series Champion – Mets

    AL MVP – Miguel Cabrera
    NL MVP – Ryan Howard

    AL Cy Young – CC Sabathia
    NL Cy Young –Jake Peavy

    AL Rookie of the Year – Evan Longoria
    NL Rookie of the Year – Fukudome

    AL Comeback Player of the Year – Dontrelle Willis
    NL Comeback Player of the Year – Kerry Wood

  24. Jason Kwok says:
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    AL Pennant Winner: Detroit Tigers

    NL Pennant Winner: New York Mets

    2008 World Series Champion: Detroit Tigers

    AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera

    NL MVP: David Wright

    AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander

    NL Cy Young: Johan Santana

    AL Rookie of the Year: Jacoby Ellsbury

    NL Rookie of the Year: Johnny Cueto

    AL Comeback Player of the Year: Hank Blalock

    NL Comeback Player of the Year: Nick Johnson

  25. Bradley Baker says:
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    AL Pennant Winner: Cleveland Indians

    NL Pennant Winner: Chicago Cubs

    2008 World Series Champion: Cleveland Indians

    AL MVP – Alex Rodriguez.

    NL MVP – Prince Fielder

    AL Cy Young: Jeremy Bonderman

    NL Cy Young: Johan Santana

    AL Rookie of the Year: Clay Buchholz

    NL Rookie of the Year: Kosuke Fukudome

    AL Comeback Player of the Year: Dontrelle Willis

    NL Comeback Player of the Year: Randy Johnson

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  28. jffryclough says:
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    ellsbury

  29. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @jffryclough: FYI, you need to guess all the above categories to be eligible.

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  31. Clodbuster says:
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    AL Pennant Winner: L.A. Angels of Anaheim

    NL Pennant Winner: Arizona Diamondbacks

    08 World Series Champion: Arizona Diamondbacks

    AL MVP – Alex Rodriguez.

    NL MVP – Matt Holliday

    AL Cy Young: Jake Peavy

    NL Cy Young: Johan Santana

    AL Rookie of the Year: Evan Longoria

    NL Rookie of the Year: Manyy Parra

    AL Comeback Player of the Year: Jason Bay

    NL Comeback Player of the Year: Vernon Wells

  32. that’s the ballsiest AL Cy Young pick yet….

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  34. Glenn says:
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    AL Pennant Winner: RedSox
    NL Pennant Winner: NYMets
    2008 World Series Champion: NYMets
    AL MVP: Carl Crawford
    NL MVP: Chase Utley
    AL Cy Young: Josh Beckett
    NL Cy Young: Brandon Webb
    AL Rookie of the Year: Evan Longoria
    NL Rookie of the Year: Fukudome
    AL Comeback Player of the Year: Zach Greinke
    NL Comeback Player of the Year: Kerry Wood

  35. Andrew Gordon says:
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    AL Pennant Winner: Boston Red Sox

    NL Pennant Winner: Arizona Diamondbacks

    2008 World Series Champion: Boston Red Sox

    AL MVP: Alex Rodriquez

    NL MVP: Matt Holliday

    AL Cy Young: Daisuke Matsuzaka

    NL Cy Young: Johan Santana

    AL Rookie of the Year: Adam Jones

    NL Rookie of the Year: Jay Bruce

    AL Comeback Player of the Year: Jhonny Peralta

    NL Comeback Player of the Year: Miguel Tejada

  36. TJ says:
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    AL Pennant Winner: New York Yankees

    NL Pennant Winner: New York Mets

    2008 World Series Champion: New York Yankees

    AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez

    NL MVP: David Wright

    AL Cy Young: Jonathan Papelbon

    NL Cy Young: Johan Santana

    AL Rookie of the Year: Evan Longoria

    NL Rookie of the Year: Kosuke Fukudome

    AL Comeback Player of the Year: Vernon Wells

    NL Comeback Player of the Year: Kerry Wood

  37. Bob says:
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    AL Pennant Winner: New York Yankees
    NL Pennant Winner: Philadelphia Phillies
    2008 World Series Champ: Philadelphia Phillies
    AL MVP: Manny Ramirez
    NL MVP: Chase Utley
    AL Cy Young: Daisuke Matsuzaka
    NL Cy Young: Brandon Webb
    AL ROY: Evan Longoria
    NL ROY: Edinson Volquez
    AL Comeback POY: Bartolo Colon
    NL Comeback POY: Rafael Furcal

  38. RHicks says:
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    AL Pennant — Yankees
    NL Pennant — Diamondbacks
    2008 Champs — Yankees
    AL MVP — A-Rod
    NL MVP — Holliday
    AL Cy Young — Felix Hernandez
    NL Cy Young — Johan Santana
    AL ROY — Evan Longoria
    NL ROY — Edison Volquez
    AL Comeback Player — Jason Giambi
    NL Comeback Player — Randy Johnson

  39. Andrew says:
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    AL Pennant Winner — Boston Red Sox

    NL Pennant Winner — Los Angeles Dodgers, unless Ned Colletti successfully sabotages his own team again. Cheers to the worst general manager in baseball.

    2008 World Series Champion — Red Sox

    AL MVP — Alex Rodriguez

    NL MVP — David Wright

    AL Cy Young — Felix Hernandez

    NL Cy Young — Johan Santana

    AL Rookie of the Year — Evan Longoria

    NL Rookie of the Year — Justin Upton

    AL Comeback Player of the Year — Zach Greinke

    NL Comeback Player of the Year — Pedro Martinez

  40. Jack Fritz, III says:
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    AL Pennant Winner: Detroit Tigers

    NL Pennant Winner: LA dodgers

    2008 World Series Champion: LA dodger

    AL MVP: Carl Crawford

    NL MVP: Matt Holliday

    AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez

    NL Cy Young: Johan Santana

    AL Rookie of the Year: Adam Jones

    NL Rookie of the Year: Jay Bruce

    AL Comeback Player of the Year: Jason Giambi

    NL Comeback Player of the Year: Kerry Wood

  41. Jim Cincinello says:
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    Thank you for the chance to win.

  42. Janet says:
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    TY 4 THE CONTEST!:)

  43. Leon says:
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    Thanks

  44. Freak says:
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    AL Pennant: Rays
    NL Pennant: Cubs
    WS Champ: Cubs
    AL MVP: Dustin Pedroia
    NL MVP: Ryan Howard
    AL Cy Young: Cliff Lee
    NL Cy Young: Tim Lincecum
    AL Rookie: Evan Longoria
    NL Rookie: Geovany Soto
    AL Comeback: Cliff Lee
    NL Comeback: Kerry Wood

    This still counts, right?

  45. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Freak: Hey, you’re a wizard! No, no more entries.

    ***NO MORE ENTRIES

  46. @Freak: If Ryan Howard wins MVP I’m going to eat my own pinkie toe out of frustration. He’s not even the MVP of his team.

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