Someone remind the Yankees it’s Paul Byrd.
Fire these umps…
This Ump DOES blow.
Andy isnt getting actual strikes while Byrd is getting a lot of outside calls.
A-well-a everybody’s heard about the byrd
B-b-b-byrd, byrd, byrd, b-byrd’s the word
(except the Yankees…)
Cmon Youk, DP
Damn these 0-2, 1-2 hits!
Sometimes you just run into the Paul Byrds of the world and you just got to tip your hat.
We will get to him the 2nd time through
I really hope this doesn’t continue to be a tooth-grinding game.
Twice now he’s walked the corpse of David Ortiz.
It means he fears him terribly and that he is better than Matsui.
i want to pull my hair out
good thing i get edge ups on a bi-weekly basis
I this bad ump thing a real trend the past few weeks, or am I just getting more biased?
It’s been a trend this whole year to the whole league.
or has it always been like that and things like pitch f/x are getting better at detecting it
Good point. Either way, it’s unacceptable.
Seriously Andy…get some command
What a shit show.
I will take that run for the DP
Damn, its a run but I guess I’ll take a DP. Wanted a K there. No command of the fastball and cutter today for Andy
that dp was nice to see
finally a K
For as terrible as he’s been two runs through three innings is awfully surprising.
Finally, a favorable call!!
Now get paul byrd
Finally, a Melky HR! Been a while
I really want to clinch today – but I’ll take Andy getting through the start and finishing strong. He’s got one more start to fine tune things, and get ready for the playoffs.
FUCK YEAH LECHE!
I like that one, Scooter.
that wasn’t a short porch HR you idiot joe morgan
Molina looks like Pete Rose on the base paths.
Unfortunately it’s the 2009 Pete Rose
He’s still a pretty solid backup C all in all.
Can we maybe run his pitch count up a bit?
He’s going to shit the bed either way.
Why? Don’t you know the Sux have the best middle relief in the history of MLB?
I kinda wish they started Cervelli today.
every day of the week molina starts, i think the same thing
FINALLY SOME JETS ACTION!!!!!
This Mouton kid the Titans have is getting KILLED on punt returns.
very agressive jets defense/ST
One run, its a start. We’ll get him.
Part of me wishes for the Cowboys to have a Mets-like inaugural season.
The other part really doesn’t give a crap.
Greatest photo evah:
Remember when Broncos-Raiders game used to really really interesting?
I think the last time the Raiders were good was in 2001.
The sad thing is, their defense has been quality for a few years now, and is excellent now that they’ve added Seymour and Ellis.
Too bad they don’t have a QB or an offensive line. They could win the AFC West if they had those two things.
Yea, they have had a decent defense when they play the Broncos. Their offense stinks but it was OK against us once last year.
LOL — Miller just crapped all over Morgan, as Morgan was droning on about the “advantage” YSIII gives the Yanks: “Well, they’ve hit 105 HRs on the road and 129 at home in the same number of games.”
Not a huge diff there, eh Morgan? With or without that one extra dinger every 3 games, the Yanks would have the best record in baseball. Further…reminder to Morgan: the opposing team gets to hit here too, you Giant Douche. Or Crap Sandwich. Whatever.
I’m not a huge football fan, but it’s a pleasure to watch Mark Sanchez play.
Also, isn’t it a little weird that Buddy Ryan and Marty Schottenheimer’s kids are running the Jets? If you’d told me that twenty years ago, I’d have looked at you like you were crazy.
Having prefaced this statement by noting I’m not much of a football fan, I’ve always rooted for the Giants (like the girlfriend who doesn’t know any of the players’ names but is still a “fan”), but watching Sanchez really makes me want to change my thin allegiances to the Jets.
I think I’m converting. And hey, I may even get more into football.
I’d respond to your point but all I know about Buddy Ryan is that he was the defensive coordinator of the Bears in the 80s, right? Shottenheimer was with the Chiefs and the Chargers, right?
Yes. And Ryan was the head coach of the Randall Cunningham Eagles.
Eh. I was born in ’86. A bit before my time.
Don Coryell was a bit before my time, but I still know that he was the head coach of the Cardinals and the Chargers.
True, but you follow football. The only reason I happened to know anything about Ryan and Shott is because of the new media attention they’re getting. I don’t even know who coached the Giants before Coughlin.
I don’t even know who coached the Giants before Coughlin.
spike lee with the brand new championship hat
He’s been wearing it for months now.
Extremely early Super Bowl favorites? (no-bias)
The Vikings? Please. Gimme a break.
Ya, and the Cardinals had no chance last year.
Oh, sure, the Vikings have a chance. But the question was “Super Bowl Favorites?”
Vikings: Not SB favorites.
Chargers, I don’t know.
make it 24
fucking A, i accidentally sat jerricho cotchery
Dude, same here. I over analyze this fantasy crap sometimes.
Yeah, I should have started Jerome Harrison instead of Willie Parker. Whatever, I’m still beating my weakling of opponent this week.
same here. I am in the lead by 50 thanks to MJD and Kevin Kolb having great games
Just wait until the afternoon slate, bro.
Whatever you say, number two.
I’m just trying to enjoy the lead while I have it.
I’m glad to hear you acknowledge the inevitability of that lead slipping away. That’s wise of you.
Well, MJD just scored again, and I do have plenty of guys going this afternoon.
Yeah, you might actually get me. I left Percy Harvin and Fred Taylor on the bench this week… those look like bad decisions on my part.
shut the hell up about the cost of the seats at yankee stadium
also, those seats are $5
no Jon, that’s not Andy’s first K
its his first 1-2-3 inning though
Molina in a 0-17 slump*
*Its not really a slump for him though, it’s pretty natural.
Tex HRs here.
well, he hit a HR, except it went on the ground.
wow they are really pushing this whole espn boston thing
“Why is that bowler called a pitcher?”
Hehe, I asked the same thing when I was younger
Guide: “Hey Usain, see those guys who play centerfield, they are both really, really fast.”
Usain: “Yeah. Sure”
is Miller repeating the premise of that stupid Shaughnessy article?
Sure looked like Boston’s “A” lineup yesterday that got 1-hit by CC, didn’t it?
joe morgan is a complete moron
Theoretical Joe Morgan FTL.
I missed it, what did he say?
how Girardi/Francona are looking at the series differently.
Francona has scheduled days off for his players, while Girardi is sitting them because of the weather/injury, therefore Francona is setting his team up for the playoffs.
He was rehashing the Shaughnessy article with Theoretical Jon Miller. They both agreed that the Sox were resting players and not treating this series as anything of even miniscule importance. The Yankees, however, would have played both Damon and Posada but because Jorge’s neck hurts and Damon won’t play because of wet grass, they can’t. But they would if those things didn’t happen because they don’t rest guys! They go all-out!
That was Miller, not Morgan, Morgan was actually disagreeing with Miller. Always quick to judgement.
Wow. I’m in shock.
In shock? Morgan was saying if it was closer, the Yankees would be playing Posada and Damon, but the lead is large enough where they don’t have to. I know it’s shocking for you to understand.
Joe Morgan has never sent a text message in his life.
Cmon guys…get a run or 5
looks like joe morgan and dan shaughnessy had a little chat today
So it’s safe to say Joe Morgan never paid attention to the Yankees lately before today?
They read the paper from the day before and that’s what they go by
This really is disgusting. Byrd is getting GIFTS off the plate.
Wow! Did Steve make an actual point?
Impossible! He’d trade any point of reason for Rich Garces at age 70.
Because of this, you just *know* Paul Byrd’s on the roster for an ALCS matchup.
Shit, if this were the 20s, they’d consider starting him in Game 1.
Games like this is why I hate the
“It’s the Yankee offense against their pitching” argument when it comes to facing topflight pitchers. They get shut down by pieces of shit like Paul Byrd.
Okay, someone should shoot fucking Joe Morgan.
Regarding the issue of Tex beating Pena for HR hit, he says “I hope they tie” reason? “Sabathia hit Pena”.
ARE YOU F@CKING RETARDED YOU F@CKING PIECE OF STUPID PIECE OF $HIT!?! Pena SWUNG at the pitch! ARE YOU STUPID?! Joe Morgan, are you going to blame everyone that hits Youkilis?! JOE MORGAN should go suck some dick so that he can get more retarded ideas in his head.
I don’t know how everyone puts up with his BS, I need to vent.
I’m pretty sure he wasn’t really serious. I don’t like his announcing either, and I understand it’s cool for everyone to hate on him, but calm the fuck down. No one makes you listen to him.
ESPN makes us listen to him. There’s no equivalent of an SAP button for a smarter commentator….
No one makes you listen to him. You are not forced to have the volume up. Yes, there might not be another alternative, however, there is a solution to not wanting to hear him.
I honestly can’t tell if he’s serious or not with his dead voice. He didn’t even emit a single chuckle, so was that a joke?
Sorry, I just really needed to vent out all this Morgan crap.
I don’t think he had his “dead voice”, as you call it, it sound light, thus I assumed he said it in a joking manner.
Sound light? He’s monotone. Literally monotone.
Only when he chuckles and laughs can I tell that he’s joking.
Look, it’s obvious we have different opinions on Morgan. Let’s stop this Morgan discussion right here.
Listen to him right now. Is it his dead voice? Well, it must be if he is LITERALLY MONOTONE.
DUDE, this is all subjective. HE IS MONOTONE TO ME!
Which part of that don’t you understand? Do you have to be correct? It’s my opinion.
If you don’t like what you see, why don you practice what you preach? No one is forcing you to read my comments.
It seems you have a gigantic love for Morgan.
Not really, I don’t, but if you can’t realize that it was a fucking joke, then that’s just sad. BUT BUT BUT HES TEH MONOTONE!!!11!!1!
But because you are totally fucking irrational, you post comment about telling him to go suck some dick.
Your links don’t work. :<
Sorry buddy, I don’t know how the links got in there
If I can provide some links that will alleviate the steam brought on by Morgan’s crap, I would.
Well, yesterday we failed at RISP and today we fail at baserunners.
“The playoffs are short series, so your objective is to win short series.”
Thank you, Joe Morgan.
the jets HAVE to score on this drive
I sort of lost track – what’s the magic number for clinching the AL’s best record?
Pettitte in a serious groove now.
So now, the Yanks are being criticized for going all out, even they’re not? ESPN and others would erect statues for Boston for going all out.
heh… heh…. you said “erect”
Speaking of, I’m sure most of ESPN has serious wood over “ESPN Boston” – it’s a blatant acknowledgement of what most NY fans already know
Yeah Andy seems in a groove, and the pitches are sharper. This is good.
Joe Morgan, puh-lease. They played the Orioles and a floundering TB the last two weeks…
Don’t forget the Royals.
nice K call there!
Why don’t any of the Red Sox players get tossed for arguing called strike threes?
Because they are so gritty, they get an exemption.
I think it’s actually because the umps don’t understand Leprechaun, and can’t actually understand Youkilis with all that beard in his mouth.
The umpire realizes that if they complain, then they are probably wrong with their initial call. They will make it up to them later.
Conspiracy theorists FTW!!
Way to grab that base, Swish!
This is the implosion inning.
not if the umpires have a say.
Let’s wrap up the broadcast so far:
1) The Red Sox are worthy of praise because, after getting SWEPT by the Yankees a month or more ago, they didn’t pack it in and continued to play hard,
2) The reason the Red Sox aren’t winning right now is because they’re getting ready for October
3) Despite sitting FOUR regulars in the rubber match against the Angels in Anaheim, the Yankees are still driving hard, which is apparently the only reason they’re beating the amazing, 2nd-place Red Sox.
THIS IS FUCKING BS
Sorry reply fail.
Bunt him over, bunt him over!!!!
Swisha hugging the bag!
ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME.
SWISHA TO 3RD!!
wait he’s out?
Umpire love them Sox.
I have a bad feeling with Molina up this inning if Melky doesn’t deliver
So ESPN isn’t going to bother to show a replay?
There’s the replay, and he didn’t leave early. Grrrr…
if the replay is right
The ump was wrong. Awesome.
There’s your replay. CLEARLY safe. Horrible call.
I am so pissed right now.
He was fucking safe you fucking disgrace of an umpire. Buy yourselves some glasses or get off the Red Sox nation.
So, lemme get this right…Paul Byrd’s strike zone is 6 inches wider than Pettitte’s, and Pettitte’s is three inches higher, and the Yankees have to stay on the bag for a full five seconds before they can take off when tagging.
what the HELL is joe morgan talking about
He just called swish a cheater. What class. Especially since swish left the bag after the ball hit the glove.
Byrd is trying to throw the baseball through the runner at first.
heh, he throws harder to first than to home plate.
HE LEFT JUST FINE YOU IDIOT
This umpiring is epic bad. Worse than usual. And that’s saying something.
Nope, not worse than usual. This is actually better than usual. THAT is saying something.
I really hope we can get an MLB umpires lockout and just start over. These guys all fucking suck.
I’ve seen almost every Yankee game this year. Even this seems below those low standards. I’d be happy with an umpire lockout, but we hear all the time about the umpires getting documents displaying where they erred. Make them public! Make umpires accountable!
Was Melky out you stupid umpires?
Joe Morgan presented with the facts, and still comes off like a jackass.
Joe, you’re WRONG! You are JUST WRONG!
because the view from the third base camera angle, that’s not zoomed in on swisher’s foot, agrees with him he’s going to go by that to thinking hes right
why the hell does molina always seem to be up when we don’t want him to
If there’s justice, Molina homers here
Joe Morgan, SHUT THE FUCK UP!
You know, it’s a good thing this game is meaningless, or I’d really be pissed.
Im still pissed but not that much considering this is meaningless and we will still win.
im pissed, because you know theres going to be some shit call like that in the playoffs
Yes, because your vision is that of Superman, Joe. You twit.
Fire all Umpires! I swear, stop trying to help the fuckin Sox all the time.
An appeal works today?!?!!!! And it was a wrong call too!
I guess it’ll be that much sweeter when we win!
Dude, to call a guy out on an appeal, it has to be fucking CLEAR.
Byrd, you have got to be kidding me.
Throw a pitch to Molina.
no joe, just because the ump agreed with you doesnt mean you’re right, beause you’re not
At this point, what in the world does Molina bring to the table that Cisco can’t?
He fills out a uniform well?
Nothing…which is why he’ll be on another team next year
The Red Sox?
Cisco isn’t a Panda?
That call directly removed runs from the board. Unbelievable.
well, that’s the fallacy of the predetermined outcome
wait so replay showed he didn’t leave early, but joe morgan knows that he did. Where is FJM when you need it.
Well, his upper body was moving, so, clearly, even if he was still on the bag he was already leaving early.
Joe Morgan and Marty Foster
I just…dont even know what to say to that call. That’s just…so bad.
It’s like intent to swing!
Swisher was intending to run before he left the bag, therefore he is out.
fucking a paul byrd is a lucky fucker
lucky as hell
Well, when the umps call extra strikes for you and call out guys on the base paths that were also safe…
Bad calls + ESPN = rage
Who are you going to believe? Me or your own eyes.
Thanks ESPN and Joe Morgan. People have to mute Joe Morgan’s obvious bias AND stupidity.
I hate Joe Morgan goddamn stfu
i hate him.
Morgan is nuts. That’s not inconclusive.
He’s got to be joking now. He knows he’s wrong and he’s just being a silly goose now. Right?
RIGHT?!!! Now one can be on this level of stupid.
Morgan: “Inconclusive.” Is there something so horrible about admitting you are wrong, Joe Morgan? Or did Billy Beane still write Moneyball, too?
if its inconclusive how do you OVERTURN a call?
joe morgan is a fucking asshat
he was just fine on the base
that wasn’t inconclusive
C’mon guys, it’ll be all the sweeter when Yanks tie the game off Bard and win off Papelbon in the 9th.
I would rather they just fuck up Bard. I don’t care about Papelbon that much. Bard is supposed to be their future and I want to see them cry.
I want the Rockies to win the Wild-Card, but I want to see a race.
It is Paul Byrd after all, and we’re only down by 1.
Maybe we’ll get my wish afterall
I’d say Andy’s been pitching well, but that’s only because the Sox are mailing it in, right?
MLB.com headline: V-Mart the latest Red Sox to rest.
heh i saw that. I was perplexed
Whew, lucky us. Otherwise it’s be at least 10-1 by now, right?
New headline: Jason Varitek the latest Red Sox to rest.
That explains a lot.
New headline: Jason Varitek’s career the latest Red Sox laid to rest.
they rest everyone just cuz
Kris Jenkins >>>>>>> Offensive linemen
he’s the size of an o-lineman
Except Casey Weigmann
This is why baseball needs more instant replay.
This is why baseball needs less Joe Morgan.
Why settle for less? When we can have none?
Or robots. I would love me some robots.
Come on, we don’t need physical avatars to play out the results on our spreadsheets. I just want to watch Microsoft Excel spreadsheets update on my television.
Oh right. With all these fancy stats dictating if someone is good or not instead of your own eyes we have to preserve the only human element of the game with their shitload of errors.
no way in hell i have pettitte pitch game 2
AJ is better at home, andy at home
Top o’ the order coming up. Venegence is coming.
This has been awful.
Three pitches, two outs. Awesome.
At what point do the Yanks get credit for being the best team in baseball. Cause I mean right now, we only win cause everyone lets us… With all our obvious holes its surprising we’ve won 99 games.
Don’t get excited, this is a team only built for the regular season anyway…
Very true. I’m sorry.
Jay, you’re not serious are you? Are you one of those boneheaded basement-dwelling number-crunching statheads who thinks the best team in baseball is determined by actually playing the games?
The Red Sox are the best team, hands down. They are tops in grit and lead the league in sticktoitiveness.
Call me old fashioned.
Ugh. You have to catch, that, Stuckey.
Worst Game Ever.
cleveland 22-4 game says hello
The umpires didn’t win the game for them.
OK, I hope offense comes out with anger.
Damn you band-box, where you go?
well, never mind about the anger
Byrd winds up like he’s in an over 50 league.
Does Joe agree with ANYTHING the Yankees do? Not even the way they have their rotation set up for the playoffs?
They haven’t even said how they’re going to do it.
Joe is disagreeing with WHAT HE THINKS the Yankees are going to do.
THERE IT IS, MUTHAFUCKA!!!!!
Ellsbury is awful in center. Just awful.
But he’s the prime candidate for GG!!!
No one ever believes me when i tell them that
But he’s so FAST!
That’s pretty much their argument
If UZR says Ellsbury is bad, well, then, that’s just proof that UZR must be shitty, because Ellsbury is a great centerfielder and everyone knows it.
That’s the 2nd part of their argument
Thank you, Ellsbury.
Get some, Alex.
I LOVE ME SOME DAVID HARRIS!
THE DESIGNATED HITTER
If enough time passes in this game, I’m confident God will strike the ESPN both with lighting.
I’d rather take out every umpire in this game first.
Do you think he can reach from the bullpen?
Hmmm… That’s a good question Pete.
Trick question, right?
Bruney pitching? Ok, they’re definitely not trying to win this game.
97 pitches in six innings?!?!?! That’s SO MANY!!
Did the same thing with CC. Trying to keep his starters fresh into the playoffs, especially with Andy’s little shoulder issue.
This game don’t matter.
I know…I was just saying that they were acting like Andy was shockingly inefficient and that’s ridiculous.
That will still be the #6 top play on ESPN tonite.
I think you’re underestimating that play. Top 3 for sure.
If th Sox were actually trying, he’d have caught that.
But they need their rest. Ellsbury did the right thing and only go 99 percent on that play.
I just want to thank ALL of you. I hardly ever comment on here, but constantly read the comments. Having all of you on here has helped me get through quite a few Morgan games. Plus, as hard as I try to convince my wife how biased ESPN is, she really doesn’t get it (or care) like all of you. I feel like I need to buy all of you flowers, or use some cheap pick up lines or something. Anyway, thanks!
We’re all with you in the same boat.
He’s stupid, biased and oh so horrible.
What’s funny though is…some people still continue to think that it’s our fault for wanting to watch a game that isn’t muted due to Joe Morgan.
I don’t think it’s your fault, but whining about hearing him is really accomplished a lot.
Wow, you sure love to hound me about this whole Joe Morgan thing. You see everyone else with the Joe Morgan comments?
Again, we all have our own opinions.
Flowers would be great.
C’mon, Alex smash a Grammar fastball into the 2nd deck.
I realize that the umpiring has been terrible (there’s no doubt) and it may have cost us a run, maybe two, but let’s not forget that we haven’t hit anything against a terrible pitcher. The players should shoulder some of the blame, too.
23 yard punt… FML
At least A-rod is wasting some pitches from Byrd
Great at-bat by Alex. Byrd threw everything but the kitchen sink but couldn’t put him away.
Heck of an AB by Alex.
Alex delivers a single!
DAVID MOTHERF#$%ING HARRIS
The Jets are surprising me this year
This just in: A-Rod’s last hit is now an out. Joe Morgan saw something.
The replay as inconclusive.
The replays were conclusive enough to see that it wasn’t actually Alex batting, but Nick Swisher. So automatic out for batting out of order.
Swisher is a cheater.
I thought it was something like that.
See all that cheat on the front of his Jersey.
I haven’t been watching the game until now so what did the umps do today?
Suck extreme balls. Move the strike zone all over the place and call Swisher out on a play he was definitely safe. Sigh, whats new?
Swisher tagged up to third and was safe by a mile. So of course the Red Sox challenge that he left the bag early when it was clear that he didn’t and he was out on the appeal.
Umps are nice people, they are trying to build the Sox confidence by handing them this game.
Swisher tagged up to 3rd, One out. Sawx appeal, and even though he didn’t tag up early, he was called out. All BS.
What?! Byrd had only 91 pitches? Are they actually trying to win the game by bringing in Saito to get out of a jam?
No way, right?
Possibly stupid question: how come the Jets and the Giants game started at the same time, but the Jets are almost a full quarter behind?
Because we’re playing a real opponent, and the Giants are playing a glorified exhibition against the Buccaneers, who have been legally dead for 4 full years now.
Why I oughta…
The Buccaneers and Jaguars are both going for the worst record so they can get a shot at a quarterback that no other team would draft in the first round.
Tim Tebow FTL.
Battle within a battle here
We haven’t gotten that pitch at all but he gets it?!
He got the first one, which was a disgrace, and then the second is a call Andy hasn’t gotten yet today.
If that were Andy, it’d be 2-0 right now, based on the zone he’s been getting today.
Love it when Tek flashes the leather.
That is not strike one.
captain suckage FTL
Matsui bitches!!!!!!!!!!! Fuck you umps
NICE TRY UMPIRES!!!!!
Yankees always prevail over Red Sox umpires bitches.
How hard is it not to have him back next year???
Drops in front of Nancy!
Temper your words! She has been a huge influence for Justice Sotomayor.
Wow, with every passing game Matsui makes it harder and harder for me not to want him back.
Jets win! Jets win! Yes!
Yes, I’m a Jets AND a Giants fan. I go both ways.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that…
…I go both ways.
I love you.
Hit . . . Deki. Just Great! He has to come back next year. Sure is making a strong case for a return.
Jets 3-0, Titans 0-3. Extremely happy about this, except I don’t mind the Titans, love watching Chris Johnson. NFL’s a bitch, gotta love it
(Think he wants to return in 2010?)
A-Rod is the winning run so he must be out right???? Umpires can’t have the Red Sox losing.
I love the super-slow-mo. I know it’s a gimmick, but it’s really cool to see the spin on the ball, and the movement, and the faces guys make when they swing.
I like it too.
Of course, I’m a sucker for gimmicks. I watch CNN. :p
fuck yeah HIT DEKI!!
Also, yay Matsui!
I missed most of the first five innings with a household accident and lots of blood everywhere. Looks like I came back just in time.
that doesn’t sound too good. everything ok?
Yikes, hope everything is okay.
Lemme give you a game recap: The entire universe is against us, but we f$%&ing win anyway. Because we’re the balls.
Most accidents happen in the home. I assume because people spend more time in the home than anywhere else.
Hope all is okay.
I hope you didn’t bleed out of your nipple or have Blue Cross Blue Shield. http://www.kcbs.com/Bay-Area-W.....ld/5302871
But seriously, hope all is well.
pitch #3 was really a ball
Strike 1 to Swisher = atrocious.
but he overcomes it
Matsui still hasn’t touched first, hence runs null and void. This game is under protest.
So is Bruney really warming, per John and Susyn?
yes he is
yes he actually is. I don’t think Hughes is available today
Jets are 3-0 and have made me money 3 weeks in a row. Took the Giants, Jets and jags parlay
I should made a bet at the beginning of the season that the Mets would be worse than a team in the LLWS. I could have made some serious money.
good eye swish
If we have a save situation in the 9th, do you go to Mo?
Greatest offseason trade warming up.
Varitek like you have something to say about anything to anyone
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