2010 MLB Police Blotter

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"{Lance Broadway}'s taken his shirt off, he takes a running start from Ivan's left-hand side, punching Ivan in the left side of the face, knocking him out. It broke his orbital socket, broke his cheekbone...shattered his nose, detached his retina...."

Sorrels said that McGuire kicked Pinney in the face after he had dropped to his knees. Afterwards, according to Sorrels, a brawl broke out and Broadway punched several women, knocking one out.

Andy K, Tuesday, 2 February 2010 08:36 (fourteen years ago) link

holy jesus that guy's face!

voices from the manstep (brownie), Tuesday, 2 February 2010 14:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Have we forgotten the Laird brothers arrest? Now with Grandpa:


Gerald Laird insisted afterward that the whole thing was just a misunderstanding, but now the Arizona Republic has some further details. Chief among them is that the entire incident started when the Laird brothers' 70-year-old grandfather allegedly touched the wife of Celtics player Eddie House "inappropriately" while they were all in the arena's "lounge" area.

felicity, Thursday, 4 February 2010 09:44 (fourteen years ago) link


No, we most certainly have not.

Andy K, Thursday, 4 February 2010 11:49 (fourteen years ago) link

i would buy in a heartbeat a coffee table book of different photos of dombrowski making that face across 200 pages

sanskrit, Thursday, 4 February 2010 14:36 (fourteen years ago) link

Perhaps Grandpa Laird should paint the town w/ Rip Torn

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 February 2010 14:41 (fourteen years ago) link

i would buy in a heartbeat a coffee table book of different photos of dombrowski making that face across 200 pages

Sorta can't wait until the day after Leyland quits/is fired.

Andy K, Thursday, 4 February 2010 14:54 (fourteen years ago) link

wtf eddie house is a total bro--i hate the laird brothers forever now.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 4 February 2010 14:55 (fourteen years ago) link

According to the police report Brandon Laird then "shouted derogatory remarks toward House and other women at the lounge before taking a swing at one of the women."


♖♕♖ (am0n), Thursday, 4 February 2010 16:19 (fourteen years ago) link

eight years pass...

Putting a whole new spin on "short relief"

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 18:24 (five years ago) link

second ex-Yankee born-again dude who got busted for this kind of crime

omar little, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:50 (five years ago) link

now, now....he's also an ex-Dodger, Expo, Ranger

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:34 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...
six months pass...

Former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel was arrested in the Dominican Republic as part of what the Office of the Attorney General called the “largest operation against organized crime” in the country. There are no details yet as to why Dotel himself was arrested. https://t.co/DWlu0xlI2f

— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) August 20, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 16:15 (four years ago) link

Luis Castillo too!

omar little, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 19:16 (four years ago) link

to be clear, ex-Marlin and Met infielder Luis Castillo.

omar little, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 19:17 (four years ago) link

Former Mets second baseman and Long Island Ducks manager Wally Backman arrested after domestic dispute with woman, cops say: https://t.co/yLZgFMVxdU pic.twitter.com/oszajSQHSy

— Newsday Sports (@NewsdaySports) August 30, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 30 August 2019 17:37 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

BREAKING NEWS: #Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez arrested, charged with solicitation of a child, providing obscene material to minors.

Florida authorities say Vazquez sent a message to a 15-year-old girl suggesting they would meet for sex after the season. https://t.co/HhJTsxGrkw

— James Santelli (@JamesSantelli) September 17, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 16:24 (four years ago) link

Not sure if it was mentioned but last week Vazquez & Crick got in a fight in the locker room. What a Nightmare indeed...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 16:30 (four years ago) link


mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 16:31 (four years ago) link

wow Kyle Crick vindicated

omar little, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 16:52 (four years ago) link

didn't Crick fight someone else on the team as well?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 19:39 (four years ago) link

i think he fought Vazquez twice

omar little, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 19:44 (four years ago) link

actually no nm he had a vv heated argument with a coach over perceived favoritism towards Vazquez, then the second fight was Vazquez taking a couple swings at Crick after the latter refused to turn down some music he was playing.

omar little, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 19:45 (four years ago) link

just contract the team

mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 19:50 (four years ago) link

he's now been charged in pennsylvania as well, and denied bail as a flight risk

basically every additional tidbit of information that emerges is worse than before

clint hurdle said something vapid, but at least he didn't go full maddon. chris archer seems to have been the only person in the organization to respond to the situation like a, dare i say, leader

mookieproof, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 01:09 (four years ago) link

What’d he say/do? Archers always been pretty well spoken.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 02:47 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

Josh Hamilton has been arrested & charged with a felony injury to a child. More details to come: https://t.co/7VtI8Ux4gK

— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) October 30, 2019

Andy K, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 21:13 (four years ago) link

His kid. Fuck that guy forever.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 21:28 (four years ago) link

oh yikes

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 21:44 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

sam dyson being investigate for domestic violence


na (NA), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 20:38 (four years ago) link

eight months pass...

🚨BREAKING: Ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has been arrested in connection with his alleged involvement with Steve #Bannon's fraudulent fundraising scam.

Schilling sat on the board of Bannon's scam “Build The Wall” PAC.#busted
h/t @TrueFactsStated https://t.co/Jo2NUwxq5f

— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) August 20, 2020

na (NA), Thursday, 20 August 2020 20:32 (three years ago) link


syphilitic wolf prose errata (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 20 August 2020 21:12 (three years ago) link


The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Thursday, 20 August 2020 21:53 (three years ago) link

wow, couldn't have happened to a....more appropriate person. what a piece of shit

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Thursday, 20 August 2020 21:54 (three years ago) link

i don't think this has happened yet, although it might still

mookieproof, Thursday, 20 August 2020 21:55 (three years ago) link

yeah that article/website doesn't exactly look legit

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Thursday, 20 August 2020 21:57 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

Top Pirates SS prospect Oneil Cruz is facing charges of DUI in car accident that killed 3 people in DR:


Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 23 September 2020 03:53 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

randy arozarena arrested in mexico for 'problems relating to his ex-partner'


mookieproof, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 22:39 (three years ago) link


early-Woolf semantic prosody (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 22:41 (three years ago) link

damn. I liked arozarena a lot, too.

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 23:38 (three years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Omar Vizquel under investigation for allegations of domestic abuse.

"He's not the person you see."

w/ @Ken_Rosenthal: https://t.co/MZ0PGk4fjW

— Katie Strang (@KatieJStrang) December 16, 2020

mookieproof, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 13:34 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

Fucking hell.

Andy K, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 00:33 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...


, Friday, 19 February 2021 19:12 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Damon and his wife were pulled over at around 1:23 a.m. on Feb. 19 in Windermere, Fla. after cops say he was swerving on the road and driving erratically.

Once a cop stopped Damon ... body cam footage captured the 47-year-old ex-Yankee and Red Sox outfielder admitting to drinking before getting behind the wheel.

Then, an intense standoff between the officer, the ex-MLB star and the baseball player's wife ensued.

In the video, you can see the officer ordered Damon and his wife, Michelle Mangan-Damon, to stay in the car, but neither complied ... and a pushing and shoving squabble broke out.

At one point, the officer grabbed Mangan-Damon's wrist ... before Johnny got involved to separate the two.

The bumping and pushing got so heated, the officer's body camera was actually knocked to the ground.

Fortunately for all parties, backup arrived, and officers were able to settle down the scene.

Damon and his wife repeatedly talked about their support for cops, mentioning over and over, "Blue lives matter."

And, at one point, Damon brought up his affinity for Trump to a cop, saying "Hey, bro, I'm a good f***ing guy. I know people are trying to target me because I'm a Trump supporter."

Damon was then asked to complete some field sobriety tests ... but you can see on the video, it doesn’t look like he exactly passed any of them with flying colors.

Damon was ultimately arrested and booked on multiple charges, including driving under the influence and resisting arrest without violence.

A police report later showed cops said Damon's blood-alcohol level was .30, nearly FOUR TIMES the legal limit.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 03:24 (three years ago) link

21 months in jail for jonah keri

mookieproof, Thursday, 24 March 2022 15:19 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

BREAKING: Major League Baseball has suspended Trevor Bauer for two full seasons.

— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) April 29, 2022

na (NA), Friday, 29 April 2022 19:06 (two years ago) link

(without pay)

na (NA), Friday, 29 April 2022 19:06 (two years ago) link

can't imagine him ever pitching in MLB again (i hope)

i'm sure he'll be a very successful podcaster tho

mookieproof, Friday, 29 April 2022 19:56 (two years ago) link

Wow, that is a lot longer than I thought he would get. Dodgers are off the hook on paying him further. I'm sure he will appeal.

Bee OK, Friday, 29 April 2022 20:03 (two years ago) link

i'm honestly very surprised. charges against him were dropped, no?

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 29 April 2022 20:06 (two years ago) link

what is the difference between Bauer and what Ozuna did which only got him 20 games? I mean fuck this guy and I hope he never pitches again but I'm not used to y'know, actual punishments like this

frogbs, Friday, 29 April 2022 20:11 (two years ago) link

Osuna's may have been worse? He assaulted his gf but she declined to press charges. Bauer fought his criminal charges in court and won.

Their punishments from MLB are in no way consistent but whatever, Bauer's career is over. I'm sure he saved a nice retirement nest egg from "earning" his $40M salary last year.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 29 April 2022 20:22 (two years ago) link

Think the difference may be that Ozuna cooperated? Even so that is a massive discrepancy

, Friday, 29 April 2022 20:29 (two years ago) link

i'm not as familiar with what happened with Ozuna – but to me the big difference might simply be that Bauer is a lot more well known

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 29 April 2022 21:08 (two years ago) link

Oh wait I was talking about Roberto Osuna, you guys meant Marcell Ozuna. The point is the same though.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 29 April 2022 21:15 (two years ago) link

reasons i suspect:

- bauer is famous, and famously a loud asshole, and one of the best-payed players in the sport
- the bauer stuff is sexual
- ozuna's wife has also been arrested for domestic violence
- bauer's victim(s) are (presumably) white american women; ozuna's wife is not

for better or worse, bauer playing is just much more likely to raise a public outcry

mookieproof, Friday, 29 April 2022 21:34 (two years ago) link

Also all good points

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 29 April 2022 21:35 (two years ago) link


As MLB suspends Trevor Bauer, a new accuser speaks out

The first time Trevor Bauer choked her unconscious without her consent — in 2013, a woman in Columbus, Ohio, said — all she remembered afterward was waking up on his bathroom floor.

Months later, she said, she was having sex with Bauer, then a minor league pitcher for Cleveland’s Major League Baseball franchise, when she again passed out with his hands around her neck. She said she awoke to a frantic Bauer explaining that she had been convulsing on their hotel room bed.

As their years-long sexual relationship continued, the woman said, they agreed he would stop choking her before she passed out. But he frequently ignored her warnings, she said. He also slapped her without her consent and anally penetrated her while she was unconscious, she said.

In interviews with The Washington Post, the Columbus woman said she decided to share her story after Bauer denied similar allegations made by two other women and accused them of lying for potential financial gain. The Columbus woman asked not to be named, and The Post typically does not name alleged victims of domestic violence unless they ask to be identified.

The Columbus woman shared photos and screenshots of text messages documenting that she had a relationship with Bauer. One screenshot shows a text message bearing Bauer’s name in which he allegedly wrote, “I want to f--- you while you’re completely unconscious.”

MLB suspended Bauer for two years on Friday, the longest suspension in the history of the league’s domestic abuse and sexual assault policy. Bauer immediately proclaimed his innocence and vowed to appeal. MLB cited an “extensive investigation” but did not disclose its findings because of the policy’s terms of confidentiality, and said “it will not issue any further statements.”

The Columbus woman and her lawyer, Joe Tacopina, said she shared her allegations with MLB. She said she is willing to testify in the arbitration hearing that would result from Bauer appealing. MLB declined to comment for this story.

Bauer declined through his attorney and agent, Jon Fetterolf, to be interviewed. A statement issued by Bauer’s representatives did not deny that the Columbus woman had a relationship with Bauer but said the pitcher “unequivocally denies” her “false and defamatory” allegations.

Karl Malone, Saturday, 30 April 2022 05:31 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

#Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested for DUI and booked into Gwinnett County Jail after 4 a.m. Friday. This is less than 15 months after his arrest on domestic-violence charges, and 11 months after he entered a diversion program and was placed on 6 months probation.

— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) August 19, 2022

na (NA), Friday, 19 August 2022 14:44 (one year ago) link


Karl Malone, Thursday, 1 September 2022 16:31 (one year ago) link

one month passes...


Eric Kay, class act:

Prosecutors presented evidence of Kay, 48, making derogatory comments about Skaggs, his family, prosecutors and jurors in phone calls and emails after he was convicted in February.

"I hope people realize what a piece of s--- [Skaggs] was... Well he's dead, so f--- him," Kay was heard saying on a recording of a phone call he made while in jail.

Kay said of the Skaggs family during a recorded call, "All they see are dollar signs. They may get more money with him dead than he was playing because he sucked."

omar little, Tuesday, 11 October 2022 21:58 (one year ago) link

I am shocked at how many years he got. Did not see that coming

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 12 October 2022 02:43 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Karl Malone seems to be AWOL--assume he's seen this.


clemenza, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 21:49 (one year ago) link

not just regular dwi. *persistent*!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 6 December 2022 22:13 (one year ago) link

mclaughlin had apparently been sober for many years, since his first and second dwi's (his non-persistent era). i noticed during a game this fall that some guest in the booth, i forget who, made a reference to plans to drink with mclaughlin after the game and it kind of went awkward and quiet in the booth for a second! i didn't think much of it at the time and figured it was a joke that fell flat. maybe it was, who knows.

i'm glad no one was hurt from his latest incident. i know i shouldn't connect it to my desire for him to move on from broadcasting, but i am kind of hoping this is the thing that finally makes it happen

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 14 December 2022 20:45 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

BREAKING: Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger is under investigation by MLB following allegations of domestic violence involving the mother of his 10-month-old daughter and child abuse. Story with @KatieJStrang :https://t.co/Fw7tMJ6ak7

— Britt Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) January 24, 2023

na (NA), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 19:51 (one year ago) link

fucking hell

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 19:53 (one year ago) link

isn't he close with bauer? i might have made that up

francisF, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 21:20 (one year ago) link

they were teammates at cleveland for a few years

na (NA), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 21:27 (one year ago) link

I think I may know something Mike Clevinger and Trevor Bauer have in common pic.twitter.com/EyI9h5oQV1

— mlb.updates365 (@mlb_updates365) January 24, 2023

can you still hit dinngers (gyac), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 21:35 (one year ago) link

yes, i remember reading something like being brothers. ugh

francisF, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 21:49 (one year ago) link

they were teammates at cleveland for a few years

First thing I thought of when I saw this--that, and then that he was sort of another Wiley Wiggins lookalike.

clemenza, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 22:07 (one year ago) link

Mets outfielder Khalil Lee was named in a federal lawsuit filed by his ex-girlfriend this week, which alleges that Lee assaulted her physically and verbally last May, Anne Hayes of Syracuse.com reports. The alleged victim went to law enforcement the day after the purported incident, and Hayes writes that an arrest warrant charging Lee for criminal obstruction of breath was signed by a judge back in August. Hayes’ report has a timeline and more specific details on the allegations against Lee, which include choking and kicking the plaintiff during an argument.

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 1 February 2023 17:38 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

I asked Rick Hahn if he’s frustrated that Mike Clevinger put him and the White Sox in this position by not disclosing when he signed that he was under investigation for allegations of domestic violence. Hahn thought about it for a while and said, “I understand why he did.”

— Stephanie Apstein (@stephapstein) February 15, 2023


here you go, muttonchops Yaz (gyac), Wednesday, 15 February 2023 19:37 (one year ago) link

well, i understand why he did too lmao. he wanted $8 million. but prob not the answer you're supposed to give there...

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 15 February 2023 19:50 (one year ago) link

a statement from dan mclaughlin, ex-cardinals broadcaster:

Proof that we never know exactly what someone’s going through, even a well known baseball broadcaster. All the love to Danny Mac, a flawed yet good man. This is his statement he released this morning. Very candid and honest. ❤️👊🏼 pic.twitter.com/tzm10DtYGE

— Dan Buffa (@buffa82) February 14, 2023

(the real statement is on the st louis post dispatch website at stltoday.com, but behind a paywall: https://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/ex-cardinals-broadcaster-dan-mclaughlin-opens-up-about-his-demons-hopes-sad-story-helps-others/article_31c60f34-0aba-5cd3-b003-28b164419ba9.html)

President of Destiny Encounters International (Karl Malone), Thursday, 16 February 2023 21:17 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

update on Clevinger:

News broke in January that Mike Clevinger was under investigation from the league, as per allegations of domestic violence and child abuse. Major League Baseball announced the results of that investigation today, and Clevinger will not face any suspension or other discipline from the league.

MLB’s statement: “The comprehensive investigation included interviews of more than 15 individuals, in addition to Mr. Clevinger and the complainant, as well as a review of available documents, such as thousands of electronic communication records. The Office of the Commissioner has closed this investigation and, barring the receipt of any new information or evidence, the Office of the Commissioner will not be imposing discipline on Mr. Clevinger in connection with these allegations.

As part of his path forward, Mr. Clevinger has voluntarily agreed to submit to evaluations by the joint treatment boards under the collectively bargained policies, and to comply with any of the boards’ recommendations. MLB will continue to make support services available to Mr. Clevinger, his family, and other individuals involved in the investigation.”

z_tbd, Monday, 6 March 2023 23:45 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...


Was wondering when they were going to go after him for this incident.

omar little, Monday, 9 October 2023 15:27 (seven months ago) link

weird, this story initially showed up as from a few days ago. anyway...

omar little, Monday, 9 October 2023 18:51 (seven months ago) link

I was reading about Derek Bell today (used him for Toronto/Houston on Immaculate Grid). I think I remember his weird retirement and first drug charge, but I didn't know about his recent troubles:

On April 20, 2006, Bell was charged with felony cocaine possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, after police found a warm crack pipe in the back seat of his car during a traffic stop. He was arrested again on December 2, 2008, facing three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of failure to appear in court on another charge of possession of drug paraphernalia from earlier in the year. Bell was arrested again on November 16, 2022, charged with possessing crack cocaine in Brooksville, Florida.


clemenza, Monday, 9 October 2023 19:02 (seven months ago) link

Oh that’s a bummer about bell. Had no idea

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 9 October 2023 19:33 (seven months ago) link

If you remember, he went over to the Astros and had a couple of 100-RBI seasons (with only around ~20 HR in each). Then the Mets, then the Pirates, then this, at 32:

In spring training 2002, Bell learned that he would have to compete for the Pirates' starting right field job. Despite his poor 2001 season (and the fact he was hitting just .148 that spring), Bell did not feel that he needed to prove he was worthy of being a starter.

On March 18, Bell told reporters:

Nobody told me I was in competition. If there is competition, somebody better let me know. If there is competition, they better eliminate me out of the race and go ahead and do what they're going to do with me. I ain't never hit in spring training and I never will. If it ain't settled with me out there, then they can trade me. I ain't going out there to hurt myself in spring training battling for a job. If it is [a competition], then I'm going into 'Operation Shutdown.' Tell them exactly what I said. I haven't competed for a job since 1991.

Bell left the team on March 29, was released two days later, and never played pro baseball again. Still on the hook for Bell's guaranteed two-year, ten-million dollar contract, the Pirates paid him his $4.5 million though he did not play for them. Bell moved onto his yacht, Bell 14 (his name and uniform number), a 58-foot (18 m) Sea Ray 580. New York Post writer Tom Keegan described the incident by calling Bell "the perfect Pirate given that he lives on a boat and steals money."

clemenza, Monday, 9 October 2023 21:10 (seven months ago) link

I've got to believe he already had a drug problem, and that maybe it was known to the club.

clemenza, Monday, 9 October 2023 21:12 (seven months ago) link

That's a pretty crazy story so far, I read some conflicting reports, including one that said the victims were his in-laws. But the woman involved in this isn't his wife. If that's all true, that could logically lead to a certain motive I guess.

omar little, Tuesday, 24 October 2023 00:59 (seven months ago) link

lol I didn't click the link but I think that's the story I read saying they were his in-laws.

omar little, Tuesday, 24 October 2023 00:59 (seven months ago) link


buzza, Tuesday, 24 October 2023 02:27 (seven months ago) link


buzza, Tuesday, 24 October 2023 02:28 (seven months ago) link

five months pass...

According to Baseball Reference, he made more than $15.7 million over his career in the majors. The scam he’s accused of participating in paid out $61,000, authorities said.

He’s accused, along with four others, of staging a car crash to collect on insurance premiums, a frequent South Florida scam.

omar little, Tuesday, 16 April 2024 19:17 (one month ago) link

15.7 million for -2.7 bWAR

i'd happily collect that amount and put up 0.0. bWAR for any team that'll have me.

omar little, Tuesday, 16 April 2024 19:18 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

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