Tagged With "2018"

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2018 D3 Brackets

old_school ·
If you have a kid playing or are just a fan or Alum of a D3 school you are already aware of the 2 week frenzy that are the conference tournaments. Last night about midnight the NCAA posted the teams and brackets for this years road to Appleton. https://www.ncaa.com/news/baseball/article/2018-05-14/2018-ncaa-division-iii-baseball-championship-selections-announced There will be all the typical madness that goes along with the 8 regionals being played simultaneously. There will be some great...
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Four spots remaining on select 16U and 17U teams in DFW area

Marshals Baseball ·
We have four remaining spots left on our summer teams. Eight or nine tournaments, depending on team: 17U - Need one PO for a travel team 17U - Need one Infielder (SS, 2B, 3B) 16U - Need one PO for an elite 16U travel team 16U - Need one infielder OR outfielder for an elite 16U travel team If interested, contact 972-841-3744.
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COOPERSTOWN 12U PLAYERS NEEDED.. JULY 21-27 2018

Baseball dragons ·
12U Team will be traveling again to Coopertsown NY this Summer 2018! If your child is interested, we have a need for 2 pitchers and 1 catcher. Mid infielders and Big Hitters welcomed. 2 WAY PLAYERS WELCOMED It is an experience of a lifetime for any true baseball fan! Play in a great venue, stay in the barracks with your fiends and get the chance to visit the Cooperstown Hall of Fame! July 21-27 is our trip to Cooperstown July 2018. We only have 3 spots left open! We will play the week of...
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2018 Stanford All-Star Camps - SS Already Waitlisted 1.3.2018

Gov ·
Not sure if any of you are looking at the Stanford Summer Camps for your players. I noticed via Twitter the link and SS is already waitlisted for the 4 All-Star Camp dates.... the link is below. http://www.stanfordbaseballcamp.com/ (Edited...felt like I was a marketing rep for the camp... intended only as an fyi for those interested, this camp always sells out fast. There are plenty of observations about this camp, please use the SEARCH button to view past comments and experiences)
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2018 Pounding the Pavement...

BaseballParent23 ·
This seems to be a dead thread. Maybe we can revive it a little for the 2018 class? My son was at a showcase last weekend and had a great time, a pretty good showing considering it's Florida and it was very cold and sprinkly/misty the whole time - the coldest of winter days for this neck of the woods. The showcase director spoke to the boys after each day and gave them the opportunity to shake hands with all of the scouts that were there and then they were able to speak to them, in their...
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Final Summer Select Team Tryouts 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U

Marshals Baseball ·
Final Tryouts 15U-18U Marshals Summer 2018 teams SUMMER SELECT TEAM TRYOUTS WHAT: Marshals 15U-18U Tryouts WHEN: Saturday, January 20 TIME: 2:00 P.M. WHERE: Richardson Pearce High School Baseball Field 1600 N Coit Rd, Richardson, TX 75080 BRING: - Baseball appropriate clothing & gear - Water We are called the McKinney Marshals, but we have teams and athletes across the Metroplex and North Texas. Athletes come to play with us from across the state of Texas and Oklahoma. Teams practice in...
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2015 Northern Virginia HS Showcase Camp @ GMU

jmrw20 ·
2015 Northern Virginia HS Showcase Camp @ GMU Grades 9-12 Location: Raymond H. "Hap" Spuhler Field Saturday, September 5, 2015 to Sunday, September 6, 2015 Camp Cost: $250.00 Link: http://collegebaseballcamps.com/patriots If you have any questions...
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2015 Northern Virginia HS Showcase Camp @ GMU

jmrw20 ·
2015 Northern Virginia HS Showcase Camp @ GMU Grades 9-12 Location: Raymond H. "Hap" Spuhler Field Saturday, September 5, 2015 to Sunday, September 6, 2015 Camp Cost: $250.00 Link: http://collegebaseballcamps.com/patriots If you have any questions...
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Re: Best Details about Exposure?

#1 Assistant Coach ·
You've come to the right place. Sure you will get a lot of advice. Remember, exposure TO and interest FROM coaches is not a cause/effect relationship. Exposure TO, is something you can definitely control, but the interest FROM is out of your hands.
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BaseballCoach2 ·
Alright thanks. Hoping to get a few answers soon
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Re: Best Details about Exposure?

fenwaysouth ·
BaseballCoach2, College baseball is pretty vast. Let's not try to boil the ocean all at once. Let's start with something a little more manageable and targeted.....what does your son want to do, what is he capable of doing and who do you think will be interested in his skills? If you can answer those questions it gives the board a starting point. BTW...don't concern yourself with other's receiving offers at this time. It's really not worth your time thinking about it.
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Re: Best Details about Exposure?

BaseballCoach2 ·
Academically he's an A-B normal with about a 4.0. But athletically He's capable of being an all-conference and all-district player if he continues to work. He wants to play college baseball and even beyond that if given the opportunity regardless of what level it may be. He's more of a contact and speed rather than a power player. I don't know if that means much to coaches so that's where I'm kind of lost. I know he won't just come straight off the bat with D 1's so I'm guessing just the...
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Re: Best Details about Exposure?

CaCO3Girl ·
I realize this is a baseball site but I have to open up the academic discussion since Fenway tried but it was overlooked. While playing baseball should be a consideration it should not be the primary consideration. What does your son want to be when he grows up if the baseball thing doesn't work out? Someone who wants to be a teacher may go to a very different school than someone who wants to be an engineer. I know most of our kids don't want to consider that baseball will end for them...
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Re: Best Details about Exposure?

standballdad ·
Sounds like a smart kid. Does he have an idea where he wants to go to school academically? Casting a wide net in hopes of catching interest is a crap shoot unless he has strong tools. I would make a list of colleges that he would like to attend and start a campaign of emailing those coaches to start the process. What position does your son play? and what are his measurebles? You also need to be realistic in your sons abilities whatever they are.
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Re: Best Details about Exposure?

joes87 ·
The 2018s and 2019s you see committing are mostly outliers. The big recruiting year is the year after your junior year of HS ball. It doesn't hurt to get exposure before then, but most of the attention at exposure events will be focused on the incoming HS seniors. I have a 2017 and we are fortunate that we are in a very good program designed to get kids exposure. My biggest advice would be to take a hard look at your travel program. Make sure you are in one designed to get kids exposure.
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BaseballCoach2 ·
Oh okay. Thanks. He's talked about wanting to be a physical therapist or something in the field of sports medicine once he gets older. I know that some of the kid's change their minds about what they want to be when they get older as they progress through school. He has made a brief list of schools that coincide with the path he wants to take. I'll remind him that it's not always 100% baseball and academics do come first because he seems to get carried away. Thanks alot once again.
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Re: Best Details about Exposure?

BOF ·
Welcome. It is not too early and in fact the next two summers are critical for your son. Start with CACO3GIRL's assessment of what his academic interest are and then merge that with baseball. You need to get an independent assessment of his projected baseball skill level and then build a plan around the two elements, academic and baseball. Make up a list of 25-35 schools that fit the profile and start researching, use the USNews, and other college ranking books to get a good profile of what...
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BaseballCoach2 ·
Okay thanks. I really appreciate it.
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CaCO3Girl ·
A teenage boy got carried away thinking about his baseball dreams??? NO WAY!!!! LOL, just keep being the voice inside his head telling him to focus. It has been said by many on this board that baseball ends for everyone eventually, some sooner than they wish due to injury or life in general getting in the way. While it is great to shoot for the stars eventually he will come back to earth and live a life that doesn't center around baseball. THAT is why choosing a school based on academics or...
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Re: Best Details about Exposure?

Goosegg ·
"I have a 2020 and I took him through Manhattan after Cooperstown just to walk around the streets of New York. To say he HATED it is a massive understatement. He's a Georgia boy who loves baseball and wants to play in College but the city buildings, the smell, the lack of nature, just the vibe of the city in general made him very uncomfortable. Inner City Colleges will be off his list no matter what the baseball program is like." Its never too early to begin creating college possibility...
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Re: Best Details about Exposure?

pabaseballdad ·
very good advice above. I'll echo and try to stress the importance of creating a target list of schools - based on whatever criteria is important to your son- location, city, rural, big, small etc. and choosing the right type of travel team that will get you exposed to those schools. I've seen kids in our area play for legion, or some travel team a dad put together, no colleges see them play, and everyone wonders why they aren't getting noticed by colleges.
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Buckeye 2015 ·
We started emailing potential schools the fall after my son's sophomore season (actually sat watching the World Series while shooting out emails). He had hopes of playing D1...but at that point he was still the smallest/youngest kid in his class and didn't "look like" a D1 kid, though he was capable of playing with any kids his age...even some who already had D1 interest. He emailed about 40 possible choices. D1's from a 3 state area (not the Power 5 schools...we knew they likely were out of...
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Re: Best Details about Exposure?

fenwaysouth ·
BaseballCoach2, Ok, so you've been given some great advice about the importance of academics and academic fit with college baseball. We've only scratched that surface, as that can be a whole separate long discussion by itself. Your sons take away should be took look at physical therapy (or similar majors) schools in the context of baseball. You can get a listing of majors by school, location and other dynamics here: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ The good news is your son shouldn't...
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Buckeye 2015 ·
A couple good points about exposure and travel teams. My son played on a very good team at 15U and 16U. Myself and another coach had put it together....just kids from NW Ohio that we personally knew or had met over the previous 4 or 5 summers. We carried 12 to 13 kids most of the time. Of those kids, there are now guys pitching in the ACC, B1G and MAC (2) with other playing at all levels throughout Ohio and Michigan...10 of the 13 are playing in college. Funny thing is, we played in the best...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

tanndonn ·
You have some attractive "measurables", I would recommend you hit as many winter, school run camps as possible. Camps would need to be schools that you are interested in attending, that fit your academic needs. Coming in late at this point in the process due to you just recently starting or focusing on pitching will create issues that you may have to compromise with. Do you want to go to college to play baseball? If so, your compromise may be JUCO to better establish and "polish" yourself.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

Buckeye 2015 ·
Have you tried contacting coaches on your own thru email? You can find the RC coordinator's contact info on their website. The 87-89 number from WWBA is a verifiable number...so that's a bonus. You can explain the "just started pitching" to them in your email. If you have recent video of you on the mound, that would help. I know here in the Midwest the D1's aren't completely done with 2018's....but your profile says Florida. It was 17 degrees here this morning and it's supposed to snow here...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

stayfocused ·
Willy....just a curiosity thing....you just started pitching for the very first time as a senior in highschool? No pitching at all at younger ages? Have you been playing another position over the years? Those WWBA numbers are impressive for a new pitcher! Good luck to you.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

RJM ·
Your measurables are fine. But think of all the pitchers you’re up against with the same measurables and pitching experience. All you can do is hit remaining camps of targeted schools, go JuCo or play down. The one thing about pitching is it doesn’t matter where (D1 or D3) a radar gun says 93 if you get there. It’s still 93. If you’re looking to get drafted someday most D3 players drafted are pitchers for the reason I stated.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

willywildcat ·
Thank you for your immediate response! To clarify, I have played baseball for several years. I have competed on a top ranked travel team that nearly won the WWBA at Lakepoint. There I played Infield. I was recruited by several D1s hitting-wise but a final offer never materialized. My arm has always been my best attribute so I started throwing on the mound. I pitched against Jucos in the Fall and ended up pitching in the Jupiter WWBA and pitched well. Now I've put on over 10 pounds this past...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

Midlo Dad ·
1. Ask whoever was the head of your Jupiter team for guidance on who saw you, who if anyone expressed interest, and with whom he would recommend you follow up. 2. Identify the schools you would be interested in when combining academics, finances and baseball. Given where you are in the cycle, make sure you have submitted your applications to all of them by their deadlines; some of those deadlines are nearly upon you. Make sure you have e-mailed the coaches at those schools, expressing...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

Gov ·
Be aggressive calling and emailing the RC and HC, and it would be helpful to have your club coach or high school coach call specific schools on your list on your behalf. You've been throwing, so it's likely you could be in a good position for a winter camp, which is odd for a pitcher given customary shutdowns and ramp up times. But congrats on the move to pitching.... keep working it, get stronger. As mentioned above, one year at a JUCO could actually make sense, then you'll have the time to...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

willywildcat ·
Gov, you said that one year of positioning could be a smart route. Are you talking about a PG year? A coach mentioned that as a route. However, that will be a big risk. Not sure if there is a less expensive way to do that.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

cabbagedad ·
Willy, What is your targeted major in college? GPA? The guy with the travel organization that decided to put you on the mound in Jupiter... what is he saying about what would be a good fit for you? Given the limited time you have been a pitcher, do you feel you have decent command of your FB and at least one off-speed pitch? You said you were recruited by several D1's but things didn't materialize. What would you guess the one key reason is that they didn't offer you?
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

MidAtlanticDad ·
Willy, I'm sure there are some HA D1 programs that would take a RHP who throws 90, even at this late date. Patriot League comes to mind. Also Furman, Davidson, Richmond, William & Mary, and VATech might be possibilities. Questions: Can you tell us why you're specifying D1? Athletic scholarship? Prestige? Draft prospects? How far from FL is acceptable? Without getting into specific, how much is cost a factor? What fields of study are you interested in? Did you know that you can go JUCO...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

Buckeye 2015 ·
Sounds like you already have some D1 connections thru the guys that recruited you as an IF. Have you contacted all of those schools and let them know you're doing some pitching now? It's not common, but if someone had liked you enough to take a serious look at you as an IF/hitter, maybe adding your chances of spending some time on the mound to the mix would get them to pull the trigger. If you're talking big time D1's, that's not a realistic scenario...as there are very few 2 way guys at...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

cabbagedad ·
Pretty sure Gov was referring to a JC year.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

Goosegg ·
It's the first week of December and I believe all high academics schools have an application deadline on roughly 1/1. Where have you applied and how did you select those schools? Since, I presume, you chose those schools for specific personal reasons, I'd reach out to the baseball coaches of those schools and send videos. Most high academics don't fill their rosters and have room for qualified walk-ons; of course, in D3 all players are walk-ons and a coach would jump at a chance to discover...
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Gov ·
I did say that, key word was "could"... PG or JUCO year "could" make a lot of sense... The schools that MidAtlantic mentioned, find out which ones have ED2 so that you might be able to get support through admissions... talk with your parents about funding college, these schools are expensive, but they have great financial aid... The guys above have piped in with great questions to help.....
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

fenwaysouth ·
So, you have some choices to make in a short period of time....like now. Either you can pursue D1 Baseball schools that have high academics, or pursue High Academic schools that have baseball. I would strongly encourage you to do the latter. There is going to be more willingness for a High Academic D1 Coach (Ivy/Patriot) to take you on (as a project or walk-on this late in the process) because there are significantly less kids that have 1410 SATs that throw 90mph than those that with just...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

roothog66 ·
You say you were on a team that almost won the WWBA. That tells me you must have been on a top flight team for that one. Put together some video and get your showcase coach to reach out for you. That's the guy who can sell you.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

2022NYC ·
Not detract from your first post WWC, but how were your measurables in 2016?
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

CmassRHPDad ·
I don't understand why you're not getting looks with those numbers. Are you hiding in a cave?
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Branson Baseball ·
I agree as usual with Fenway. With 1410 (2 part SAT) and 87-89, you can make a late run at high academic D1's. Those #'s fit with what they recruit. And schools always need more pitching. Also with those #'s, you can pursue high academic D3's. For many of those schools, 87-89 would put you in the weekend/conference starting rotation if you can throw strikes. You do not need to go the JuCo route, even at this late stage, though undoubtedly some schools will say their recruiting class is full.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

adbono ·
I don't care what your measurables are. If you just started pitching you aren't D1 ready. Even if you were to get a last minute offer the chances of you sticking on that roster are not good. The best thing you could possibly do is go to a JUCO that develops pitchers. That will get you the mound time you need. After 2 years of that you may well be ready. As far as academics go, some JUCOs are better than others so do your homework. The first 2 years are typically basic courses anyway so if...
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D1catcher ·
There are still d1 schools recruiting. But by wanting "high academic d1" only you limit your choices. either be open to other d1 schools in case you can't get connected with a high academic, or go junior college. Juco is a great option, another year of development and recruiting
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

FriarFred ·
I guess I will carry the banner for the D2 schools... There are many excellent D2 schools in Florida that have great academics and very competitive baseball programs. Embry Riddle is an excellent engineering school, Flagler, Tampa, Rollins, Eckerd etc. I dont have all those rankings handy, but know you can get a great education and some very good baseball that may be a fit for you. May be worth reaching out to them...
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adbono ·
Fred is right that those are all good D2 schools that play very competitive baseball. But according to the OP, he started pitching a couple months ago. So he wouldn't be ready for any of these right now either.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

Buckeye 2015 ·
He's not going to college right now...he's got another year and a half until he could possibly see the mound in a college game. There are plenty of opportunities for a guy with that kind of velocity. Heck, a friend of mine (and now a D3 HC) pitched in HS, then 1 inning in 4 years of college....was a D3 All-American SS. Not drafted....went to a tryout with the Cardinals who watched him warm up....marveled at his size & 90+ mph FB and signed him as a pitcher. His World Series ring says...
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Enjoying the Ride ·
How about UC San Diego? An academically strong school with a good baseball program that is D2 now but will have made the move to D1 by the time you graduate.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

adbono ·
I am being realistic. Are you ? At this point he is a project - not a prospect. Granted, a project worth taking a chance on if what he states is true. My advice was to find JUCO that will teach him how to pitch. As a project he will most likely not see the mound at any 4 year program for 2 years. At a JUCO he would have a chance to pitch & develop during those 2 years. Because, once again, he has been pitching for 2 months. I don't see that as discouraging at all. I see that as practical...
 
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