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State of the organization: Catcher

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 25, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Francisco Cervelli

You might remember that the Yankees traded away Jesus Montero and let Russell Martin leave via free agency. They decided to go in a defensive direction behind the plate this year, and that decision became even more defense-oriented after Francisco Cervelli got hurt and Chris Stewart’s numbers dipped. Now it seems to be a question of which direction the Yankees want to go for 2014 and beyond.

CervelliStewartFRANCISCO CERVELLI and CHRIS STEWART
First year of arbitration
It’s pretty easy to lump these two together. They’re both considered defense-first catchers; both entering their first year of arbitration; neither one trusted as an everyday player until this season. The fact that Cervelli’s had some injury problems, has actually shown flashes of solid-for-a-catcher offensive production, and carries the stigma of a Biogenesis suspension is not enough to create a huge separation between the two. Even if you prefer one or the other, neither Cervelli nor Stewart can be considered a standout, can’t-miss option as an everyday player. But they’re the most experienced options on the Yankees roster, and unless the Yankees are planning to hand the job to a young player — or planning to make a significant acquisition — Cervelli and Stewart are at the top of the pecking order. The Yankees may very well go in a different direction, but if we’re talking about the state of the organization at this very moment, Cervelli and Stewart are the team’s top catchers. Cervelli won the starting job last season, then Stewart became the regular catcher after Cervelli’s injury. These are the known quantities. Cervelli hit .269/.377/.500 before his injury last season, and Stewart seemed to have Joe Girardi’s confidence the rest of the way. Unless the Yankees change directions, one of these two is likely to be the starter again on Opening Day.

RomineREADY REPLACEMENTS
Of course, if the Yankees do want to go a different direction, there are two options in place. Austin Romine and J.R. Murphy have basically finished their minor league development. There’s probably more work Murphy could do in Triple-A — hard to think it would hurt him to go back there after only 59 games at that level — but one of these two could, if the Yankees are ready and willing, step into a significant Major League role next season. After spending most of last season the Major League roster, Romine in particular seems as ready as he’s going to get. He hit .284/.355/.418 after July 11, showing significant offensive improvement through the course of the season. The Yankees have long been impressed with his defensive work, and he has an intriguing combination of polish and potential. He’s not a sure thing, but he’s at the point of deserving a long look. Murphy is more of a wild card, coming off a breakout season in which he hit in the upper levels of the minors and impressed the Yankees with his defensive development.

SanchezTOP PROSPECT
Even with Montero traded away and Romine having graduated to the big leagues, the Yankees still have quality catching depth in the system. So much that they’re already giving power-hitting catcher Peter O’Brien regular playing time at third base. Even with O’Brien’s emergence, the team’s top catching prospect is still Gary Sanchez. His season wasn’t overwhelming — .253/.324/.412 isn’t the slash line you’re looking for out of an offensive prospect — but he’s still 20 years old and he’s reached Double-A. There are still questions about his work behind the plate, but the Yankees and other scouts say he’s making progress. And there’s never been much doubt about his power potential at the plate. Make no mistake, Sanchez is far from a sure thing, but he remains one of the better catching prospects in baseball and one of the top prospects in the Yankees system.

MurphySTATE OF THE ORGANIZATION
The Yankees have been stockpiling young catchers for quite a while now, and it might be time to put that young catching into action in the big leagues. If Romine proves he can’t handle it, Murphy would be next in line. If Murphy isn’t the answer, Sanchez might be ready. If not Sanchez, there’s O’Brien. Behind O’Brien, is a 17-year-old kid in rookie ball named Luis Torrens. This are waves of catching potential coming through the system, and the question is whether the Yankees are going to stick with the familiar faces (Cervelli and Stewart), sign a short-term solution (maybe someone like Jarrod Saltalamacchia or even Brian McCann) or if they’re ready to hand the job to a guy like Romine, who got his first extended big league look this year and could be ready for a bigger role next season.

Associated Press photo; headshots of Stewart, Cervelli, Romine, Sanchez and Murphy

 
 

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182 Responses to “State of the organization: Catcher”

  1. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    “the question is whether the Yankees are going to stick with the familiar faces (Cervelli and Stewart), sign a short-term solution (maybe someone like Jarrod Saltalamacchia or even Brian McCann) or if they’re ready to hand the job to a guy like Romine, who got his first extended big league look this year and could be ready for a bigger role next season.”

    Another short-term fix would be AJ P.

    Or if they are really desperate they could tender an offer to Randy.

    ;)

  2. blake October 25th, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    One word evaluation: (this one is hard)

    Mercy.

    As in please have mercy and let Sanchez pan out

  3. Against All Odds October 25th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Now it seems to be a question of which direction the Yankees want to go for 2014 and beyond.

    ——————————-

    And to think this was once considered a position of strength.

  4. tomingeorgia October 25th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    MTU,
    Go have a flu shot and a cold one, both. Last time I got the flu it devolved into pneumonia and almost iced me. Never missed a flu shot since, or a pneumonia one, either. Mrs. Tom is resistant to taking either. She has more insurance than I do.

  5. randy l. October 25th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    mtu-

    i’m not advocating either way. individuals have to get as much info as possible and make their own decisions.

    most americans are so unhealthy and have such weak immune systems that maybe they need the shots.

    i’ve never gotten a flu shot and all my colds go away on their own. some winters i don’t get any. i spend a lot of money on supplements to make sure my immune system is strong going into the winter . just because you are exposed to a flu virus, it doesn’t mean you’re going to get it. a no brainier is to get lots of vitamin D through sunshine. it’e free :)

  6. Tar October 25th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Could be wrong but I believe the “mist” has live virus, whereas the shot has dead virus.

    So I would get the shot.

    Having said that, I do not trust any pharmaceutical company or their “scientists” as far as I could throw them. As long as your one of the masses you’re ok, but heaven help those unlucky 1%.

  7. blake October 25th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Vitamin C too!

  8. Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West October 25th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Hey All,

    this is in response to a few threads ago’s discussion about Toridol. I wanted to add my two cents. I’ve been involved in sports medicine and professional sports since 2000 when i did my internship with the Florida Panthers and then with the Miami Dolphins. Since then, i have worked within the realms of minor league baseball, arena football and MLS soccer. I will tell you that Toridol is something that is used without any caution to the wind. It is in every locker room i have ever worked in, given as freely as water. How anyone can believe that this drug isnt enhancing someone’s performance is beyond me. It helps with the pain and inturn can mentally affect one’s physique. It’s effects are addictive and for some athletes, without toridol in their systems they simply “cant” perform. Yet most professional organizations turn a blind eye to this. I would much rather an athlete of mine blood dope or take HGH to aid in healing then to turn to an addictive substance like Toridol. JMO

  9. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Appreciate the feedback guys.

    Randy-

    No problem w the sunshine out this way.

  10. blake October 25th, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    “Could be wrong but I believe the “mist” has live virus, whereas the shot has dead virus.”

    Very small amount of live virus yes….not enough to cause the flu . The mist doesn’t have any of the preservatives that folks worry about though.

  11. blake October 25th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Toradol is viewed more as a “medicine” though I would say than the other substances….. But there is a lot of truth to what you’re saying. It’s a very powerful drug…..a favorite of many oral surgeons for post wisdom tooth removal pain

  12. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Last year I go a very bad URT infection.

    I had trouble breathing. Almost went to the Hospital.

    Don’t want another one of those.

    Never had anything quite that bad w the flu.

    I think those two are separate items.

    I rarely get a cold or flu but when I do they are Dusies.

    Think I’m gonna bulk up my immune system this year beforehand.

  13. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    blake, I have a friend who’s convinced every systemic woe in his body is due to mercury amalgam. When I want to bug him I say, ” what doesn’t kill ya’ makes you stronger “. The guy makes himself sick with worry.

  14. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Randy-

    That is probably why I get so few colds, etc.

    As you know I spend a lot of time with el Sol.

    I’m gonna take more C and maybe Garlic and Echinacea.

    And try to think more pure thoughts.

    ;)

  15. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I say, everything in moderation, ‘cept, Guinness and the Corrs, ’cause,….that makes no sense! :D

  16. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Mills-

    Refer him to his Funk and Wagnalls under “hypochondria”.

    ;)

  17. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Or “Psychsomatic”.

  18. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    MTU, do the garlic thing, and we’ll smell you through the wires! No sneaking up on us :)

  19. blake October 25th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    “blake, I have a friend who’s convinced every systemic woe in his body is due to mercury amalgam. When I want to bug him I say, ” what doesn’t kill ya’ makes you stronger “. The guy makes himself sick with worry.”

    Oh I can believe it….they have drank the koolaid

  20. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I really like Michelob products, i.e. Amber bock, Ultra.

    And also Black crown or MGD.

    That’s the lawn mowing beer.

    The microbrew stuff is for special occasions.

    :)

  21. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Conversing about, Guinness, Van Morrison just entered my radio.

  22. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Mills-

    I use the odorless kind.

    Except for the stuff at the Italian joints.

    :)

  23. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Mills-

    Let me know when you get to Warren Zevon.

    ;)

  24. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    If you drink, Guinness, you can forego those bloody iron supplements.

  25. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Warren Zevon, ” werewolves in london “, love the guy.

  26. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    mills-

    I absorb iron thru the skin from hiking all over red rock.

    :)

  27. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Congratulations, America somebody has just invented a new beer called, ” Snake Venom ” – something like 67 percent alcohol – sounds like the stuff they tried to funnel down me in residence.

  28. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    MTU, one free day, I hope to wind the antique Prelude down your way.

  29. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 25th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I’ve gotten flu shots every year since my father used to lecture us on getting them. I did lots of things to make my father happy even if they weren’t necessarily things that I totally bought into; but as with all thing my dad preached, he never stirred us wrong.

    CVS and other drugstores and all the market pharmacies advertise them. One Sunday night in September I wandered into our 24-hour CVS, at about 11:45, and the pharmacist administered my flu shot. I was out of there about 10 minutes after I walked in.

    It hasn’t hurt me that’s for sure. I’ve gotten the flu only once in my life, and that was a while ago, but believe me, it’s nothing I want to witness ever again! It was HORRENDOUS.

    I tend to burn the candles at both ends in life. I’m much more type A than the “now let me make sure I get my rest and take all my vitamins” kind of person, so I know that I’m smarter to go with the shot than without it.

  30. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 25th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    If you’re into a great quick fix, like if you can tell you’re starting to come down with something, grab Airborne. That stuff is fantastic. You have to take it as prescribed, but I can tell you it has saved me many a times from being down for the count.

  31. pat October 25th, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    FeinsandNYDN
    Source: Damon Oppenheimer will remain as the Yankees’ amateur scouting director. Other changes in baseball ops expected to be made, however.

  32. pkyankfan69 October 25th, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    My 2 favorite beers.

    #1 Victory – Golden Monkey
    #2 Rogue – Dead Guy Ale

    Anything from Brooklyn Brewery is excellent also

  33. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks for the tip Trisha. I’ll keep that one in mind.

    :)

  34. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Thanks for that Pat.

    I was wondering about DO. That probably means Newman stays as well.

    Too bad. He sucks. He should be changed out like a bad sparkplug.

    :(

  35. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Trish, somehow, I knew you were type A, but between friends, who’s categorizing :D too much Western classification crap anyways.

  36. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    More grist for the rumor mill :

    “The Yankees are among the teams interested in Korean pitcher Seung-Hwan Oh, the New York Post’s George A. King III writes. Oh, a reliever, must go through the posting process, which begins in November. The 5’10, 31-year-old righty throws a 94-96 MPH fastball and a splitter. He pitched in 51 2/3 innings for the Samsung Lions in 2013, with a 1.74 ERA, 9.4 K/9 and 1.7 BB/9. Here are more notes from around the AL.”

    That was why I said earlier that our Pitching could take on a more decidedly Asian flavor.

    ;)

  37. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    pky, thanks for those valuable Brooklyn tips. I have big hall speakers in my living room from Brooklyn, so I’m sure they do beer just fine.

  38. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I’m a type O.

    Outdoorsy.

    :)

  39. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Mills-

    I go with the Classics.

    Bose 901′s.

    :)

  40. pkyankfan69 October 25th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Golden Monkey is 9.5% and it still tastes amazing… Easily the best tasting high % alc beer that I’ve ever had, not even close.

  41. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I like this Korean “Oh”.

    He throws Mr. Splitty.

    :)

  42. Bret The Hitman October 25th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    The best beer is Long Trail, a Vermont microbrew you can get pretty much anywhere in New England.

    But I don’t drink beer anymore unless it’s gluten free and only when I’m out for dinner.

  43. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    69-

    Easy to get a buzz for sure.

    What type of micro is it ?

    Ale, stout, lager, etc.

  44. Tar October 25th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    pkyankfan69

    I’ll look for it and try it. I love beer but get a little overwhelmed with the amount of different breweries out there. I have had Brooklyn before and it was excellent.

  45. pkyankfan69 October 25th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Long Trail was a beer of choice on many of ski trips up to VT… It’s very good also.

  46. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Bret-

    Chime in on the vaccine question please.

  47. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    MTU, don’t get me wrong, I have multiple sets of amps ( keep blowing them up ) and speakers in the living room. The hall speakers are when I want to go on a destructive binge. I have British IMF speakers from the early ’70′s when I want to take things nice and breezy.

  48. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Nothing like our “Polygamy Porter, or 5 wives”.

    :)

  49. pkyankfan69 October 25th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    MTU,

    http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/v.....onkey/630/

    Usually like $12(ish) for a 6 pack but since it’s like X2 alc over most beers it’s more like a 12 pack.

  50. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    69-

    We have to run down to NV. get the good stuff.

    ;)

  51. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I also have a set of B and W speakers, but despite their collectibility, I think they ” sound ” muddy.

  52. Tar October 25th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    “Usually like $12(ish) for a 6 pack but since it’s like X2 alc over most beers it’s more like a 12 pack.”

    I buy kegs :D

  53. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Tar-

    What’s your address ?

    :)

  54. pkyankfan69 October 25th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    MTU,

    I hate the “liquor stores” in Utah

  55. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Tar, somehow,….I knew you’d go straight for the jugular :D

  56. Tar October 25th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    MTu

    2 taps…. one for the wife and one for me ( and you ) :D

  57. Tar October 25th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    “Tar, somehow,….I knew you’d go straight for the jugular”

    More like straight to beer belly :D

    It’s really easy to build a kegerator.

  58. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    69-

    Of course. Most people do.

    They have some crazy laws.

    It’s easy enough to make a run just over the border into either NV. or AZ. though.

  59. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I live in Ontario, they rape us over alcohol :( Move to Quebec if you have to relocate.

  60. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 25th, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    “Trish, somehow, I knew you were type A, but between friends, who’s categorizing :D too much Western classification crap anyways.”

    :lol:

    jmills, suffice it to say then without claassification or pigeonholing that I am a person who is in the top 1% of all of those who burn the candles at both ends!!!

    MTU, seriously the Airborne is great. All natural and potent as all get out. But again, you have to take it according to directions. One every four hours while you’re awake. I’ve never had it fail me yet!

    Off to burn the candle! Have great night, y’all!

    :)

  61. Pat M. October 25th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Cubs dispatched an extra evaluator to each of four ballclubs after the trade deadline passed. Two of those clubs are from the AL East and are longtime rivals. Not certain what come sof this but Theo will be open to dialog in a few weeks. The price will not be altered because of Castro’s offseason but they do plan on moving him for a Baez arrival by 2015

  62. pkyankfan69 October 25th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Don’t the bars have some crazy rules too?

    I don’t remember really cuz we were all broke back then and would just drink at each others places… Aren’t there like joining rules or something for bars?

  63. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Party at Tar’s place.

    Pot luck (no pun) on the food.

    :)

  64. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Boy, I think this is the perfect discussion for a Friday evening; we can worry about the Blue Jays later.

  65. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    69-

    Yes. For example, you cannot be served a 2nd beer until you have completely finished the one in front of you.

    Stuff like that.

    I always find it hilarious.

    :)

  66. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    The joining rules for bars in Ontario simply have to do with what multitudes remain in you wallet. Back in the day, Joplin ranted that she couldn’t get a drink on a Sunday in Toronto, presbyterian thing that it was. ” Pretty strange place you’ve got here, man, if there’s any day you need a drink, its on a Sunday, man.

  67. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Pat m.-

    I have been waiting all day to hear the latest whispers.

    I don’t think the Sux need a SS unless they plan on keeping XB at 3rd.

    Or moving Castro there.

    Thanks for the info.

    We should make a play for sure.

  68. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks again Trisha.

    I’m the opposite of you.

    Mellow Yellow Donovan with Maynard Krebbs and Alfred E. thrown in.

    :)

  69. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    A guy I used to work with nicknamed me “Mr. Casual”.

    He was right.

    ;)

  70. pkyankfan69 October 25th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Oh Utah… I definitely miss it, it’s been almost 3 years since I’ve been there… Amazing skiing in the north, amazing scenery in the south, and the oddest mixture of people anywhere I have been…

  71. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Mills-

    As an act of rebellion a guy formed a group called the “Sunday Hikers”.

    He liked thumbing his nose in their faces.

    They didn’t only hike.

    I was a charter member.

    ;)

  72. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    ‘Cum on, MTU, mellow yellow Donovan wasn’t so without his exacerbations. I do like, ” Season of the Witch “.

  73. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    69-

    I absolutely love it here.

    For your reasons and others.

    Fits me like a glove.

    :)

  74. pkyankfan69 October 25th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    MTU,

    If my GF, (most) friends, fam, and Job were not all here I would be there, it was hard to leave.

  75. Bret The Hitman October 25th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    MTU,

    Why is flu season in winter and flu shots always timed to prepare for winter? The answer is, not because influenza suddenly becomes more contagious or that the temperature is lower but rather days are shorter and thus less sunshine means less vitamin D. So I believe Randy has the right strategy. But not just pill form which is a precursor to active vitamin D, some higher quality D is helpful in storage form from organ meats such as liver (pastured, farmers’ market) or from daily dosage of Nordic Naturals cod liver oil. You’re mimicking nature when you get vitamin D from fish in the winter. This is why inuit don’t need flu shots despite low levels of UV exposure. A huge portion of their vitamin D comes from diet. So to make it through winter, find you some whale or seal blubber or supplement with cod liver oil, whichever is easier ;)

    While on the topic of supplements, I want to comment that I’ve narrowed down the 3 essentials to Nordic Naturals cod liver oil with vitamin D, “Now” brand 5000 IU vitamin D caps immersed in olive oil (NEVER soybean so be careful on the D supps) and my new favorite Garden of Life Ultimate Probiotics (34 stains of beneficial bacteria). If you really want to mimic the immune system in its natural (and thus optimal) state, you have to restore the diversity and amount of microorganisms that disarm toxins, devour debris and compete for resources with pathogens and bad bacteria. Ancient man was a host for micro-life. There is currently more bacterial DNA in a human body than human DNA. Humans have 10x more bacteria cells than human cells in the body. The bacteria also produce B12 and K2 when they metabolize amino acids and simple sugars, the latter vitamin being extremely difficult to obtain through the diet. So bring in the good guys to fight the bad guys and you’re programming your body to be tip top imho.

  76. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    MTU, I imagine that Sunday Hikers experience is still fashbacking you in spades. Even if its just Jennifer Beales in Flashdance ( not a bad end ).

  77. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I keep telling people Mormons suck (even though I know that not to be true) just so the riff raff will stay away.

    You be surprised how well it works.

    Of course when I show my Photos sometimes other reactions are engendered.

    Guess I’m conflicted (Not really).

    Utah is a gem and I definitely want people to know about it.

    :)

  78. Bret The Hitman October 25th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Science is just now scratching the surface of how restoration of our symbiotic relationship with resident microorganisms impacts our physical AND mental health.

  79. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I take a hand full of vitamins in the morning with the prune juice while I try and subdue the gag reflex. I always stand over the kitchen sink, because I’ve learned things don’t always go so well.

  80. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    69-

    It sounds like you should come back home some day (It’s where your heart is).

    Let me know if I can help. Assuming I’m still alive.

    :)

    Thanks bret-

    I’m gonna follow your advice. I do get a tremendous amount of Sun though.

    We get over 300 days a year here.

    I like the pro-biotics thing. I’m gonna get some of that.

  81. Pat M. October 25th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    MTU… Cubs will be looking for pitching ( one already established starter ) and the other ( s ) someone who’s ready to pitch in the Bigs. Yanks have something in their favor regarding this and his name is Edwardo Nuenz who can step right in and play short until Baez is ready and he’s inexpensive. Nothing will likely come of it however there was some conversations about Castro Starlin

  82. blake October 25th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    “Cubs dispatched an extra evaluator to each of four ballclubs after the trade deadline passed. Two of those clubs are from the AL East and are longtime rivals. Not certain what come sof this but Theo will be open to dialog in a few weeks. The price will not be altered because of Castro’s offseason but they do plan on moving him for a Baez arrival by 2015″

    Get him!

  83. randy l. October 25th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    “Or if they are really desperate they could tender an offer to Randy.”

    mtu-

    i’m way too good of a hitter.

    that would disqualify me

    plus i’m a lefty hitter so Long would make me do that stupid drill that teaches the lefties to pull everything :)

  84. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Pat M.-

    That sounds like Nova + Warren or Phelps + Nunez.

    Please keep it coming.

    We all appreciate it.

  85. Bret The Hitman October 25th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    And for those wondering what vitamin D has to do with immunity, here it is:

    Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have discovered that Vitamin D is crucial to activating our immune defenses and that without sufficient intake of the vitamin, the killer cells of the immune system — T cells — will not be able to react to and fight off serious infections in the body.

    For T cells to detect and kill foreign pathogens such as clumps of bacteria or viruses, the cells must first be ‘triggered’ into action and ‘transform’ from inactive and harmless immune cells into killer cells that are primed to seek out and destroy all traces of a foreign pathogen. The researchers found that the T cells rely on vitamin D in order to activate and they would remain dormant, ‘naïve’ to the possibility of threat if vitamin D is lacking in the blood.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/re.....215534.htm

    PS – the American Medical Association will never designate vitamin D as a hormone even though it acts like one. They call it a “vitamin” because hormones can warrant claims of therapeutic/curative benefit on their labels (and thus compete with drugs claiming to remedy same ailments). The number of therapeutic applications of vitamin D is astounding – again – we are just scratching the surface. But its power makes sense considering the Sun starts the whole vitamin D cascade and without the sun our immune systems, our bodies and our species never make it this far.

  86. blake October 25th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    The flu is also more prevalent in the cold months because people are indoors more passing it to each other…..MTU doesn’t have this problem.

    Also all meats are gluten free ….glutton free though not so much

  87. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Randy-

    You’re too young and inexperienced too !

    ;)

  88. blake October 25th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    The Yankees certainly have a greater need for Castel than Boston does…..actually I’m not all that sure why Boston would want him

  89. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Oliver Reed died of a heart attack during Gladiator, in a Spanish bar, after arm wresting marines down under. There’s something to be said for not trying to properly appoint everything in one’s life. I’m sure Ollie was grateful that there was going to be no diapers for him.

  90. comet October 25th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Hey there MTU, Pat M. Mills and Blake. Also missed Tom and AAO. Good evening all. Hockey on the menu tonight.

  91. Bret The Hitman October 25th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    MTU,

    The latitude matters more than the “amount” of sunshine and in your case, not to be confused with altitude ;)

    Vitamin D deficiency is almost unheard of around the equator.

    Anything north of Atlanta enjoys only a small window of the year where UV rays are sufficient.

  92. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Hey, comet, my neighbour, greetings! I wanted to tell you, I love Harry Chapin too! Pat Benatar did a great tribute by rendering, ” Shooting Star ” Benatar – pure class!

  93. Bret The Hitman October 25th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    blake October 25th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    The flu is also more prevalent in the cold months because people are indoors more passing it to each other…..MTU doesn’t have this problem.

    ________________

    I’m indoors just as much as everyone else in the winter and I don’t get sick and that’s because my immune system handles pathogens differently. We’re all exposed to the same pathogens at the same times in common areas, public spaces, restaurants, vehicles, offices, buildings, the post office, the grocery store – all year round. The biggest variable across all those settings and all that time is amount of sunshine – thus vitamin D status – thus immune status. Again, additionally, probiotics are important. if you’re loaded with the good guys, you can fight the bad guys whenever you encounter them – even when their populations may increase when more people spend more time in closed spaces.

  94. Bret The Hitman October 25th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Influenza vaccine companies would go ape if vitamin D was reclassified hormone and makers claimed protection against influenza.

  95. Bret The Hitman October 25th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    And the reason is, you can’t patent the sun or collect a govt subsidy your private company wrote

  96. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Comet, one more thing, way back, you gave me a musical suggestion, but in my ineptitude, I didn’t write it down. Any idea what it was?

  97. blake October 25th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    I’m indoors just as much as everyone else in the winter and I don’t get sick and that’s because my immune system handles pathogens differently. ”

    But you’re not everyone and Id also find some wood to knock on ;)

  98. chicken_stanley October 25th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Good evening all.

    I just realized that the Sox have absolutely no chance of winning tonight! :)

  99. Bret The Hitman October 25th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    As long as D is classified as a “vitamin”, you can’t claim jack and you can’t compete with vaccines or drugs.

  100. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Oh, no, Celine Dion is doing Eric Carman’s ” all by myself ” on la radio, what kind of rat ba$tard would do this to me? :(

  101. blake October 25th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Also research has shown that the flu virus is more stable and can travel further in the air in cold dry weather…..so the weather does play a part in it

  102. comet October 25th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Mills I suggested you look up a band called Spirit from the 70′s and Nature’s Way. No ill will intended. Leafs have tied it up. Where’s Shame tonight?

  103. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Greetings Comet.

    Enjoy the Hockey.

    :)

    Thanks for sharing your insights Bret. I wrote them down.

    :)

  104. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Chicken, Stieb is going to put one right under Rice’s chin, and then dear George Bell is going to go crazy. Sux have no chance.

  105. tomingeorgia October 25th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Hey, comet,
    I’m around, how’s it going?

  106. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Comet, thanks amigo, Spirit is what you suggested, I’ve written it down. Go Leafs Go! ( Man, could they use Dougie right about now through the middle )

  107. Bret The Hitman October 25th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    If temperature is a contributory factor, why don’t we get sick in warmer weather in the middle of summer when bacteria have the optimum temperature to proliferate?

    The fact is this, we dont get sick because we encounter a pathogen rather we get sick when we have a compromised immune system and we encounter a pathogen. If every single iddy biddy harmful microorganism we encountered in our daily routines made us sick (and we encounter billions if not trillions), we would’ve been caput before we ever got started on Earth. The sun gave us a way to deal with daily exposure to foreign invaders that don’t work with our biology in any evolutionary sense. The vitamin D does work with our evolutionary biology and so do probiotics.

    Vaccines are just a weak attempt to mimic nature and a band aid on a compromised immune system.

  108. blake October 25th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Hey comet by the way …que pasa

  109. chicken_stanley October 25th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    jmills – meant to post this for you the other night… Not sure of your taste but one of my faves from the 80′s – not very well known

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97wvwuHUMCw

  110. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Coming on next on the radio is, Michael Bolten. Who’s playing these songs?

    Who’s, ” live at Leeds “, please.

  111. tomingeorgia October 25th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Bret is the regular Jim Fixx.

  112. Cashmoney October 25th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    the state of this organization is that the ML roster is bloated with players who are performing under their paid grade, the minor league had a down year from their top prospects who are untested at upper lvl. the upper lvl prospects are generally regarded with low ceiling as starter at best.

    that’s pretty much it.

  113. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Oh my god, chicken, golden earring and all, you have amazing commander Tom tastes!

  114. blake October 25th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    “If temperature is a contributory factor, why don’t we get sick in warmer weather in the middle of summer when bacteria have the optimum temperature to proliferate?”

    Well we are talking about a virus not bacteria…..and are talking about modes of transmission not how they grow. flu is a virus and as I said it’s been shown to like colder and dryer air better. Warm and humid air doesn’t allow it to move through the air as well.

    That said I’m not dismissing the things you are talking about…..just saying that there are other factors

  115. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Bret-

    I am going to put your theory to the test this season.

    A human Guinea pig. A sample of 1.

    If it works I’ll see that you get the Nobel prize, or least a few kudos.

    :)

  116. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Does stress compromise the immune system ?

  117. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Chicken, I remember David And David’s, ” Welcome to Boomtown “, well – formidable song!

  118. comet October 25th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Mills do you remember Commander Tom from Channel 7 WKBW Buffalo. He also did the weather for them.

    Hey Tom sold the B&B yet?

    Brett is 2000 units of vitamin D3 enough for those of us in the Buffalo NY area?

  119. blake October 25th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    “Vaccines are just a weak attempt to mimic nature and a band aid on a compromised immune system.”

    Eating healthy didn’t make polio virtually extinct……there is something to the stuff you’re talking about but the whole idea of a vaccine is to strengthen the immune system to specific bugs and there is really no other way to build the cells to do that other than exposing them to that bug

  120. chicken_stanley October 25th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    “If temperature is a contributory factor, why don’t we get sick in warmer weather in the middle of summer when bacteria have the optimum temperature to proliferate?”

    ———–

    This may be an off the wall hypothesis but in the winter there is less sunshine which has been shown to contribute to depression… When we are depressed (depressed being a relative term) is it only mentally? Is it possible that our bodies not operating at optimum efficiency when we’re depressed?

    Only a thought

  121. Bret The Hitman October 25th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Blake,

    Viruses pass through respiratory droplets and usually when they are launched from a person’s mouth who is talking or sneezing with such force, a little humidity is hardly a buffer. I would like to see the study that suggests this.

    I know we’re talking about modes of transmission but bacteria also cause illness. My point about the bacteria is temperature does not cause us to become sick in the summer even though conditions are present for proliferation.

    What causes us to become sick regardless of mode of transmission or pathogen type is immune status.

    Why don’t we quarantine any longer?

  122. randy l. October 25th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    “I imagine that Sunday Hikers experience is still fashbacking you in spades. Even if its just Jennifer Beales in Flashdance ( not a bad end ).”

    jmills-

    here’s a story you might like.

    it’s a cold rainy late winter sunday morning and i’m in my stained glass studio in northampton,ma. a friend of mine, kitty rosenbluth walks in and tries to talk me into driving down to yale with her to visit an old chicago friend who was a student there. kitty is smith college student and one of the top free style skiers in the world. i had a lot of work to do and kitty talked a lot. i was thinking that being in a car for a long ride down and back might be a little too much kitty. she spent about an hour trying to talk me into it.
    kitty said her friend used to be attractive and i really might want to come. sometimes kitty exaggerated things , but not always ( for example she had told me for a long time that steven stills was her boyfriend and i thought she was telling stories until one night when we went to worcester civic center to see CSN in concert and i spent half the night afterward on their tour bus drinking tequila and playing a kind of baseball video games. that’s another story in it’s own right)
    anyway i finally declined to go with kitty down to yale to spend the rainy day in her friend’s dorm room.
    kitty comes in a week later and says i should have gone, and that her friend jennifer was all excited because a movie she was in was coming out soon.
    a few months later, when flashdance came out, when everyone else was all excited watching, i just sat there somewhere between catatonic and stunned.

    yup, that’s right up there with my worst decisions ever :)

  123. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Tonight, I’m happily forlorn when it comes to supplement calculus.” Calm, cold, calculus of reason “, as our friend Morrison wrote. The guy had a way.

  124. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Comet, I ate my cheerios over Rocketship 7 and commander Tom in, Buffalo. Bless those Americans! Randy, me and Garth Iorg are going to read your story now, merci.

  125. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Here’s my Rx :

    Take 1 Tanaka and 1 Kuroda every 5th day.

    Take one AJ P. Daily except on every 4th day.

    Follow up w one Jhonny P. daily.

    Take 1 Beltran tablet when not playing in the field.

    And for good measure grab a Castro.

    That will keep you strong and competitive.

    See. That was easy. And I don’t even know squat about nutrition.

    :)

  126. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    That’s funny Chicken.

    “depressed”. “Only a thought”.

    good.

    :)

  127. Bret The Hitman October 25th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    MTU,

    Yes, stress does. Stress is accompanied by escalation of fight or flight hormones which triggers inflammation pathways in the body and also depletes nutrients required by the liver to detoxify and the kidneys to filter.

    Comet,

    Hell no. I take 10,000 IU in North Carolina. Jump to 5000 IU daily for one month and have your D levels checked. I guarantee you they will still be normal or even low.

    Vitamin D “toxicity” is the biggest fear mongering ploy out there (D competes with many drugs and the flu vaccine). Side effect is astronomically rare in this day and age where we are fully clothed, not hunting or gathering all day and not consuming organ meats on a regular basis. 20 minutes of sunshine = 20,000 IU’s. So 2000 IU’s is equivalent to 2 minutes of sun.

  128. Pat M. October 25th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Blake……Maybe The Bosox see Starlin as a 30 = homerun hitting SS who’ll hit .300 + for many years to come. I hope not

  129. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Oh, man, Randy, I feel for you buddy. Jennifer and Sting hooked up in, ” the Bride “. Rumour has it, Sting didn’t miss a beat.

  130. Pat M. October 25th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Tin Cup…..Are you talking Jennifer Beals ??? Oh my

  131. blake October 25th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    “Viruses pass through respiratory droplets and usually when they are launched from a person’s mouth who is talking or sneezing with such force, a little humidity is hardly a buffer. I would like to see the study that suggests this.”

    Yes and they are shown to travel farther in the colder air….

  132. chicken_stanley October 25th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Randy – Love your stories… very interesting. My stories, not so much. I once sat next to David Wells on a plane (grumpy as hell so I left him alone), my brother nearly had his ass kicked by Rusty Wallace’s body guard, … thats about it! You now know all there is to know about Chicken…. I’m suddenly depressed – keep the stories coming so I can live vicariously! :)

  133. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Randy-

    I can feel your pain.

    But you probably just moved on to some other starlet though.

    I know how you jocks are.

    ;)

  134. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Who needs a ballgame ?

    We’ve got it all here on the LoHud.

    :)

  135. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    David wells is married to Toronto,…even if he doesn’t like it. Good in relief in Cito’s ’92.

  136. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Bret-

    That’s too bad about the stress.

    Because I’ve had a sh*tload of it this year.

    I’d better take emergency measures.

    :)

  137. tomingeorgia October 25th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Anyone who doesn’t immunize their children to polio, whooping cough and diphtheria commits a grave error. I was in the control group for the Salk vaccine back in the day, meaning we didn’t get the real vaccine. Two kids in my class, including me, got it. Down for six months at nine years old. Used to be the fastest kid in school, never again. Flu by itself can cool people, particularly old farts like me. I’ve already gotten my shot.

  138. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Keith Moon presently blowing cherry bombs up in me ears! Who needs to hear at eighty :D

  139. comet October 25th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Mills no answer on Spirit???????

  140. blake October 25th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Pat M,

    Yea me too….I hope the yanks try to get him

  141. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Comet, sorry, just looked it up, Spirit – ” I’ve got a line on you ” knew the song well, of course, but not the artists, thanks!

  142. randy l. October 25th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    “Tin Cup…..Are you talking Jennifer Beals ??? Oh my”

    pat m-

    yes, that would be her.

  143. chicken_stanley October 25th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Yea me too….I hope the yanks try to get him

    ———-

    Blake – are you trying to get me going again? :D

  144. Bret The Hitman October 25th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Holy moses, Starlin Castro has stolen 66 bases in his career. How many times has he been caught?

    36!!!

  145. randy l. October 25th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    “I can feel your pain.

    But you probably just moved on to some other starlet though.

    I know how you jocks are.”

    i was in a counter culture period then. i actually was just starting to play baseball again. i had’t picked up a baseball for almost 12 years until about a year before that.

    i’m still in pain by the way :)

  146. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Rickie Lee Jones can wake me up over breakfast anyday :) ( That’s if she’s not too busy with Tom )…….Waites that is

  147. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Forget vaccines and Vitamins.

    Here’s what we need :

    http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/2.....z2imlfv3LU

    ;)

  148. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Randy-

    You suffer from missing Beal appeal.

    Serious but not fatal.

    :(

  149. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Randy, don’t worry Donovan, I miss Jennifertoo! Happy faces all around :)

  150. comet October 25th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Castro looks like he could be Jeter’s successor.

  151. chicken_stanley October 25th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Forget vaccines and Vitamins.

    Here’s what we need :

    ————————–

    Tiny robots… there’s a really good joke there somewhere… I just haven’t figured out what it is yet! :D

  152. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Castro is too old too play ball.

    Besides he’s too busy being a Dictator.

  153. randy l. October 25th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    “Serious but not fatal.”

    i don’t know, maybe i’ll just get a flu shot and end it all :)

  154. blake October 25th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Bret The Hitman says:
    October 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm
    Holy moses, Starlin Castro has stolen 66 bases in his career. How many times has he been caught?

    He can hit though….I know he didn’t this year but the skill is there.

    Hey what vitamins do you take daily?

  155. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Chicken-

    I am sure you’ll come up with it.

    Keep working.

    ;)

  156. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Randy-

    It’s better being one of Bret’s experimental animals.

    At least it will be over quickly for you.

    :(

  157. randy l. October 25th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    “Tiny robots… there’s a really good joke there somewhere”

    how about, ” the idea is working out well for the red sox at second base “.

    something like that.

    it needs work. lots of work.

    where’s nick in sf when we need him.

  158. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    edit: better than.

    Oops. Freudian.

    :(

  159. blake October 25th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    The tiny robots are going to be built to look like Dustin Pedroia

  160. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    The who, ” Live at Leeds “. My Generation is stunning when you realize they’re going to give you something that had nothing to do with the song in the first place. Makes sense?

  161. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Blake-

    They need the right orifice to be effective.

    ;)

  162. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Also, if you’re ever going to listen to, ” Magic Bus “, go straight to Leeds. Don’t muck around.

  163. chicken_stanley October 25th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    comet October 25th, 2013 at 9:08 pm
    Castro looks like he could be Jeter’s successor.

    ———————–

    Comet, we’ve never really conversed on the blog, but I’m reaching out… Castro is a subpar defender without the ability to steal bases efficiently. He had great offensive seasons his first 2 years but fell off a cliff in ’13… He’s only 23 and signed to a club friendly deal for the next several years (which begs the question “why would the Cubs be interested in dangling him?”)…

    If you join with me against the likes of Blake and Pat M., I can only offer you the opportunity to be considered a genius in the future… On the downside, we could be the laughing stock of lohud.

    Only joking. I’m against it, but if the Yanks aquire Castro, I’ll root for him like mad (and bow down to the superior evaluators on the blog) :D

  164. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    chicken, you a Yankees fan?

  165. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Chicken-

    We do not allow idolatry on this Blog.

    Do not bow down to anyone.

    Have no false Gods before you.

    I have spoken.

    Or at least tried to convey a message.

    :)

  166. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    There’s a new Post in town ——->

  167. Shame Spencer October 25th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    The cure for every ailment in my family is gargling with salt water.

    Sore throat? Salt water. Stomach ache? Salt water. Broken arm? Salt water.

  168. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    MTU, that was rather nice and heavy :D

  169. chicken_stanley October 25th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    jmills -YES! how could you ask such a question? :)

  170. Pat M. October 25th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Cup…..Jennifer ( for me at anyrate ) was the hottest Vampire who seduces Nicholas Cage into her world of darkness. She makes my heart melt

  171. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Shame-

    189.

    Salt water.

  172. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Shame, that’s right, salt and water aid via osmosis.

  173. chicken_stanley October 25th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    MTU – Yes Sir. :)

  174. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    thanks Mills.

    Just trying to make the new guy feel comfortable.

    :)

  175. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    chicken, I was just testing your baseball sensitivites! :D

    Thurman is my #1 receiver. Who else? :)

  176. MTU October 25th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I’m over here ——>

    Not that anyone cares.

    ;)

  177. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/l.....#038;rel=0

    Our guy

  178. chicken_stanley October 25th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    jmills – my list begins with Thurman and ends with Posada. Did I leave anyone out? heck yes!!

  179. jmills October 25th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    chicken, any twit knows Thurman is in any hall that counts.

    Remember, against, K.C., he hit that mammoth homer after being hurt so long?

  180. chicken_stanley October 25th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I’m on the next one —> and, as MTU said “not that anyone cares” :)

  181. Tar October 25th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    “Eating healthy didn’t make polio virtually extinct……”

    Polio is an interesting case because I believe the single biggest cause of Polio ( especially in developing nations), was from the actual vaccine. Of course that same vaccine prevented countless cases of Polio as well. Double edge sword right?….

    Well the kicker to all that is…. all those cases of Polio could have been prevented if the “dead” virus shot was given instead of the “live”oral Polio vaccine.

    Of course the “live” oral version was cheaper and easier to administer.

    Perhaps if you were one of the unlucky few who contracted it, you could take solace in knowing that at least the Pharmaceutical company maximized their profits.

    Not a big fan of, nor do I trust the vaccine Pharmaceutical giant money making machines or their Government stooges.

    Rant over :D

  182. David in Cal October 26th, 2013 at 12:28 am

    I hope Romine is given a chance to catch regularly. He’s said to be an excellent defensive catcher. His hitting last season eventually become adequate. He had a .750 OPS for the 2nd half of the season, but based on only 68 PAs. Maybe he wouldn’t hit this well over a larger number of at-bats, but I’d like to see him given a chance to show what he can do.


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