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Wild Card Round Day Two OMNICHATTER (9/30/20)

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   101. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:17 PM (#5979898)
Braves are 3-40 today. Reds not named Castllanos are 6 for 37.
   102. Meatwad Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:19 PM (#5979900)
Whats the marlins pen like? Havnt really payed them any attention this year.
   103. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:19 PM (#5979903)
The way the Cubs have hit in September, they might not get three runs the rest of the series.
   104. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:20 PM (#5979904)
Here goes the meltdown inning for the Twins. A hard-earned walk to Brantley to lead off the inning and then Bregman hits what should be a double play ball to a vacated second base spot due to the shift. First and third, none out. I'd put the odds of the Twins coming back from this at around 0%. It's over. It's always been over.
   105. Moses Taylor hashes out the rumpus Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:20 PM (#5979905)
Their pen isn't good. Kintzler is their closer...
   106. Meatwad Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:21 PM (#5979907)
Will the twins be eliminated before the reds and braves game is over?
   107. salvomania Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:21 PM (#5979908)
Jesus, did Votto not get any kind of a lead?
   108. salvomania Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:22 PM (#5979909)
I guess when you're heading back to the bag as the ball is going through the infield you're probably not going to score.
   109. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:22 PM (#5979910)
And another double play ball sneaks through because of a drawn in infield. I feel so bad for the Twins.
   110. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:23 PM (#5979911)
Make that four or more. The bed, she is shat.
   111. Meatwad Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:23 PM (#5979912)
Well that homer probly is the game for the cubs. ####### marlins
   112. salvomania Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:23 PM (#5979913)
Runner on second and a ball is hit past the 3b and the LF has to run quite a way to field it, I just assume the run is going to score.
   113. Moses Taylor hashes out the rumpus Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:23 PM (#5979914)
Jeffress was hanging by a thread all year. Very lucky until lately.
   114. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:24 PM (#5979915)
Fatality
   115. Meatwad Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:29 PM (#5979917)
I have a feeling we would be even more pissed if he had taken out kyle only for the pen to give up all 5 instead of just 3 of the 5
   116. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:32 PM (#5979919)
The Twins limit the damage, but a two-run deficit probably feels like 10 runs.
   117. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:34 PM (#5979920)
The Reds are absolutely determined not to score.
   118. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:36 PM (#5979921)
The Reds clutch hitting is embarrassing.
   119. flournoy Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:37 PM (#5979923)
Crazy afternoon... I had a job interview in the middle of the Braves game, and it ended in time to pick back up in the ninth inning. Almost two hours later, still no runs and lots of anxiety.
   120. Moses Taylor hashes out the rumpus Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:37 PM (#5979924)
I have a feeling we would be even more pissed if he had taken out kyle only for the pen to give up all 5 instead of just 3 of the 5

Nah. Kyle was clearly done.
   121. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:41 PM (#5979926)
Oh Twins.

I feel bad for you, but I'm also pretty angry that you let the Astros move on.
   122. JJ1986 Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:42 PM (#5979927)
Poor Twins
   123. . Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:46 PM (#5979928)
The oafball approach of swinging as hard as you can with men on first and second and no one out in extra innings of a tied "playoff" game -- as Acuna Jr just did -- is simply ridiculous.
   124. . Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:47 PM (#5979929)
And Swanson didn't bunt with a man on first no outs in the 10th (?) inning. The sport has declined to pure dreck. It's barely even baseball anymore, but instead home run derby.
   125. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:48 PM (#5979931)
Freddie Freeman's a stud.
   126. Moses Taylor hashes out the rumpus Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:49 PM (#5979932)
Only 4 innings late on my freeman walk off prediction.
   127. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:49 PM (#5979933)
Oh ####, there goes Freeman, who will probably be the MVP. just in time, my iPad's dead.
   128. . Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:50 PM (#5979934)
The NFL decided in the offseason that there were too many sketchy holding penalties, so it simply told its referees, "Don't call holding so much" and sent them some video on best practices in the area. And now holding penalties are way down, drives aren't stalled by bullshit, and the sport has improved itself. It does this kind of tweaking all the time, and things get done -- quickly.

Baseball can just never seem to do anything, at any time.
   129. Astroenteritis Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:52 PM (#5979935)
I wish I could get excited about the Astros advancing, but this season just doesn't mean much to me. I legitimately feel bad for Twins fans, though. I mean, to lose that many playoff games in a row is almost unbelievable.

One positive I take is that Houston's young(ish) pitchers have looked pretty good.
   130. . Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:52 PM (#5979936)
The Reds clutch hitting is embarrassing.


The Aquino bases loaded, one out, at bat was preposterous in both approach and execution. It must be that the managers and coaches can simply never get the oafballers to change their approach, no matter the defense, no matter the situation, and they just have to live with it because with big sample sizes the oafball approach kinda sorta "works." But that still seems pretty ass-backwards.
   131. Moses Taylor hashes out the rumpus Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:53 PM (#5979938)
Old fashioned beat down in tampa.
   132. . Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:58 PM (#5979940)
Thirty-seven strikeouts in less than 13 innings in a "playoff" game. Yeah, sights, sounds, fall baseball, sunshine, green grass, uniforms, history, trying to get the spirit -- but it's very tough.
   133. Where have you gone Brady Anderson? Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:58 PM (#5979942)
I'm having a really hard time taking these expanded playoffs seriously. I'll pay attention, I guess, but there is no justice in the Twins losing to an under .500 team.
   134. bunyon Posted: September 30, 2020 at 04:59 PM (#5979943)
I'm not 100% sure but I think Freddy was 1 for 3 in potential walkoff atbats. Which is awesome, of course.

And, yeah, poor Twins. Quite a celebration from the Astros upon reaching 500.
   135. Howie Menckel Posted: September 30, 2020 at 05:01 PM (#5979944)
if you hate there being 16 playoff teams, the rooting list is:

ALCS
Astros vs Blue Jays

NLCS
Brewers vs Marlins or Reds

then you have 4 teams with a combined 121 wins and 119 losses.

get the Astros and Brewers into the "World Series" to boot and - well, with any luck you'll never hear this format ever spoken of again.

in 1981-82, the NHL rearranged its 21 teams and its playoff format.

as a result, not only did the Vancouver Canucks reach the Stanley Cup Finals even though they had a losing record - they got there without even PLAYING a team that didn't have a losing record.

the Canucks then faced off against the New York Islanders, who had 118 points to the Canucks' 77.

in a stunning.... nah, I'm just kidding. The Islanders won their third of four straight Cups in a 4-game sweep.

this year, MLB risks somethinhg similar - having a 43-17 juggernaut meet a sub-.500 team in the World Series.

I mean, who would watch Dodgers-Astros?
   136. . Posted: September 30, 2020 at 05:02 PM (#5979945)
I'm having a really hard time taking these expanded playoffs seriously. I'll pay attention, I guess, but there is no justice in the Twins losing to an under .500 team.


If they're going to let this many teams in, and make the playoffs the end-all, be-all, they should just make every series best of 7 -- but then of course they wouldn't get their surfeit of "elimination" games.

It's almost as if they're ruining their product on purpose. Just makes no sense.
   137. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: September 30, 2020 at 05:02 PM (#5979946)
And, yeah, poor Twins. Quite a celebration from the Astros upon reaching 500.


A two-game sweep. Those are not words that should go together.
   138. Astroenteritis Posted: September 30, 2020 at 05:07 PM (#5979947)
Yes, it seems the Astros should apologize for winning! They aren't a "playoff" team, but if you're going to have a joke of a season and a farce of a playoffs this is what can happen.
   139. Astroenteritis Posted: September 30, 2020 at 05:08 PM (#5979948)
get the Astros and Brewers into the "World Series"


"This time it counts" --- if the Astros beat the Brewers in the WS they get to switch back to the NL and the Brewers have to go back to the AL.
   140. Moses Taylor hashes out the rumpus Posted: September 30, 2020 at 05:11 PM (#5979949)
I'll be shocked if Marte's hand isn't broken. Could see it already swelling.
   141. bunyon Posted: September 30, 2020 at 05:13 PM (#5979951)
The joke is having the first round be best of 3. There is no argument, ever, for the rounds to have different lengths. You still don't rule out something like Astros/Twins, but you decrease the chances.

But this whole season is set up to recoup losses and give the players and us something to do. A championship this year won't mean as much as last year or (hopefully) next year. But it won't be meaningless and, come on, 8 playoff games is a day is a hell of a way to Zoom(TM) through the day.
   142. Howie Menckel Posted: September 30, 2020 at 05:22 PM (#5979957)
imagine if they had an NFL Red Zone channel parallel for the first few hours today.

"hey, let's switch live to a game that has a BASERUNNER!"

wait, that's the third out.

well, we have a FULL COUNT in this NL game - let's check in there!"
   143. Snowboy Posted: September 30, 2020 at 05:26 PM (#5979958)
Rays lead 8-1 after 3, Ryu doesn't make it through 2 IP.
In the interest of everyone's health and safety, can the Jays just walk off the field and let Tampa pack for next round?
   144. Moses Taylor hashes out the rumpus Posted: September 30, 2020 at 05:28 PM (#5979960)
There is Howie, espn+.
   145. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 30, 2020 at 05:31 PM (#5979962)
Welp, the Cubs are halfway to defeat.
   146. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 30, 2020 at 05:58 PM (#5979965)
Why are the announcers saying that Molina's hits count towards his career regular season totals? What am I missing here?
   147. SoSH U at work Posted: September 30, 2020 at 05:59 PM (#5979966)
The guy doing the Cards game just exclaimed Yadi picked up his "2003rd career hit", adding the two today to his lifetime total of 2,001. Of course, if you're counting today's hits, then the 95 previous postseason would also count.

   148. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 30, 2020 at 06:04 PM (#5979967)
That was the call I was referring to. The weirdness of the expanded playoffs aside, it's still the playoffs, right? It shouldn't affect the regular season career hit totals. I think these guys are just bad.
   149. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 30, 2020 at 06:04 PM (#5979968)
Padres falling apart.
   150. Walt Davis Posted: September 30, 2020 at 06:25 PM (#5979971)
I slept through the part where teach told us the first round was just best 2 of 3. Still not gonna get up at 4 am to watch Cubs-Marlins
   151. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 30, 2020 at 06:32 PM (#5979973)
Still not gonna get up at 4 am to watch Cubs-Marlins
For 4:00 AM starts, the smart move is to still be up from the night before.
   152. phredbird Posted: September 30, 2020 at 06:48 PM (#5979975)

i really really hate how yadier molina swings at everything.
   153. Howie Menckel Posted: September 30, 2020 at 06:53 PM (#5979977)
Eric Fisher
@EricFisherSBG
·
37m
MLB rolls out formal plan to have 11,500 fans per game for natural-site playoff games at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
   154. phredbird Posted: September 30, 2020 at 07:02 PM (#5979979)

dexter fowler saves at least one run with a beautiful running catch at the warning track ...
   155. phredbird Posted: September 30, 2020 at 07:03 PM (#5979980)

... and rick sutcliffe is the worst broadcaster in the world.

listening to his voice is like being suffocated in felt.
   156. cardsfanboy Posted: September 30, 2020 at 07:30 PM (#5979982)
2004!!!!
   157. cardsfanboy Posted: September 30, 2020 at 07:50 PM (#5979988)
That is about the best outcome for an "in play, run" "sac fly, double play"....
   158. cardsfanboy Posted: September 30, 2020 at 07:53 PM (#5979989)
Cardinals just do not want to win this game apparently. ... this is probably a good game to watch, too bad I don't have any tv that it's being shown on.
   159. A triple short of the cycle Posted: September 30, 2020 at 07:55 PM (#5979990)
I legitimately feel bad for Twins fans, though. I mean, to lose that many playoff games in a row is almost unbelievable.
The A's exorcised some demons today. I think it was their first playoff game since 2014 in which they even had a lead.
   160. salvomania Posted: September 30, 2020 at 07:55 PM (#5979991)
I don't think the Cardinals are going to be able to hold off the Padres tonight... still 10 outs to go, and the Pads are putting a couple guys on every inning.

If Andrew Miller comes in this game, it will be a Cardinals "L".
   161. salvomania Posted: September 30, 2020 at 07:56 PM (#5979993)
Let's see if Tatis can put his team ahead here...
   162. cardsfanboy Posted: September 30, 2020 at 07:58 PM (#5979994)
Let's see if Tatis can put his team ahead here...


not quite.
   163. salvomania Posted: September 30, 2020 at 07:58 PM (#5979995)
Tatis pretty undisciplined there with the tying runners on.
   164. phredbird Posted: September 30, 2020 at 07:59 PM (#5979996)

padres TOOTBLAN keeps us in the game.
   165. phredbird Posted: September 30, 2020 at 08:04 PM (#5979998)

harrison bader has turned into a pumpkin.
   166. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 30, 2020 at 08:06 PM (#5979999)
Yankees @ Cleveland was delayed for 50 minutes because of ‘weather’ that was reportedly pretty good during that interval, but now Masahiro Tanaka is pitching through a 1st-inning gale.

BTW, why isn’t Mike Trout giving playoff weather reports?

EDIT: Tarp is on the the field. Not good if Playoff Tanaka (1.76 ERA in 46 innings) isn’t available.
   167. phredbird Posted: September 30, 2020 at 08:15 PM (#5980002)

gallegos trying to cut every pitch too fine.
   168. flournoy Posted: September 30, 2020 at 08:21 PM (#5980003)
I legitimately feel bad for Twins fans, though. I mean, to lose that many playoff games in a row is almost unbelievable.


Not me. I'm still bitter about 1991. I guess they can't control/create weather in their new stadium they way they used to do. They could sign their first basemen up for wrestling lessons or something, though.
   169. phredbird Posted: September 30, 2020 at 08:24 PM (#5980004)

Not me. I'm still bitter about 1991.


i'm still bitter about 1987!
   170. salvomania Posted: September 30, 2020 at 08:30 PM (#5980006)
Andrew Miller is a disaster waiting to happen.
   171. salvomania Posted: September 30, 2020 at 08:31 PM (#5980007)
I'm a Cardinals fan and I'm finding myself rooting for these Padres to come back...
   172. phredbird Posted: September 30, 2020 at 08:32 PM (#5980008)

oh FFS ...

i don't know if i can keep watching.
   173. salvomania Posted: September 30, 2020 at 08:36 PM (#5980009)
Keep watching just to see Alex Reyes.
   174. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 30, 2020 at 08:43 PM (#5980011)
I’m impressed - Shildt and Tingler are both doing a good job of working with the new 3-batter maximum rule.

Wait, what?
   175. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 30, 2020 at 08:45 PM (#5980012)
Wow. Sutcliffe trots out the “home runs kill rallies” chestnut. That’s special.
   176. cardsfanboy Posted: September 30, 2020 at 08:46 PM (#5980013)
I’m impressed - Shildt and Tingler are both doing a good job of working with the new 3-batter maximum rule.

Wait, what?


Shildt has an overdeveloped love of replacing relievers with two outs in the inning generally. Especially in games that are somewhat safe.
   177. salvomania Posted: September 30, 2020 at 08:48 PM (#5980014)
Yikes, after walking one guy since coming over to the Padres, Rosenthal walks DeJong, missing badly, after being ahead 0-2, and then walks Matt Carpneter on four pitches.
   178. salvomania Posted: September 30, 2020 at 08:50 PM (#5980015)
Wow, and then ol' Dex Fowler pulls one through the right side and Birds plate an important insurance run.
   179. cardsfanboy Posted: September 30, 2020 at 08:51 PM (#5980016)
Yikes, after walking one guy since coming over to the Padres, Rosenthal walks DeJong, missing badly, after being ahead 0-2, and then walks Matt Carpneter on four pitches.


He's a secret weapon that the Cardinals planted on the Padres knowing he'll be used against them in the playoffs....
   180. salvomania Posted: September 30, 2020 at 08:53 PM (#5980017)
Harrison Bader has struck out FIVE TIMES tonight.
   181. salvomania Posted: September 30, 2020 at 08:54 PM (#5980018)
The rest of the team has struck out five times combined.
   182. cardsfanboy Posted: September 30, 2020 at 09:04 PM (#5980019)
mlb.com gameday has a large freaking banner for all the games in action today, it's non-scrollable on chrome, so I literally can only see 5 of the games going on and there is no option to move it forward to the other games... Not sure the programming skill of the particular idiot that decided that was important, considering that in the regular season that was an easy option.
   183. cardsfanboy Posted: September 30, 2020 at 09:07 PM (#5980022)
Cardinals took the first game, that is at least a good sign, on MLB.com their experts (roughly about 15 of them) only 3 have the Cardinals winning this series (none have the Cardinals winning after that) one of them is Richard Justice, who is a Cardinal sympathizer... can't remember the other two, but ultimately the Cardinals will get their butts handed to them, but heck winning a game is nice.
   184. Snowboy Posted: September 30, 2020 at 09:53 PM (#5980034)
What was that mangled/cut-off story they were trying to tell on the NYY@CLE telecast about Roberto Clemente?
That Carlos Carrasco won an award named after Clemente, but what was the part about the Pirates and someone wearing 21, and Carrasco asking to wear 21? Did the Indians turn him down? Did they explain that the franchise had already retired that number (Bob Lemon)? Does Carrasco accept this, or does it affect his relationship with the front office, can you finish the story please?

Carrasco gets pulled with the bases loaded in the fourth. We (I) will now never hear the finish of that story.
   185. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 30, 2020 at 09:54 PM (#5980036)
Gio Urshela with a notable GRAND SLAM HR that puts the Yankees up 5-4!

EDIT: Back-to-back BB present additional scoring opportunities, and the Indians opt to make a pitching change. Still nobody out.
   186. Snowboy Posted: September 30, 2020 at 09:58 PM (#5980038)
Even if fans were allowed in, no one would have caught that Urshela HR, he hit that a long way. To a spot at Jacobs that only has fans during a sell out like Opening Day, and there wouldn't have been anyone out there tonight, esp 1000p on a rainy night.
   187. Howie Menckel Posted: September 30, 2020 at 10:02 PM (#5980040)
to review:

the Indians lead 4-1 in a monsoon-altered game but the Yankees in the 4th inning have the bases loaded and nobody out.

so the Indians yank Carrasco in favor of a guy I never heard of, who enters the game in Cleveland to the tune "Wild Thing."

yes, as in Major League the movie, this guy wears number 99 and most of the batters he faces either strike out or walk. same haircut, too. all-in

what better spot to bring in The Wild Thing? what could go wrong?

well, he goes 3-2 on Urshela before serving up a cookie for a grand slam - and then walks the next batter on four pitches.

baseball is SO unpredictable, isn't it?
   188. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 30, 2020 at 10:07 PM (#5980041)
No more scoring after Urshela’s GS - a missed opportunity. May need a few more runs.
   189. JJ1986 Posted: September 30, 2020 at 10:15 PM (#5980048)
this guy wears number 99 and most of the batters he faces either strike out or walk. same haircut, too. all-in
To be fair, he's been really good so far in his career.
   190. Walt Davis Posted: September 30, 2020 at 10:28 PM (#5980053)
You ain't kidding. To date, ol' 99 has a 1.40 FIP through 32 IP while striking out about 2 per inning.

I also notice that Cleveland has a #88 and a #90 (90?) although I don't know if either is on the postseason roster. New market efficiency is numbers over 50 apparently.

EDIT: For crying out loud, they've got a 72, 73 and 74. Has Cleveland retired not only their own numbers but also any other number retired anywhere in baseball? (All Retired Numbers Matter!!)
   191. salvomania Posted: September 30, 2020 at 10:34 PM (#5980056)
Brent Suter walked 5 guys in his 31.2 ip for the Brewers during the regular season, then tonight walks four in the first inning---including two with the bases loaded---against the Dodgers.
   192. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 30, 2020 at 10:45 PM (#5980059)
Uh, did some fan sneak into the Indians game and get arrested?
   193. cardsfanboy Posted: September 30, 2020 at 10:45 PM (#5980060)
Brent Suter walked 5 guys in his 31.2 ip for the Brewers during the regular season, then tonight walks four in the first inning---including two with the bases loaded---against the Dodgers.


most unpredictable (real) sport on the planet.
   194. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 30, 2020 at 10:53 PM (#5980066)
Baseball is just a game of San Chess.
   195. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 30, 2020 at 10:56 PM (#5980068)
Green is a Centaur !
   196. Howie Menckel Posted: September 30, 2020 at 10:56 PM (#5980069)
To be fair, he's been really good so far in his career.

great - other than the 16 walks in 27 IP that happens to be the worst control ratio on the entire staff. and it's bases loaded, none out.

if it's 0-0 in the 9th in the same spot - you're reeling, and maybe you focus more on the K while recognizing that he is a high-risk play.

but in the 4th inning, up 4-1?

that is ludicrous - given his lack of control, he loves and mimics an Indians movie set in Cleveland, and it's his big chance on the big stage.
   197. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 30, 2020 at 10:57 PM (#5980071)
I just hope the Athletics win it all, and don't fall out like the Boston Bruins.
   198. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 30, 2020 at 10:58 PM (#5980072)
Worst case, the cheating Astros win it all.
   199. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 30, 2020 at 11:02 PM (#5980073)
Mookie Betts, the traitor of MLB. The face of MLB the Show !
   200. Snowboy Posted: September 30, 2020 at 11:02 PM (#5980074)
You know what I liked in the NYY@CLE game? (Probably easier because I don't really have a rooting interest) there was a bit of banter/remembering between PBP Vasgergian and ARod. They showed a graphic putting Urshela GS along with Gil McDougald ('51 WS) and Tino Martinez (1998). Vasgergian questioned whether McDougald was playing 2B or 3B that day, and ARod talked about Tino HR, with comments from Vasgergian that it was Richie Garcia behind the plate and he blew a call on the previous pitch, and then ARod saying Garcia was the RF ump on the Jeter playoff HR where the fan reached over and caught it.

That's good stuff. Maybe ARod's had a coffee, he's awake now compared to this afternoon's game he called, but they are both on it. Riffing, mixing in a little history. That's baseball to me. I remember some of those games, and if I was watching with my nephew who likes to watch baseball and tries to play it, I'd like to be watching with him now, and the only thing that would make it better is a video guy in the booth who can search the archives and bring up those highlights. Following inning, a quick clip of Tino's AB and the "missed" call, a quick clip of the Maier catch and Tony Tarasco pointing up at him...that would complete the circle. That would make a good broadcast.
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