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AJ Bombers Concrete Custard Concoctions & Player Burger: June 2016 Menu

One of my favorite spots at Miller Park continues to be AJ Bombers. The popular restaurant and bar-with locations in Milwaukee and Madison- occupies the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.

AJ Bombers offers a selection of cheeseburgers, egg rolls, tater tots, shakes, custards, specialty concrete mixers and more. The menu also include homestand specials, such as the city-themed concrete mixers as well as monthly player burger features.

This month’s featured burger is the Thornburger! Back by popular demand, this burger named for Brewers reliever Tyler Thornburg includes a 1/4 lb patty topped with pepperoni, sautéed onions, lettuce, Texas BBQ sauce, Ranch and pepper jack cheese.

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Tyler’s burger is exclusive to Miller Park (i.e. not served at AJ Bombers’ restaurants) and available for a limited time.

In addition, AJ Bombers continues to offer special concrete custard concoctions by series. Here’s a look at what’s on deck for June here exclusively at Miller Park:

I’ll be sure to check in with AJ Bombers often throughout the season to keep you informed on their newest menu items.

DID YOU KNOW? Make sure you download the free Ballpark App! In addition to check-in offers, ballpark maps, game updates and more, one of the really cool features is “Miller Park Eats,” a tab that highlights our featured fare each month and includes an A-to-Z concession guide to where you can find all the yummy grub all season long!

Bon Appetit!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Memorial Day at Miller Park

Today is Memorial Day and here at Miller Park, we are honoring those who have served in several ways.

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The USO was given 5,000 tickets for Military personnel and their families for today’s game and also played a role in shaping our pregame ceremonies.

For the pregame ceremonies, the USO provided today’s national anthem singer, Jennifer Schafer, who is a civilian; as well as ceremonial pitchers, representing each branch of military service.

The following groups also provided color guards for the game: United States Marine Corps Recruiting Station- Milwaukee; Navy Operational Support Center-Milwaukee; U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion- Milwaukee; and Wisconsin Air National Guard.

In addition, today, the Brewers are wearing special camouflage jerseys and caps.

Brewers Authentics will be selling the Memorial Day game-worn jerseys and caps at our Authentics Kiosk (located on the Field Level at Miller Park) and via the Brewers Charity Auction online. The game-worn memorabilia is available to be pre-ordered by contacting gameused@brewers.com and the auction is tentatively scheduled to start on Monday, June 6.

The Brewers Team Stores at Miller Park are also stocking the Memorial Day caps, jerseys, as well as a special camouflage t-shirt for a limited time.

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Finally, the Brewers, along with Major League Baseball, will participate in the National Moment of Remembrance during the game at approximately 3:00 p.m. when we will pause to remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country.

Thank you to those who have served and those who continue to serve our country.

 

MILWAUKEE BREWERS TO BE FIRST MLB TEAM TO HOST BASEBALL HALL OF FAME TOUR BEGINNING JULY 15

The historic Baseball Hall of Fame Tour (We Are Baseball)will come to Miller Park beginning July 15 as the first-ever Major League city stop on its multi-year journey to dozens of cities across North America, bringing to fans a one-of-a-kind baseball experience through the illustrious history of the game with cutting-edge technology and digital media. Baseball fans in Milwaukee will be able to visit the one-of-a-kind mobile exhibit galleries in one of Miller Park’s parking lots from July 15-31.

Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. today became the first Commissioner to visit the Field of Dreams movie site, along with 2015 Hall of Fame inductee and MLB Network analyst John Smoltz, where the Tour’s 2016 travels were unveiled during a live town hall announcement event only 90 miles from the first stop – Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa.

Brewers Season Seatholders will receive an email offering them a pre-sale opportunity, which includes a 10% savings on regular ticket prices for the exhibit.

Through its official ticketing provider, Tickets.com, the Tour’s general public tickets across all six locations will be available beginning Tuesday, May 31 at 10 a.m. CT on the Tour’s official website, HallofFameTour.com.

We Are Baseball was developed with content provided by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and through a partnership with IMAX Corporation, MLBAM, Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, CAA, and United Talent Agency, along with Arny Granatand Grand Slam Productions.

IMAX MOVIE

Central to the fan experience is a mobile IMAX theater showcasing an original IMAX film highlighting the past, present and future of baseball. The film will feature never-before-seen new content as well as historical footage.

TECHNOLOGY

To celebrate the shared experiences and bonds fans have for the sport, one-of-a-kind historical artifacts were curated by baseball historians and will be exhibited in unprecedented ways through state-of-the-art technology. This dynamic, customizable and sharable traveling exhibit will allow fans to “experience” the stories, traditions and stars covering baseball’s past and present like never before – from the game’s greatest luminaries, ranging from Honus Wagner to Willie Mays, Babe Ruth to Clayton Kershaw, and personalities and moments, like world renowned broadcaster Harry Caray or Bill Mazeroski’s legendary World Series-winning home run, to Fenway Park’s famed “Green Monster.” Examples include:

  • History Selfie: Put yourself into some of baseball’s most iconic moments and share with your friends, family and followers via social media
  • Hall of Fame Plaques in HD: Scroll through an interactive experience of the Hall of Fame plaques for every inductee
  • Video Exhibit Cases: In a first-of-its-kind for baseball artifacts, utilize video screens to get the story behind a specific artifact before the artifact itself is revealed behind the screen
  • Personal Plaques: Using touch screen technology and high resolution cameras, take your own photo to create a personal Hall of Fame replica plaque and craft your own Hall of Fame story
  • Interactive Games: An interactive touch screen table will allow you to play fun games against your family, friends and other We Are Baseball visitors
  • Mobile: Leveraging MLBAM’s mobile development and technology expertise, the Tour also will integrate iBeacon technology for location awareness into the experiences for fans with the free MLB.com Ballpark app.

JAUNT VR

The Tour partnered with pioneering virtual reality (VR) company Jaunt to give fans up close and personal experiences of being present next to the game’s brightest stars, on field, in the dugout and even in the clubhouse. Shot over a series of weeks and available only as part of the Tour, Jaunt captured footage at Spring Training camps for the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Oakland A’s. They were also on field for the Boston Red Sox Fenway Park and Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field home openers and documented the ring ceremony for the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals.

FANATICS

In partnership with the inaugural Hall of Fame Tour, Fanatics, the global leader in licensed sports apparel and official MLB digital commerce partner, will operate a pop-up retail store and provide a wide range of officially licensed gear and customized products for each city stop. Local fans will have the ability to shop a wide selection of Hall of Fame Tour merchandise and Baseball Hall of Fame throwback designs, while also sifting through city-by-city Cooperstown memorabilia and collectibles. Fans unable to visit in person will be able to showcase their passion and pride by shopping all Hall of Fame Tour merchandise online.

Along with Milwaukee, We Are Baseball will travel to five other cities in its first four months of operation in 2016, providing fans in those communities nearly 1,000 open hours of access to the exhibits, artifacts and immersive experiences provided from the vast collections of The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. A detailed schedule for 2016 is below:

BASEBALL HALL OF FAME TOUR – 2016 SCHEDULE

Davenport, IA (Modern Woodmen Park)                  July 3-10

Milwaukee, WI (Miller Park)                                      July 15-31

Kansas City, MO (Kauffman Stadium)                      August 5-21

St. Louis, MO (Busch Stadium)                                 August 26 – September 11

Minneapolis, MN (Mall of America)                          September 16-29

Las Vegas, NV (Las Vegas Convention Center)        October 7-23

A Tour schedule for 2017 will be released as it becomes available. Visit HallofFameTour.com for complete details and the latest scheduling and ticket information.

“Specials by Series”for May 2016

Rivalry-inspired fare is back at Miller Park.  As each opposing team comes to town, DNC SportService will feature “Specials by Series” near Section 229.

Here’s a look at what you can expect for the first homestand. I’ll update this list with the remaining specials by series for the month as I get them, so check back often!

DID YOU KNOW? Make sure you download the free Ballpark App! In addition to check-in offers, ballpark maps, game updates and more, one of the really cool features is “Miller Park Eats,” a tab that highlights our featured fare each month and includes an A-to-Z concession guide to where you can find all the yummy grub all season ling!

Brewers vs. Marlins (April 29-May 1): Pork Tacos

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Cilantro, Onions, Queso Fresco, Lime

 

Brewers vs. Angels (May 2-4): Halo Dog

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Klement’s Hot Dog, Bacon, Charro Beans, Shredded Cheese, Pico de Gallo

Brewers vs. Padres (May 12-15): Beef Barbacoa Tacos

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Queso Fresco, Pico de Gallo

 

Brewers vs. Cubs (May 17-19): Chicago-Style Hot Dog

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Klement’s Hot Dog, Sport Peppers, Green Relish, Pickle Spear, Tomato, Chopped Onion

Brewers vs. Reds (May 27-29): Cincinnati Chili Nachos

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Crispy Tortilla Chips, Nacho Cheese, Cincinnati-Style Chili, Sour Cream

Brewers vs. Cardinals (May 30-June 1):  BBQ Rib Tips

STL Rib Tips

St. Louis-Style

Enjoy!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Brewers On Tap is Now Live

The Milwaukee Brewers are proud to announce the official launch of “Brewers On Tap,” an all-encompassing multimedia site where fans can access videos and team programming, including “Brewers On Tap TV” and the “Brewers On Tap Podcast.”

The site is available at Brewers.com/OnTap.

“Brewers On Tap” features extensive, exclusive video content hosted by reporters Lane Grindle and Giavonna Heath. Numerous video features are added each week – this month, content includes an exclusive  feature on top Brewers prospect Orlando Arcia, a recap of the “Play Ball” campaign, and much more.

“Through ‘Brewers On Tap,’ fans gain behind-the-scenes access to their favorite players, community events, minor league prospects and much more,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “This is content that can’t be found anywhere else. With Lane and Gia posting new content multiple times each week, we have the resources to cover all of the latest Brewers developments and make the news accessible to fans almost instantaneously.”

“Brewers On Tap TV” is also creating recurring programs, the first being “The David Stearns Show.” A new episode will be produced once each calendar month and features the Brewers General Manager discussing everything related to the Brewers, from the current team’s play to up-and-coming prospects. The show is hosted by Grindle, who also leads the weekly “Brewers On Tap Podcast.” The first show episode was recently added to the site.

Fans can also engage with the team on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat at @Brewers as well as at facebook.com/brewers.

 

SPRING MADNESS (414) TO INVADE MILLER PARK

Brewers baseball is in full swing and to help celebrate the late arrival of the season, Spring Madness (414) returns to Miller Park on Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30. This annual event has been extended to four days so fans can soak up the savings over the holiday weekend. Fans have a unique opportunity to purchase select seats for 50% off and enjoy popular concession items priced at $1 and $4.

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The celebration of spring will arrive at Miller Park on Friday, May 27 and continue through Monday, May 30, when the team takes on the division rivals Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals.  For this one special weekend, fans can not only save 50% on designated tickets, the team will also honor Milwaukee’s 414 area code with $4 16-ounce domestic draft beers, $1 small Pepsi products and hot dogs and $4 nachos.

On top of all the great savings, May 29 is a Kids Eat Free Sunday compliments of Pick ‘n Save, Blue Bunny and Heinz. In addition, all kids 14 and under will receive a Paint-Your-Own Bernie Brewer Bobblehead giveaway, courtesy of WaterStone Bank.

The offer is available by visiting brewers.com/madness, by calling 414-902-4000 or by visiting the Brewers Box Office at Miller Park. Spring Madness (414) excludes the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats.

Students from Horning Middle School Win “Strike Out Bullying” Contest

After hundreds of videos were submitted, Angel Engel, Carolyn Kiefer, Sam Flaig, Matthew Alvarado and Becky Pyritz of Horning Middle School in Waukesha have won the Brewers “Strike Out Bullying” contest. Students from all across the greater Milwaukee area were asked to create a commercial with a positive message to “Strike Out Bullying.” The five students from Horning Middle School video was selected and their school will receive a grand prize which includes a visit from Brewers players as well as tickets and transportation to the Thursday, May 19 game against the Chicago Cubs.

Students from all public and private schools in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha Counties were encouraged to create a video that demonstrated a positive message that will help end bullying.

Nicole Kaminski, the winning group’s teacher, submitted the video for the students via the form at brewers.com. The video was selected by a panel of judges assembled by the Brewers. It was assessed based on a concise and positive message that incorporated creativity and originality.

“The students from Ms. Kaminski’s class put together a compelling and unique video that demonstrated the terrible impact that bullying can have,” said Brewers Senior Director of Community Relations Katina Shaw. “We were impressed with the volume and quality of the submissions for this initiative. There clearly are some great efforts led by students and administrators to address this very serious issue.”

Thanks to this unique video several Brewers players, staff members and personnel will travel to Horning Middle School in Waukesha for a visit and an anti-bullying program.

To top it off, the team will provide tickets and transportation for 224 eighth grade students to the next day’s contest against the Chicago Cubs.

One student from the winning group will have the unique opportunity to throw out the first pitch before the Thursday’s game.

5/18/16 Update: Brewers reliever Michael Blazek and Brewers alum Larry Hisle were on hand for today’s event at Horning Middle School. Here are some photos from the assembly:

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Melisa Palacios Named Brewers Honorary Bat Girl

Major League Baseball recently announced the winners of the 2016 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, which recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and who demonstrate a commitment to supporting the fight against the disease. Winners were selected to represent each of the 30 MLB Clubs and many were recognized on-field at Major League ballparks on Mother’s Day.

Since the Brewers were on the road in Cincinnati last Sunday, we were pleased to recognize our Honorary Bat Girl–Melisa Palacios— in a pregame ceremony this morning, prior to the start of the Brewers vs. Padres game.

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Fans from across the United States and in Canada shared inspirational stories of hope and motivation in their experiences in the fight against breast cancer, as well as the reasons they, or their nominees, should represent their favorite team.

Here was the nomination for Palacios:

“We would like to recognize her outstanding efforts in raising awareness of breast cancer and giving comfort, knowledge and joy to those affected with this disease. Breast cancer first hit home for Melisa’s family when one of her husband’s relatives was diagnosed. Little did they know how personal breast cancer would be in their life. Since the 1st diagnosis in the family Melisa and her husband have been creating breast cancer awareness clothing to sell. They donate the profits to the All Saints Cancer Center in Racine. It has been a very successful venture giving thousands of dollars to a worthy cause. In 2013 Melisa’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2014 Melisa was diagnosed with breast cancer. Through surgery and chemo treatment Melisa stayed strong and came back stronger. She continued to be there for her family and help support others. She was the first responder to help others through this long, hard journey with advice, dinners or a shoulder to cry on. Melisa is a fighter for herself, our co‐workers and anyone else afflicted with breast cancer. Melisa uses her experience and knowledge to help others. She has recently started a support group, Pink Ladies Palace, where breast cancer fighters and survivors communicate and share their stories and experiences. She has joined the dragon boat team, Pink Paddling Power. Melisa didn’t just survive her battle she became a warrior for the fight. We believe her selfless acts of kindness and work should be recognized. It is staggering how the efforts of one person can truly make the difference for so many people. Melisa is committed to a lifetime to fight the battle of breast cancer. Melisa does all of this with a smile on her face and an appreciation for life. Melisa is one of those people that just don’t go through life blindly they make a difference in many lives along the way.”

The winners were selected by a panel of judges, including special guest judges, who chose the winning submissions based on the following criteria: originality, quality of writing, demonstration of commitment to breast cancer awareness and public appeal (as determined by online fan votes).  Health & wellness expert and star of Just Jillian on E! Network, Jillian Michaels, as well as Gregor Blanco of the San Francisco Giants, Robinson Chirinos of the Texas Rangers, Zach Duke of the Chicago White Sox; Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves; Kevin Gausman of the Baltimore Orioles, Curtis Granderson of the New York Mets, Jeremy Jeffress of the Milwaukee Brewers,Scott Kazmir of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Taijuan Walker of the Seattle Mariners, Jered Weaverof the Los Angeles Angels, Sam Ryan & Chris Rose of MLB Network and Lindsay Berra & Alyson Footer of MLB.com served as guest judges for the contest. Michaels is an ambassador for Stand Up To Cancer, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

On Mother’s Day, players and on-field personnel also wore the symbolic pink ribbon on their uniforms along with pink wrist bands. Players wore specially-designed uniforms that incorporate pink into the Clubs’ regular logos. Commemorative base jewels and dugout lineup cards were also pink. Games featured a pink-stitched Rawlings baseball, the official ball of MLB, as the official game ball. Many MLB players also used pink bats, and pink Louisville Slugger bats, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball, were stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo. Many authenticated, game-used Louisville Slugger pink bats and other pink items from Mother’s Day games are being auctioned exclusively on MLB.com/auction to benefit the fight against breast cancer.

The Honorary Bat Girl program was introduced in 2009 to raise additional awareness and support for the annual “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” initiative celebrated on Mother’s Day. In eight years, thousands of unique testimonials have been submitted and more than 3 million fan votes have been cast. Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer is a Major League Baseball initiative supported by MLB charitable partners, Stand Up To Cancer and Susan G. Komen. This initiative raises awareness about the breast cancer cause, while also raising funds to support breast cancer research.

 

Andy Grammer’s In The House for Tonight’s Postgame Concert

Thanks to the success of last season’s inaugural series, we’re pleased to bring back postgame concerts this season!

Tonight, we welcome one of the music industry’s hottest stars to Miller Park as multi-Platinum pop artist Andy Grammer will perform a full-length, free postgame concert, courtesy of Pick ‘n Save, following the Crew’s matchup with the San Diego Padres.

From hustling street performer to Platinum-selling recording artist, Grammer’s ascent to stardom has been nothing short of remarkable. The 32-year-old singer/songwriter has gone from relative unknown to industry icon performing alongside Taylor Swift, Train, and Colbie Caillat in just a few years’ time. With his 2011 self-titled debut album, Grammer became the first male pop star in a decade to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, ‘Keep Your Head Up’ and ‘Fine By Me’, certified Platinum and Gold respectively. Grammer would reach even greater heights with the release of his second album, Magazines or Novels, which featured the Number 1 smash-hit, ‘Honey, I’m Good’. One of the best-selling songs of 2015, ‘Honey I’m Good’ achieved triple-Platinum status and soared into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Grammer would continue his success with the release of his chart-topping song, ‘Good to be Alive (Hallelujah)’, the second single off his deluxe edition Magazines or Novels.

Grammer arrived early and had the chance to go on the field during batting practice:

He also threw out a ceremonial first pitch:

Andy Grammer gets ready for his ceremonial first pitch.

Andy Grammer gets ready for his ceremonial first pitch.

Grammer also took part in a few special meet and greets during tonight’s game before performing a full-length concert following tonight’s game against the Padres.

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For those of your scoring at home, Grammer’s ‘Good to be Alive’ is also the Brewers “Win” song this year, so let’s hope we get to hear it twice tonight!

I’ll be sure to update this post with photos from the Meet & Greets, as well as the concert itself, so stay tuned.

5/15/16 Update: Due to the game going into extra innings, the concert didn’t start until after 11pm, but that didn’t stop Grammer from rocking out until after 12:30pm. Here are just a few photos from his show, taken by Brewers photographer Scott Paulus:

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Thanks to Andy and to all of the fans who came out for the game and concert! See you back at Miller Park in just a few hours!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

PLAY BALL! BREWERS ANNOUNCE DONATION OF OVER 20,000 BAT & BALL SETS AND BOOKS TO LOCAL CHILDREN

The Milwaukee Brewers announced the donation of over 20,000 plastic bat & ball sets to every student, grades K-5 through the 2nd Grade, in the Milwaukee Public School system. The announcement was made earlier today at a press conference at the Brown Street Academy by Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. Members of the team’s front office including Manager of Youth Outreach Larry Hisle, Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools Dr. Darienne Driver, Brown Street Academy staff, local officials, Chevrolet (sponsor) representatives as well as players Chris Capuano, Chris Carter and Alex Presley were on hand for the announcement and ensuing mini-clinics.

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Each child will receive a brand new “Play Ball” bat and ball set, delivered to each Milwaukee Public Elementary School, courtesy of the Brewers and Chevrolet. In addition, the team announced that 125 schools all over the city will receive a set of baseball-related books. The effort is part of “Play Ball Weekend,” a Major League Baseball initiative, which is taking place today through Sunday.

Major League Baseball and USA Baseball launched “Play Ball” as the sport’s largest effort to encourage widespread participation in both formal and informal baseball activities.  The goal of the program is to give kids the opportunity to enjoy the game in a fun environment by highlighting the many ways baseball can be played and introduce kids to the sport who otherwise may not have the chance to experience it. Additionally, the program offers a healthy and active lifestyle option where many of those opportunities are offered less frequently.

“The goal of this program is to get kids engaged with the game by giving them the tools to play and the resources to learn about the sport,” said Schlesinger. “It doesn’t take nine kids to play the game, and it doesn’t require expensive or elaborate equipment. Major League Baseball and the Milwaukee Brewers are committed to connecting with area children through the ‘Play Ball’ program, and we look forward to what we know will be a fun and successful long-term initiative.”

Following the press conference, the players engaged with the children and put on a mini-clinic. The players demonstrated basic skills and taught useful lessons about the game.

In addition to today’s press conference, the team will continue to celebrate “Play Ball Weekend” with an on-field ceremony prior to tomorrow’s contest against the San Diego Padres. Nine players from the local Milwaukee RBI program will join Brewers players as they go to their respective positions on the field. The players will then present the kids with one of their very own Brewers caps.

5/14/16 Update: Play Ball Weekend continued today at Miller Park as Brewers players sported Play Ball t-shirts during batting practice, the Play Ball logo was painted in the grass, there’s a special patch on the jersey and the special pregame ceremony took place. Here are some more photos from this evening:

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For more information about Play Ball Weekend, the RBI Program or the Brewers involvement in the community, please visit Brewers.com.

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