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Bat Pack 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -8 and Rawlings Velo -5 USA Baseball Bats: WTLUBS719B8 and US8V5
Bat Pack 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -8 and Rawlings Velo -5 USA Baseball Bats: WTLUBS719B8 and US8V5
Bat Pack 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -8 and Rawlings Velo -5 USA Baseball Bats: WTLUBS719B8 and US8V5
Bat Pack 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -8 and Rawlings Velo -5 USA Baseball Bats: WTLUBS719B8 and US8V5
Bat Pack 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -8 and Rawlings Velo -5 USA Baseball Bats: WTLUBS719B8 and US8V5
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Bat #1: 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -8 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B8

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Features

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  • 100% Composite Handle Offers Maximum Durability & Power

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • -8 Length To Weight Ratio

  • Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony

  • Balanced Swing Weight For The Ultimate Speed & Power Combination

  • Colorway: Red / White / Blue / Black

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Hot Out Of The Wrapper Performance

  • Maximum Durability & Power On Contact

  • NEW LS Pro Comfort Grip For Perfect Tack & Cushion

  • Recommended For Contact & Power Hitters

  • ST 7U1+ Alloy Barrel Offers Huge Sweet Spot

  • Three-Piece, Hybrid Baseball Bat

  • Updated SBC End Cap For Increased Swing Speed & Maximum Control

  • USA Baseball (USABat) Certified Stamp

  • VCX Technology Creates A Feel Unique To Each Player Type

  • VCX Technology Creates Independent Movement Between Barrel & Handle

Description

Increase your swing speed with this 2019 Louisville Slugger Select Hybrid 719 baseball bat. The 3-piece hybrid construction creates a strong and durable baseball bat with plenty of pop for hitting deep. A solid crack on the bat starts with swing speed, which is why this Louisville Slugger sports a new Speed Ballistic Composite end cap that slices through the air without sacrificing control. The patented VCX technology allows for independent movement between the barrel and the handle that controls vibration and provides unmatched feel on contact. VCXTM technology creates a feel unique to each sport and player type. The balanced swing weight lets the bat do some of the work when you're hitting for power, or when you need that extra swing speed to push your momentum to the max. Louisville Slugger: Others Make Bats, We Make History.

This Louisville Slugger Select Hybrid 719 baseball bat (WTLUBS719B8) features a drop 8 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the USA baseball stamp making this bat approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and Pony baseball. The LS Pro Comfort Grip pairs with a tapered handle for a bat that you can get a real handle on when swinging at fastballs or for slower changeups. Stare down the toughest throwers in the league when you go up to bat holding this Select Hybrid series bat that ships at no cost and comes with a one year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, we'll be here for you from click to hit!

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Great USA bat Dadof3 Parent

Pros: Real good pop, virtual no vibration. My son loves it

Cons: Need 200-300 swings to get it going

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Make sure your player can swing a drop-5 Brian Coach

Pros: Great bat in every. My 11 year old son, 155lbs. 5-7 dominates all pitchers. This 2019 Louisville barrel seems to be more solid than last years— Easton ghost X. Buy it if your player can handle a drop -5.

Cons: Nothing

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Caden’s bat Caden Hopkins Player

Pros: Zero vibration , great pop!

Cons: Sweet spot a little smaller than a zen.

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Amazing bat Perfect A Son Player

Pros: No vibration at all no matter where you hit it. Amazing pop and not even broken in yet. Balance is good could be a little better but it’s not bad. It feels so good every time and just an outstanding bat.

Cons: May need to break in around 150-300 hits. A little tip roate the bat a little every hit it will break it in faster.

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shows sign of wear instantly Brian Parent

Pros: Good swing, good weight balance

Cons: The coating they use comes off with almost every hit. I expect better out of a bat at this price range.

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Excellent Jon Parent

Pros: My 12yo hits this bat extremely well. Almost hit 3 dingers but hit the fence.

Cons: None

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No pop out of the box TJ Long Parent

Pros: Very little vibration I guess.

Cons: No pop. 200-300 swings, not seeing any break in. Disappointed would be an understatement. Demarini USA bat has a lot better pop, couldn’t find -8 tho.

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USA best Keith Stancill Coach

Pros: Got this late in the season , but the big kids have no trouble with it. Good POP. Hit 5 diggers with it and counting.

Cons: All the kids want to hit with it and they just can't get it around.

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Great feel Stefen Parent

Pros: No getting used to. Great feel. Comfortable

Cons: Nothing so far

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great bat david Parent

Pros: my son loves it!!! Now the other kid uses it!!! i guess that could be a good thing..

Cons: None so far..

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Very Solid TH Coach

Pros: No vibration, feels extremely solid when the ball is hit.

Cons: Not a criticism of the bat, but make sure the kid is ready to swing something heavier and end loaded. My kid has trouble getting the 32/24 around, and is popping up a lot more with it. Should have stuck with 31/21 through this season, now he won't go back to his Omaha (which is a great $99 bat.)

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Pros and cons Christian Faulstich Player

Pros: This bat gas so much pop, and has a great feel off the barrel, it fells like a composite bat, when really it’s an alloy barrel

Cons: The grip on the bat wears out fast, don’t let any of you teammates use it

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On FIRE !!!! Scott Owens Parent

Pros: Great Bat My 12u Player Hit 3 Bombs so Far this weekend 2 in one game in The State Semi Finals. The bat is a game changer. The -8 isn't for everyone....You need power! Great Price compared to Sporting goods stores and Batting Cage Stores

Cons: Didn't Buy it sooner....

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Coach's review Jr Coach

Pros: Love the end load and pop that comes off this bat

Cons: No at this time

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Still Great!! Peter Moon Parent

Pros: Great feel and balanced swing. Looking forward to using this bat during this fall season

Cons: None

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No pop out of the box - disappointing Paul LaBelle Parent

Pros: Nice looking bat, durability seems good.

Cons: My 11 year old son got this bat for 7th grade school ball and is completely disappointed with the performance out of the box and it doesn’t seem like it will get any better with a break in. Sweet spot hits don’t go very far into the outfield. Hits not on the sweet spot barely leave the infield on the ground.

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Great potential! Jasen Myers Coach

Pros: Solid feel. No vibration. Great price, and quick delivery! Just off-season cage sessions for my 8u travel baller now. Building strength/bat speed for next spring with the -8.

Cons: None yet

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Money well spent Josh Boskie Other

Pros: My son has been crushing the ball with his new bat

Cons: I didn’t buy the bat in the spring

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Should I go with this or the Rawlings Quatro?
Brett
Both the 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -8 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B8 and the Rawlings Quatro will be balanced bats with good performance. It will just come down to the personal preference of liking alloy or composite barrels. The Louisville Slugger 719 has an alloy barrel and the Rawlings Quatro has a composite barrel.
Tori
Between Louisville Slugger Select 719 -8 and the Rawlings Quatro, which one has more power / distance?
Simon
The USA certification puts a strict performance guidelines on all of the USA models that will make the 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -8 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B8 and the 2019 Rawlings Quatro the same in power or distance.
Max
Do you have any feedback on the bat yet?
Ed MCLEOD
Unfortunately, we have not had any customer feedback on the 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -8 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B8.
Max
Does this bat have a break in period?
Tom Rhodes
No, the Louisville Slugger Select 719 -8 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B8 will not require a break-in period. A bat that features an alloy barrel, like this LS Select 719, will be hot out of the wrapper.
Cameron
I have read on the Louisville Slugger website that the LS 719 -8 USA bat is “the most end loaded bat in the 2019 Louisville Slugger lineup.” However, I have read on other sites (including yours) that the LS 719 -8 USA bat is a balanced bat. Can you tell me whether it is a balanced or end loaded bat? Also, have you guys measured it’s swing weight? Thanks
Rick McBride
We have not measured the swing weight, as those are done by the manufacturers and each typically has their own methods and way to rate the swing weight of their products. This bat is the most end loaded model in the Louisville Slugger lineup, but it is not a true end load. Balanced vs end load is more of a scale rather than a strict yes or no. Basically this bat is still considered balanced, but not quite as balanced as the other models they currently offer in the 2019 lineup.
Kyle
Is this bat the replacement for the 718 select from last year?
Justin
Yes, the 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -8 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B8 is the new version/replacement for the 718.
Tori
Can I use this bat for USSSA?
Jackson
Some USSSA leagues will allow the use of USA bats like this Louisville Slugger Select 719 -8 USA, but USA bats will not have the same pop and performance of a USSSA bat. I would contact a coach or league official for more information on the bat rules for your league.
Kyle
Is this a USSSA approved bat?
Tiffany Clark
The Louisville Slugger Select 719 -8 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B8 is a USA approved bat. Although this bat is lower performing than a USSSA bat it certainly could be used in a USSSA league/game.
Cameron
I'm looking for a transition bat for my son who will be 13 next year, playing in Pony League. He is a high average hitter, but hasn't hit his growth spurt yet and doesn't rely on power. I'm more concerned with bat speed right now and do not think he will be ready for a -3 BBCOR. What are your thoughts on this bat for kids in this period, as there aren't a lot of -8 USA bats on the market.
Andy Hershberger
The Louisville Slugger Select 719 -8 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B8 is a great option to consider for a player seeking a balanced bat to help assist with great bat speed and control. The -8 length to weigth ratio is a good weight for a player who is 13 years of age.
Cameron
How does this compare to the 2020 version? Is it the same bat with a different paint job? How true is it to its sticker weight?
The Legendary Deuce
The only change to the Louisville Slugger Select -8 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS7B820, when comparing it to the previous year's Louisville Slugger Select 719 -8 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B8, is the colorway. As for actual weight of the bat, we have not had a chance to weigh a model to get a better idea of this.
Cameron
Can this LS Select 719 be used in colder weather since it has an alloy barrel? Meaning like the LS Prime you recommend not using it under 55 degrees since it is a composite barrel.
Bryan
An alloy barrel bat, like the Louisville Slugger Select 719 -8 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B8, would make a better option in colder weather compared to a composite bat (Prime).
Cameron
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About the Brand

In 1842, J. Frederick Hillerich emigrated with his family from Baden-Baden, Germany to the United States. Eight years before, the 1834 Book of Sports had made its debut as the nation's first publication covering baseball. But when he arrived in Baltimore, J. Frederick Hillerich would never have dreamed of the future impact his family would have on America's favorite pastime.

After a short while, the Hillerichs moved to Louisville, where J. Fred started a woodworking shop in 1856. Two of his sons, Adam and John Andrew "Bud" were born in the United States and would later join their father in his business. By 1864 "J.F. Hillerich, Job Turning" was in operation and filled orders for businesses by custom-turning everything from balusters to bedposts.

The firm thrived, and by 1875 the little woodworking shop employed about 20 people. In 1880 Bud Hillerich, who was an amateur baseball player, became an apprentice in his father's shop. Young Bud made his own baseball bats along with bats for several of his teammates.

The debate over the origins of the first bat continues to generate controversy among baseball enthusiasts, but the younger Hillerich was most certainly involved in getting his father's business involved with what would become the company's signature item. According to company legend, the first bat was turned by Bud for Pete "The Old Gladiator" Browning in 1884. Browning was a star on Louisville's professional American Association team - the Eclipse. On a spring afternoon Bud, then seventeen, witnessed Browning break his favorite bat. Bud offered to make a bat for his hero, and Browning accepted. After the young wood shop apprentice lathed a quality stick from white ash, according to the story, Browning got three hits with it in the next game.

Louisville Slugger gloves are worn by more pitchers in Major League Baseball than any other glove.

Bat Properties

2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -8 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B8
Approved For USA Bat
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats Youth Youth Big Barrel
Bat Construction Three-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black
Deals Personalization Eligible Closeout Bats Bundle and Save Used
Length to Weight Ratio - 8
Material Half and Half
Price $100 - $199.99
Series Select
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Louisville Slugger

Features

  • Free Shipping!

  • -5 Length To Weight Ratio

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • Acoustic Alloy Delivers The Loudest Ping In The Game

  • Balanced Swing Weight

  • Colorway: Black / Gray / Blue

  • Comp-Lite End Cap Enhances Balance & Increases Swing Speeds

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • High-Performance Straight Wall Barrel Optimizes Exit Speed

  • One-Piece, Hybrid Baseball Bat

  • Precision Laser pOp 2.0 Increases Barrel Flex For Superior Pop

  • Tackified, Synthetic Bat Grip Delivers More Control

  • Tru-View Technology Reveals 100% Aluminum Alloy Composition

  • Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony

  • New USA Baseball Certification Stamp

Description

New for the season! Rawlings baseball bats have been pushing the limits of perfection for many years and it doesn't look like they are going to stop anytime soon. No matter what league you're in, you can always count on the fact that Rawlings bats are above the standard. With the VELO, you can step into the batter's box knowing that you have one of the loudest and most balanced bats in the business. It all starts with the Acoustic alloy where the proof is in the ping! This model is intended for your top of the lineup hitter. If you've mastered the art of hitting to the gaps and getting on base, there is no better option than the Rawlings VELO. Thanks in large part to the Comp-Lite end cap, this baseball bat offers insane balance while generating faster swing speeds than ever before. With the Precision pOp 2.0 technology, Rawlings utilizes a lasered groove through the sweet spot that helps increase barrel flexibility for superior pop. This one-piece, hybrid design is bound to be a favorite in the dugout for those who want to catch up to faster pitch speeds. Rawlings: Above The Standard!

This Rawlings VELO USA Baseball Bat (US8V5) features a drop 5 length to weight ratio, a standard 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the new USA Bat stamp. With that new stamp, this model is approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and Pony. Step up to the plate with one of the most balanced sticks in baseball and buy one of these VELO baseball bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Remember, we're here for you from click to hit!

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Rawlings Velo -5 Joe H. player

Pros: a bat rep held a demo at our local little league complex. he brought Rawlings, Demarini, Easton. Prior to the demo, I had already settled on a new Ghost X -10 for my 11 yr old who will be 12 in 2018 LL season. He hit with all of them, he preferred the Rawlings Velo -5. Most everyone in our area is all Easton. We have had 5 different Mako's and loved them all but he said the Rawlings felt the best, so that's what I got. As far as lack of pop, he was still able to drive the ball 200 ft, same as he could with the Easton 32/20 mako that he has now. This bat makes a huge "ping". Reminds you of the good old days before composites.

Cons: None so far, bat was demo'd only.

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Great bat Mike S player

Pros: large sweet spot

Cons: vibration can be a problem

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I've seen the word "Hybrid" associated with some of the new USA bats like this VELO -5. Does having a composite end cap make it a Hybrid or is there composite somewhere in the barrel?
ACRod
The 2018 Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat: US8V5 is considered a "hybrid bat" due to the composite end cap. The rest of the bat, including the barrel, is made from alloy.
Cameron
Is this bat approved for 13U teams playing USSSA tournaments?
Don Totten
The 2018 Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat: US8V5 is approved for USSSA tournaments at the 13U level.
Cameron
Will this bat have more pop than the Easton Ghost or Beast X?
JT
The 2018 Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat: US8V5 will have a similar amount of pop compared to the Ghost and Beast X. However, both the Ghost and Beast X will be more end loaded than the 2018 Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat: US8V5.
Dan
What is the value of the composite end cap?
Gerald Abbott
The composite end cap on the 2018 Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat: US8V5 helps take weight away from the end of the bat to make it more balanced and lighter swinging.
Jason
If your son was 12 yrs old, 5'5'', 160lbs, solid, strong and quick hands, like my son. Would you buy your son this Rawlings Velo -5 or the Slugger 718 -5?
houstonastrosfan1970
Both are great bats. If your son like end loaded bats, the Slugger Select 718 is perfect for him. It is slightly end loaded with a three piece design to allow for sting reduction. If he prefers balanced, the 2018 Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat (US8V5) would be the bat for him. The Velo is a hybrid as well, and will have nice sting reduction, but not as much as the Select 718.
Mick
My son is 5'8" 160lbs 13 years old. He is in Babe ruth and must have a USA stamped bat or BBCOR.50. I was looking at this bat or was wondering if another would be a better fit. He has excellent hand/eye coordination and was wondering what length/weight would be good for him.
my sons nickname is "PeanutButter"
Based on your sons height and weight the 2018 Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat: US8V5 in the 32"/27 ounce size would be a great option for him.
Carter
My son is turning 13yo in May. He will be playing up in Juniors this year but playing on a U12 tournament team. He's about 5' and 105lbs. Last year he used an Easton 31" -13 in league games but used a 31" -11 2 5/8 in tournaments. He tried out a -8 Ghost in the cages and seemed fine at that weight but the -5 seemed ok too. Is trying the Velo -5 unreasonable at his size? I was trying to move up in weight in anticipation of high school ball.
Dan
It is definitely going to be a big jump from a -11 but soon he will be using BBCOR bats and have to make the jump so I think that it is a good idea to get a start on that now. Based on his height and weight we would recommend a 30"/25 ounce 2018 Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat: US8V5.
Carter
What is different between the Rawlings VELO and Rawlings 5150?
JW
The main difference is the Comp-Lite end cap that improves the balance of the bat for better swing speed.
Kyle J.
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About the Brand

Rawlings is a major manufacturer of competitive team sports equipment and apparel for baseball, basketball, and football, as well as licensed MLB, NFL, and NCAA retail products. Rawlings is a major supplier to professional, collegiate, interscholastic and amateur organizations worldwide, including the Official Baseball Supplier to Major League Baseball.

The first real innovation in glove making occurred in 1912 when Rawlings Sporting Goods Company introduced the "Sure Catch" glove, which was "endorsed by leading players all over the country." The Sure Catch was a one-piece glove with sewn-in finger channels and looked better suited for a duck's foot than a man's hand. Catchers' mitts used at the time were large and bulky with a single leather thong passing for a web.

In 1920, Bill Doak, a journeyman pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, approached Rawlings with an idea for improving the baseball glove from a mere protective device to a genuine aid in fielding. The "Bill Doak" model was so revolutionary that it stayed in Rawlings' line until 1953. Its key feature was a multi-thong web laced into the first finger and thumb, which created for the first time in baseball's young life, a natural pocket.

In 1925, Rawlings unveiled a three-fingered fielder's glove, and ten years later improved the Bill Doak model with a two-piece leather web. At the same time, the "T" web became a rage for first basemen's mitts. The pocket underwent a pronounced change in 1941 when the Trapper Mitt, also known as the Claw, appeared. The "Deep Well" pocket was so unique that Rawlings quickly patented it. The design was improved in 1950 by adding a leather piece across the top. Another significant creation occurred in 1948 with the three-fingered Playmaker. A five-fingered fielder's model, with all fingers laced together, provided greater pocket control.

The six-fingered Trap-Eze evolved in the 1960's. In more recent years, Rawlings produced the Fastback design, which gives a glove a snugger fit, greater extension, and overall control. The Holdster is a slot through which a finger can be extended for additional protection from impacts on the pocket. Then, there is the Edge-U-Cated Heel with its extended U-shaped lacing and the Pro H Web and much-copied Basket Web.

Some of Rawlings more recent glove innovations also include the unique Spin-Stopper design which reduces ball spin when the ball hits the glove, and the Cantilever glove design feature that provides a cushioned area between the hand and the glove's palm area. In all, Rawlings has produced and patented more functionally innovative glove features and designs than that of any other glove manufacturer. The result is that the modern baseball glove is much larger, more comfortable, better padded and made to last far longer than its ancestors. It is not uncommon to see today's Major League players wearing the same Rawlings' glove they wore during their college playing days. In fact, Rawlings is the #1 glove in the major leagues. Rawlings maintains about 65 models of baseball and softball mitts and gloves in its line. The prototypes of virtually all of them have been field tested by professionals before entering a sporting goods dealer's inventory.

Bat Properties

Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat: US8V5
Approved For USA Bat
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats Youth Big Barrel Youth
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black Blue Grey
Deals Closeout Bats Personalization Eligible Bundle and Save
Length to Weight Ratio - 5
Material Aluminum Half and Half
Price $100 - $199.99
Series Velo
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Rawlings

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