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MLB: Kansas City Royals at Pittsburgh Pirates
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This whole thing is going to start out with me telling all you jerks and jerkettes to watch Mandy. It’s available via every VOD platform I’m aware of. It’s also in theaters in limited release. It’s brilliant. It’s a wizard-metal nightmare with breathtaking fantastical visuals on a low budget that finds the perfect platform to implement Nicolas Cage’s myriad talents in their absolutely optimal ways. YOU. NEED. TO. WATCH. THIS.

Everyone I know who has seen via their preferred VOD platform wishes they had just bought the movie rather than simply renting it. Almost everyone I know who has seen it has watched it more than once.

At the Athletic (dead serious, you subscribe via this link, I get ten Amabucks), Rustin Dodd tells of Brett Phillips, clubhouse hype man.

An interview with Panos Cosmatos about Mandy.

Craiggers posits that the decision to return for another year is all Ned Yost’s.

An interview with Nic Cage about Mandy.

KoK’s Morgan Vogels thinks these are the five takeaways from the Royals’ more palatable second half.

The NY Times review of Mandy.

Scott Pianowski advocates adding Alex Gordon if you’re still in the hunt in fantasy baseball. Yes, that sentence was typed in earnest, as was the article.

Royals Farm Report’s Joel Penfield interviews Royals prospect Jon Heasley.

At FanGraphs:

On the fantastic mac and cheese commercial in Mandy.

Russell Carleton wants to fix the service time issue.

We might get a Nicolas Cage / Blumhouse team-up.

Someone suggested that Spain should build a wall across the Sahara. You’ll never guess who.

A review of the stellar soundtrack for Mandy.

Jimmy Butler wants out of Minnesota.

The song of the day is “Children of the New Dawn” by Jóhann Jóhanssen from the Mandy soundtrack.

Watch Mandy.