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Royals Rumblings - News for October 20, 2020

Alec Lewis writes about the progress prospect Nick Pratto made this year.

Stepping into the box, Pratto started to trust his mechanics. He no longer labored over his leg position or elbow drop or hand pressure. To focus on matching angles from an approach standpoint, he had to have the mechanics already tuned up.

“One of my little things is, when you’re in the batter’s box, if you can’t feel the sunshine or feel the breeze or hear the fountains (at Kauffman Stadium), you’ve got way too much going on in your mind,” Zumwalt said. “Having clear thoughts and keeping focused is so important. That’s where Nick got to, and he deserves all the credit in the world.”

David Scharff at Kings of Kauffman writes that the outfield may be crowded next year.

The Rays and Dodgers name their Game One starters.

The World Series will feature two #1 seeds, but the odds are against that happening.

Will top prospect Wander Franco make his MLB debut in the World Series?

How the Rays’ win marks a shift in the balance of power in the American League.

The Braves’ loss marks yet another bad loss in Atlanta sports.

The Tigers interview Don Kelly for their managerial position.

The Reds announce Nick Krall will serve as head of baseball operations.

Former Astros GM Jeff Luhnow sits down for a 37-minute interview.

Who are the top fantasy baseball rookies for next season?

How women in baseball found support in a group text.

The MLBPA creates the Curt Flood Award for player advocacy.

A Taiwanese baseball announcer never expected to be introducing the league to a worldwide audience.

Were Billy Beane and Daryl Morey a product of narrative over results?

Space Jam 2 will include other Warner Bros. properties, so which films would you like to see LeBron James navigate through?

The ambitious effort to piece together America’s fragmented health care data.

AMC will let you rent your own theater, but Tenet will cost you.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown won’t air on broadcast TV this year, but it is free on Apple TV.

Your song of the day is Heart with Magic Man.