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Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2020

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A full moon rises over Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs take on the Kansas City Royals on August 03, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.
A full moon rises over Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs take on the Kansas City Royals on August 03, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2020

Danny Duffy supports friend and former teammate Lorenzo Cain in sitting out the season.

“I don’t blame him one bit,” Duffy said. “He’s got a family at home, he’s got kids. The uncertainty of, you know, when the heck are they gonna play again, you know what I mean? And having to start up and stop. It’s just not conducive to being healthy, having to turn it on like that, and I don’t blame him.”

Why is Patrick Mahomes a good candidate for a Royals minority owner? Just ask George Brett.

Last week, Brett talked with TMZ Sports about Mahomes buying into the Royals’ franchise, and said it’s a match made in heaven.

“They do things a little bit different here,” Brett told TMZ. “Your family is number 1, baseball is number 2.

“And, I think he’s going to fit right in with the ownership group and with the Royals culture that they have within the ballclub.”

Alec Lewis discusses how Mike Matheny uses his bullpen and why: ($)

Matheny thought back to the winter, to when he accepted the job and first cold-called players. In speaking with relievers such as Kennedy and even former St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal, Matheny said he conveyed to both of them, “Let’s just see how it looks.”

That spring morning in Surprise, he explained his thinking further.

“I don’t think we have to say, ‘This guy is this,’” Matheny said. “We’ve got pitchers. Let’s use them in the way we can use them to give us the best chance to get 27 outs.”

I think Josh Staumont looks like Jared Leto. The Royals think he looks like Billy from stranger things. Not bad!

Random left-handed pitcher Tyler Alexander struck out nine guys in a row.

Mike Soroka of the Atlanta Braves tore his Achilles tendon. Ouch.

That new Avenger’s game? Spider-Man is going to be in it—as a Playstation exclusive.

Microsoft is thinking about buying Tik Tok, I guess?

If you live in New Hampshire, it is now legal to drive flying cars on public roads.

Does this Rumblings seem short to you? I forgot it until, shall we say, past midnight and I was getting ready for bed. You may throw your Pop Tarts at my face. But I did not forget the song of the day. Recently, I’ve gotten into what’s I guess called “Synthwave,” which is a fancy way of saying modern pop music that derives its sound and aesthetic from 80s synth pop music. I like it for a few reasons, but not the least of which because it features the humble saxophone, a great instrument that was done dirty and should not have gone out of style.

Song of the Day: Jason by The Midnight