Daily Notes: Corey Kluber Society on the Precipice of History

Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.

1. Corey Kluber Society on the Precipice of History
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game(s)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

Corey Kluber Society on the Precipice of History
The Purpose of This Post
The purpose of this post is to announce a meeting of the Corey Kluber Society tonight (Friday) at 8:10pm ET.

Regarding the Corey Kluber Society, What It Is
The Corey Kluber Society (or, frequently just “the Society”) is an organization composed of individuals all bound by their singular enthusiasm for the works and days of suddenly proficient and almost totally mute Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber.

Regarding the Corey Kluber Society, Where It Stands
Presently, tonight, the Corey Kluber Society is standing on the precipice of history — which is to say, if one were to imagine History as a sort of cliff, what the Corey Kluber Society is doing is standing pretty close (maybe even too close) to the edge of that cliff.

Regarding the Society’s Place Vis-à-Vis History, How It Arrived There
In terms of how or why the Society is standing on the precipice of history, most of the reason is because Kluber starts tonight for a Cleveland team that presently sits a game ahead of the Texas Rangers for the second wild-card spot in the American League. To have suggested this as a likely contingency in April would have been madness. To have suggested that Corey Kluber would likely be integral to the club’s success would have been Madness 9000 Turbo (which is, coincidentally, the make/model of a pretty secret type of automobile that only, like, 10 or 13 people know about).

How to Attend Tonight’s Meeting
To attend tonight’s meeting of the Society, one needs merely to “dig deep” — into what or for how long remains unclear, however.

Today’s MLB.TV Free Game(s)
Every Game, Apparently
It would appear as though every game today has been designated as the free game — a victory for the people, if something less than that for the people’s understanding of singular versus plural forms.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Any of Them, It Appears.

Today’s Complete Schedule
Typically, what appears below here is the complete schedule for all of today’s games, with our very proprietary watchability (NERD) score for each one. However, the particular set of conditions determining watchability at the moment are somehow both (a) obvious but also (b) difficult to aggregate satisfactorily into a number between 0 and 10.

So instead, here’s what one ought to do: watch the Anaheim-Texas game at 8:05pm ET and the Cleveland-Minnesota game that starts at 8:10pm ET, mostly. Also, the weekend series between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, which starts at 7:10pm ET tonight, ought to be worth something close to a damn, on account of it’ll resolve which of those clubs has home-field advantage for the wild-card playoff game.


To learn how Pitcher and Team NERD Scores are calculated, click here.
To learn how Game NERD Scores are calculated, click here.
* = Fewer than 20 IP, NERD at discretion of very handsome author.

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Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.

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