Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
A Sober Dispatch from the Corey Kluber Society
Adherent always to noted French poet and inventor of the frown Charles Baudelaire’s pronouncement that “Il faut être toujours ivre,”* it’s without joy that the Corey Kluber Society announces quite soberly that Corey Kluber himself has been placed on the disabled list for an indefinite period of time with a sprain of the right middle finger.
*Roughly translated: “One must always be drunk.”
The present author, as acting president of this fictional organization, has received much in the way of correspondence over the last 12-plus hours concerning how the Society might conduct its affairs now. “Will regular meetings still be held?” one asks. “Shall we find a replacement for Kluber?” asks a second. “Is ritual suicide by means of a Japanese short blade the only solution?” inquires a third, rather emotional party.
“Yes” is the answer to each of those three questions, just as it’s the answer to all questions. If there’s a principle to which the Society has committed itself, it’s one of constant affirmation. If Kluber is a figure around whom we might organize, it’s not because of Kluber himself, but rather of that feeling which he invokes in the membership — by means both of his unusual career arc and excellent slider. And changeup. And front-hip two-seam fastball.
The particulars of this most recent difficulty require attention; the generalities are immutable, however. The Society is not populated by new, but rather the very oldest, of thoughts — old thoughts, as Emerson would say, “merely cast into the mould of these new times.” It contains multitudes; and those multitudes, multitudes; and those multitudes, even more multitudes. It’s not unlike a strange, conceptual Russian doll. And, like a Russian doll, it is entirely useless, but also the raw material for a hundred important metaphors, like this single important and useless metaphor.
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Today’s Complete Schedule
Here’s the complete schedule for all of today’s games, with our very proprietary watchability (NERD) scores for each one. Pitching probables and game times aggregated from MLB.com and RotoWire. The average NERD Game Score for today is 6.3.
Note: the following table is entirely sortable.
|Bartolo Colon||OAK||4||6||6||3||10||CIN||Homer Bailey||12:35|
|Miguel Gonzalez||BAL||3||9||5||6||4||SD||Eric Stults||15:40|
|J.A. Happ||TOR||6||3||5||4||SEA||Aaron Harang||15:40|
|Kris Medlen||ATL||6||8||7||3||9||WAS||J. Zimmermann||19:05|
|Travis Wood||CHN||3||5||5||1||7||PHI||Cole Hamels||19:05|
|Doug Fister||DET||7||8||9||7||11||CLE||Danny Salazar*||19:05|
|Tom Koehler||MIA||5||2||5||7||6||PIT||Charlie Morton||19:05|
|Jhoulys Chacin||COL||5||7||7||6||10||NYN||Matt Harvey||19:10|
|Ryan Dempster||BOS||3||8||4||4||3||HOU||Jarred Cosart||20:10|
|Samuel Deduno||MIN||2||3||5||6||8||KC||Danny Duffy*||20:10|
|CC Sabathia||NYA||7||2||5||1||5||CHA||Hector Santiago||20:10|
|Ricky Nolasco||LAN||5||3||7||4||10||STL||Shelby Miller||20:15|
|Chris Archer||TB||5||10||6||2||8||AZ||Randall Delgado||21:40|
|Alexi Ogando||TEX||2||3||3||8||2||LAA||Tommy Hanson||22:05|
|Marco Estrada||MIL||6||4||6||5||8||SF||M. Bumgarner||22:15|