Found July 13, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
Corey KKKKKKKluber at it again! As has become the corny tradition on Twitter and social media here in Tribe nation, the play-by-play following Indians starter Corey Kluber included the addition of an extra “K” with each strikeout the right-hander recorded. Well, Friday night proved to be another opportune time to let the K’s fly both grammatically and pitching-wise as Kluber dominated the visiting Royals at Progressive Field with seven punchouts in seven and two thirds shutout innings of work. You have to give this young man credit. Here we are nearing the All-Star Break and not only has he filled a role vacated by the long-injured Brett Myers, he has taken tremendous strides practically out of nowhere to become a reliable and even at times dominant major league starter. Keep in mind that at the beginning of the year coming out of spring training, Kluber was basically an afterthought for the rotation and wasn’t even called up as a starter. He made two ap...
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