Montgomery Bullock

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Montgomery Bullock is a pitcher for the Hawai'i Fridays and has been with the team since the Season 10 election. Bullock previously played for the Baltimore Crabs.

Official League Records

During the Season 5 election, Bullock received boosts in all ratings as well as a boost in baserunning as a part of the Crabs' Horde Hallucinations and Rollback Netcode blessings.

On Season 6, Day 23, Bullock siphoned some of Hellmouth Sunbeams batter Alaynabella Hollywood's pitching ability in a game with Blooddrain weather, bringing it from ★★★  to ★★★½ .

On Season 7, Day 82, Bullock siphoned some of San Francisco Lovers batter Helga Moreno's pitching ability in a game with Blooddrain weather, bringing it from ★★★½  to ★★★★ .

During the Season 9 election, Bullock received the Friend of Crows modification due to the passing of the Forecast: Birds decree.

Following the ascension of the Baltimore Crabs from their Season 10 Internet Series victory, Bullock was traded to the Hawai'i Fridays due to the People's Champion blessing.


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History

Montgomery Bullock (Moco for short), or as they were originally known, Collected Debris From the River Floor Located in 39°02'39.7"N 77°16'28.7"W (39° for short), was one of a series of specialised constructs created by a powerful Maryland-based wizard, Sylvester Bullock I, infused with the throwing ability possessed by each and every member of their namesake, Montgomery County. They consist of a collection of magically-infused seaweed and river debris from the Potomac River, given life and a craving for blaseball.


Moco is around seven feet tall, throws left, and utilizes the submarine pitch windup style, making them an extremely unorthodox and intimidating opponent to hit. They are a huge fan of the Chicago Firefighters, and often watch their games when they have time off.

Background

The state of Maryland, the site of the cursed ritual undertaken by Sylvester Bullock I, has been a gathering place for magical energy for centuries – theorized by leading experts to be because of the horrifying proximity to Washington DC, and its own centers of power. Montgomery County, in particular, has said to “harbor an inherent, shuddering spiteful aura” built up from its layered, endless suburbs and the secrets they contain, trapped between the ancient chaos of Baltimore and the malevolent forces of control emanating from the nation’s capital.

Bullock I was obsessed with tapping the evil energy of the county in which he lived, and he constructed his series of constructs created with soil and material from the Montgomery County area in order to tame the dark forces that swirled throughout the cursed county, using an arcane ritual. The evil energy, siphoned out from every living creature in the area, would be trapped inside the artificial body – and Bullock would have full control over his newly-created Frankenstein. This would give him “enough power to challenge even the Olde One itself”, turning him into a god.

As collected records from his scorched library show, Bullock I pushed past countless failures to perfect his ritual. Drawing a sigil using the borders of the county, Bullock I attempted multiple times to contain the massive energy in one place. Investigators have recovered the blown-apart scraps of countless constructs, scattered around his lair. His success, though it did come, was tinged with an irony he would not expect.

The Incident

On the eve of Bullock I’s final ritual attempt, he had been watching a particularly-exciting Crabs-Tigers game on his upstairs TV set, before venturing downstairs at the correct time to begin his ritual – forgetting to turn it off. His construct this time was 39°, a collection of seaweed and river debris from the Potomac, stuffed into some random clothes he had lying around… one of which was a ragged Claws t-shirt.

Experts disagree on the exact details of where the ritual went wrong, but most agree that the blaseball TV-wave interference from the game acted as an interfering catalyst, throwing everything off – though otherwise, Bullock I had set everything up perfectly. Instead of the collected evil magical force of Montgomery County, a portion of the blaseball skill inherently possessed by every single person (in particular, the ability to THROW a blaseball) flowed into the construct, bringing it successfully to life.

The effects of this siphoning were felt right away. Blaseball Dads everywhere quickly found that their harmless games of catch could no longer proceed with both parties unable to throw the ball even several inches. Organized crime took a dive, as betting in bloxing and blasketball becomes difficult when players can no longer purposely throw matches. Throw rugs everywhere suddenly vanished from sight, causing a small import boom in furniture stores.

Bullock I’s robes were found at the scene of the botched ritual, alongside a massive scorched mark. Some believe the evil energy, deprived of a vessel, forced its way inside his body instead, destroying it from the inside out. Others believe he simply moved to P.G. County (which would make him utterly untraceable).

Transition to Blaseball

39° was found at the site, watching the TV ballgame intensely. State troopers, fearfully training their rifles on the monster, recall the construct drawing a picture of a blaseball with some of the burnt charcoal on the floor and gesturing to it energetically. A blaseball was quickly provided to the monster as a measure to end the one-sided standoff.

According to eyewitness accounts, 39° took the ball with an extended tendril, tossed it up in the air curiously… then pitched it with such terrifying speed that all present felt a shockwave rip through their body. They were then taken into custody, and scheduled for destruction.

Realizing that the construct had excellent potential, hooded- and clawed- representatives from the Baltimore Crabs negotiated the construct’s release, in exchange for a contract with the storied blaseball team. 39°, now renamed Montgomery (after the county which unknowingly donated its skill towards them) and Bullock (after their disappeared father/creator), was only too happy to join their regular lineup. They have now been a regular, beloved fixture of the team for many seasons, and are a mascot of Montgomery County.