Alejandro Leaf

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Alejandro Leaf is a pitcher for the Hawai'i Fridays, and has been with the team since the Season 23 elections. Leaf has previously played for the Unlimited Tacos, THE SHELLED ONE'S PODS, New York Millennials, Tokyo Lift, and Canada Moist Talkers.

Official League Records

Leaf joined the ILB as a pitcher for the Los Angeles Tacos with the Return of Blaseball.

After Season 3, Leaf was briefly known as Wyatt Mason due to The Wyatt Masoning. During The Unmasoning, Leaf's name was partially restored to Wyatt Leaf for less than an hour before being fully restored to Alejandro Leaf.

At the end of the Season 7 regular season, Leaf and the other Tacos pitchers received the Shelled modification as part of the Snackrifice.

On Season 9, Day X, Leaf was conscripted to THE SHELLED ONE'S PODS as a lineup player. Following the dispersal of the PODS during the Season 10 elections, Leaf joined the New York Millennials as a pitcher.

During the Season 13 Elections, Leaf gained the Roamin' modification from the Revoke Will, and wandered to the Tokyo Lift.

Leaf was traded to the Charleston Shoe Thieves in exchange for Inky Rutledge during the Season 17 elections via the Lift's Equivalent Exchange will.

On Season 18, Day 59, Leaf retreated to the Shoe Thieves' Shadows in exchange for Tevin Melcon due to the Choux Stadium's Fax Machine. On Day 76, Leaf returned to the active roster in exchange for Oscar Dollie, again via the Fax Machine.

On Season 19, Day 58, Leaf retreated to the Shoes Thieves' Shadows in exchange for Richardson Games via Choux Stadium's Fax Machine, becoming a lineup player in the process. On Day 67, Leaf returned to the active roster in exchange for Oscar Dollie, again via the Fax Machine, becoming a pitcher in the process.

On Season 20, Day 79, Leaf was incinerated and replaced by Vernon Shotwell.

During the Season 22 elections, Leaf wandered out of the Hall of Flame and joined the Canada Moist Talkers.

Over the course of Season 23, Leaf entered and exited the Moist Talkers' Shadows 2 times as a result of The Gleek's Fax Machine, ending the season on the pitching rotation.

During the Season 23 elections, Leaf evolved to Base 1 before roaming to the Hawai'i Fridays.


COMMUNITY LORE

The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.

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Appearance

Alejandro "Aly" Leaf presents as a dense mass of green vines surrounding a large pitcher plant. She treats this green-orange-pink bell as her head, and it is a natural focal point for those regarding and addressing her. Leaf's sprawling thicket of vines sway, furl and bend in concert when under her conscious control, but retain a degree of independent motility; if her attention should wander they may stretch out on their own and begin crawling up table legs or wrapping themselves around a teammate's ankle. Lift player Val Hitherto has referred to her as a "trippy Vine compilation".

Journalists describe Leaf's tentacle-like growths as moving in "eerie and captivating ways". Some report difficulty carrying on conversations with Leaf in person, as the sinuous swish triggers migraines, seasickness and, in at least one case, a deep hypnotic trance lasting several hours. Nandy Slumps has suggested that Leaf should make more use of this trait in her pitching.

Blaseball Career

With the LA Unlimited Tacos

Leaf signed up for what she understood to be a community kickball league while protesting against raw milk regulations outside Ralphio's Market in Van Nuys, California. During Seasons 1 and 2, fans described Leaf as "mostly human shaped" and "just kind of normal looking." Following the Wyatt Masoning, Leaf's appearance began to change drastically, with reports that she was "hard to make sense of" and "shaped super confusingly."

Leaf was involved in Season 7's so-called Snackrifice, during which the team's entire pitching rotation became Shelled. She has not spoken publicly about her long confinement or her appearances with THE SHELLED ONE'S PODS, but a number of blackened shoots and cauterised growth tips appear to date from this period. Photographs taken throughout Leaf's ILB career support the perception that she has become progressively less humanoid and more vegetal in appearance. This process seems to have accelerated after Leaf was Unshelled, and at times little trace can be seen of her earlier form.

With the New York Millenials

Leaf made a nervy start to her Mills career, but her confidence returned and performance improved after an ice-breaking appearance on Winnie Mccall's podcast. She led the team in expanding the Apartment's peaceful rooftop garden, and cites this as helping her "rediscover her sense of fun". She dismissed claims that she had been seen crossing the city by "thwipping her vines about like Spider-Man" as "just plain silly".

Despite strong friendships with her teammates, particularly Patty Fox and regular flowerbombing partner Schneider Bendie, Leaf found it hard to put down roots in New York. After three seasons she left the team by mutual consent in order to branch out in new directions.

With the Tokyo Lift

Leaf arrived in Japan with a fresh bloom of Lift Pink flowers and a field guide to the local insects. Her signing coincided with the departure of batter Lotus Mango, and the newcomer immediately expressed interest in the now-vacant roles of Lift gardener and Head of Oxygenation. During Season 14 she was pleased to reconnect with former Taco and sometime POD Wyatt Quitter. Leaf considers herself among the more well-adjusted players to have endured Shelling, and feels some responsibility toward others still processing the traumatic experience. The two shared long conversations in the calm of the Conservatory before Quitter's shocking loss to Static on day 99.

The humid climate of Tokyo seems more agreeable to her current form than that of New York or the Los Angeli. On warm nights she has taken to sleeping outside, often draping herself across the Legscraper's batting cages. She continues in this habit even after one night of troubled dreams meant a gruelling twelve-hour procedure to untangle her tendrils from the netting.

Personal Life

Leaf has a dry sense of humour, and the absence of facial features makes her famously difficult to read. On a few occasions she has accessorised her pitcher plant with sunglasses or googly eyes; whether this represents an earnest attempt to seem more relatable or simply a self-deprecating joke is itself a matter of continued debate.

She keeps in touch with many former teammates, including Fox, Bendie, Basilio Mason and Basilio Fig. She frequently sends seeds and cuttings of Japanese plants back to New York for the Millenials' rooftop garden. Among Lift players she is closest to Yusef Fenestrate, whom she is teaching to knit, and ecologist Grollis Zephyr, with whom she discusses her interest in gastro-entomology.

Beyond Blaseball, Leaf is well-known as an environmental and anticapitalist campaigner writing in both Spanish and English. Since Season 3 she has used splorting fame as a platform for her efforts against capitalism; in each of the cities she has called home Leaf has provided material and organisational support to grass-roots groups, encouraging budding anticapitalist activists in what she calls "sowing the seeds of our liberation".


Fan Works