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On Season 21, Day 96, Huerta retreated to the Garages' Shadows in exchange for Fairwood Patchwork as a result of The Hotdogfingers Memorial Climate Pledge Garage and Parking Facility's Fax Machine. On Day 98, Huerta returned to the Garages' pitching rotation in exchange for Mcdowell Karim, again via the Fax Machine.
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Box of Arturo Huerta Files
- Dust billows as the file box lands on the table. While many archives in the Interdimensional Rumor Mill are unified in some way, this... definitely isn’t one of them. The accompanying Rumor Registry explains all of the contents... wherever it is... but for now you grab the folder labelled IF-1.097 and start reading...
"There are many things we don't know about this world. One of them is Arturo Huerta."
- Seattle Garages Captain Theodore Duende, Season 3
Save the information documented on this page, little is known about what Arturo 'Arty' Huerta looks like. No visual depiction of Huerta exists, all photographs are damaged or rendered unusable by some chance or user-operated error. Any visual or audio recordings of Huerta are prone to data corruption so as to make the data unusable. In all incidents, no foul play was suspected or proven. Many artists have spent hours working on drawings of Huerta, only to realize their canvasses were either incomprehensible or still blank.
How others perceive Arturo seems to vary. Some claim that Huerta blends into the crowd, easily glossed over by others. Others can say for certain they know what Arturo looks like, only for the details to slip from their mind immediately on looking away from. The only player in the ILB who has claimed they can regularly perceive and describe Huerta's appearance is Oliver "OLL-E" Notarobot. Upon being interviewed, Notarobot's response was "Sure, he’s-" Notarobot experienced a failure in his voice box hardware shortly after and had to cut the interview short. All future attempts to give a description of Arturo resulted in malfunction.
As of Season 10, researchers into the nature of the realms of Blaseball have come up with a predominant theory that explains Huerta's peculiar nature. Further ability to perceive both Incineration in which Incinerated players are cast and the Shadows that are omnipresent in each team suggest that Huerta is a being half-tuned to our reality and to somewhere else. This metaphysical "Elsewhere" allows Arturo Huerta to perceive realities that may not be casually observable to others: Huerta has confirmed in written interviews that he was able to understand the nature of the Void when accompanying the rest of the team to rescue Jaylen Hotdogfingers, as well as having the ability to see the players who made deals with the Shadows, having confirmed on Mike Townsend's return that he could always see him around Seattle's baseball park and having communication with Lenny Marijuana before his unshadowing. It is currently unknown how Huerta perceives the infinite intersecting realities of Los Angeli.
As for Seattle's blaseball team, Arturo's dual-realm nature does not seem to inhibit his ability to pitch, play the vibraphone, or communicate with his teammates. "Oh, Arty? He's always there to lend a hand if you need it." Seattle Garages player Malik Destiny said in an interview. "He's really quiet, though! I can never hear him coming, even though I can hear a lot of things with my ears. He's really nice and apologizes for sneaking up on people, though!" However, this report conflicts with Notarobot's depiction of Huerta.
"Arturo Huerta is a trickster within the 90th percentile." Notarobot commented. "His jests, largely targeted at me due to my ability to perceive and remember him, are unceasing and relentless.”
These two conflicting stories capture the nature of Arturo Huerta: The man everyone knows, but no one perceives.
Hobbies and Activities
Huerta has been seen spending time in the greenhouse atop the Big Garage. When asked, team member Paula Turnip said “Yeah, I let anyone on the team grow things up there. Art is real simple, he has a single basil plant he likes to tend to. Cute little thing, though I’m starting to have a hard time keeping track of where it is.”
It is speculated that Huerta is behind the murals painted on the team Vending Machines, though attempts to confirm this with any of the band members or former member Farrell Seagull proved fruitless, saying they enjoyed the mystery of it.
Despite his imperceptibility (or perhaps because of it) Huerta is a known party animal and loves to throw spontaneous ragers near the end of the season with complete disregard for the games currently being played. These parties often involve multiple players, much to the dismay of teammate Betsy Trombone, who views Huerta's antics as "childish and unprofessional." The most infamous of these game-disrupting bashes is Arturo Huerta's Birthday Party, which occurs on day 97 and has been a can't miss event since Season 13, when Huerta first decided to celebrate it. It is unclear whether Huerta’s birthday has always been day 97. When asked by Theodore Duende why he hadn’t informed his teammates of his birthday earlier, or even told them how old he was, Huerta was half-seen half-inferred to smile mysteriously and say that not everything needs to be public all the time. Though centered around day 97, Huerta's birthday party often begins early and lasts the whole last week of the season. Frequent attendees include Malik Destiny and Lotus Mango.
Huerta plays vibraphone for the Seattle Garages Rainy Day Attitudes.
Arturo Huerta is the focus of the following songs:
- Arturo Huerta and Henry Marshmallow by Ethan Geller
- in plain sight by vigilant baker
- out of sight by vigilant baker
- out of mind by vigilant baker
Arturo playing bass, by @tsawac
Arturo in Dark Seattle by Cori
Arturo after going Negative, by Cori
Arturo MiniBlaseballer by HetreaSky