Baldwin Breadwinner

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Baldwin Breadwinner is a lineup player for the Boston Flowers, and has been with the team since the Season 22 elections. Breadwinner has played for the Baltimore Crabs, Unlimited Tacos, Miami Dale, Hawai'i Fridays, Dallas Steaks, Yellowstone Magic, Hades Tigers, and Tokyo Lift.

Official League Records

Breadwinner joined the ILB as a lineup player for the Los Angeles Tacos with the Return of Blaseball.

After the Season 3 elections, Breadwinner was briefly known as Wyatt Mason due to The Wyatt Masoning. Breadwinner's full name was repaired due to The Unmasoning.

On Season 4, Day 82, Breadwinner exchanged to the Hawai'i Fridays due to feedback. Breadwinner was replaced by Basilio Fig.

During the Season 5 elections, Breadwinner's batting and baserunning fell as a part of the Charleston Shoe Thieves' Bad Neighbors blessing.

On Season 8, Day 31, Breadwinner swallowed a peanut and had an allergic reaction, resulting in a combined 9.2 -> 4.9 stat decrease.

On Season 10, Day 66, Breadwinner's defensive ability was siphoned by Charleston Shoe Thieves hitter Richardson Games in a game with Blooddrain weather.

During the Season 10 elections, Breadwinner was traded to the Baltimore Crabs for Sutton Dreamy via the People's Champion blessing.

During the Season 12 elections, Breadwinner's defense was increased by 2.5 -> 3.4 as a result of the Crabs' The Rack blessing.

On Season 13, Day 23, Breadwinner swallowed a peanut and had an allergic reaction, resulting in a combined 9.8 -> 5.4 stat decrease.

Breadwinner was traded to the Miami Dale in exchange for Logan Horseman during the Season 13 elections via the Crabs' Exchange will.

Breadwinner was traded back to the Baltimore Crabs in exchange for Logan Horseman during the Season 14 elections via the Dale's Exchange will. Breadwinner was then traded to the Hawai'i Fridays in exchange for Alyssa Harrell via the Fridays' Exchange will.

During the Season 15 elections, Breadwinner's stats were rerolled and they gained the Alternate and Parasite modifications as a result of the Fridays' Alternate Trust will.

During the Season 16 elections, Breadwinner became a pitcher via the Fridays' Move will.

During the Season 17 elections, Breadwinner was traded to the Dallas Steaks with no return via the Alternator blessing.

On Season 22, Day 84, Breadwinner stole The Fifth Base from Jaxon Buckley at the George Fourman Stadium via the Ratified Tunnels. On Day 90, Breadwinner then super roamed to the Yellowstone Magic. On Day 99, Breadwinner super roamed to the Hades Tigers. On Day 108, Breadwinner super roamed to the Tokyo Lift. During the Season 22 elections, Breadwinner super roamed to the Boston Flowers.

Over the course of Season 23, Breadwinner entered and exited the Flowers' Shadows four times as a result of Boston Garden Fax Machine and Voicemail events, ending the Season on the lineup.

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An Introduction

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TIME UNTANGLES
TWO THREADS EMERGE

An Introduction

Baldwin Breadwinner didn't meet Harrell when she didn't get transferred to the Hawai'i Fridays on Season 7, day 73. She had no memory of ever having met her before because she hasn't. Maybe it was mutual unreality, with Baldwin only half real and Harrell being ████. Maybe it was a mutual temperament, both having learned to play to the give and take of the world. Maybe it was a mutual interest, long hours of baking bread together, and the in between, where dough needs time to rise. They filled a space in one another.

The dread was there the moment she hadn't laid eyes on Harrell, really. Like tracing the fray of pre-torn shorts. What they must have looked like, had they never been cut, a world removed from when you held them in your hands. The dread only grew when she held her in her hands.

When a deal is cut signed, there is a give, and a take. She will never remember the things that were given away, as she never remembers the things she took; the good gentleman holds the thread, he holds the scissors. He gave you nothing, because it was what you asked for. She can't remember the things that were given, as she never remembers the things he took. But she can infer.

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Baldwin, she thinks to herself when she looks at her. You're sharper than this. You can infer.

...

There is always a price, with you, old friend.

Would she give a stranger to the ████, for promise of everything nothing? Of course she would, has given more for less before. Except, not before, the deal is the first thing she has ever done.

What value to you is the promise of a loved one, when you haven't even met? There are plenty of fish in the sea, they say. Of course she would, she has given more for less before. Except-

A future for a past. There is always a price, with him.

They were supposed to have a future together.

They were supposed to have a future together.

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An Introduction

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The dread was there the moment she didn't lay eyes on Baldwin, really. Like catching a forgotten, poisonous memory of middle school antics ██ years later, and wishing with sour face to let yourself forget again. You let the memory slip from you hands. The dread only grew when she held her in her hands.

A good gentleman promises to do it clean. The nail is sharp pen is steady, and the line draws straight across. But this world isn't a clean one, and nothing can be perfect, even at the hand of the master. Baldwin and Harrell's fingers clasp together like puzzle pieces, like key in lock, like gnashing teeth. There was a █a█████-shaped hole at her side, where she isn't on the couch.

This isn't a memory, because these things didn't happen. Harrell has never been, especially not at the ████████ ██stitute of Occult Practices and D███████ ████, and if the ████ has anything to say about it, she never will be. Baldwin Breadwinner has never been, up until the moment her hand let go of the good gentleman's grip. It's a fantasy, the things that seep on in between us, things neither of us imagine.

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What if we met?

This isn't a memory, because these things didn't happen. Harrell and Baldwin have been strangers both, up until Season 7, day 73. Then why, when they hold hands, do they find themselves standing together before the sigil?

They weren't supposed to have met before.

They weren't supposed to have met before.

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Baldwin.

TIME UNTANGLES
TWO THREADS EMERGE

An Introduction

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Baldwin Breadwinner made a choice.


Baldwin Breadwinner paid a price.

Season 7, Day 73

It's not often that someone can leave a diabolist at a loss for words. Harrell doesn't wait, patiently, for Baldwin to pick up where she left off. She doesn't smile as the seconds pass. You will not take this moment from me.

The mirror looks so upset with her that evening and she doesn't know which of them is the one making the face. Why does looking at her face take her back to the handshake? The snip deal was supposed to be clean. This isn't what she signed up for. Against the very rules of the real, she remembered something:

At the edge of that place, on a creaking, foggy dock, two figures sit before a flowing knit sweater. Fingers bloodied, she unravels carefully the hem at its waist. The good gentleman, ever a master at his craft, delicately does the same at the collar. ████ ████ █████ █eet, they lock eyes w███ ████ █████.

Baldwin Breadwinner loses her composure. ███I'm holding form, despite the pressure. I'm so nea█, █████ ██.

There isn't a contract anymore. There's no renegotiating what is happening here. Baldwin tries to draw the sigil, but she can't remember the shape. Besides, the good gentleman is already here.

A Recollection

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  • Bone (cor███), six birds, ground
  • Tar, for sigil
  • Yucca, 2 bushels
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  • ███ █████, █astefully arrange█ [██PORTANT]
  • Effigy for the moment first moments (in past rituals, use of ██adem, baby shoe, and ██████ have resulted in ███████)
  • Entrails, █████ (███cm)
  • ███Not this. Not this.█?
  • Geode, shaved and polished smooth on the inside
  • Bottle of pinot grigio, any
  • The list is tattered past this entry.

An Introduction

The dread was there the first moment she shared with her.

The dread was there the first moment she didn't see.

The dread was there tThere was another feeling, past the dread, there was another feeling there. Dig deeper, Baldwin.

The dreadwas there just like last time.

An Introspection

Baldwin Breadwinner paid a price. She must have. Or, perhaps, ███████ ████ ██LUNTEERED.

When Harrell doesn't fall asleep against her shoulder, █Baldwin-

When Harrell falls asleep against her shoulder, the way it feels right and the way it feels like the world is ending are the same feeling.

Baldwin, dearest. You know this wasn't part of the deal.

TIME UNTANGLES
TWO THREADS EMI WILL TEAR THE CLOTH FROM YOUR HANDS

An IntrI will not let you take me.oduction

Baldwin Breadwinner didn't meet Harrell when she didn't get transferred to the Hawai'i Fridays on Season 7, day 73. She had no memory of ever having met her before because she hasn't, just like everybody else.

There is no recorded history of any will so defiant before the cosmos that it would carve itself into causality by force. But there is no recorded history of all the wills who fail to do so, either. But if there was something worth being for, why aren't we drowning in the incorporeal? It takes a keen lack of eyes to see the drowning. Harrell is taking it a step further, into being.

Harrell is breathing air today, on Season 7, Day 73.

You do not get to unwrite my story.

Baldwin Breadwinner doesn't lock eyes with Harrell. When their eyes don't meet, a circuit closes, somewhere deeper than bone.

At the edge of that place, the trees grow thin, but they grow tall. Two old friends are sitting by a fire, sharing a bottle of wine. Baldwin Breadwinner is crying, and the paths of her teardrops crawl down her frame and through the dirt, and up to the good gentleman's eyes. The more she recalls to him, the more she sobs, and he cries with her in reverse. They're both laughing between gasps too, like every word is part of a great stretching punchline. When she sees through her tears, through his tears, and looks into his eyes, she █████ █████████ █recious t█ ███.

But despite everything, that something refuses to be lost.

The ███ ██ ███ ██ne

Baldwin, she thinks to herself, are you really going to let this get to you? She's bested worse foes than he, though few are really worse. She grits her teeth between pursed lips.

For the first time in years, a loaf is burnt.

An II will not let you take her from me.ntroduction

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  • ███ ███ sugar, █ ███ salt, █ ███ instant yeast Baldwin.
  • █ ███ █████ oat milk
  • ███ ████ silken tofu
  • █ ███ apple cider v█Baldwin, look,█████
  • ██ █████ soft vegan butter
  • For the wash: █ ████ oat milk, █ ███ agave nectar, █ ███ cornstarch
  • In a bowl, ██ ████ █When I first saw you kneading, I wondered how such force could come from hands so gentle.██x well until chains form.
  • Gradually ███ ███ ██tterThe flecks of color in your eyes form constellations I could chart better than the very stars.creased by up to 50%. Refrigerate.
  • DivIt's like swimming up a waterfall every single moment, except when I'm with you, and it goes so still.██ ████ ████. Place in gr█████ pans and let rise.
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It vexes me, Harrell, to be bested in my own domain. Causality can be such a fickle thing, as can I. But, old friends, I am willing to concede to you here. We can do this forever, or I can let you two have each other, for a price. There was going to be a price.

From nothing, nothing.
There are threads stronger than the bones of this place.

An Introduction

Baldwin Breadwinner didn't meet Harrell when she didn't get transferred to the Hawai'i Fridays on Season 7, day 73. She had no memory of ever having met her before because she hasn't. Maybe it was mutual unreality, with Baldwin only half real and Harrell not being at all. Maybe it was a mutual temperament, both having learned to play to the give and take of the world. Maybe it was a mutual interest, long hours of baking bread together, and the in between, where dough needs time to rise. They filled a space in one another.

Baldwin doesn't know if Harrell isn't because of her actions, or because of Harrell's own. Or perhaps, Harrell isn't because she isn't, and neither of them have anything to do with it. When things are wrong, or sad, or hurting around Baldwin, she tends to jump to that same scenario: is this the price she doesn't remember that she paid? So of course she would think that this is all her fault.

This wouldn't be the first time she's struggled to keep her distance from those she wants to protect. Nor is it the first time that she'd lose in that struggle. Already, the Fridays look up to her like some kind of team mom, and Harrell is starting to get the same treatment, and they keep ending up having to wrangle that responsibility together, and afterwards, alone together, with the mess of the day to clean after, there she isn't again.

When she looks into the mirror, she sees herself smiling more. She doesn't trust the smiles in the mirror, they could be her own but most times they belong to someone else, and it scares her when he has something to smile about. But she isn't so worried anymore, because she knows. Besides, what would that geezer have to be smiling so much about anywa-

Trade to the Baltimore Crabs

...

Hey Baldwin.

...

It's been a while, since we talked. Technically, we've never actually talked, but you know that. Ha ha.

Your starter almost died, nobody was checking on it since you left, but I kept some in the freezer from maybe a year and a half back, so I just wanted you to know it's safe. The kids too, I guess, you probably care about those also.

We aren't sure if you'll be coming down or not, all we know is what they report from the observatory, and it apparently isn't great stuff. I tried to scry, but I don't have a strong enough catalyst. I'd sacrifice anyone to pierce that veil, but the ingredient isn't something in my reach right now, so I can just hope.

Keep kicking butt up there. If anyone on that team of weirdos can, it's gotta be you. Come back soon? There's a fresh loaf waiting for you, like always.

Thanks for keeping it real. Ha ha.

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