Beck Whitney

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Beck Whitney is a pitcher for the New York Millennials, and has been with the team since the ILB Semi-Centennial. Whitney previously played for the Boston Flowers, Miami Dale, Hawaii Fridays, and Rising Stars.

Official League Records

Whitney joined the ILB as a lineup player for the Boston Flowers with the Return of Blaseball.

Whitney ate a stray peanut and had a yummy reaction on Season 3, Day 81, increasing their rating from to .

On Season 6, Day 80, Whitney was exchanged to the Dale due to Feedback and was replaced by Hahn Fox.

On Season 8, Day 94, a rogue umpire attempted to incinerate Whitney, who was fireproof thanks to fellow Dale hitter Raúl Leal holding the Iffey Jr. The attack was redirected back to the umpire, who was incinerated in the first known instance of an umpire death since the start of Internet League Blaseball. Whitney received an additional half star in batting and pitching after the incineration attempt.

During the Coffee Cup, Whitney played for the Light & Sweet Electric Co. as a lineup player.

During the Season 14 elections, Whitney gained the Roamin' modification and wandered to the Hawai'i Fridays as a result of the Revoke Will.

During the Season 17 elections, Whitney's Roamin' modification was changed into the High Pressure modification by the Fridays' Reform will.

During the Season 22 elections, Whitney was traded to the New York Millennials in exchange for Castillo Turner as a result of the Millennials' Equivalent Exchange will. Whitney then gained the Negative modification as a result of the Millennials' Lineup Flip blessing.

During the ILB Semi-Centennial, Whitney played for the Rising Stars. Whitney then returned to the New York Millennials as a pitcher.


COMMUNITY LORE

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

History

Background

Though Whitney began as a player on the Boston Flowers, she was quickly promoted to coach for the team when the previous coach disappeared in the middle of a game, and Whitney was the only player who remembered how to play the game. After winning the match through a miraculous comeback, the Flowers decided that Whitney should remain as coach for the foreseeable future.

Known for her "roll with the plunches" attitude, Whitney is respected for her wisdom both on and off the field. Though she began as a player on the Boston Flowers, she was quickly promoted to coach for the team when the previous coach disappeared in the middle of a game, and Whitney was the only player who remembered how to play the game. After winning the match through a miraculous comeback, the Flowers decided that Whitney should remain as coach for the foreseeable future.

Whitney has been frequently seen both on and off the field with fellow Flowers player Caligula Lotus. When asked about a potential relationship, A flustered Whitney declined to respond, but did comment that "Cali keeps the sun off me when we stand next to each other."

After the events of Season 4, Days 54-59 (Vito Kravitz's feedback swap, Hotbox Sato's feedback swap, and Matheo Carpenter's incineration), Whitney's friend Combs Duende helped her calm down by talking her through it and braiding her hair in a milkmaid braid. After Duende's incineration on Season 4, Day 63, she decided to keep this hairstyle in memory of her friend.

Transition to Miami

Whitney enjoys going to visit Boston on weekends to see her Flowers friends and girlfriend, Caligula Lotus. Team boater Randy Dennis often ferries Whitney back and forth. Whitney attributes these trips to her close friendship with Dennis, stating, "Um, yeah, la familia was a little overwhelming at first. They're just so friendly, you know? Spending time with Randy one on one was really nice. They would tell me all about my new teammates so I realized how much we all had in common. You know Caleb and their wife are also a plant/humanoid couple too?"

Miami Agricultural Projects

Before Whitney joined the Dale, the team's batting cages were largely unused. Cannonball Sports was the only player who visited regularly, stating, "I mean, the pitching machines are just right THERE, and there's blaseball bats, like what did they expect me to do?" In a 2am pool party round table discussion, Whitney proposed revamping the batting cages into greenhouses. The efforts were co-lead by Wyatt Owens, who volunteered to turn the destroyed pitching machines into a new art piece.

The new batting cages, officially renamed the Pitching Machines Memorial Greenhouses, are now the Miami Dale's most popular practice spot; however, notably there are rarely broken windows and the busiest hours in the greenhouse seem to be between the hours of 11pm and 4am.

Whitney and Owens have also collaborated in starting the Miami Dale Mango Grove, where fruits are grown to use in treats sold in concession stands at Worldwide Field.

Personal Life

Dennis and Whitney can frequently be found together underwater gardening, diving for shells at the bottom of Biscayne Bay, and surfing, which Dennis taught Whitney by having her stand on their back.

Whitney's go-to karaoke song is Total Eclipse of the Heart by Blonnie Tyler. Notable performances include the 2020 Daleween Party where she received raucous applause. She demurred an encore preferring instead to go dance, and handed the mic to Raúl Leal, who performed Spitfire Kill the Noise Remix by Plorter Robinson. Team Captain Qais Dogwalker commented, "Yeah, Beck's got pipes. Look at that funky little vampire go! You simply love to see it."

Whitney frequently hosts tea parties in the PMM Greenhouses. Most frequent guests include lineup players Randy Dennis and Avila Guzman. Whitney will frequently conclude her parties with a small performance on the grand piano.

Electric Blood Transformation

The following article appeared in several local Miami newspapers following the events of Season 7.

Does Electric Blood Power A New Resolve?

Byline: Miami Gerald

Many in our fair city wondered about the effect of the Dale's "Closed Circuit" Season 7 Blessing. What would electric blood do to a team that that is already amped up? Would they glow more brightly, or overload and blow a fuse?

One player the Blessing seems to have had an invigorating effect on is Beck Whitney. As a vampire who now has electric blood, many speculate that she can literally feed on Miami's energy. It is unknown if it's due to the new blood, but the previously somewhat melancholic batter has in recent weeks taken to making more public appearances. Some have even spotted her at late night raves with water bottles and candy, taking care of her new teammates - Caleb Novak, Avila Guzman, Cannonball Sports, and Sixpack Santiago, with living soundwave Raúl Leal often serving as both sound system and DJ.

This reporter managed to catch Whitney for comment at one of Miami's most exclusive local nightclubs. "Ever since our team was Electrified, I’ve gotten such powerful energy from here," she said. "I'll never forget where I came from, ever, but the future is looking pretty exciting, too. I can’t thank the Dale enough for being so welcoming, even if I can’t quite match their energy." She laughed at her own joke and drifted off as emojis of lotus flowers and boats looped across her new LED sunglasses, a gift from her new teammates.

Time With the Hawai'i Fridays

Following Whitney’s revocation from the Miami Dale in the Season 14 election, Whitney joined the Hawai’i Fridays. Whitney quickly adopted a large floppy hat to keep her vampiric skin safe, as the Fridays’ regular cookout sites provided little protection from the sun. Whitney took some time to find her place within the Fridays, though she has since become quite happy as one of the star sluggers for the team.

Whitney joined the Fridays at the same time as Valentine Games, who she formed a quick friendship with. The two became close as they both struggled to find their exact spot in the vibe-heavy Fridays lineup, and they remained close until Games’ Vaulting at the end of Season 19.

Whitney found her place with the Fridays in part through the team’s emerging interest in birding. Her newly iconic large hat proved to be a perfect place for birds to perch after they retrieved foul balls during Bird weather, initially to the uproarious laughter of her teammates. Whitney rapidly developed a liking for her new feathery friends, though, and has since been one of the primary painters of the new birdhouses the Fridays prepare for every Bird weather game on the islands.

Whitney retained her Roamin' status for three seasons, as she remained unsure of her place with the team, but a combination of growing affection for her team and her friendship with Valentine Games kept her with the Fridays. Following the Season 17 Election, her Roamin' mod was Reformed to High Pressure, as Whitney committed to the Fridays and reaffirmed her dedication to getting her teammates home safe, even when the tide was pulling them out.

Whitney remains one of the Fridays’ strongest batters, and has supported her new teammate Don Mitchell as one of the Fridays’ primary base thieves - when she doesn’t immediately hit a home run.

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