Bevan Underbuck

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Bevan Underbuck is a pitcher in Shadows for the Baltimore Crabs, and has been with the team since the Season 10 elections. Underbuck previously played for the Hawai'i Fridays and Breckenridge Jazz Hands.

Official League Records

Debut

Underbuck joined the ILB as a lineup player for the Breckenridge Jazz Hands with the Return of Blaseball.

During the Season 2 playoffs between the Jazz Hands and the Philly Pies, Underbuck hit a 3-run home run.

Highway Robbery

At the end of Season 3, Underbuck joined the Hawai'i Fridays after the Jazz Hands were awarded with the Highway Robbery blessing, which "steals the best player in the league." As a result, Nagomi Mcdaniel left the Fridays and was replaced by Underbuck, who was chosen at random from the Jazz Hands roster.

Underbuck finished their Season 4 debut with the Fridays by stealing home.

Season 5

During the Reverb incident on Season 5, Day 6, Underbuck switched positions from batter to pitcher.

At the end of Season 5, Underbuck's pitching and defense fell due to the Charleston Shoe Thieves' Bad Neighbors blessing.

Season 6

On Season 6, Day 91, Underbuck was caught in a feedback loop with Seattle Garages pitcher Ron Monstera. However, because the Fridays roster was Soundproof, a feedback swap did not occur. Instead, the Game Log reported: "Reality begins to flicker...but Bevan Underbuck resists!"

During the Season 6 election, Underbuck's pitching increased by due to the Shoe Thieves' Mutually Arising blessing.

Season 10

During the Season 10 election, Underbuck was traded to the Baltimore Crabs for Montgomery Bullock due to the Fridays' People's Champion blessing.

Season 12

Underbuck was moved into the shadows for the Baltimore Crabs in the Season 12 Election via the Foreshadow Will. Underbuck was replaced by Jacoby Podcast.

History

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Background

Bevan Underbuck is a Late Cretaceous, 72-million-year-old, bird-like dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur. The holotype specimen was discovered in 1993 by 14-year-old fossil hunter York Silk. The skeleton that Silk discovered was approximately 95 percent complete. Because of its completeness, it has been compared to the 'Rlosetta Stone' that enabled archaeologists to translate Egyptian hieroglyphics. The completeness and undistorted qualities of the bones were critical in helping scientists further understand the dinosaur-bird link.

Research indicated that Bevan may have had mutually opposable first and third fingers and a forelimb maneuverability that would allow the hand to reach its mouth. This would have given the animal the ability to "hold" food in its front limbs and place it in its mouth, in a similar manner to some modern-day small mammals. However, Bevan lacked the ability to bring their arms past a suborbital position, resulting in them being a little bit terrible at Blaseball.

After being wrangled into a Jazz Hands uniform, Bevan performed admirably for a 72-million-year-old, bird-like dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur. Indeed, despite lacking the maneuverability to throw a ball or swing a bat, Bevan managed to play the flute very well. Furthermore, like all theropods, Bevan could not pronate their hands, and thus, was physically incapable of doing jazz hands. Research into if this played a role in their eventual expulsion from the team has been inconclusive.

Trade to the Fridays

When the call for the trade to the Hawai'i Fridays was made, Bevan was once again put through the arduous process of receiving a new uniform for the team. The Fridays were happy to welcome their latest addition, though they did note that the climate did not seem to agree with their new dromaeosaurid theropod teammate. Bevan did notably gain an ally with fellow theropod Fletcher Yamamoto, despite their evolutionary separation of 72 million years.

Trade to the Crabs

Once Bevan was traded to the Crabs to ascend, their jazz handlers declared that they "are not getting Bevan into another uniform" and promptly quit on the spot.

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