Caleb Novak was a player in the Shadows for the Miami Dale, and was with the team from Season β1 until Fall Ball. Novak played for the Rising Stars during the ILB Semi-Centennial.
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Novak joined the ILB as a lineup player for the Miami Dale with the Return of Blaseball.
As of the end of Season β5, Novak is the only batter to have been struck out during three different Immaculate Innings.
On Season β9, Day 44, Novak swallowed a peanut and had an allergic reaction.
During the Season β9 elections, Novak received the Fire Eater modification due to the passing of the Forecast: Eclipse decree.
During the Season β19 elections, Novak became an Alternate and gained the Negative modification as a result of the Dale's Alternate Trust will.
During the Season β20 elections, Novak gained the 2x modification as a result of the Dale's Magnify will.
On Season β21, Day 75, Novak retreated to the Dale's Shadows in exchange for Tad Seeth at Miami International Arena via the Ratified Voicemail. During the Season β21 elections, Novak joined the Dale's pitching rotation in exchange for Sixpack Santiago as a result of the Dale's Roster Swap will.
During the Season β22 elections, Novak's Magmatic modification was changed into the Haunted modification by the Dale' Reform will.
Over the course of Season β23, Novak entered and exited the Dale's Shadows two times as a result of Miami International Arena Fax Machine events, ending the Season on the pitching rotation.
During the ILB Semi-Centennial, Novak played for the Rising Stars. Novak then returned to the Miami Dale as a pitcher.
On Season β24, Day 53, Novak retreated to the Dale's Shadows in exchange for Rigby Peacelily at Miami International Arena via the Ratified Fax Machine.
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Early Life and Education
Novak attended the University of Miami as a legacy student, following in the footsteps of their mother and grandmother. Novak received a B.A. in Communications and was Vice President of the Sigma Upsilon Pi chapter of Beta Rho Omicron fraternity. They were also a founding member of the Matching Accessory Enthusiasts Club.
College Blaseball Career
Novak did not play competitive blaseball at the high school level. They have attributed their start in college blaseball to the team's friendliness and love of cafecitos. "They just invited me to hang out one time and I was like 'uh yeah sure' and then a few weeks later my fungus half was pretty okay at blaseball. Then it was just a matter of getting the cyanobacteria on board," Novak said in a XX17 interview. "It was a lot of work but it got me to where I am today. Transitioning to pro life wasn't too bad since I had the foundational skills, like splortsmanship and scurrying, basically on lock in college. It helps to be half-unobservable. Shoutout to my best bro, Scruffy Jim Lexington, who was there for me on the hard days. SCRUFF UFF UFF!"
Novak has been observed as a humanoid figure made entirely of lichen (algae and bacteria), a half human/half palm tree person, and various other anthropomorphic incorporations of local plant life. When asked about their changing expression, Novak has responded casually, asking "oh, you like my haircut? Thanks!"
Some fans have speculated that Novak may be a dryad or other local nature spirit, based on Novak’s various Miami flora presentations. Little is known about their family other than their affiliation with the University of Miami and Novak's acknowledgement that they are "old money. Very old."
Novak's wife, Courtney Maddison Novak, is the current women's singles champion of the Internet Bleer Pong League. At the pair's wedding, they had an arm wrestling contest to determine who would take whose last name, with Courtney winning 3 rounds to 1.
made in Gimp by @SEuphonic
Caleb and Avila Guzman in party attire. Via @BillyGalant
Caleb Novak Tlopps card by Mito
Caleb Novak season 16 as a bfdi character by Chesse
Caleb Novak delivering the Community Chest by @Alexander_dsa
Ten of Cups, by @birbteef