Charleston Shoe Thieves/Beta/Season 5

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In Season β5 the Charleston Shoe Thieves finished 7th in the Good League and did not qualify for the postseason for the first time since Season 1. At 46-53, Season 5 was their first season with a negative record.

As part of the High Filter decree, the Shoe Thieves were moved to the Mild Low division during the Season β5 Elections.

Starting Roster

Lineup Rotation
Bench Bullpen

Shadows were not visible on the website until Season β12.


Roster Changes

In Season 5, the Shoe Thieves did not experience any roster change.

Notable Games

  • On Day 63, Beasley Gloom pitched 14 great innings against the Chicago Firefighters, holding them to only three runs. Esme Ramsey then hit a home run to Shame them in the bottom of the 14th.
    • This game is sometimes referred to as Beasley's Boss Battle.
  • On Day 76, After a 10-10 tie, New York Millennials' Wesley Dudley Shames pitcher Kevin Dudley by scoring the winning run in the bottom of the 10th.

Election Outcomes

The Shoe Thieves got two blessings, and were affected by the following decree:

  • High Filter passed with 39,656 votes and 26% of all decree votes.
      • The Shoe Thieves joined the Mild Low division.+  Blood Thief
  • Bad Neighbors blessed the Charleston Shoe Thieves.
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  • Soul Swap blessed the Charleston Shoe Thieves.
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    • Randomized the pitching stats for the Shoe Thieves' worst player, Gunther O'Brian. 0 2
    • Randomized the pitching stats for the Shoe Thieves' worst player, Beasley Gloom. 0.5 → 0.5
    • Randomized the pitching stats for the Shoe Thieves' worst player, Beasley Gloom. 0.5 2.5
    • Randomized the pitching stats for the Shoe Thieves' worst player, Kevin Dudley. 0.5 2
    • Randomized the pitching stats for the Shoe Thieves' worst player, Snyder Briggs. 1 0.5
    • The Shoe Thieves won with 17% of the vote. The Unlimited Tacos were the highest bidders with 27%. 131,745 votes were cast.

Season Overview

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

Sole Swap

At the end of Season 5, Cornelius Games informed the rest of the rotation that they would be joining him on a heist to steal shoes from beyond the grave. Kevin, Gunther, Beasley and Snyder all piled into a submarine and were taken to a sunken city that Games would not identify. In the city, the pitchers aided their leader in searching a mysterious peanut-scented void, retrieving from it five pairs of shoes. Games claimed that these were the shoes of deceased former Shoe Thieves Matteo Prestige, Blankenship Fischer, Atlas Jonbois, Sebastian Townsend, and Morrow Doyle.

In a ritual known only as the Sole Swap, Games placed the shoes on each of his pitchers (Beasley receiving two pairs due to having 4 feet and Cornelius believing he did not need the help). Games' assessment turned out to only be partially true. Kevin, Gunther, and Beasley had not previously even been wearing shoes properly (not counting the one Gunther would occasionally wear on his head), which gave all of them better traction on the pitcher's mound. However, the shoes Briggs received turned out to actually have been formerly owned by Forrest Bookbaby. Whether due to being an alternate version of Snyder or for some other reason, Bookbaby's shoes actually diminished Briggs' pitching abilities. While the others each gained insight and ability from the shoes' previous owners, Bookbaby's shoes were incredibly tight on Briggs' feet, irritating and distracting them.

Dark Prophecy

The Shoe Thieves, in their downtime during ILB's off-season, began to set out for new marks. Hotbox Sato and Joe Voorhees, at a loss, went to Cornelius Games for advice. Games remarked with sarcasm that the two "could steal the lights off some brat's shoes for all I care." At that, Sato and Voorhees made their way to the Hawai'i Friday's beach party and made an attempt to steal the lights from York Silk's sneakers, but with their hands sticky from eating s'mores, they were caught in the act and kicked out of the party for their bad vibes. The failed attempt on Silk's shoe lights may have triggered an ancient prophecy, written on a stone tablet the thieves had found in Sunken Charleston and inflicting other teams in the Mild Low division with a curse that mildly impaired their ability to play blaseball. As the curse came from within Sunken Charleston, the Shoe Thieves were unaffected, and pretended not to notice the change.