- For the Modifications which make players Over- or Underperform in the Midseason, see Middling.
- For the Modifications which make players Over- or Underperform in the Lateseason, see Late to the Party.
- For the Modifications which make players Over- or Underperform in the Postseason, see Ambitious.
Earlbirds is a Modification, first seen as a Team Modification in Season β12 and a player Modification in Season β16.
Earlbirds causes players or teams to gain the OverperformingThis Team or Player will play 20% better than usual. modification in the Earlseason.
Earlbirds was first seen as a part of the Earlbirds blessing in the Season β12 Elections. It was won by the Canada Moist Talkers, to be used in the Season β13 Earlseason.
Earlbirds was then made an option for fans to give their teams via Enrich Wills in Seasons 13 and 14. The Breckenridge Jazz Hands Enriched themselves in the Season β13 Elections, giving themselves Earlbirds for Season β14.
Earlbirds was available as a permanent player modification in Season β16 as part of the Early Riser Blessing. The Charleston Shoe Thieves won the blessing, giving Esme Ramsey the modification.
- Earlbirds is the only Schedule-based Modification that makes players Overperform without an equivalent Underperforming-inducing Modification.
- The name "Earlbirds" is mostly likely a reference to the phrase "the early bird gets the worm". In spite of this idiom, the Ohio Worms have only played a total of two series against Earlbirds during Earlseasons.
- The Jazz Hands faced the Ohio Worms for their opening series of Season β14 - and swept the series winning all three games.
- Esme Ramsey's only Earlseason encounter with the Worms was in Season β20, Days 22-24. In the first game of the series, Ramsey hit two home runs from four plate appearances.