Famous Owens

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Famous Owens is a lineup player for the Hades Tigers, and has been with the team since Season 1. Owens briefly played for the Breckenridge Jazz Hands on Season 23, Day 95, as the result of experiencing two Feedback events in the same game.

Official League Records

Owens joined the ILB as a pitcher for the Hades Tigers with the Return of Blaseball.

Owens pitched a game in all three series of the Tigers' Season 4 championship run, and went undefeated en route to the league title, an accolade shared with Yazmin Mason.

In the Season 9 elections, Owens was affected by the Tag Team Pitching blessing, increasing their pitching rating from to .

During the Tigers' Season 12 push for a championship, Owens pitched three games, recording two shut outs and conceding only a single run, proving instrumental in the Tigers winning their third title. Significantly, Owens would pitch the first perfect game under the Tigers' name during the 4th and final game of the Wild League Finals against the Hellmouth Sunbeams with 7 strikeouts recorded. Subsequently, Owens Evolved to Base 1, protecting their stars from dropping below 1.

In the Season 14 elections, Owens benefited from the Non-Dominant Arms blessing, increasing their pitching 3.4 ★-> 3.6 ★.

Owens gained Fire type blood in the Season 16 elections as a result of the Fiery blessing.

During Season 17, Owens Partied twice, increasing their batting to , Pitching to , Baserunning to , and Defence to .

During the Season 18 elections, Owens Evolved from Base 1 to Base 2 as a result of the Targeted Evolution Blessing, thus becoming the first player in the ILB to reach Base 2.

During the Season 19 elections, Owens retreated to the Tigers' Shadows in exchange for Mummy Melcon as a result of the Tigers' Foreshadow will, resulting in a combined 16.2 -> 16.7 stat increase.

On Season 21, Day 114, Owens joined the Tigers' lineup in exchange for Matteo Triumphant at Sixth Circle Stadium via the Ratified Voicemail.

During the Season 21 elections, Owens' batting increased from 4.2 -> 5.4 as a result of the Tigers' Shadow Infuse Will.

On Season 23, Day 95, Owens was exchanged to the Breckenridge Jazz Hands due to Feedback. Owens was replaced by Spears Rogers. The two were exchanged back to their original teams later that game in the last possible moment.

On Season 24, Day 1, Owens siphoned some of Atlantis Georgias hitter Geraldine Frost's batting ability in a game with Blooddrain weather.

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Box of Famous Owens Files

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Famous Owens is a renowned musician best known for their jazz and their career with the Hades Tigers. As a musician, they have played a wide variety of instruments but are most known for their pan flute, bouzouki and French horn. Due to their skill and extensive history, Owens has attracted a wide following. They might be more widely known for their shifting identities and preference for smaller or remote venues. This also leads to difficulty in accurately attributing music to Owens. Most fans and scholars agree that Owens has been known as a musician for at least three centuries, and transitioned from playing traditional folk music (then called "just normal music") to jazz. While various theories have been made, there is no consensus on when this shift in genre occurred due to Owen's desire for "mystery and a little drama" and the difficulty in tracing authorship.

Outside of blaseball, Owens is known for releasing multiple hit records and their live performances. While critical reception remains divided, most of their releases have retained popularity or have gained cult followings over the decades. Despite this, Owen's career as a jazz musician was not uncovered until late into their career as a blaseball player. Many fans have defended themselves, saying that Owens' various masks and aliases made it difficult to identify the musician. In addition, accurately attributing records to Owens has been an open problem in music. Owens was known to change names, covers and credits on their albums, including within or between production runs of the same records. In addition, they would frequently change tracklists- adding, removing or occasionally changing songs without renaming them, making it even more difficult to track their full discography.

A constant on the Hades Tigers, Owens briefly feedbacked with Jazz Hand Spears Rogers to much booing. They then feedbacked back to the Tigers in the last out of the game, to even louder boos and hysterical crying. When asked, Owens claimed that they did not feel sufficiently artistically challenged in Hades and felt that a move to Breckenridge would better suit them. When asked why they swapped back, Rogers, who had not been present in the press conference, interjects and claims that Owens was scared of competition. The conference devolved into the two attempting to outplay each other. Multiple articles have described the music performed as "jaw-dropping" and "some of the greatest music I've ever heard". Multiple splorts journalists were later accosted by their musical colleagues out of jealousy, leading to a rash of public feuds between the two fields. Notably, some who were present later quit their respective publications to follow Owens, Rogers or both.

Trivia

  • In spite of their manifold interdimensional manifestations, a consistent aspect of Owens is their friendship with Dunlap Figueroa. This was on full display during the Season 16 wild card round; after Figueroa was attacked by Consumers, Owens thwarted the second attempt by storming the field of play with their bat in hand, shattering it across a consumer's head to defend their teammate.
  • Ayanna Dumpington is the bane of the existence of at least some of the Famouss, such as 11.903 (raccoon), 12.19 (Other), 18.18 (maybe Zeus?), 27.614 (deeply sketchy demon) due to her constantly insisting that they hydrate and cannonballing into the team pool/Owens' pool whenever they is in the splash zone. Famous Owens IF-238.91 doesn't really understand all the fuss, but thinks Dumpington is doing a just swell job.
    • Nonetheless, Owens delights in helping Dumpington find the most flamboyant and fashionable of new fits.
  • Owens appears friendly with new Tiger Lottie Ceilingfan, though the details of their friendship are unknown. The younger player appears to be on good terms with Owens with Owens taking an almost older siblinglike relationship with her.

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