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On Season β10, Day X, Best gained the Flinch modification after the Crabs lost to THE SHELLED ONE'S PODS. Due to the Crabs' Ascension, Best was absent from the ILB from the Season β10 elections until the Descension.
On Season β15, Day 31, NaN of the San Francisco Lovers hit Best with a pitch, causing Best to be Observed. Later, after play ended on Day 35, Best disappeared from the Baltimore Crabs lineup, and they were Redacted. At the time, Best held the ILB record for career stolen bases, with 709.
On Season β16, Day 50, Best exited the Secret Base at Al Pastor Memorial Park, losing Redacted and gaining the Attractor modification. Upon being batted in by Patel Beyonce, Best joined the Dallas Steaks' Shadows.
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Box of Forrest Best Files
- Dust billows as the file box lands on the table. While many archives in the Interdimensional Rumor Mill are unified in some way, this... definitely isn’t one of them. The accompanying Rumor Registry explains all of the contents... wherever it is... but for now you grab the folder labelled IF-13.12 and start reading...
Best appears to be a living marionette almost entirely made of an indeterminate species of wood, the notable exception being the four large crab legs protruding from Best's back. These legs appear to be exactly the same as a regular crab leg, though slightly larger than average.
When asked about his crustacean appendages, Best only responded by staring at the questioner with their almost featureless face, sockets in the place of eyes totally devoid of life save for a malicious pinpoint of searing light. It did not take long for curious Blaseball fans to drop the subject.
Best is quoted as having never spoken in their life.
Run, Forrest, Run
Following the sweeping blessings offered to the Baltimore Crabs following the Season 5 decrees, Forrest quickly climbed the ladder to gain the ranking of one of the strongest base-stealing players in the ILB.
This has been widely accredited to a new form of baserunning invented by and seemingly exclusive to him; utilizing his psychic blood and back-mounted crab legs in order to violently fling his wooden body.
The combined might of crab strength and telekinetic power allows him to ragdoll between bases at incredible speeds, often resulting in consecutive base steals and a rousing chant of "Run, Forrest, Run!" from the stands.
Crab fans have widely speculated whether his newfound thirst for bases might imply grief regarding Combs Duende's death. Forrest, typically for him, has not spoken out regarding this.
As a part of the Interviews performed in season 4 it was revealed that Forrest Best's pregame ritual is 'doing crime'. Forrest has not commented on the nature of these crimes though there is speculation that it has been involved in a recent string of cybercrimes that began in Season 8, coincidently directly after Luis Acevedo was traded to the team.
While neither Forrest or Luis have made any comments on the allegations, Crypton Fluture Media has put out a statement condemning these rumours as patently false. Internal documents have however revealed that CFM has made significant investments in their own cyber security infrastructure since this trade, which has lead to further speculation that recent leaks of company data may not have been an "employee error" as they have previously claimed.
- "Best's the best!" or "Best is Best!"
Mini-Blaseballer by @HetreaSky
Art by @KayleeRowena
Art by @glassgoblin
A Forrest Best Playlist by Manic
Journey of the Lost A Forrest Best origin by Klauinax
A Longing for Distance and Familiarity by Old Fae Seasoning
Art of Forrest Best by @glassgoblin