Holden Stanton was a lineup player for the Dallas Steaks, and was with the team from the Season β13 elections until Fall Ball. Stanton has played for the Baltimore Crabs and the Breckenridge Jazz Hands.
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Stanton played for the Jazz Hands during Season β4 and Season β5, after the Baltimore Crabs won the Headhunter blessing and exchanged Stanton for Nagomi Mcdaniel. Stanton then played for the Crabs during Season β6, after the Breckenridge Jazz Hands won the Seduction blessing and exchanged Stanton for Nagomi Mcdaniel. During the Season β6 offseason, Stanton received the Shrink Ray blessing, which increased Stanton's baserunning stats by one star and granted Stanton the Shrink Ray item, immediately before being traded back to the Jazz Hands as a result of the Headhunter blessing.
On Season β22, Day 30, Stanton retreated to the Steaks' Shadows in exchange for Barry Burkhard at George Fourman Stadium via the Ratified Voicemail. On Day 80, Stanton rejoined the Steaks' lineup in exchange for Burkhard at George Fourman Stadium via the Ratified Voicemail. On Day 83, Stanton again retreated to the Steaks' Shadows in exchange for Burkhard at George Fourman Stadium via the Ratified Voicemail. On Day 94, Stanton again rejoined the Steaks' lineup in exchange for Burkhard at George Fourman Stadium via the Ratified Voicemail
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Stanton was born on the side of the 417 Highway in Ontario between Toronto and Ottawa. During labour, Stanton's progenitor was brought to an abandoned farmstead which they would later buy, renovate, and reopen. To this day, the Happy Mayonnaise Made From Cows And Not From Anyone Or Anything Else We Promise farming empire’s original farm has a sign in their front yard detailing the circumstances of Stanton's birth, as well as Stanton's claim to fame as a player for the
Crabs Jazz Hands Crabs Jazz Hands. At age 12, Stanton's face spontaneously ignited while playing on the roof of the original Happy Mayonnaise Made From Cows And Not From Anyone Or Anything Else We Promise farmstead. Stanton's sire made an 11 foot vertical leap from the porch to the roof, but was not able to reach his child in time to entirely prevent damage. As such, Stanton's lower face was replaced with Happy Mayonnaise Made From Cows And Not From Anyone Or Anything Else We Promise-branded paraphernalia.
Stanton went to the Modesto Junior Collegiate to study. Modesto Junior Collegiate claims to have no record of Stanton aside from perfect report cards, indicating an idyllic life during that time. However, further investigation has uncovered one record of a lawsuit in ████, wherein the Modesto Junior Collegiate sued Stanton for property damage. The claim laid forward by the Modesto Junior Collegiate legal team asserted that Stanton had destroyed the Collegiate Library's entire B3 flight of concrete stairs, from floor 11 all the way to basement 12. Stanton, upon falling skull-first down the stairs, was said to have irreparably shattered each stair. The lawsuit was never brought to court, and a settlement fee of $5.00 was paid out to the Modesto Junior Collegiate on behalf of the Happy Mayonnaise Made From Cows And Not From Anyone Or Anything Else We Promise farming empire.
Stanton was a player for the Baltimore Crabs. Upon Stanton's joining of the Crabs, the Happy Mayonnaise Made From Cows And Not From Anyone Or Anything Else We Promise paraphernalia making up Stanton's lower face was spontaneously changed to be Old Bay branded. Stanton is on record saying "I Miss Nora" during the final game of Season β2, which is remarkable as this is the only known instance in which Stanton, through interaction with the environment or through vocalization, has ever made an audible sound. During the offseason of Season β3, the Crabs won the Headhunter blessing and traded Stanton for Nagomi Mcdaniel of the Breckenridge Jazz Hands for Season 4. However, at the end of Season β5, the Jazz Hands won the Seduction blessing and traded Mcdaniel for Stanton leading into Season β6. In a comedic twist, the end of Season 6 saw the return of Stanton to the Jazz Hands, as the Crabs won the Headhunter blessing and traded Stanton for Mcdaniel once more.
Life in Breckenridge
While part of the Jazz Hands, it is believed Stanton developed a taste for the great outdoors. Though interviews with Stanton often floundered, Stanton was regularly seen hiking during the summer, cross-country skiing in the winter, and occasionally occupying a remote cabin in the mountains. After acquiring the Shrink Ray, new reports arose of Stanton picking up snowboarding with a modified fingerboard. It is believed Stanton appreciates the contrasting lifestyles of Breckenridge and Baltimore, bearing little resentment for the constant travel.
During Stanton's stays in Breckenridge, Stanton's marketing paraphernalia branding changed from Old Bay to PlayBall, the premiere theatre magazine of the Immaterial Plane. Alongside its signature logo, advertisements for local shows were sometimes seen. Recorded shows advertised include:
- The Phantom of the Pocket
- SHAME (I'm Gonna Live Forever)
- Miss Hellmouth
- Damn Tigers
- All Those Jazz Hands
- (We Are From) Chicago
- Wild Side Story
- Mike Townsend Superstar
- The Sound Of Feedback
- Dear Holden Stanton
- Swingin' Todd
- The Book Of Peanuts
- NaN And The Amazing Technicolor Uniform
- The Commissioner And I
- Umpire On The Roof
- Annie Get Your Gunblade
- The Band's Visit
- Gravity Boots, starring Steph Weeks
- The Best Little GrillPit In Texas
- Porgy and Blase
- Hello Bally
- Fun Home Base
- Sunday In The Park With Lowe
- Ain't Too Proud (To Beg The Gods)
- A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Pocket
While watching over Baby Doyle's playtime during the Season β8 Elections, Stanton was party to Doyle playing the Sheet Music of the Universe. When asked to describe the experience as a non-musician, Stanton was moved to silent tears, but was unable to respond further. Since then, Stanton was conspicuously involved in just-in-time accident prevention, and opened a therapeutic fortune-telling office in Breckenridge serving Jazz Hands fans and teammates. In an interview, teammate Steph Weeks described the experience of a session with Stanton as "somewhat surreal," "oddly silent," and "extremely accurate." In between sessions, Stanton also began practicing playing the World's Smallest Violin, a parting gift from Aldon Cashmoney's violin collection. Fans speculate this is so that Stanton can one day play the Sheet Music of the Universe with Doyle.
Crabs Poet Laureate Runolfio Peeper wrote the following farewell to Holden:
Of Holden, there was seldom much to say
Until the Blaseball Gods sent him away
Now Crabs will miss watching our good friend play
He’s left the Crabitat for Jazzy Hands.
His humble origin was Mayonnaise
Misfortune conquered, Blaseball fills his days
He swapped his jaw out for a can of ‘Bays
Before departing for the mountain lands.
And of the trade, objections have been raised
The Great Mcdaniels has been ever praised
But Breckenridge will soon be quite amazed
As love for Holden burgeons in its stands.
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- "Hold on, Holden!"