Joshua Watson is a player for the San Francisco Lovers, and has been with the team since Fall Ball. Watson has previously played for the Baltimore Crabs, Chicago Firefighters, Kansas City Breath Mints, and Mexico City Wild Wings.
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During the Season β5 election, Watson received the Crabs' Horde Hallucinations and Rollback Netcode blessings. Watson was then traded to the Chicago Firefighters in exchange for Axel Trololol via the The Plan? Pitch from the Plate blessing. During that same election, Watson received the Katamari blessing as part of the Firefighters.
On Season β21, Day 77, Watson rejoined the Wings' pitching rotation in exchange for Rafael Davids as a result of Basin of Mexico Park's Fax Machine. On Season 21, Day 98, Watson again retreated to the Wings' Shadows in exchange for Rafael Davids via the Basin of Mexico Park's Fax Machine, before immediately rejoining the lineup in exchange for Evelton McBlase II via the Ratified Voicemail.
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Watson was found dead in an elementary school in the year 2004. They resurrected themself in 2013, and had been playing for the Crabs since.
After Season 5, the Firefighters used their katamari blessing (dubbed Mother Blase) to roll Ocean City into Outer Chicago. Upon noticing this, Watson famously remarked "welp". To all accounts, they have embraced their title as the alderman of Chicago's newest suburb, going so far as to join the Firefighters as a batter.
When the Firefighters were ordered to trade three of their players back to the Mexico City Wild Wings at the end of the Season β7 Elections, Watson drew the short straw. While wondering how they would handle their mayoral resignation, they received an offer of legal representation in a bottle from rookie player Case Sports. Documents were shortly drafted up allowing Watson to rule in absentia from Mexico City, and the Wings spent a not-inconsiderable amount of their championship winnings renovating a nearby sewer outlet to have the necessary infrastructure to run a mayoral administration remotely. Watson has yet to figure out how the fax machine works.
While currently living in a sewer outlet near the Xochimilco Ecological Park and Plant Market in Mexico City, Watson still maintains a bungalow under the boardwalk in Ocean City, where he is the mayor.
When asked to comment on their miraculous return to the blaseball pitch, Watson began to cry orange juice. Fans have interpreted this as perhaps a declaration of dislike for the Kansas City Breath Mints, but Watson has not confirmed this speculation.
Since resurrecting themself, Watson has only been able to consume five things; oyster crackers, boardwalk fries, Rita's Italian Ice, Natty Boh, and anything that has a ratio of 1:100 for item:Old Bay. The Mexico City Wild Wings have to prepare their food separate from Watson's, as the sheer volume of Old Bay in Watson's wing sauce tends to contaminate the other players' food.
After joining the Wild Wings, Joshua Watson, after taking a wrong turn on the way to the locker room, met Brock Watson. Their relationship blossomed as they continued to see each other, eventually sparking into romance. They are now married! Joshua has learned a lot about rocks from Brock.
Watson became the mayor of Ocean City in 2014. As mayor they personally disbanded the police, citing the former police chief's hatred of crabs as a major factor in said disbandment.
Immediately after assuming the post of mayor, Watson punched Ocean City's then-police chief on live television. Watson has gone on record saying, "I do not regret it, I will not apologize."
In Season 5, Watson was sued by the Ocean City Hermit Crab Vendors' Union for stealing an unknown number of hermit crabs. It was speculated that this was accomplished by coming up through the cracks in the boardwalk. Watson won the lawsuit and continues to deny these allegations, although he refuses to explain where their hundreds of hermit crabs come from.
Runolfio Peeper wrote the following poem, which was read at Watson's second inauguration as mayor:
Joshua Watson, beloved Mayor
Dead for seven years
And brought back by a prayer
Shed orange juice for tears
Returning to the field
Embraced by all their peers
Now they're usually concealed
Below the boardwalk’s entry
A neighborhood well-heeled
They live with the crabby gentry
Which for Watson’s elementary
- "What, son?! Watson!"
- When Watson runs to a base, Crabs fans have been known to informatively chant, "Wat's on first/second/third!"
- "Elementary? My dear Watson!", in reference to Watson's earlier death.
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