Magi Ruiz was a pitcher for the Seattle Garages, and was with the team from the Season β13 elections until Fall Ball.
Official League Records
Ruiz joined the ILB as a pitcher for the Seattle Garages during the Season β13 elections via the Stow Away blessing.
On Season β19, Day 16, Ruiz retreated to the Garages' Shadows in exchange for Tot Clark via The Hotdogfingers Memorial Climate Pledge Garage and Parking Facility's Fax Machine. On Season 19, Day 28, Ruiz rejoined the Garages' active roster in exchange for Durham Spaceman via The Hotdogfingers Memorial Climate Pledge Garage and Parking Facility's Fax Machine.
On Season β20, Day 12, Ruiz retreated to the Garages' Shadows in Exchange for Terrell Bradley via The Hotdogfingers Memorial Climate Pledge Garage and Parking Facility's Fax Machine. On Day 62, Ruiz rejoined the Garages' active roster in exchange for Durham Spaceman via the Fax Machine.
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Of Thai and Filipina descent, Magi Ruiz grew up in Spokane, Washington with her three moms. Ruiz had been a fan of the Seattle Garages (the band) for a number of years, following them closely and often helping at events. When the band was playing a special farewell concert for Goodwin Morin at the end of Season 13 in Tokyo, Ruiz saw an opportunity and struck. She snuck into the tour bus, and as Theodore Duende was doing a headcount, he managed to miss player Arturo Huerta, counting Ruiz instead. By the time the team got back to Seattle, its fate was sealed, and Ruiz found herself as the newest pitcher for the Seattle Garages.
Despite having been a fan of the Garages as a band, Ruiz knew next to nothing about the splort or that they even played blaseball outside of doing music. She was hastily trained by the recently returned and shadowed Jaylen Hotdogfingers, and took to it quickly. She attributes her throwing techniques to a stadium volunteer by the name of Kick Raminsky, who is known for his legendary peanut tossing abilities.
In her downtime, Ruiz can often be seen poring over a giant tome she has on her at all times, studying practical applications of magic and how they can be applied scientifically. She has taken up the studies of the late Ron Monstera, intent on finding the cross section of music and forces beyond our nature. Ruiz can be found before games making the team special blends of tea she claims will improve performance, though it is unclear if these claims hold any weight. She has taken to getting tips from band member Sparks Beans, the two comparing tea and coffee techniques.
Ruiz continues her volunteer work for the band, being the team’s sound tech. Being hard of hearing herself, Ruiz can often be seen at the heavy metal concerts put on by Theodore Duende and Goodwin Morin, handing out earplugs to attendees. She has a number of tools she carries with her, notably a hammer with the word "Magic" written on the side and a roll of duct tape labelled "More Magic", which are her favorite way of fixing things.
Ruiz is an outspoken activist, helping organize protests and rallies around the Puget Sound with assistance from band mate Alaynabella Hollywood. She runs a website, "Knowledge is Magi", where she uploads rare books and college textbooks for free. In addition, she is known for her efforts to raise awareness of diabetes and it's effects, as she herself has type 1 diabetes and an insulin pump to help her manage this.
PsychoAcoustics and The Second Wyatt Masoning
In Season 14, Day 72, Ruiz was tasked with setting up the newly acquired sound system as part of the stadium’s renovations. As she was doing so, Ruiz noted hearing a strange static coming from the speakers that sounded almost like human words. Tapping into her studies in sound magic, Magi enlisted the help of the band. With Tot Clark on bass, Betsy Trombone on drums, and Durham Spaceman on keytar, the four played a powerful melody of Ruiz’ design, and Wyatt Mason X (hereby referred to as MaX) glitched out of the speakers onto the field.
Ruiz and MaX can often be seen hanging out with one another. Ruiz has been cited saying she feels the need to protect xem, given the circumstances surrounding Static.
Resurrection of Chorby Soul
Reports of what took place the day of the resurrection are as follows: The day of the Season 14 elections, pitcher Alaynabella Hollywood stood atop the mound of the Big Garage, bass guitar in hand, hooked up to the Garage’s Psychoacoustic sound system. Fellow pitcher Magi Ruiz stood behind her, holding her large tome, watching. She began strumming a tune not dissimilar to the one Ruiz used to pull MaX out of the sound system, but with the use of her extra fingers was able to augment it. As she played, smoke began to rise from the diamond, until an ear piercing scream reverberated throughout the stadium. Some say they saw a figure dash onto the field at this point, perhaps in an attempt to stop what was about to transpire, though none have been able to recall who. When the smoke cleared, Chorby Soul stood before them.
Ruiz has given conflicting reports as to what it was her intent was on the field that morning. In one interview, she claimed to be attempting to bring MaX back from Elsewhere, and there was a conflicting frequency as the speakers were being tuned. In another, she claimed to be attempting some kind of ritual to keep the sound system from turning echo players into static, and Hollywood accidentally misplayed a chord. Some even speculate Ruiz knew what she was doing, having an intimate knowledge of the works of the late Ron Monstera and his research into the M Chord, a theoretical para-acoustic phenomenon tied to the vibrational frequency of the Immaterial Plane rumored to be able to create a rift to the hall itself.
Ruiz plays the tubular bells, using her Magic hammer to whack the bells. She attempted to resurrect the tenor Monsteraphone, but quickly considered the efforts fruitless, as diesel instruments don't lend well to her musical stylings.
- Moabbey Blues by @moonofpluto - Magi & Borg Ruiz experience memory shenanigans.
Magi doing magic research by @cookie_bred
Magi wearing a Garages bomber jacket