Miki Santana

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Miki Santana was a lineup player for the Houston Spies, and was with the team from the Return of Blaseball until being incinerated on Season 3, Day 76.

Official League Records

Santana joined the ILB as a lineup player for the Houston Spies with the Return of Blaseball.

On Season 3, Day 76, Santana was incinerated and replaced by Fitzgerald Blackburn.

History

COMMUNITY LORE

The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.

Miki Santana joined the Houston Spies Blaseball team roster in Season 1, but was a long-time member of the Spies agency before they started playing Blaseball. Known for her musical talents, Santana is said to have been an expert in encoding and decoding messages in a variety of audible formats. Attendees of their gigs frequently reported "sick horns" and "dope beats," but also the occasional strange side effect, such as implanted memories, unexpected responses to code phrases, and the sudden desire to organize their workplace.

On the Field

Santana was one of the Spies' stronger players. Their tendency to wear recording equipment drew scrutiny from umpires at first, but when it was demonstrated that this equipment was primarily used for recording ambient Blaseball sounds later used in music rather than recording information, Santana was allowed to continue. Whether this equipment aided in their success on the field was a oft-debated topic during the ILB's first few seasons, but it was eventually dropped following their incineration in Season 3.

Music Career

Though Santana's activities with the Spies organization are by their nature classified, fans of their music have compiled their numerous tracks, both finished and unfinished. Santana was a versatile music artist with a number of genre influences, resulting in a diverse and eclectic collection of songs. However, one constant among their music is the use of backmasking—messages recorded and played in reverse—and even ultrasonic beeps beneath the melodies. Despite these discoveries, none of the messages have yet been decoded.

Given their fruitful career as a musician and being a Blaseball player, Santana toured the world performing gigs and playing games in front of numerous audiences. Their travels afforded them ample opportunity to smuggle information across borders without suspicion. Though Santana denies that her world tours serve any purpose other than performing both on the Blaseball field and at her gigs, trying to play any of the sheet music she carries tends to result in unfathomable screeching sounds.

Incineration

Miki Santana was incinerated by a rogue umpire on Season 3, Day 76, in a game against the Seattle Garages. The Garages' secret show immediately following the game became an impromptu tribute to Santana, with both Spies and Garages fans celebrating her life and legacy through song, dance, and vigorous shoving in the mosh pit. The Seattle Garages have since taken to sampling Santana's songs by way of both apology and honor; most notably, a sped-up piece of Santana's hit single "Play Must Continue" is used in place of the snare drums on the album version of [REDACTED].

The loss to the Blaseball community and the electronic music scene resulted in an extended mourning period, during which fans of the Houston Spies and Santana's music played her songs—even the ones that sounded like static or screeching—for days on end.


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