Nic Winkler was a lineup player for the Boston Flowers, and was with the team from Season β2, Day 76 until Fall Ball.
Official League Records
Winkler joined the ILB as a lineup player for the Boston Flowers after the incineration of Hurley Pacheco on Season β2, Day 76.
On Season β3, Day 38, Winkler swallowed a peanut and had an allergic reaction, resulting in a combined 8.9 → 4.7 stat decrease.
On Season β7, Day 63, Winkler's baserunning ability was siphoned by Houston Spies lineup player Malik Romayne in a game with Blooddrain weather, decreasing it from 1.8 → 1.2 .
On Season β8, Day 55, Winkler's pitching ability was siphoned by Hellmouth Sunbeams pitcher Sandoval Crossing in a game with Blooddrain weather, decreasing it from 1.8 → 1.3
On Season β10, Day 1, Winkler's defensive ability was siphoned by Miami Dale lineup player Randy Dennis in a game with Blooddrain weather, decreasing it from 2.4 → 1.8
On Season 10, Day 64, Winkler's defensive ability was siphoned by Chicago Firefighters lineup player Isaac Johnson in a game with Blooddrain weather, decreasing it from 1.8 → 0.9
On Season 10, Day 83, Winkler's defensive ability was siphoned by Unlimited Tacos lineup player Halexandrey Walton in a game with Blooddrain weather, decreasing it from 0.9 → 0.6
During the Season β10 elections, Winkler received an increase in batting from 2.8 → 3.3 as a result of the Unlimited Tacos' Sharing Signs blessing.
During the Coffee Cup, Winkler played for FWXBC as a lineup player.
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Winkler was born with only a left ear, meaning he can only hear monophonically. Winkler has previously disregarded a rumour claiming he can identify the type of pitch thrown by sound alone, stating "I'm just good at hitting the ball".
When asked his thoughts about the incineration incident that led to his inclusion in the team, Winkler has said "Every incineration is a tragic loss for the splort, and Pacheco was a beloved member of the team who will be missed greatly".
Winkler's family owns and operates a splorts bar in the Slouth Side of Boston. From a young age, he helped out there, waiting tables and pulling drinks for the patrons. During this time, he picked up his family's deep love of splorts, especially Flootball. His family were some of the most vocal and belligerent splorts fans around, often starting fights at games and antagonizing the opposing teams. While Winkler shared their passion, he was disappointed at their violent ways of showing their love for the splort. He favored the Boston Flowers, a team which his family shunned for their nonviolent approach to playing and their kind supportive fanbase.
Winkler started playing blaseball from a young age, moving from Youth League to The Underleagues as he grew. When he finally joined Internet League Blaseball, he passed up several opportunities to join other teams, holding out for his hometown heroes. When the moment finally came, Winkler was ready to go. Already in attendance at the game when Pacheco was incinerated, he simply hopped the fence into the park and he was in the team.
Career with the Flowers
Winkler's family grudgingly support his team, putting up a few blaseball signs in the bar for him. After games, Winkler can be found at the bar, signing autographs and generally having a good time with fans. Recently, he's been seen hanging out with Hiroto Cerna, after the moth was drawn into his family's bar by the many neon signs outside.