Nolanestophia Patterson is a player in the Shadows for the LA Unlimited Tacos, and has been with the team since the Season β23 elections. Patterson has played for the Hawai'i Fridays, Hades Tigers, Philly Pies, and Seattle Garages.
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On Season β7, Day 33, Patterson's defensive ability was siphoned by Canada Moist Talkers batter Beans McBlase in a game with Blooddrain weather, bringing it from to . On Season β7, Day 93, Patterson partied and received a boost to batting and baserunning, and a -star boost to pitching.
On Season β8, Day 20 Patterson was hit by a pitch from Jaylen Hotdogfingers and gained the Flickering modification. The next day, Patterson was exchanged to the Seattle Garages due to Flickering-induced Feedback. Patterson was replaced by Lang Richardson.
On Season β19, Day 79, Patterson retreated to the Garages' Shadows in exchange for Summers Pony as a result of The Hotdogfingers Memorial Climate Pledge Garage and Parking Facility's Fax Machine. On Day 117, Patterson rejoined the Garages' pitching rotation in exchange for Terrell Bradley as a result of The Hotdogfingers Memorial Climate Pledge Garage and Parking Facility's Fax Machine.
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Nolanestophia Patterson (pronounced “Sophia Parson”, as the n, o, l, a, n, e, t, t, t, and e are all silent) a lineup player for the Seattle Garages. There is no known relation between Nolanestophia and the Canada Moist Talkers’ PolkaDot Patterson.
Career with the Hades Tigers
Patterson's pitching ability was estimated to be in the top 1% of all recorded athletes by the Hades Tigers coaching staff. In an interview, Tigers' Coach Kick Rocks explained the reason she hasn't switched positions: "She picks up a bat during practice and says "This just feels right”. She's refused to pitch ever since. Never let go of that bat. We've never looked back." As a Tigers player, she was known for her consistently poor batting and clumsy attempts to steal bases. She developed a significant personal following (self-dubbed the "Pitter-Pattersons") and successfully launched an extensive merchandise line, including a signature Hades Tigers baseball cap with "Fauxlanestophia" protruding ears. She was frequently spotted sleeping atop the Tigers stadium and local buildings.
Career with the Philly Pies
Patterson joined the Pies at the end of Season β2, wasting no time before walking on the windowsills and knocking off numerous pies, then settling down and falling asleep. She has been heard expressing appreciation to Pies senior staff for the warmth constantly radiating from The Oven as well as the general smell of the stadium.
Career with the Seattle Garages
Patterson has, since even before her time in Pie High, played the ukulele and sung to herself as a coping mechanism with the stresses of life. What started as a habit to collect her thoughts has turned into a lifetime captured in soft spoken lyrics and four strings. Starting just after high-school, but before being recruited to the Fridays, Patterson has uploaded video recordings of some of her songs to MewTube; however, crippling self-doubt and a wretched case of imposter syndrome kept the videos unlisted.
During her time in Seattle, these videos have slowly started to be rerecorded, and re-released in a project called "Nolanestophia's Choice". When interviewed by KGAR about her online album, Patterson had the following to say:
"So, if it were just me, I would have just let the whole thing languish forever. I mean. Cute Catgirl Plays Indie Ukulele Music In Her Bedroom isn't exactly the music the world is clambering to hear. But... okay, so one night, like, a week after I got to Seattle, I was in Very's toolshed. You know Very, right? The Janitor? Or maybe Ball-girl? Anyways, I was crying, in the dark, because I still didn't know anyone. There were like twenty thousand people out in the stands waiting to watch me strike out just like I always do and they were gonna hate me. And I needed a distraction so I just... started to sing. And I get halfway through a horrible interpretation of "This Year" by the Mountain Goats when out of the dark comes this voice, just like 'Hey, I like your singing', and what the heck, right? But there's just this very calm guy in the shadows and he tells me I sing well and that everyone is going to love me and even if I get up and strike out every single time, I'm not going to disappoint anyone, and I started to cry again, you know? But this time, I was just kinda... happy? And if some spooky toolshed-guy likes my music, who cares if no one else does. So... I'm gonna try looking at the world a little different. Hello Seattle. I'm here now. Listen to me. We'll make some great music together."
Patterson has cultivated a devoted fan club who refer to themselves as the Pitter-Pattersons (pronounced "Pir Parsons" as the t, t, e, p, a, t, t, and e are all silent, sometimes stylized as "Purr Parsons"). They are known for wearing cat ears, cheering on their favorite player, and engaging in elaborate secret rituals. There are rumors that they believe Patterson is the key to achieving blaseball ascension. They appear to have no allegiance to any particular team or city, although some of them have begun referring to Philly as "The Seat of Prophecy."
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