PolkaDot Zavala was a player in the Shadows for the Kansas City Breath Mints, and was with the team from Season β1 until Fall Ball.
Official League Record
Zavala joined the ILB as a pitcher for the Kansas City Breath Mints with the Return of Blaseball.
On Season β7, Day 62, Zavala's hitting ability was siphoned by Seattle Garages lineup player Theodore Duende in a game with Blooddrain weather.
On Season β8 Day 10, Zavala siphoned some of Mexico City Wild Wings lineup player Cell Barajas's pitching ability in a game with Blooddrain weather.
On Season β17, Day 20, Zavala swallowed a peanut and had a allergic reaction.
On Season β18, Day 69, Zavala retreated to the shadows of the Breath Mints in exchange for Lucas Petty as a result of the Kansas City FreshDome's Fax Machine
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Zavala began Zavala's Blaseball career as the shadow of PolkaDot Patterson, who was playing for the Breath Mints at the time. When Patterson was transferred to the Baltimore Crabs at the end of Season One, a loophole in the contract meant that Zavala could not be transferred with them. As such, Zavala was forced to inhabit the shed skin of Patterson in order to continue playing for the Breath Mints.
Whether any link between Zavala and Patterson remains is unclear, although the pair have an unnerving tendency to blink at precisely the same time.
For several seasons, Zavala was the Breath Mints' objectively worst player, pitching many losses and cementing the weak portion of the team's rotation. Zavala was a shy member of the team, sometimes cutting loose with team favorites such as Boyfriend Monreal (who always made sure pay Zavala compliments) during Party Time, but otherwise being rather reserved. Zavala seemed to carry a weight with them, and often seemed uncomfortable in the skin that Zavala inhabited.
After Season 4, Zavala received a 13% pitching buff, along with the rest of the rotation, as a result of them all mysteriously switching dominant hands. When asked about this, Zavala commented that "It's strange—somehow I feel like this was always how it was. I just... never realized." As the off season continued, Zavala began to grow pieces of of a body of Zavalas own, bones at first, and then skin, and then muscles and organs. Teammates and fans reported a noticeable increase not only in Zavalas performance, but in Zavalas general happiness, in the amount of times Zavala would let out a laugh with the team, in the smiles Zavala let gleam after throwing a strike. Zavala is now almost complete with Zavalas metamorphosis, and will likely soon be retiring Patterson's old skin for good. Nobody on the team or in the stands has anything to say about this other that "we're so proud."
Zavala prefers two songs for Zavalas walk-up music: "Crawling in my Skin" or "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini"
- PDZ has got skin in the game!
- Don't crowd the plate! Leave a spot!
- You are your own pattern!
- P D Z, Strike One, Two, Three!
- P D Zed, get in their head! (popularized by Marquez Clark)
- PolkaDot Zavala is a Credit to the Team twine game by Kelp
- How Bad Can You Throw a 2 Run Lead in the Bottom of the Ninth (sequel) twine game by Kelp
- Nothing Alike by @AReblase
- some of me landed here. by @AReblase
Fanart by @polypeptoad
Art by @polypeptoad
Zavala brushing their hair by @polypeptoad
PolkaDot Zavala card by @solphy
PolkaDot Zavala by @8loi88
PDZ and Pudge slumber party by @polypeptoad
PDZ and Pudge Chanukah by @polypeptoad
PDZ and Hewitt Best by @goatedtoasts
PDZ by @solphy
PolkaDot by @jennayow
PolkaDot by @goatedtoasts
Mini-Blaseballer by @HetreaSky
PolkaDot Zavala by @gaymaul