Season 23

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Season 23 began on July 19, 2021. The regular season concluded on July 23, 2021, followed by the postseason and Internet Series on July 24, 2021. The Season 23 election took place on July 25, 2021. The Canada Moist Talkers defeated the Ohio Worms 3 games to 2 to win their third Overbracket Internet Series championship, while the Yellowstone Magic defeated the Atlantis Georgias 3 games to 2 to win their first Underbracket Internet Series championship.

Regular Events

Earlsiesta

See the main article on this topic: Earlsiesta


set up
trick play
hook and ladder
safety
game over
tear down

After a long absence, The Reader made an appearance at Earlsiesta, but no reading occurred.


Latesiesta

See the main article on this topic: Latesiesta


MVP Voting

See the main article on this topic: Idols


Following the Day 99 games, several players received or upgraded their Ego modifications.

Paula Turnip reached Legendary status and was added to the Vault.

Notable Events

Burning Bright

Following the elections of Season 22, there are now 7 active Suns in Blaseball. The weather Sun 2, and the 6 active league rules Sun(Sun), Sun 30, Sun .1, Equal Sun, Maximum Sun, and Sum Sun. Of these only Sun 2 doesn't impact the Pressure gauge on Sun(Sun), which at the start of the season now sits at 51.09%, from a peak of 77.34% at the top of Season 22 elections.

Premonitions of Things to Come

The seasons leads off with the Coin giving a statement on the upcoming Semi-Centennial, stating that it would be 50 innings of exciting Blaseball action, and we have a Bright Future ahead.

This season also saw the disappearance of Wills and Decrees, instead being replaced by Party Favors, a choice of one of four special Modifications that would apply to your team. The ROAMLESS CRATE, which made players unable to Roam to your Team; The SQUIDDISH CRATE, which makes your Team Squiddish; The AVOIDANCE CRATE, which makes your team refuse to swing at 9+ Runs; and the CONTAINMENT CRATE, which gives your team Containment. With the awareness of Parker MacMillan these all gained increased importance in the eyes of the fans.

The Blessings selection for this season was also different, with there instead being 24 blessings, each labelled as being a selection of the Greatest Hits of every previous season, plus seasons 23 and 24.

A new weather was introduced, Jazz which would transform at the start of a game into a random other weather type.

The various entities all visited us during the rest of the season, each giving their own ominous statements.

The Reader showed up during Earlsiesta after a long absence, but did not do a Seasonal Reading:

set up
trick play
hook and ladder
safety
game over
tear down

The Monitor showed up at Latesiesta,

celebration huh
they're all playing?
rising stars
all of them
sounds exhausting
hope there's fireworks

And finally Lōotcrates gave a cryptic statement before the MVP announcement,

"Stars Rise
Expanding Constellation
Setting course for Waters Above"
"An Ending Begins"
"Events Horizoned
And Beyond
An Archipelago

Nucleosynthesis

The ILB Semi-Centennial

At the end of the Internet Series for the season, there was a short break, and then the Semi-Centennial began. The ILB Semi-Centennial had several unique game conditions due to the Vault ballpark’s modifications. The Cycling ballpark modification made it so pitchers for each team would cycle out at the end of every inning. The Climate Control and Weather Reports modifications meant that weather would change every inning in the Vault, and that when changed it would pick based on “History”, linking each inning to a specific Season and related weather. At the start of each inning, a Season and connected weather were announced.

Lōotcrates appeared before the beginning of the game, stating:

"From the Delta
We wade Upstream"

"Sifting Sediment
Recalling Testimonies
From Recorded Eras"

"Memories Flood."

Lōotcrates stayed on screen until inning 22, providing introductions to each inning and commentating on events that took place during the game.

Sun(Sun) began the game at 82.89% Pressure

The ILB Semi-Centennial was filled with many events, but starting from inning one tensions raised. During inning 1 New Megan Ito traded their nothing for Dunlap Figueroa's The Fifth Base using their Trader modification, then during inning 11, Ito traded their The Fifth Base for Parker MacMillan's The Force Field using their Traitor modification, resulting in MacMillan’s Super Roamin' modification to take effect in the following Season 24.
After New Megan Ito obtained The Force Field, Lōotcrates delivered the message:

"A Trade-Off
A Traitor
A Repetition"

Heists and Heat

Also beginning in Inning 1, Vaulted Legends would approach players from the Rising Stars, who were either collected and Artificially Forged, increasing the pressure of Sun(Sun) and moving from the Rising Stars roster and added to the Vault Legends roster, or managed to evade. Rat Mason was the only player to evade capture, doing so 3 times by the end of the game.

With the collection of the seventh player, Sun(Sun)’s pressure reached 97.68%, and Lōotcrates left the screen during inning 22, apparently exiting for safety from the increasing Sun(Sun) pressure, after some final words:

"From Progenitor
A Breaking Dawn
A Twilight World"

"Constellation Expanded
Stars in Safe Keeping
The Historian returns to Safety"

"A Walk Off."

With the collection of Mora during inning 29, Sun(Sun)’s pressure reached 100%, resulting in the explosion of Sun(Sun).
The Boss appeared in front of the resulting Supernova to address the Fans:

Snackholders
Snackholders!
Wow! Look at those colors!
Yes, Sun(Sun) appears to have exploded.
There is no reason to panic.
In Light of Recent Events
The Semi-Centennial is henceforth Cancelled.
The Result is a Draw.
See you at the Election!
Don't forget to #Vote!

Elections and Payments

Elections began with a statement from the Boss,

Rejoice!
What a spectacular Celebration!
Here's to 50 Years of Fair Play
And another 50 ahead of Us.
We know what you're thinking
Together, we face another crisis.
We will stay the course
Double Down on our Investments

However she was then interrupted by a new Entity, only mentioned so far in Prehistory, Namerifeht, who spoke in backwards text

Credit Denied
Service Suspended
Balance Outstanding
Assets Underwater
Bridges Burned
Final Notice
Fire Sale

This seemed to shake the Boss, who replied

We will Win.
We always Win.

This was followed by an Emergency Alert, which mirrored the message from when the Expansion teams Descended in Season 12,

EMERGENCY ALERT
EXECUTIVE ACTION
THE COIN FLIPS
OVER OVER
UNDER UNDER

This was accompanied with the flipping of the Depth Chart, now placing the Desert at the bottom and the Gate at the top.

Only 5 Teams decided to not go with the Roamless Crate, The Garages, Shoe Thieves, Pies, Fridays, and the Fireproof Tigers.

Additionally, the Reader placed every team in the ILB as Under Review.

The Monitor would also remark on how current market trends were affected by the events of the Semi-Centennial,

uh sundaes melted
too hot

The Canada Moist Talkers, having won a third championship, would Evolve and gain the team modification  Flood Bath. All active players Evolved, with London Simmons, Amos Melon, and Spears Nolan Evolving to Base 2 .

Other Notable Election Results

The elections would see the return of blessings from previous seasons, alongside blessings representing Season 23 and Season 24.

The Season 6: Lottery Pick blessing stole the 14th most-idolized player, Niq Nyong'o for the Philly Pies. This caused Nyong'o to exit the Hall of Flame, gaining the  Returned and  Debt modifications. The Pies would also received the Season 11:XIII blessing, changing their Tarot Card from the Hermit to XIII, sharing with the Kansas City Breath Mints.

The Season 23: Vault Swap blessing would swap Glabe Moon of the Boston Flowers with Sutton Bishop, in the Vault. This caused Moon to be Artificially Forged, gaining the  Legendary modification.

After the elections, Pudge Nakamoto Roamed out of the Hall of Flame and to the Pies' lineup. Parker MacMillan, now no longer holding The Force Field, Super Roamed out of the Vault and to the Hawai'i Fridays' lineup. By leaving the Vault, MacMillan left every player on the active roster of the Vault Legends  Unstable.

Ongoing Decrees

  • Eat The Rich (Season 3): Funds from the top 1% of coin-havers will be redistributed to the remainder of Fans at the end of the postseason.
  • Enhanced Party Time (Season 6): When a team is in Party Time -- mathematically eliminated from the postseason -- they'll have a chance of receiving random permanent stat boosts during their games.
  • Wild Cards (Season 8): Every Season, a random team from each Subleague will leave Party Time to become the 5th Playoff team. A first-to-two-wins Wild Card series will happen on Fridays.
  • Based Evolution (Season 12): Every Third Championship a Team wins will cause the Team and its Players to Evolve. Players that round the phylogenic Bases will get to go Home.
  • Free Wills (Season 13): Teams that finish in the Bottom 4 of the League will receive an extra Will in that Season's Election.
  • All You Can Eat (Season 14): Fans will be able to freely buy and sell Snack Slots at any time. The less Snack slots the Fan owns, the higher the payout for the Snacks in them.
  • Community Chest (Season 16): Anytime 3000 Runs are accumulated league-wide, every Team will receive an Item Crate for a random active Player on their Team.
  • Fairgrounds (Season 17): All games have a chance of being Prize Matches, in which the winning Team will open an Item Crate.
  • Hype Train (Season 18): Shaming your opponent will build Hype in your Ballpark.
  • Ratification (Season 18): Renovations built by at least 18 Teams will be Ratified into Non-Physical Law for the entire League.
    • Hotel Motel (Season 18): Holiday Innings will occasionally happen during the Earlseason, where Teams Party instead of Score.
    • Turntables (Season 18): Any Win earned from a non-loss during the Regular Season will be converted to an Unwin.
    • Tunnels (Season 20): Tunnels allow the Home Team to steal from the Away Team.
    • Balloons (Season 21): A small, permanent amount of negative eDensity is added for each Run or Win earned in this Ballpark.
    • Bird Hotel (Season 21): When the Home Team parties, a number of Birds will come join the Party.
    • Voicemail (Season 21): When the Home Team is shut out in this Ballpark, they'll swap the worst Batter in their Lineup with the best Batter in their Shadows.
    • Phantom Thieves' Guild (Season 22): If the Home Team loses by 9 Runs in this Ballpark, they will steal from their opponent's Shadows.
  • The Underbracket (Season 19): Every Postseason, the bottom finishing Teams will compete in the Underbracket while the top finishing Teams compete in the standard Overbracket.
  • Sun(Sun) (Season 19): All Wins and Unwins earned will be Squared.
  • Sun 30 (Season 20): When a game enters Extra Innings, both Teams will immedately earn 1 Win.
  • Sun .1 (Season 21): Weather. Each Run scored is worth .1 more per Inning.
  • Equal Sun (Season 22): A home run during a game's final out ties the game.
  • Maximum Sun (Season 22): Scoring plays in Maximum Blaseball are worth 3x the Runs.
  • Sum Sun (Season 22): Weather. Each successive scoring play by a Team within a half inning is worth an additional Run.

Standings

Wild League Wins Record Mild League Wins Record
Wild High Mild High
Tokyo Lift 🏋️‍* 73 68-31 Seattle Garages 🎸* 67 57-42
Chicago Firefighters 🔥 68 56-43 New York Millennials 📱* 67 58-41
Breckenridge Jazz Hands 👐†† 64 54-45 Philly Pies 🥧†† 66 56-43
Mexico City Wild Wings 🍗 52 42-57 Dallas Steaks 🥩 57 47-52
Atlantis Georgias 🔱* 44 36-63 San Francisco Lovers 💋 52 39-60
Hades Tigers 🐅* 40 30-69 Core Mechanics 🛠️* 40 34-65
Wild Low Mild Low
Hellmouth Sunbeams 🌞* 79 63-36 Canada Moist Talkers 🗣️* 77 61-38
Ohio Worms 🐌* 76 66-33 Charleston Shoe Thieves 👟* 67 57-42
Miami Dale 🚤* 72 59-40 Baltimore Crabs 🦀 60 49-50
Houston Spies 🕵️ 68 57-42 Hawai'i Fridays 🏝️* 52 38-61
LA Unlimited Tacos 🌮* 55 47-52 Yellowstone Magic * 48 42-57
Boston Flowers 🌹* 49 34-65 Kansas City Breath Mints 🍬* 44 38-61

* Denotes teams that made it to the playoffs.
Denotes Overbracket Wild Card recipients.
†† Denotes Underbracket Wild Card recipients. Note: Because the Lovers received the Overbracket Wild Card, they were removed from the Underbracket. The Fridays took their place.

Divine Favor

Ties: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Team: 🍗 🌞 🎸 🔥 🕵️ 👐 🐅 🗣️ 🏝️ 🐌 🌮 👟 🦀 🌹 🥧 💋 📱 🛠️ 🔱 🚤 🏋️‍ 🥩 🍬


Postseason

Ten teams from each league advance to the postseason: five in the Overbracket and five in the Underbracket. The Overbracket consists of the four best performing teams in a League seeded by Wins, as well as a Wild Card team selected at random. The Underbracket consists of the four worst performing teams in a League seeded by Wins, with a Wild Card selected at random from non-Overbracket teams.

Teams alternate home games with the higher seed hosting first. The Wild Card games are a first-to-two series while every other round is a first-to-three series. Overbracket teams advance via Wins while Underbracket teams advance via losses.

Overbracket ⬆️

  Wild Card Games Division Series Championship Series Internet Series
                                     
    1 Canada Moist Talkers 3  
4 New York Millennials 2     4 New York Millennials 1    
  1 Canada Moist Talkers 4  
5 San Francisco Lovers 1     Mild League
  2 Seattle Garages 3    
2 Seattle Garages 3
   
  3 Charleston Shoe Thieves 0  
    ML Canada Moist Talkers 3
  WL Ohio Worms 2
    1 Hellmouth Sunbeams 3    
4 Miami Dale 3     4 Miami Dale 2    
  1 Hellmouth Sunbeams 2
5 Mexico City Wild Wings 2     Wild League
  2 Ohio Worms 3  
2 Ohio Worms 3
   
  3 Tokyo Lift 2  


Underbracket ⬇️

  Wild Card Games Division Series Championship Series Internet Series
                                     
    1 Core Mechanics 3  
4 Hawai'i Fridays 1     5 Philly Pies 1    
  1 Core Mechanics 1  
5 Philly Pies 3     Mild League
  3 Yellowstone Magic 3    
2 Kansas City Breath Mints 1
   
  3 Yellowstone Magic 3  
    ML Yellowstone Magic 3
  WL Atlantis Georgias 2
    1 Hades Tigers 3    
4 LA Unlimited Tacos 2     4 LA Unlimited Tacos 0    
  1 Hades Tigers 1
5 Breckenridge Jazz Hands 0     Wild League
  2 Atlantis Georgias 3  
2 Atlantis Georgias 3
   
  3 Boston Flowers 2  


Election Ballot

Decrees

No Decrees were made available in Season 23.

Wills

No wills were made available in Season 23.

Party Favors

Party Favors debuted in Season 23. Each Team will receive their top selected Party Favor.

Icon Name Effect
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Team Roamless Crate Players cannot Roam to your Team.
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Team Squiddish Crate Your Team will become Squiddish.
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Team Avoidance Crate Your Team will not swing with 9+ Runs.
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Team Containment Crate Your Team will gain Containment.

Blessings

Each blessing will be awarded to a randomly selected player or team based. Votes from a team's fans increase the likelihood of that team receiving a blessing.

Name Effect
Season 1: Booster Pack Your Team goes to a Team-building workshop. Boost your entire Team by 6%.
Season 2: Literal Arm Cannon A random Player in your Team's Rotation with an available Item slot will gain a Literal Arm Cannon.
Season 3: Exploratory Surgeries Re-rolls the 3 worst Pitchers in your Team's Rotation.
Season 4: Precognition Vision of things to come. 3 Random Players in your Team's Lineup will be boosted by 20%.
Season 5: Fireproof Jacket A random Player in your Team's Active Roster with an available Item slot will gain a Fireproof Jacket.
Season 6: Lottery Pick Steal the 14th Most Idolized Player in the League.
Season 7: The Iffey Jr. A random Player in your Team's Lineup with an available Item slot will gain a Protector Bat of Minimization.
Season 8: Blind Date Steal the 21st Most Idolized Player in the League.
Season 9: Credit to the Team Zero to hero. The worst player on your Team's Active Roster will earn 5x payouts for Idols Snacks.
Season 10: Divisional Walk in the Park Take a stroll. Your Division Walks on Ball 3 next Season.
Season 11: XIII
Season 12: Uncle Indemnity Recruit the Hardboiled Uncle Plasma to your Team.
Season 13: Hitting Flotation Bubble Your entire Division's hitting is boosted by 4%.
Season 14: Targeted Evolution A random Player in your Team's Lineup and a random Player in your Team's Rotation will Advance.
Season 15: Afterparty Whenever your Team is losing during the First Week of Next Season, they will have a chance of gaining Party Time Boosts.
Season 16: Skate Board A random Player in your Team's Lineup gets a Skate Board.
Season 17: Set the Table Move the Best Overall Hitter in your Team's Lineup or Rotation to the #3 spot in your Team's Lineup.
Season 18: Cape of Containment A random Player on your Team's Active Roster will receive a Cape of Containment.
Season 19: Underhanded Make contact, I dare you. Make a random Player in your Team's Rotation Underhanded. Home Runs will be Unruns against them.
Season 20: Heavy-Handed Your Team becomes Heavy-Handed, making all Items held by Players on the Team positively eDense.
Season 21: Big Head Mode Magnify and Ego Boost an Ego-less Player on your Team's Active Roster.
Season 22: Gachapon Recruit one random Player from each other Team's Shadows to your Team's Shadows.
Season 23: Vault Swap Swap a random Player on your Team's Active Roster with a random Vault Legend.
Season 24: Enhance Magnify your Team.

Election Results

Party Favors

  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 525,919 Votes, 85% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 574,521 Votes, 71% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 396,159 Votes, 86% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 137,441 Votes, 51% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 96,551 Votes, 55% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 322,417 Votes, 43% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 606,492 Votes, 89% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Containment Crate passed with 492,989 Votes, 67% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Containment Crate passed with 651,721 Votes, 82% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 573,552 Votes, 95% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Avoidance Crate passed with 344,095 Votes, 49% of all Decree Votes
    • The Pies gained Avoidance.
      • +  Avoidance
  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 228,032 Votes, 81% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 718,394 Votes, 51% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 244,934 Votes, 94% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 997,074 Votes, 84% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 153,748 Votes, 66% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Squiddish Crate passed with 165,411 Votes, 40% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 219,147 Votes, 61% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 356,234 Votes, 81% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 297,098 Votes, 47% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 338,500 Votes, 63% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 372,750 Votes, 95% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Containment Crate passed with 649,634 Votes, 86% of all Decree Votes
  • Team Roamless Crate passed with 469,591 Votes, 77% of all Decree Votes

Tidings

  • Credit Denied
    • Final Notice.
    • Service Suspended.
    • Fire Sale.
  • Executive Action
    • EMERGENCY ALERT
    • THE COIN FLIPS
    • OVER OVER
    • UNDER UNDER
  • scoring play
    • LIFT UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • JAZZ HANDS UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • FIREFIGHTERS UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • TIGERS UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • WILD WINGS UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • GEORGIAS UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • TACOS UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • DALE UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • FLOWERS UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • SUNBEAMS UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • SPIES UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • WORMS UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • MILLENNIALS UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • STEAKS UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • LOVERS UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • PIES UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • GARAGES UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • MECHANICS UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • FRIDAYS UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • MOIST TALKERS UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • SHOE THIEVES UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • MAGIC UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • BREATH MINTS UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
    • CRABS UNDER REVIEW
      • +  Under Review
  • Market Trends 📉

uh sundaes melted
too hot

Blessings

Post Election

Rejoice!
What a spectacular Celebration!
Here's to 50 Years of Fair Play
And another 50 ahead of Us.
We know what you're thinking
Together, we face another crisis.
We will stay the course
Double Down on our Investments

Credit Denied
Service Suspended
Balance Outstanding
Assets Underwater
Bridges Burned
Final Notice
Fire Sale

We will Win.
We always Win.

EMERGENCY ALERT
EXECUTIVE ACTION
THE COIN FLIPS
OVER OVER
UNDER UNDER

Game Events

Incinerations

When any player is in a match during a Solar Eclipse, there is a chance they will be incinerated and killed by a Rogue Umpire. Known cases of this in Season 23 are listed below.

Day Player Replaced by Team
63 Jon Halifax Khulan Sagaba Kansas City Breath Mints
63 Helga Washington Ryuji Ngozi Kansas City Breath Mints
65 Pudge Nakamoto Scoobert Toast Ohio Worms
90 Gunther O'Brian Orion Ultrabass Charleston Shoe Thieves
97 Helga Moreno Yulia Skitter San Francisco Lovers

Reverb Shuffles

When any team is in a game during Reverb weather, there is a chance that some portion of their roster will get shuffled. Reverb can change the order of the lineup, rotation, or the whole team. If the entire lineup is shuffled, there is a chance that batters will become pitchers and vice versa. Known cases of this in Season 23 are listed below.

Day Team Type
37 Ohio Worms Rotation
44 Miami Dale Lineup