Socks Maybe

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Socks Maybe was a player in the Shadows for the Chicago Firefighters, and was with the team from the Season β9 elections until Fall Ball.

Official League Records

Maybe joined the ILB as a hitter for the Chicago Firefighters after the incineration of Thomas Kirby via the Dead Weight blessing.

During the Coffee Cup, Maybe played for Heavy FC as a pitcher.

During the Season β16 elections, Maybe's stats were rerolled and they gained the Alternate and Careful modifications as a result of the Firefighters' Alternate Trust will.

During the Season β19 elections, Maybe's stats were rerolled and they gained the Alternate modification for a second time as well as the Negative modification as a result of the Firefighters' Alternate Trust will.

On Season β24, Day 23, Maybe retreated to the Firefighters' Shadows in exchange for Rush Valenzuela at The Fire Safety Awareness Center via the Ratified Voicemail.

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

Box of Socks Maybe Files

Dust billows as the file box lands on the table. While many archives in the Interdimensional Rumor Mill are unified in some way, this... definitely isn’t one of them. The accompanying Rumor Registry explains all of the contents... wherever it is... but for now you grab the folder labelled IF-19.872 and start reading...


Socks Maybe is a human of an unknown age, with short white hair that they claim is “genetic” and “stop asking me if it’s from stress before I [THREAT REDACTED].” Previously to playing Blaseball, Maybe was a hitman for hire, among other, variably illegal services they would do for money. It is unknown whether they’ve kept this job after their involvement in Blaseball.

Outside of the rare interview, Maybe communicates exclusively in code, Matoran, buttons similar to those that cats use for communication, and dead drops that only fail fifty percent of the time (a datapoint that can be noted by anyone within ARG spheres to be “impressive” and “quite honestly, kind of suspicious.”) According to teammate Baby “Ruthless” Triumphant, Maybe doesn’t have an apartment and “freeloads in whoever’s house they can,” refusing to stay in the Fire House unless they’re “being inconvenient about it.”

Maybe always lands on their feet. They are exactly 4’8”. Like all of us, they are from Chicago. Their number is 872.

Relationship to Thomas Kirby

Maybe, when asked if they knew the person they replaced in the Season 9 Elections, said yes. Thomas Kirby, noted as the “only cishet in Blaseball” by most of his former teammates, allegedly taught Maybe all they know about sniper rifles. While this was the only information Maybe themself gave, research collected shows that Maybe and Kirby met on the regular before Kirby’s incineration, and that one such meeting was going to happen after the Elections. This is possibly why Maybe was waiting in the vents of the Election Hall (that they, as seen on video, fell directly out of when called upon to join Blaseball.)

After Kirby died, Maybe was seen at the Crabitat, giving a handful of his ashes to Yurts Trunbo. This is theorized to mean that Maybe has a memorial pearl for Kirby; however, it has never been seen, and they have never admitted to it.

“I did know him. The day you get any information out of me about it is the day I get incinerated, though. You guys are nosy. We were friends. You can find the paper trails from there, can’t you?” — Maybe, when asked about Kirby, translated from T9.

Fan Works


For more fanfiction, see the Socks Maybe tag on AO3.