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The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
While many of his team and league mates can boast exotic names and mystical/mythological origins, Thomas "Tom" Kirby is a perfectly fine if slightly pedestrian cishet white male.
Thomas Kirby is 5'9" in height, and his weight is self-reported as "having maybe gotten a little soft around the middle, but that's not unusual when you start getting a little older and slow down a bit".
His appearance has been described as looking "very familiar", "almost exactly like someone [you] went to school with", and "sort of like that guy from a movie a few years back".
Kind of like if Boruto's dad was Boruto? Like imagine an old, kinda schlubby Boruto. But not quite? We love him anyway.
Unlike former teammate Sebastian Telephone, who was spawned fully-formed from a payphone, Kirby was born from an unremarkable pregnancy between Jeffrey "Jeff" Kirby and Judtih "Judy" Kirby. Judy described the conception and pregnancy as "average."
Kirby drives a midsize pickup truck. In interviews, he describes it as "just enough to get the job done". He is always happy to help a teammate move to a new residence or transport a piece of bulky furniture home.
Kirby and his family live in a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath ranch-style home in Chicago, where he has always been from. He and his wife Amanda have one son and one daughter. The family has one dog, a retriever mix, and one cat, a shorthair.
Kirby eschews any sort of value judgments or criticisms of his more extraordinary league mates. He treats all Blaseball players, friend or foe, with a polite respect. He does admit, however, that he can't help but respect and appreciate a good, firm handshake. He has gone to seven Phish concerts in his lifetime. This was a business expense.
Whatever a teammate's race, orientation, identity, or creed... Kirby's only demand is that they make sure to set their retirement account contributions to ensure employer matching is maxed out. It isn't a matter of judgment, just a matter of prudence.
Kirby received a mixed welcome upon his transfer to the Chicago Firefighters. Some Firefighters were glad to meet him, others missed Paula Mason and wished to trade him back. After hitting a three-run home run in the Season 4 post-season match with the Millennials (the only runs the Firefighters would achieve in that match), however, Kirby became a fan favorite.
"You can just call me Tom." — Thomas Kirby
"I will never believe it" — Thomas Kirby
- Kirby owns (and exclusively wears) 4 different pairs of khaki slacks
- Kirby uses 2-in-1 shampoo + conditioner
- Kirby's favorite food is Pot Roast, though he does occasionally enjoy Mexican food "as long as it isn't too spicy".
- Kirby's favorite film is "The Shawshank Redemption"
- Kirby's favorite salad dressing is ranch
- Kirby likes to vacation in Orlando
- Kirby maintains a robust collection of both power and manual hand tools. He will be happy to keep loaning them to you as needed, unless you do something to demonstrate you can't handle them responsibly and safely.
- Like all of us, Kirby is from Chicago. His jersey number is 872.
Thomas "Tom" Kirby is terribly missed by his old team and fans from his time with the Dallas Steaks.