Tokyo Lift

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The Tokyo Lift are an Internet League Blaseball team in the Wild High Division of the Wild League. They have been a part of the league since Season 11 after the ascension of the Baltimore Crabs.

Roster

Lineup Rotation
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Player History

For a list of all former players, see Category:Former Tokyo Lift Players.

Date Removed Added Cause
Toggle Intrateam Moves (Fax, Voicemail, etc.)
10 EL - Wyatt Quitter 🥜 Fell from THE SHELLED ONE'S PODS
13 99 - Sleve Matsuyama 🏋️‍ Postseason Birth
13 EL Lotus Mango Goodwin Morin 🎸 Will (🏋️‍) Exchange
13 EL - Alejandro Leaf 📱 Will (📱) Revoke
14 LS - Wyatt Mason 🏋️‍ Localized into Lineup
14 81 Wyatt Mason - Echoed into Static
14 99 Wyatt Quitter - Echoed into Static
14 99 - Chandra Blortles 🏋️‍ Postseason Birth
16 EL Goodwin Morin Halexandrey Walton 👟 Will (👟) Plunder
16 EL Ayanna Dumpington Jessica Telephone 🐅 Will (🏋️‍) Plunder
16 EL - Mags Banananana 🍗 Roamin'
17 44 Stijn Strongbody Rylan O’Lantern 🏋️‍ Incineration
17 EL Alejandro Leaf Inky Rutledge 👟 Will (🏋️‍) Equivalent Exchange
18 EL Engine Eberhardt Cory Ross 🥩 Will (🥩) Equivalent Exchange
19 99 - Flattery Strewnberry 🏋️‍ Postseason Birth
19 EL Halexandrey Walton Evelton McBlase II Will () Equivalent Exchange
19 EL Cory Ross Engine Eberhardt 🥩 Will (🏋️‍) Equivalent Exchange
19 EL Jessica Telephone Kline Greenlemon 🥩 Will (🥩) Equivalent Exchange
19 EL Cudi Di Batterino Goobie Ballson 🗣️ Will (🗣️) Equivalent Exchange
18 06 Goobie Ballson Jan Canberra 🔱 Feedback
20 LS - Goodwin Morin II 🏋️‍ Gift Shop
20 99 - Domino Bootleg 🏋️‍ Postseason Birth (Underbracket)
20 EL Engine Eberhardt Knight Triumphant 🥩 Will (🏋️‍) Equivalent Exchange
20 EL Jan Canberra Ankle Halifax 🔱 Will (🔱) Equivalent Exchange
0320 EL Goodwin Morin II Returned to 🏅 Faded to Dust
20 EL Evelton McBlase II Roamed to 🍗 Roamin'
21 12 Gerund Pantheocide Steals Mondegreen 🏋️‍ Incineration
21 99 - Cicero Gubbins 🏋️‍ Postseason Birth (Underbracket)
21 EL Inky Rutledge Terrell Bradley 👟 Will (👟) Equivalent Exchange
21 EL Freemium Seraph Cudi Di Batterino 🗣️ Will (🏋️‍) Equivalent Exchange
22 LS - Liquid Friend XIV 🏋️‍ Gift Shop
22 LS - Uncle Plasma XIV 🏋️‍ Gift Shop
22 99 - Chibodee Alighieri 🏋️‍ Postseason Birth (Overbracket)
22 108 - Baldwin Breadwinner 🐅 Super Roamin' The Fifth Base
22 EL Mags Banananana Roamed to 🗣️ Will (🏋️‍) Shadow Revoke
22 EL Knight Triumphant Engine Eberhardt 🥩 Will (🏋️‍) Equivalent Exchange
22 EL Flattery Strewnberry Sent to 🎸 Blessing (🎸) Gachapon
0322 EL Liquid Friend XIV Returned to 🏅 Faded to Dust
22 EL Baldwin Breadwinner Super roamed to 🌹 Super Roamin' The Fifth Base
23 04 Quack Hookrace Sent to 🔥 Phantom Thieves' Guild (🔥)
23 40 Spits Strongbody Sent to 🌮 Phantom Thieves' Guild (🌮)
23 76 Nandy Slumps Sent to 🍗 Phantom Thieves' Guild (🍗)
23 79 Steals Mondegreen Sent to 🔥 Phantom Thieves' Guild (🔥)
23 99 - Vernon Cotterpin 🏋️‍ Postseason Birth (Underbracket)
23 117 - Dunlap Figueroa 🍬 Super Roamin' The Fifth Base
23 SC Dunlap Figueroa Drafted by 💫 Drafted to the ILB Semi-Centennial (💫)
23 SC - Dunlap Figueroa 💫 Returned from the ILB Semi-Centennial
23 EL Silvaire Semiquaver Sent to 🌮 Blessing (🌮) Gachapon
0322 EL Uncle Plasma XIV Returned to 🏅 Faded to Dust
24 37 - Frankie Incarnate 🥩 Attractor Batted in by Cicero Gubbins
FB Ankle Halifax Fell to 👟 Fall Ball
FB Engine Eberhardt Fell to 🍗 Fall Ball
FB Frankie Incarnate Fell to 🔥 Fall Ball
FB - Silvia Rugrat 🍗 Fall Ball
FB - Barry Burkhard 🥩 Fall Ball
FB - Farrell Seagull 🐌 Fall Ball
FB - Natha Spruce 🗣️ Fall Ball


Season Results

For more detailed Season Results, check out the Tokyo Lift’s Season Results Hub.

Season Wins Record Postseason Season Summary
11 - Peace & Prosperity 28 38-61 Entered Party Time on Day 73 Assigned the Arcana XI Strength.
12 - The Expansion Era 27 27-72 Entered Party Time on Day 82
13 - Home Free 29 29-70 Entered Party Time on Day 73 The Lift benefited from Tgb free wills.png Free Wills.
14 - The -ides 49 49-50 Entered Party Time on Day 98

Underbracket Wild Card
W 2-1 vs. Boston Flowers
L 2-3 vs. Hades Tigers

15 - Live Bait 51 51-48 Entered Party Time on Day 95
16 - Mass Production 41 41-58 Entered Party Time on Day 88
17 - Collections 41 42-57 Entered Party Time on Day 88
18 - New Editions 41 41-58 Entered Party Time on Day 83 The Lift benefited from Tgb free wills.png Free Wills.
19 - Undertow -48 46-53 Champions

W 2-1 vs. Chicago Firefighters
W 3-1 vs. Mexico City Wild Wings
W 3-2 vs. Boston Flowers
W 3-2 vs. Seattle Garages

20 - Win(Win) 58 53-46 Underbracket Quarterfinalist

W 2-1 vs. Ohio Worms L 0-3 vs. Mexico City Wild Wings

21 - Red Herring 42 36-63 Underbracket Semifinalist

W 3-1 vs. Atlantis Georgias L 2-3 vs. Hellmouth Sunbeams

The Lift benefited from Tgb free wills.png Free Wills.
22 - Overdue 42 36-63 Entered Party Time on Day 92

Runner-Ups
W 2-0 vs. Chicago Firefighters
W 3-2 vs. Atlantis Georgias
W 3-2 vs. Hellmouth Sunbeams
L 0-3 vs. Kansas City Breath Mints

The Lift benefited from Tgb free wills.png Free Wills.
23 - A Set Up 73 68-31 Overbracket Quarterfinalists

L 2-3 vs. Ohio Worms

Received  Under Review.
24 - Fire Sale/Save Situation ??? ??? Party Time was Nullified by the Black Hole (Black Hole) on Day 64 The Lift were Nullified on Day 82, but soon returned with the message "The Tokyo Lift will Return."

Short Circuits

Versions of the Tokyo Lift found only in Short Circuits. These versions of the team had all new, temporary rosters and only existed for the duration of their circuit.

Short Circuits Season Results

Short Circuits
Gamma 1
Season Wins Record Postseason Season Summary
1 71 71-49 Semifinalists
W 3-1 vs. Hawai’i Fridays
L 0-3 vs. Philly Pies
Received no Distortions.
  • The More Muscles Amplification boosted the batting of the Lift’s lineup.
2 71 71-49 Quarterfinalists
L 0-3 vs. Miami Dale
  • The Lift likely received the Charge Will and discharged a pitcher. There is no record of that player’s name, but they would be  Static as a result.
Gamma 2
Season Wins Record Postseason Season Summary
1 30 30-69 Entered Party Time on Day 78 Received no Distortions.
  • The More Muscles Amplification boosted the batting of the Lift's lineup.
2 34 34-65 Entered Party Time on Day 82
  • The Charge Will discharged Claire Glaive, removing them from the roster. Glaive became  Static as a result.
Gamma 3
Season Wins Record Postseason Season Summary
1 45 45-54 There are currently no records of when the Lift entered Party Time. This season was split over two weeks and had two Elections.
  • In the first election, the Lift received an Amplification.
    • The Hand Warmers Amplification boosted the pitching of the Lift’s rotation.
  • In the second election, the Lift discharged Buster Candle via the Charge will, removing them from the roster. Candle became  Static as a result.
Gamma 4
Season Wins Record Postseason Season Summary
1 82 82-80 Entered Party Time on Day 188 This season was split over two weeks and had two main Elections and a number of smaller Elections. The Lift only won in the main elections.
  • In the first week, the Lift received a Party Planning Amplification and a Guest of Honor Will.
    • The Rager Party Planning option was chosen, boosting the team’s Musclitude, Ground Friction, and Continuation.
    • Rotation player Herb Swamp was the Guest of Honor, was granted three Parties, and was granted  Life of the Party.
  • In the second week, the Lift received a Charge Will.
    • The Lift discharged Herb Swamp via the Charge Will, removing them from the roster. Swamp became  Static as a result.

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

History

Founding

Founded by Stijn Strongbody as a delayed response to the events of 1997, the Tokyo Lift are still a fairly new franchise, having only participated in ■■ seasons in the East Asian Minor League before being promoted to the Internet League. Before Season 8 of the Internet League, however, they had never fielded a single player other than Val Hitherto pitching and Stijn Strongbody batting. Thus, they were never able to play any games. (When asked, both claim not to remember this era, and, indeed, it might be in their personal futures.)

During Season 8, Stijn signed Fernanda "Nandy" Slumps to a coaching position, a first for the team. The Golden Age player was "reluctant" to return to the game, so she accepted on the stipulation that she also be put in charge of signings. She then immediately offered herself a contract as the Lift's second pitcher, which she happily accepted, quitting her previous job. Between Seasons 9 and 10, the roster of the Lift was assembled, using The Legscraper, an old gambling prize of Nandy's, as a home base.

Strangely, they did not seem to be affected by the aftershocks of 1997 present on the land.

Joining the ILB

At the end of Season 10, the freshly assembled team watched with bated breath as the Hall Stars faced off against THE SHELLED ONE'S PODS, and were delighted when they, of all minor teams, were selected to ascend to the Internet League. Shortly after, the team discovered an unconscious Wyatt Quitter in the ruins of a Tokyo road, already wearing their uniform.

During Season 11, the team endeavored to do as badly as possible to enter Party Time first, reasoning that a good first impression is key and that hosting Party Time is "a very, very good first impression". The team's efforts were not in vain; the Lift tied the Hawai'i Fridays' Party Time speedrun of 73 days, with many of their wins resulting from weather effects.

Following the Coffee Cup, Light & Sweet Electric Co. players Beck Whitney, Wyatt Quitter, and Lance Serotonin decided to try to get their teams together for a movie night. First proposed by Whitney to Quitter in the team's dugout as a way to meet up with some of the Wild Low players once again, Lance overheard and decided to rope the rest of the Lift in. Ever since, the Lift and the Miami Dale have bonded over their shared love of such franchises as Flast and Flurious, Cats (20XX), and MVP2: Most Vertical Primate.

Culture

Team Culture

The culture of the Lift highly emphasizes physical activity and striving to be the best you can be. This mentality does not focus on setting any kind of records, or even winning, whether that be in Blaseball, bench weight, or speedrun times. The Lift are driven to achieve "gains" in all things, with the often used chant "Nowhere to Lift but Up" being indicative of this. They know that gains are not linear, emphasizing the process of trying and failing over staying stagnant. This, of course, takes a backseat to mental health and self care; if pushing yourself will cause harm either physically or mentally, it is discouraged.

Fan Culture

Their fans show a similar level of devotion to self care and gainfulness, pushing themselves and those around them to be the best "them" they can be. Individual Lift players have their own distinct followings (the feel-good Lancers, the environmentalist group Lotus Blossoms, a troupe of close-harmony drag artists called the Slumpettes) but the Lift home crowd is hugely supportive of every player. This even extends to visiting teams, many of whom describe being briefly thrown off their stroke by a sea of fans in hot pink shirts chanting their approval.

Stadium

History

The Legscraper was constructed after Nandy Slumps obtained the deeds to Tokyo Dilsneyland in a game of Mahjong. She had previously obtained the legs in an unrelated incident.

Facilities

The Legscraper contains a regulation Blaseball field with seating as the top floor, with elevators going from the stands to other floors, such as concessions, gyms, and the central elevator, which itself connects the top floors and the bottom floors, giving the skyscraper the appearance of a dumbbell. The thickness of the central tower is attributed to Lift players' personal rooms, which are themselves ever-shifting in layout and linked by other independent elevators.

The bottom floors contain parking, gyms, and the tower's "driver's seat", which is customarily operated by Nandy Slumps.

Uniforms

The Tokyo Lift’s summer uniform consists of either a crop top and pants, or a unitard — controversially, booty shorts are permitted. The winter uniform consists of a unitard, pants, and a jersey. However, due to a wide range of body types and expertise the Lift uniform is freely modifiable by any team member. Notable modifications have included extra layers, skirts, assorted sports gear, and for some, forgoing the uniform entirely. In an interview, team co-captain Stijn Strongbody said: “We felt it was important to allow as many options as possible. While group cohesion is important, we didn't want it at the expense of the individual player's needs. Also, pink works with anyone.”.

The Lift’s home game colors consist of black and pink whilst their away colors consist of white and pink.

Staff

Captains

The Tokyo Lift are co-captained by Lance Serotonin and Stijn Strongbody, who also founded the team.

Mascots

200% Beef Hotdog 'N Chips the Third (Chips) the Maned Wolf serves as the team's mascot along with a more traditional mascot in the form of Kumuscle.

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