Yosh Carpenter

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Yosh Carpenter is a player for the Chicago Firefighters, and has been with the team since Fall Ball. Carpenter has played for the San Francisco Lovers and Hawai'i Fridays.

Official League Records

Carpenter joined the ILB as a pitcher for the San Francisco Lovers with the Return of Blaseball

During the Season β4 elections, Carpenter was affected by the Extra Elbows blessing, receiving a pitching increase of 2.5 -> 3.5 .

During the Coffee Cup, Carpenter played for the Cold Brew Crew as a pitcher.

On Season β13, Day 79, Carpenter was exchanged to the Hawai'i Fridays due to Feedback. Carpenter was replaced by Gabriel Griffith.

During the Season β21 elections, Carpenter became a lineup player in exchange for Don Mitchell as a result of the Fridays' Roster Swap will.

On Season β22, Day 85, Carpenter retreated to the Fridays' Shadows in exchange for Melton Campbell at Hawai'i Viberight Field via the Ratified Voicemail. During the Season β22 elections, Carpenter's star ratings were completely randomized as a result of the Shadow Alternate Trust blessing, resulting in Carpenter becoming an Alternate, gaining the Negative modification, and a combined 13.7 -> 13.8 stat increase.

During the December 16, 2022 Fall Ball, Carpenter fell to the Chicago Firefighters.

History

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Carpenter was born in Trinidad, California to a family of artists and woodworkers, where he later picked up the trade from his mothers.

The rest of the Carpenter family is elusive at best, but were supportive of him moving to San Francisco to continue his trade work. He is known to visit home quite often during siestas when he can, and often brings various handmade trinkets or home made jams back to the team when he returns.

Finding community in San Francisco was difficult for Carpenter at first, not being particularly adjusted to the city. Quickly though, he was able to seek out both his local synagogue and find an apprenticeship at a local woodworking store, where he would work under a mentorship, and later meet Knight Triumphant after a particularly peculiar order for over a dozen “swordbats.” From that moment onward, Carpenter would be pulled into the LARP’s fray, and while not particularly interested in the affair, he would become close to his fellow artisans. Carpenter would later fall for the likes of Triumphant, as well as Don Mitchell.

Like many of the Lovers who joined upon the return, he was encouraged by his partner Knight Triumphant. What pushed Carpenter over the edge however, was his close friendship with fellow pitcher Paul Barnes, and fellow artisan Miguel Javier.

Carpenter appears with many faces which rotate based on his expression, sometimes betraying which pitch he may be throwing. He also was gifted an extra set of arms thanks to his Extra Elbows. Ever since, he has been able to simultaneously pitch AND do woodwork on smaller projects like whittling, it has been a boon to his side hustle.

Personal Life

During the Season 8/9 off season, Carpenter went on a trip to the redwood forests of North Carolina to collect wood from the fir trees to use in his carpentry projects. Whilst whittling on a secluded cliff-side, Carpenter spotted a man made entirely from wood gazing mournfully into the distance. Carpenter approached and struck up a conversation with the man, fellow blaseball player Sebastian Woodman. Although initially reserved, Woodman opened up to Carpenter and the two camped together as Woodman spoke of his issues finding his own identity. Eventually Carpenter suggested that he use his carpentry skills to craft Woodman his own face, separate from Sebastian Townsend's and Woodman agreed. The two spent long nights discussing the project and growing closer together, understanding each other on a level they hadn't shared with anyone else. As he began to carve, Carpenter realized he had fallen in love and promised to himself that this face would be his greatest creation. The bond they forged on that camping trip was one neither would be able to forget and so the two continued to see each other romantically, rumors of a relationship confirmed by Woodman during the Season 9 playoffs.

Feedback

On season 13, day 79, Carpenter would experience a temporal anomaly that would send the scientific blaseball community into a stir. Upon feedbacking with Gabriel Griffith of the Fridays, he did what was thought to be impossible. He pitched for both the Fridays and the Lovers, resulting in all 18 innings being performed by Carpenter before himself and Griffith would take their permanent positions on swapped mounds.

Many thought this act of temporal defiance was a possible answer to preventing feedback. Scientists and heartbroken fans of players long since feedbacked clamored at Carpenter for answers, with attempts being made to contact him for interviews or possible studies.

Carpenter would agree to one interview with graduate student Nicholas Vincent, however the larger scientific community would not get their answer. In the interview, Carpenter would explain, “I didn’t want to leave. I set my roots here. I just wasn’t ready yet, and the universe gave me a bit more time.” Going forward, Carpenter would refuse to speak on the matter.

Time with the Fridays

Much to his surprise, Carpenter found himself fitting in nicely with the Fridays. Many of his teammates saw him quite excited at the opportunity to work with new woods and materials, and the change of scenery was something Carpenter took in stride following the anomaly he experienced with his feedback. He appreciated the already established comradeship between his current and former teams, and found himself welcomed into the perpetual Friday.

His relationship with the team came easy to him, especially when his skills became quite useful. He was frequently seen with Fenry Marlow upon joining the team; the pair would travel the shore, talk, and collect driftwood for future projects. He also began to form a close bond with the likes of Melton Campbell following swapping places with it, who he worked with frequently to craft a bat that would finally suit it.

Carpenter would take on somewhat of a support role amongst the team, though he was long used to the Lovers’ antics and was often known to enable his more chaotic teammates, as long as they were being safe.

Throughout his time however, Yosh would experience a few points of contention. With involvement from the Blaseball Gods, he found himself examining the nature of forging and replication heavily. He became very close to Clare Ballard III, and grieved her heavily after her departure. Following, Yosh was not seen for some time, but soon after debuted a statue in her honor at the stadium.

Along this same vein, with the fear of ego and vaulting weighing heavy on the team, Carpenter reached out to his reunited long term friend and teammate Don Mitchell.

The conversations between himself, Mitchell, and the team was tense; however, Carpenter remain firmed. Both men would swap positions, taking on opposite roles for the first time in their careers. Witnesses highlighted that Mitchell and Carpenter would spend many hours working towards learning their positions and spending much of their personal time together outside of the bullpen and batters’ box. The two were also seen visiting the Lovers together frequently, especially Mitchell’s partner, Sandford Garner.

Trivia

  • Carpenter's most notable woodworking project was the construction of a very comfortable oak bench which is shared by his team at their home stadium, The PolyHedron.
  • Carpenter used to work at the woodworking store Lathe-y-Boy before it was renamed and reused by the Batsmith.
  • Carpenter does not like soda, and is often seen carrying a massive bottle of water everywhere he goes.
  • Carpenter’s favorite flavor of jam is peach.
  • While not Carpenter’s main artistic focus, he is also known to be skilled at making wood block prints and some of his artwork can be found within Sigmund Castillo.

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