The Chicago Firefighters are an Internet League Blaseball team in the Wild High division of the Wild League. They have been a part of Internet League Blaseball since Season 1. They formerly played in the Lawful Good division of the Good League.
- 1 Roster
- 2 Former Players
- 3 Season Results
- 4 Team Overview
- 5 Staff
- 6 Fan Culture
- 7 Fan Art
- Goobie Ballson
- Swamuel Mora
- Baby Triumphant
- Lou Roseheart
- Socks Maybe
- Justice Spoon
- Isaac Johnson
- Joshua Butt
- Declan Suzanne
- Peanutiel Duffy
- Peanut Holloway
- Tyreek Olive (Season 2, Day 26; replaced by Paula Mason)
- José Haley (Season 8, Day 36; replaced by Goobie Ballson)
- Thomas Kirby (Season 9 elections due to Dead Weight blessing; replaced by Socks Maybe)
Blessings and Trades
- Atlas Guerra (Season 3 elections; traded to the Kansas City Breath Mints for Axel Trololol)
- Axel Trololol (Season 5 elections; traded to the Baltimore Crabs for Joshua Watson)
- Joshua Watson (Season 7 elections; traded to the Mexico City Wild Wings for Axel Cardenas)
- Axel Cardenas (Season 7 elections; traded to the Mexico City Wild Wings for José Haley)
- Mullen Peterson (Season 7 elections; traded to the Mexico City Wild Wings for Kennedy Rodgers)
In Season 1, the Chicago Firefighters went 56-43 (.566) in the season, advancing to the postseason. The Firefighters won against the Dallas Steaks in round one. The second match-up saw them win against the Boston Flowers with a 3-1 score, advancing to the finals, where they were defeated by the Philly Pies with a score of 3-1.
In Season 3, the Chicago Firefighters went 35-64 (.353) in the season. They did not advance to the postseason.
In Season 4, the Chicago Firefighters went 61-38 (.616) in the season, advancing to the postseason. The Firefighters won against the Charleston Shoe Thieves in round one with a score of 3-1. They lost to the New York Millennials in round two, with a score of 2-3. In the Season 4 Elections, the Firefighters were also hit with Targeted Shame, which states that should the Firefighters be shamed, they will start the next run with negative runs equal to their shame.
In Season 5, the Chicago Firefighters went 60-39 (.606) in the season, advancing to the postseason. The Firefighters won against the New York Millennials in round one with a score of 3-1. The second match-up saw them win against the San Francisco Lovers 3-2, advancing to the finals, where they defeated the Breckenridge Jazz Hands in a tense 3-2 series to become the Internet League Champions! In the Season 5 Elections, the Firefighters won Katamari which boosted their defense, but lost the election for the Fireproof Jacket (which was won and then promptly discarded by Mclaughlin Scorpler for Noise-Cancelling Headphones instead.)
In Season 6, the Chicago Firefighters went 50-49 (.505) in the season, finishing at the bottom of their new Wild High division. They did not advance to the postseason. To add further insult to injury, they lost the Fireproof Jacket blessing election again, this time to the Seattle Garages' Oliver Mueller.
In Season 7, the Chicago Firefighters went 50-49 (.505) in the season, finishing at the bottom of Wild High. They were the only Wild High team to not advance to the postseason. In the Season 7 Elections, the Firefighters won the Champs in the Making blessing and stole three players from the Season 7 champs the Mexico City Wild Wings. They also won the Hand-Me Downs blessing, which allowed Declan Suzanne to steal Oliver Muller's Fireproof Jacket. The Firefighters were also hit with Shame Bubble, which states that should the Firefighters be shamed during Season 8, they will start the next run with negative runs equal to their shame.
In Season 8, Day 16, the Firefighters and San Francisco Lovers made Blaseball history with the first ever double shut-out. Due to Firefighters being Shamed in their Day 15 match against the Lovers, and starting Day 16 with -1 runs due to Shame Bubble, the game concluded with a score of -1-0 to the Lovers.
At the end of Season 9, the Chicago Firefighters received one of the first two wildcard picks in Blaseball history. The other wildcard went to Hawai'i Fridays. During Season 9 Postseason, an unbreakable bond was formed between the two wildcard teams. Unfortunately, the Chicago Firefighters lost out to the Hellmouth Sunbeams and were eliminated from the postseason. The Hawai'i Fridays won game two in an upset victory against the Hades Tigers. In a moving display of solidarity for the Fridays, the Chicago Firefighters declared every day in Chicago as Friday. The Fridays ended up losing game three, but the bond formed between the Firefighters and the Fridays continues to hold strong. As a result of the Season 9 Election, the Firefighters were subjected to Targeted Shame, but protected by the Wild High Fifth Base Bubble.
| COMMUNITY LORE|
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
For a more in-depth look at the team, see Chicago Firefighters/History.
The Chicago Firefighters exist to maintain the balance between the entity known as Chicago and the entity known as the Fire. As long as there has been Chicago, there has been the Fire, and as long as there has been the Fire, there have been Firefighters. Nobody knows who or what started the fire; it is said to have always been burning since the world began turning. Nobody knows who the first Firefighter was; all Firefighters hope they will be the last.
How Firefighters are selected is not clear. Anecdotally, Firefighters have mentioned hearing far-off sirens and knowing that they had a choice: heed the call, and bear the burden of being locked in an endless struggle for balance, or ignore it, and know they have forsaken their duty.
After being summoned, a Firefighter is inextricably, cosmically bound to both the Fire and to Chicago. Some believe that a new Firefighter receives a fragment of Chicago’s consciousness; some believe them to receive a piece of the Fire itself, to allow them insight into its workings.
Even if they were from beyond the bounds of Chicago or venture away from the city, a Firefighter has always had, and will always have, a place in Chicago and a home to return to. When Firefighters die, they briefly become one with the Firefighter, rejoin the flame, and light the way for the generations of Firefighters to come.
History and Practices
The Chicago Firefighters team as it is known today was summoned to beat back the Great Chicago Blaseball Fire. After putting out the blaze, the Firefighters held a charity blaseball game at the Fire House against a local paramedic crew to raise funds for the city’s recovery. The game lasted for fourteen innings, and when the paramedics were shamed, they demanded the Firefighters become a professional blaseball team.
Despite playing blaseball professionally, the Chicago Firefighters still carry out their firefighting duties. Each Firefighter takes point on a twelve-hour shift; a standard 14-player lineup allows the Firefighters to use a one-week rotation system. Pitchers in the rotation who are not currently pitching a game are expected to cover any absences.
Following routine upgrades to the sprinkler system at the Fire House in the wake of Tyreek Olive’s incineration, many fans believed the Firefighters to be immune to incineration. However, the Firefighters themselves acknowledge that they are not, and to underestimate the power of fire is folly. There will, someday, be a fire that even the greatest Firefighter cannot extinguish.
The Katamari and Ocean City
Due to a player swap during the Season 5 election, Joshua Watson was recruited to join the Firefighters. Simultaneously, receiving the Katamari blessing meant a katamari was created. This katamari, colloquially called Mother Blase, added Ocean City—over which Joshua Watson presides as mayor—to Outer Chicago.
When Joshua Watson was traded to the Mexico City Wild Wings after the Season 8 election, the ruling of the Mexico City Wild Wings allowing Joshua Watson to conduct his mayoral duties in Ocean City in absentia caused it to separate from Mother Blase and cede from Outer Chicago. All citizens of Ocean City may still claim they are from Chicago, if they so choose.
Each player's number corresponds to the Chicago zip code they live in. Players all have their number tattooed on the knuckles of one hand and WAFC tattooed on the other hand.
Players who inherit a number are from the zip code corresponding to their inherited number. If they were not from that zip code, they are now.
The original Chicago Firefighters once had a manager and a coach. Legends claim that the original coach was even Chicago itself. Ever since the Great Chicago Blaseball Fire, the Firefighters have been a player-owned team, as all players are the coach and the manager.
The only other member of the coaching staff is the Third Base Coach. Each game, a lucky fan is chosen from the stadium and promoted to Third Base Coach, gaining the title Coach Casimir Pulaski Day. At the end of the game, the fan is subsequently demoted and their original name returned.
A sentient pile of fire hats wearing a trench coat that seems to have resided in the stadium since the fire house was created, the Bat Hat is a friendly helper that does its best to help the Firefighters. Always there to deliver a sharpened batting axe or pick up a foul blaseball, fans often fondly remember the mind bending break in reality that is associated with not quite fully seeing or understanding how the Bat Hat gets around. The only time the Bat Hat has ever been seen outside of the Fire House is rumored sightings conducting the L train to and from lowest Wacker.
The Axeman is the creator of all equipment used by the Chicago Firefighters. Little is known of their origin, and what is known is a closely kept secret.
For more information regarding the Firefigters' fan culture, see Chicago Firefighters/Fan_Culture.
All fans of the Chicago Firefighters are from Chicago. Once someone chooses to be a fan of the Chicago Firefighters, they are from that moment on from Chicago. At this time, it is unknown if this changes should a fan no longer support the Chicago Firefighters, as no one has yet been foolish enough to try.
Common chants include "We Are From Chicago" and its variations. It is also commonly shorted to "WAFC" and accompanied by the 🔥 emoji. Occasionally, it is a hashtag. Fans will shout these chants together in unison as a show of solidarity for many events, including winning a game, gaining a point, or even personal achievements. It is considered a greeting, farewell, and motto all at once. When asked, fans indicate that the "we" in "we are from Chicago" either refers to everyone who has ever been and will ever be a fan of the Firefighters, or every being ever to exist. It is not known which of these is the truth.
For fan art and team branding, see Chicago Firefighters/Fan_Art.