Matteo Prestige was a rotation pitcher for the Charleston Shoe Thieves from Season 1 to Season 3. Prestige gained notoriety during the Season 2 playoffs for pitching a shutout in game 3 of the first round against the Dallas Steaks, preventing the Shoe Thieves from elimination. Prestige was incinerated on Day 57 of Season 3 and replaced by Gunther O'Brian.
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Season 2 Playoffs
Down 2-0 to the top seeded Dallas Steaks in the first round of the Season 2 playoffs, Prestige delivered a complete game shutout win to keep the Shoe Thieves in the playoffs, earning the nicknames "The Pledge", "The Turn", and "The" from Charleston fans. The Shoe Thieves went on to win the series 3-2, eventually losing to the Philly Pies in the Internet Series.
During Season 3, Prestige swallowed a stray peanut and suffered a severe allergic reaction, significantly impacting Prestige's performance as a pitcher. Despite this, Prestige continued to play until being incinerated during a 21-16 shame loss against the Kansas City Breath Mints on Day 57.
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Matteo "The" Prestige began playing Blaseball in the early 'XXs and had a somewhat notable career in The Underleagues, playing for nearly every known team, frequently simultaneously. Prestige spent their early season as a batter, before experiencing the longest streak of Hit By Pitch plate appearances in Blaseball History and declaring, in 'XX, that "I intend to make recompense for the grievous sins which have been done unto me." Since then they have performed as one of the Shoe Thieves' best pitchers, second only to Cornelius Games.
Reportedly, following the game, Prestige turned to fellow player Velazquez Alstott and said "Hey, Twofer, remind me, what comes after The Turn again?" Before Alstott could respond a rogue umpire Incinerated Prestige, whose last words are recorded as "Yeah, that's what I thought."