Incinerations are an event that in which a Rogue Umpire kills a Blaseball player under the dim light of a Solar Eclipse. This forces the team to permanently replace the incinerated player immediately. Any fielded players on any team is at risk of incineration: it can target outfielders, but cannot target benched pitchers, for instance. Currently, the only known ways to prevent incineration is via Modifications, such as Fireproof.
There is no given reason for any particular incineration. Though incinerations are performed by presumably sentient beings (rogue umpires) who possess thought and reason, some fans also consider umpires to be akin to a force of nature, and that their reasons for incineration are either purely chaotic, or exceedingly complex beyond human comprehension. There has been no known causal link to predict which players get incinerated.
One player has recovered from incineration.
From Season 2 and beyond, incinerations became a regular feature of everyday Blaseball games, claiming the lives of dozens of Blaseball players. Incinerations that occur during a match will always result in the bereaved team announcing a new player to replace the incinerated one immediately.
Early in Season 2, fans theorized that incinerated players may not necessarily be dead, and have the potential to return later. However, later announcements from The Commissioner have since been clear that incinerated players are indeed deceased. Some announcements have also claimed that "investigations" reveal that incinerated players have actually died to "natural causes," a claim that is not independently confirmed.
The Resurrection of Jaylen Hotdogfingers
See the main article on this topic: Jaylen Hotdogfingers
At the end of Season 6, Jaylen Hotdogfingers became the first player to return from death, after a lengthy and coordinated process engineered by Blaseball fans across all teams. Hotdogfingers returned to the Seattle Garages bearing the modifications Returned and Debted, as well as the postgame ritual, "Checking their pulse" — all of which are first-time appearances further emphasizing the gravity of this feat.
The following tables list all incinerations in current documentation. See also: Category:Incinerated Players.
|Whit Steakknife||Kansas City Breath Mints||Day 14||Stew Briggs||San Francisco Lovers|
|Stevenson Monstera||Dallas Steaks||Day 50||Combs Estes||Unlimited Tacos|
|Eduardo Ingram||Kansas City Breath Mints||Day 55||Lenny Spruce||Unlimited Tacos|
|Matheo Carpenter||Boston Flowers||Day 59||Gloria Bugsnax||Charleston Shoe Thieves|
|Combs Duende||Baltimore Crabs||Day 63||Finn James||Hades Tigers|
|Thomas England||Hawaii Fridays||Day 86||Sixpack Dogwalker||Kansas City Breath Mints|
|Morrow Doyle||Boston Flowers||Day 98||Inez Owens||Unlimited Tacos|
|Forrest Bookbaby||Philly Pies||Day 21||Alston Cerveza||Mexico City Wild Wings|
|Caligula Lotus||Boston Flowers||Day 31||Hiroto Cerna||San Francisco Lovers|
|Randall Marijuana||Breckenridge Jazz Hands||Day 84||Steph Weeks||Houston Spies|
|Mickey Woods||Philly Pies||Day 95||Jaxon Buckley||Hellmouth Sunbeams|
|Hobbs Cain||Philly Pies||Day 10||Rai Spliff||Hades Tigers|
|José Haley||Chicago Firefighters||Day 36||Goobie Ballson||San Francisco Lovers|
|Umpire Husky*||n/a||Day 94||Umpire Steel||Raúl Leal|
| COMMUNITY LORE|
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Blaseball fans will sometimes refer to incinerated players as "called up" or "sunkist," for the benefit of more innocent fans, or the self-benefit of personal denial regarding the player's grim fate.
Thanks to the resurrection of Jaylen Hotdogfingers, it is now known that the souls of incinerated players reside in the void. Previously, there had been several failed attempts to locate them in Hades. Should a player die by any means other than incineration, it is believed they may be consigned to The Dugout for all of eternity and never know true rest.
It has been observed that incinerations only occur during Solar Eclipse weather. The implications of this are unknown, but it is speculated that there is a direct link between the position of the sun and rogue umpires (or potentially, all umpires).
The first instance of a failed incineration occurred on Day 94 of Season 8, during Dale vs Crabs Game 1 of 3. A rogue umpire attempted to incinerate Beck Whitney, unaware that her team had been gifted the inconspicuously mighty Iffy Jr. Onlookers recall that Raúl Leal "chucked the Iffy" from the dugout, "beaning the ump full-on in the dome." The umpire fired wide, narrowly missing a concession stand, and Whitney fell upon the umpire with righteous fury, carrying out the smiting effortlessly.
"The look on his un-face..." muttered one, smiling wryly.
- Reminder that the true appearance of umpires is yet unknown.
- The Commissioner [@blaseball] (31 Jul 2020). "We regret to inform the ILB community of the sudden passing of Miami Dale star Aldon Anthony during a game early this morning. An investigation is ongoing." (Tweet) - via Twitter.
- The Commissioner [@blaseball] (31 Jul 2020). "Investigators have determined Aldon Anthony passed due to natural causes. Love and Light to their family, the Dale community, and the entire ILB family. #YesPlz #blaseball" (Tweet) - via Twitter.
- Umpire Chaff [ump_chaff] (29 Jul 2020). (Message) - via #bloodhouse, Blaseball Discord.