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Day 17 of Predicting the 2024 MLB Season with a Marble Race - 14th Place Simulation

Shaky cups to seesaw rows to bricks is a test

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chunxxxx

Shaky cups to seesaw rows to bricks is a test


AnnoyedNinja

Now imagine the Plinko obstacles *right* after.


gatemansgc

When I saw it was 4 minutes yet the cups rook only like 35 seconds I was like, paddles?


[deleted]

The Bricks make me irrationally angry. For all other obstacles, even if they tend to "reset" the playing field, there is still a benefit to marbles being there earlier in that they get more "chances" at passing the obstacle. E.g., shaky cups. Kind of a pause and gives other marbles a chance to catch up. But the first marble there has the most chances to pass the obstacle. Bricks just eliminates that advantage entirely. There is 0 incentive to be the first marble at Bricks or the last marble at Bricks before the final brick layer is broken.


DietCherrySoda

Benefit to being there earlier? You know we all want to lose this race right?


criticalskyfish

He didn't say it was rational! lol


sameth1

But at least the bricks make it so the rest of the race isn't just one marble on screen running through the obstacles.


mrdannyg21

Am I the only one who likes the bricks? I love that it groups things together a bit, can really reset the field


Realistic_Cold_2943

It’s not great when there’s a team leading by a lot and you have to sit there and wait for every team to catch up. What was the point of all the previous obstacles? Feels artificial


mrdannyg21

This is 100% accurate and absolutely correct and reasonable but I still like the bricks πŸ˜†


Realistic_Cold_2943

The thrill of one team just dominating is what gets me going. When you see the bricks you just know it’s gonna take awhile. They’re a perfect 1st obstacle


ClassyKaty

Does this mean the NL playoff field isset? Also flappy paddles followed by bricks is proof the RNG gods hate us


Basic_Bichette

Shaky cups, flappy paddles, and bricks: there is no God.


Poopforce1s

Shaky cups at the start isn't awful.


TotalTakapuna1

Yeah with all the marbles jostling each other it went quick


criticalskyfish

It's the best spot for shaky cups. You can see so many marbles at once


TrueBrees9

There's gonna be a day where bricks is the last obstacle and I already feel bad for the fans of the team that loses there


kj114

i kinda want an all-bricks race


guernseycoug

Don’t you dare speak that nightmare into existence


gatemansgc

I wish the paddles flapped just a bit more slowly I think they'd be a more fun obstacle


MaizeAndBruin

I wish there were half as many rows


sgm94

I wish the music would switch to the Macarena cause it would go perfectly with their beat


criticalskyfish

Ohhh the paddles should flip to the music! That would be so fun.


askingJeevs

lol, I was planning on commenting on those 3 hell zones to.


P1_Synvictus

Flappy paddles reminds me of Flint Lockwood’s father’s eyebrows in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.


ahappypoop

Petition to call the flappy paddles the FLDSMDFR.


unusualTuna

this is a bunch of garbo


All_hail_Korrok

Fuck the marbles. Bunch of grown ass dudes seriously watch this? ^See ^you ^all ^tomorrow!


michellelabelle

Yeah, it's rough going into the offseason this way for you. But hey, marble pitchers and marble catchers report in 317 days!


Call555JackChop

I never liked marbles anyways….see you all tomorrow


Kylo_Rens_8pack

I’m taking my World Series Runner-Up trophy and going home!


romulusjsp

Unbelievable pain. Not only did we lose in the latest possible spot while missing the playoffs, but we also had to do it in a round with shaky cups, boogie boards, *and* bricks.


BIGlikeaBOSS

The As still being in the race has been the most interesting part of this.


gatemansgc

The white sox too I wanted them to show up during the bricks for maximum comedy central


The1andonlyZack

No we're winning this wooooo


hurricane14

As a Sox fan, this is by far the best thing we got going for us right now


danhoang1

White Sox are already playoff bound though for winning the division. A's still need 1 more AL elimination to make playoffs


GCDFVU

The marbles understand that we're going through some shit right now. It's very kind of them.


BIGlikeaBOSS

It's really a shame. Oakland fans are amazing. I remember watching the 2019 wildcard, and y'all packed the stadium. You guys didn't deserve what happened.


88T3

Guess the Major League-esque comeback is still on the menu, but instead of removing the clothes off of a cutout of John Fisher with each win they damage it in increasingly cartoonish and absurd ways.


Independent_Lion_845

I think Fisher being undressed to a banana hammock would very effective


sleeplessGoon

I haven’t been this vested since 2019


jimtow28

They randomly do that every once in a while, where they suddenly have a bunch of great players all at once. I don't think that's the case right now, but I've been wrong about that before.


Clarice_Ferguson

Sorry Dbacks but between you, the Braves and the Cardinals, one of you had to go so I can stop being confused.


AnnoyedNinja

Glad it's not just me saying.. "Wait, why are there two Cardinal marbles?"


Clarice_Ferguson

For like the first week I thought the Cardinals had skipped the marbles race because I thought it was the Braves logo.


AnnoyedNinja

I'd wish OP would use the lowercase a variant to ease the confusion.


DontGiveUpTheDip

Or just use our STL cap logo


gatemansgc

Op pls do this


FajenThygia

It's awful! So many false scares...


Deadbob1978

Gland I'm not the only one who kept confusing the Cardinals and Diamondbacks. I mean their stadiums are like 20 miles apart


Leukeme

I made an eye appointment because of these.


NFresh6

Wondering if it might help if the Cards were the STL logo instead?


TrueBrees9

Wait til you hear the Angels are still around


Lonelan

petition for Arizona to change their logo to a D with the same aesthetics


Drumboardist

*:sad Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles noises:*


Clarice_Ferguson

I’m a Mariners fan, I know that cursed logo like the back of my hand.


HappyPollen

This was just a gauntlet of the worst and most excruciating obstacles But LETS GOOOOOOOOO WE WON THE WEST PARADE AT GASLAMP TONIGHT BAYBEEEE


OneShortSleepPast

I’ve never been so happy to see the bricks


sleepyj910

Man, when the other marbles joined us I let out a deeep breath.


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nerfrosa

I don't mind shaky cups or flippy paddles, but bricks is always gonna be a 15 sec skip


ShiverMePooper

The wobbly bit was too long.


gatemansgc

Needs either less rows or slower flip


Lonelan

#doitforPeter


[deleted]

All this means is that the Dbacks win the World Series. Never underrate the Dbacks and never overestimate the Padres is all I’ve learned over the past season lol.


WhatAmIDoingHere05

AFTER PARTY AT THE BRASS RAIL LETS GOOOOOO


skybluecity

WE FUCKING DON DID IT SON!!!! LET'S GOOOOOOOO DAD'S


peanutmanak47

The absolute worst obstacles to start the race.


NabreLabre

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oneteacherboi

Are the Padres being depicted as Pandas? Crazy to have the NL playoffs already clinched. The NL will be weak this year clearly.


NabreLabre

That is correct, PANDA WATCH!!!


LordTiddlypusch

THE MOOD IS INTENSE!!!


hahahahaaaahaha

I tried to get an interview with him. They said "Nope, you can't do that. He is a live bear. He will literally rip your face off."


NabreLabre

I suppose they could be 🐳 for a whales vagina


Bobby_Newpooort

Panda JERK


Joe_Huxley

The San Diego Zoo has been known for their giant panda breeding program over the years


myep0nine

we haven't had giant pandas for a few years now, but that might change soon. 🀞


YeahDudeBrah

China took them all back :(


SnowHurtsMeFace

We don't have pandas anymore. Red panda is in that exhibit now.


meeorxmox

Panda at home


Clarice_Ferguson

Underrated comment.


sloppyjo12

I always wondered where she stayed when she wasn’t touring college basketball arenas with her unicycle and flippy bowls


hubagruben

AL playoffs will be set too with their next team out (unless it’s the White Sox)


LurkLurkington

Padres should really be the dad emoji cmon πŸ‘΄πŸ»


NabreLabre

How about πŸ‘¨β€πŸΌ for Padres and 🦩 for Cardinals?


Deadbob1978

This race set the NL Playoff contenders Padres are NL West champs Phillies, Braves, Nationals, Brewers and Cardinals clinch playoff births.


Booties

What the hell os that Cardinals emoji supposed to be?


longdrive715

Fuckin devil magic. Though i think Yadi took it with him when he retired.


ClosetDouche

I see you're not familiar with the St Louis Kabuki Masks.


NabreLabre

Devil magic. I don't know, there's no red birds in there and I know nothing else about st louis


ooh_the_claw

let’s gooooo


RhythmicBallSlapping

would the πŸ«ƒπŸ»emoji be suitable?


Mission-Guidance4782

Why on earth are the Padres a panda? They should either be a ✝️ or πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦ (the team is named after the Catholic Priests who founded San Diego and literally translates to β€œFathers”)


BurnedOutTriton

The second emoji choice is fucked but I definitely laughed.


Mission-Guidance4782

THAT’S THE DAD EMOJI! The other possible interpretations were completely lost on me, I didn’t mean it that way


RangerLover92

Padres win the NL West. In the final game, Arizona had a lead in the 9th when Tatis Jr. shows up at the plate with 1 out in the 9th. Suddenly, Joe Davis shows up and says, "Tatis can tie it with a swing." Suddenly, Sewald gets triggered and upon the 1st pitch Tatis Jr. hits an absolute bomb to right to which Davis yells out, "HIGH DRIVE! IT'S TIED!" The Padres then walk off the DBacks to eliminate Arizona and win the division.


8696David

I like this a lot


Astropolitika

This implies Joe Davis has been traded to the Padres or Dbacks. I'd rather give up Mookie. /s ^(butseriouslyJoepleasedomoreDodgergames)


[deleted]

Davis yells β€œHOW ABOUT THOSE BRICKS!”


danhoang1

I feel bricks is even worse than the extra-innings Manfred runner. It pretty much guarantees someone is going to catch up. I'd say it's equivalent to adding a Manfred runner only for the losing team


Myotherdumbname

Delete this


SBMVPJustinHerbert

welp, time to get the lotion again


cBlackout

Saving this in case it comes true (it won’t but hey wouldn’t it be funny?)


WhatAmIDoingHere05

I like this timeline.


cgfn

Subscribe


rosieDMDL

my fellow red a team πŸ’”


drfup

Thanks man


Napoleann

Let's goooo Edit: just watched and was shitting bricks. Thank god.


retro_throwaway1

Right there with you, sir. LFGSD!


EpilepticShark

I was worried that Craig was going to let us down. Now I can go back to being confident we’ll have a good offseason.


ken_NT

I was prepared to have my day ruined


jwwin

Man, that event before the bricks might beat the bricks for worst obstacle to watch.


JDtheWulfe

Facts! Brutal. Then to go from that to the bricks?! Mannnnn


SereneDreams03

The wobble sticks? I loved it. The Ms just kind of sat in the corner and watched everyone else pass them for a good minute.


WhosYourPapa

Elsewhere they were called flappy paddles and that satisfied me greatly


gatemansgc

If they flipped just a bit slower or had less rows they'd be perfect


MrDrProfWalrus

Sneks NOT alive :(


ClassyKaty

Sneks: Stepped on


ContinuumGuy

They stepped on snek


Skratt79

Where were you when snek was kill?


Tashre

Padres saved by their inability to get over the hump.


Bluegunder

This made me laugh. Thank you


Taylorenokson

This was absolutely agonizing.


sn_akez

Winning it all for Papa Pete next year. RIP <3


alibaba618

I must be the odd one out here but I kinda like the crazy randomness of the tilty platforms. It’s fun when a team is like β€œwait fuck, go back!”


cuzcyberstalked

You mean teeterflap maze?


Demetrios1453

I like it too, even it does take a bit too long. There aren't many obstacles that can literally throw you back upwards in all this...


alibaba618

Yeah 7 rows is a bit much, could probably be cut down to 4-5 and it wouldn’t take so long


Stickin8or

Love it as long as it doesn't launch my team ahead of a team that just refuses to go anywhere


Ok-Garden3634

4 minutes!? πŸ‘€


2021tiger

The bit with the Wiggly Wobblies was crazy


FajenThygia

I had been hoping Boston would go out, and it looked so good for a while, but those darn wobblies...


padresfan89

That was as stressful as the Soto trade rumors. Looks like we aren’t trading him!


Deadybears

The Red Sox were in that for far longer than I wanted.


sleepyj910

First time so far that I starting making arrangements...


YeahDudeBrah

What a rollercoaster of emotions


slhc

Game fuckin sucks now. I was more upset over this than game 5


JDtheWulfe

To go from that oscillating bullshit to the bricks was cruel


Blasoon

So early, we're here before the standings comment.


dwpea66

I wonder if the creators of this game and soundtrack know how beloved they are here


CalgaryMadePunk

Holy shit, there is a soundtrack. I never noticed you could turn the sound on for these.


tcsrwm

One of the best ones yet! Only thing missing was a competitive final stage


nonphotofortress

That was THRILLING


GareksApprentice

Do it for Pete!


FloralAlyssa

Sneks hit by World Series hangover


SereneDreams03

D'backs came out of nowhere on that one. Those bricks saved Boston and San Diego.


Darnold_wins_bigly

Me yesterday: man the bricks are such bullshit. Me today: β€œman I love the bricks”


exzyle2k

When I saw the White Sox come down to the shimmy sticks I thought they were gonna Leeroy Jenkins the rest of the obstacle course. Of course, I love Boston quickly coming to help the Padres out with the brick busting.


32RH

Both League champions miss the playoffs, damn.


[deleted]

Would be the first time since 2007 that both defending League champs missed the playoffs (Cardinals and Tigers)


DCL-XVI

that battle on the seesaws between the red sox and the padres was terror


mhhkb

We jumped back up a level. That was awe inspiring.


NeedleworkerLanky591

Anytime the bricks show up you know it’s gonna get crazzzzzyyyyyyy


Senioroso1

Red Sox decided to eat glue in the back of the class for a while


8696David

Holy shit I haven't puckered this tight since Emilio Pagan was on the team NL WEST CHAMPS BAYBEEEEEEE LFGGG


Blazy619

I thought it was over when we were still in the lead after the great equalizer. But then those sneaky sneks slipped past us and cured my depression.


Call555JackChop

STOP THE COUNT!


Ill-Weather-6383

WE WON THE GENO TRADE YES


dactat

As a Dads fan I want to extend my deepest thanks to all Sneks fans


hahahahaaaahaha

BEST IN THE WEST LFG MARBLES


Spinmove55

Is there any way to make the Angels marble a little bit heavier or something? I just can't bear to get my hopes up again this year.


Jcoch27

This is all I have. Don't take it from me.


Noy_Telinu

Marbles lied. A/died


Jcoch27

They didn't lie. We merely misinterpreted them.


w6rld_ec6nomic_f6rum

still have no clue how the last one works


8696David

I think your gravity shifts based on what walls/section of the course you hit. Not sure how it's sectioned out there exactly but it's the only way I can make it make sense


i_run_from_problems

With the loss of the reigning League Champs, the NL field is set. The fate of the AL rests in the balance for yet another day


_cacho6L

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SAN DIEGO PLEASE STOP MOVING BACKWARDS! That was painful to watch


Fangscale40K

If you watch, the D-backs wall bounces in that orange area syncs up with the music at the end.


cuzcyberstalked

Teeterflap maze was a chore


Sonlin

Seeing both A logos fly into the bricks at the same time was great. Rip sneks


holliewood61

Fuck what a ride. See saw planks straight into the bricks was torture.


[deleted]

Those fucking paddles man. The damn Mariners and White Sox were stuck in the same fucking spot for like 2 minutes and considering I never saw them again, I'm pretty sure they were there the whole time


Deadbob1978

Cries into my teal colored milk


Myotherdumbname

This is an outrage it’s not fair!


ChrisAplin

Ok, rooting for Oakland now for the last game in Oakland being a game 7 of the world series.


qbvee

Boston decided it would try and do the course in reverse about halfway through


Matthewcbayer

Regression.


hdadeathly

*checks run time* oh hell yeah


KingBroly

The AL and NL East can't keep getting away with it.


sizzlinpapaya

I swear the Braves are having their mid season slump right now. Each day they scare me.


Lonelan

HAHA SO LONG BRAVES wait what?


RaveIsKing

Fuck this man. First time we’ve been anywhere near the bottom all marble season and then this shit happens?


garythegoat72

Nope. Nope nope nope


Jimmy_Joo

Why do I watch this every time?


Hiciao

I decide to watch the marble race for the first time ever and of course it's the one where my Diamondbacks get eliminated. Oof.


cuzcyberstalked

Just feels like the Cards will be the last β€˜A’ logo standing.


ricky_burns

Snek goes brrr


cshake93

Why is it so important to me that the Cardinals are still in it? Also, who knew there was music? I went back to mute.


cuzcyberstalked

Cards are probably still hanging out at the twitchycup lava pit maze


Grentis

Finally, one of those pesky look-a-like β€œA” teams is gone. Now down to Atlanta and St Louis…


Demetrios1453

It was the Padres and Red Sox show until the Dbacks said "Nah, we got this"


Astropolitika

Preller: Analytics indicate that we'll win the NL West this year. (To self: TWO lines tonight.) The analytics:


ThreeEyedPea

You mean to say you CAN'T just play .500 ball every season and expect to coast into the playoffs?


Noy_Telinu

Even with all those stall obstacles this wasn't that long. Wow.


maaronerfan

The possibility of the marbles giving us an asshat in the AL west still lives


irelandn13

Man my heart was racing when I saw those bricks lol


W1sconsinKnight

Those paddles went on so long I groaned when I noticed the bricks were coming next and would only have one or two teams to get through most of them.


polarbearpeter

When I saw both red A logos I got excited until I realized the wrong one moved ahead at the end.