The National League may have won the game, but Seattle won the war!

93rd MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard
93rd MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard / Alika Jenner/GettyImages

Major League Baseball held its annual Mid-Summer Classic this year in Seattle. And by all accounts, the event went off perfectly. From booing Rob Manfred at the draft, to Julio Rodriguez's 41 Home runs in the Home run Derby, to the actual game itself, Baseball should be very proud. The stars showed up, and it was absolutely an incredible weekend.

The National League won their first All-Star game since 2012. The MVP went to Elias Diaz, a Catcher from the Colorado Rockies. The 32 year-old, in his very first All-Star Game, belted a go-ahead 2-run home run off of Orioles' Closer Felix Bautista. That home run was enough to put away the American League by a score of 3-2. More on Bautista later.

George Kirby and Julio Rodriguez both got into the game. Kirby came in in relief during the 4th inning, giving up two hits and one run. J.D. Martinez, DH from the Dodgers, lined a double and was drove in on a Luiz Arraez base hit. Arraez went 2-2 with the RBI, and only saw 2 pitches during the game. Julio took over for starter Austin Hayes of the Orioles, and both struck out and walked. Luis Castillo did not get into the game. After the game, Daniel Kramer of asked Dusty why he didn't get into the game:

The game started off with back to back amazing catches by the Rangers' Adolis Garcia and the Rays' Randy Arozarena. Garcia robbed the Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr of extra bases, while Arozarena robbed the Dodgers 1B Freddie Freeman. Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Yandy Diaz hit a home run to get the scoring started, making the score 1-0 AL. This was Yandy Diaz's first All-Star appearance.

After Luis Arraez tied the game at 1, Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette knocked a sacrifice fly to score the Royals Salvador Perez making it a 2-1 game in favor of the AL. That is when eventual MVP Elias Diaz hit the eventual game winning home run.

Mariners fans really showed out during the whole game, but not more than Shohei Ohtani's 2 at-bats. Mariners fans chanted " Come to Seattle!" during both of his ABs, And even the broadcast talked about it. Shohei was asked after the game if he heard it:

There really was only one thing that made me cringe this weekend. It came from Dave "Softy" Mahler of 93.3 KJR of Seattle. Softy took offense to the Baltimore Orioles social media team calling their All-Star, Felix Bautista, the new King Felix. During Media Day, Softy asked Bautista about it, asking him to tell the Orioles social media team to stop. It was awkward, weird and unnecessary. I will post the actual video from Softy below.

This is such a bad take. Sure, Mariners fans can be annoyed by the slight dig at King Felix. But to go this far, as a "media person"? Just gross. The national media picked it up as well. And poor Bautista. He looked so uncomfortable, and this is his first All-Star game appearance. It is just a bad look for Seattle. I have never been a KJR guy. Like Macklemore said in his hit song "My, Oh My!", "710 AM, no KJR!".

If you happen to scroll through "Softy"s tweets, you will see that he took a victory lap when Bautista gave up the game winning home run. He took a classless moment, doubled down and made it worse. Hopefully the powers that be at KJR have some words for him this week.

Overall, the All-Star Game and everything that came with it was an amazing expierance. Hopefully we will not have to wait another 22 years to host the next All-Star game. The Mariners finished the first half on a high note, and hopefully they can continue the hot streak into the second half. As always, go Mariners!