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FanPost Friday: All-Star Week is upon us

The last 10 games before the break have gone pretty well so far!

MLB: Seattle Mariners at San Francisco Giants
i see the break, it’s right over there!!!
Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

Hello and welcome back to FanPost Friday! Last week I said the final 10 games before the All-Star break were pretty much make-or-break for the 2023 Seattle Mariners and the team has responded by winning the first two series versus the Rays and the Giants. Stakes continued to be high as they headed into the Den of Iniquity that is Minute Maid Park née Enron Park in Houston yesterday for a pivotal 4-game series. Game one went incredibly well as George Kirby and Eugenio Suárez said “We got this, fellas” and shut down the Astros 5-1. Wow, can we just run that one back the next three games? That would be extremely cool.

Let’s take a look at last week’s polls, when the vibes were perhaps at their lowest all season.


A lot of folks had slid into the apathy zone at this point and I totally get it. Like I said, the vibes were putrid. Things are marginally better at this point with the surprisingly decisive wins versus the Rays and Giants and a great first game against the Astros, but most of the same doubts linger. You could probably put the first two answers in the same bucket of “I’m still on board, but these games are make-or-break,” which makes the results seem a bit more optimistic when you look at it like that.

Okay! Seven wins was a popular answer and that’s still within range!

Boom, already cleared the three or less hurdle!

Well, these results were pretty dire. Someone commented that there needed to be a “all of the above” option for the first four choices and that does feel pretty accurate for this team’s postseason chances.

How are we feeling now? Now that the Mariners are 5-2 with three games to go before the break—you guessed it—it’s time to CHECK THAT VIBE!


With three games until the break, considering how the Mariners have played the last week, I’m feeling (blank) about the Mariners

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    The same as last Friday
    (22 votes)
  • 67%
    Better than last Friday
    (148 votes)
  • 0%
    Worse than last Friday
    (1 vote)
  • 16%
    A lot better than last Friday
    (36 votes)
  • 5%
    I still do not believe, my hope’s already dead so you can’t kill it
    (11 votes)
218 votes total Vote Now
MLB: Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners Lindsey Wasson-USA TODAY Sports

In other news, holy moly it’s officially All-Star Week in Seattle. We thankfully got the great news three days ago that Julio Rodríguez and George Kirby will be joining the AL All-Star squad. No need to cancel the game after all; Julio is in. Phew!

Time for some Mariners-related All-Star Game polls!


Will Julio Rodríguez win the Home Run Derby?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    (105 votes)
  • 50%
    No :(
    (109 votes)
214 votes total Vote Now


Will a Mariner win the ASG MVP award?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    (18 votes)
  • 91%
    No :(
    (200 votes)
218 votes total Vote Now


Of the three Mariners All-Stars, who will have the best performance?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Julio Rodríguez
    (38 votes)
  • 16%
    Luis Castillo
    (35 votes)
  • 66%
    George Kirby
    (142 votes)
215 votes total Vote Now


Who wins the ASG?

This poll is closed

  • 76%
    American League
    (159 votes)
  • 23%
    National League
    (48 votes)
207 votes total Vote Now

Have an awesome weekend, folks, and best of luck to the Mariners as they continue to tangle with the cheating-ass Houston Astros.