The 83rd All-Star Game saw the National League put on an old-fashioned butt kicking of the American League. It was nowhere near the entertaining game we are used to seeing. And with that old-fashioned butt kicking something else happened. The San Francisco Giants, who everyone maligned because they were starting over more worthy players, came through.

More accurately, they made history. As always in sports, some things just seemed to be destined. Let’s see what those pesky Giants did Tuesday night.

Pablo Sandoval probably shouldn’t have started over David Wright. Anyone in their right mind would have thought so. Giants Nation though put on a huge voting campaign to get him and Melky Cabrera into starting roles. I voted for Wright and vehemently disagreed with anyone who did not vote for him. There was uproar from every sports outlet you came across from Mets fans, and everyone else who thought the Wright should be the starter.

So what does Sandoval do in his first at-bat against reigning AL-MVP and AL-Cy Young winner Justin Verlander? Why he hits the first bases clearing triple in the history of the All-Star game of course. It seemed destined. Verlander wasn’t locating his fastball so Sandoval was waiting on one of those nasty breaking balls Verlander had already used to strikeout Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies. And what a nasty one it was. Then with two outs, and a 1-1 count, facing Sandoval, Verlander tries to plant an 81 MPH curveball and Kung Fu Panda, as the Giants fans call him, doesn’t miss it and hammers the ball just fair into the right field corner for the first bases clearing triple in the history of this single game.

Of course he did. He had to prove himself to everyone who doubted him with a vengence did he not? He had to go and make history did he not?

Yes, he absolutely did.

And lets not forget who started the rally with a one-out single and kept it going with a two-out walk to load the bases. Melky with the single, and Giants catcher Buster Posey with the walk, who many believed should not be starting over Carlos Ruiz of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Giants ace Matt Cain starts for the National League and comes in to do his thing in the bottom of the first. He ultimately pitches two shutout innings, earns the win and shuts those up who said R.A. Dickey of the Mets should be starting over him.

And finally, Melky. The single to start the rally in the first, scored the first run in the game, and then sealed any whisper of an American League comeback with a two-run home run to make it 8-0 National League. He went on to win the MVP award for the game the first Giants player to do so since Bobby Bonds in 1973 where the game was played in, that’s right, Kansas City. You can’t make this stuff up.

Some things just seem destined to happen.

So, my point to everyone through this recap of the dismantling of the American League is this:

Get over who started or vote.

If you didn’t want to see Dan Uggla and his glorious .221 batting average you should have voted or voted more often. He came through with a first inning RBI single after Sandoval’s triple. Go figure. If you didn’t want to see Pablo Sandoval starting over MVP-worthy David Wright, you should have voted, or voted more often. No one is complaining now, sure, after what all the Giants players did. Ryan Braun said this in reference to all the voting the Giants players received,”Whoever ends up making it to the World Series [from the National League] should thank Giants Nation for their votes, because all those guys had phenomenal games.” Boy how right you were Mr. Braun.

But with this, do not ignore the players who have received an invite. Most of them are still deserving to go to the game every year, just maybe not as much as other players. But this happens in sports. Get over it.

Chipper Jones said it best, “You have to remember something,” Jones said. “Nobody is ever going to be happy with all nine starters. That’s what happens when the fans are given the responsibility to pick the teams. They vote however they want to vote.” How right you are Mr. Jones. I will leave it at that.

We witnessed many great things Tuesday night, those of us who watched the game.

We saw the Kansas City faithful give Chipper Jones a huge standing ovation before his pinch-hit single through the first and second base hole. Which, if you did not see, was one of the worst base hits I have ever seen. Even Chipper thought so. But what a classy move by the Royals fans. Sending off the future Hall Of Famer off in style. Chipper shared his appreciation, “I was a little misty, I must say,” he confessed. “But you’re not going to get a hit unless you swing the bat. So I was going to get my three swings in.”We are witnessing the twilight of one of the greatest pure hitters of all time. How could you not get a little teary eyed when you saw this happen? I did for sure. Although I have been watching Chipper Jones for 15 years. So maybe I am a little biased.

We saw Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals almost screw up the shutout.

We saw Ryan Braun put all doubters of his alleged steroid use to sleep.

We saw the National League pitchers absolutely dominate the American League hitters.

We saw the National League do something for only the sixth time in their history of this game, and that is score 8 or more runs.

We saw Justin Verlander give up five runs in the first inning. No American League pitcher had ever done that in the previous 82 All-Star Games. And he himself had done that twice in his career—in 217 starts.

The list could go on and on.

But most importantly I leave you with this:

We saw history. We saw more baseball history than you know in a span of 2 hours and 59 minutes on a Tuesday night in July. So in the end, who cares about who ended up starting? Wouldn’t you rather witness baseball history than be so upset about the voting you didn’t tune in to the game?

I would.

So as history tells us, expect the unexpected. As sports tells us almost every day, watch the games. You just never know when you might witness history.