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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Major League Baseball is changing the rules for home-field advantage in the World Series. The experiment of giving it to the league that wins the All-Star Game is over. Instead, for the first time in league history, home field will go to the team with the better record. Home field was decided by a coin flip in the early years, then alternated between the leagues from 1925 through 2002 before the All-Star Game played a role.

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#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2016-12-01 06:59 PM | Reply

So the team with the best record over the whole long season should get the advantage? Novel idea.

#2 | Posted by cookfish at 2016-12-01 07:00 PM | Reply

About time, but this will again dilute the All Star Game.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2016-12-01 07:18 PM | Reply

Wasn't in love with the All Star game deciding it but it was no worse than alternating years.

I see the argument for "better record" but every MLB team plays an unbalanced schedule - especially when comparing NL to AL - so its not as fair a solution as it seems on the its face. The champion from the weaker league, or the weakest division in baseball, can end up being rewarded for beating up on lesser opponents all year.

#4 | Posted by Sully at 2016-12-01 07:34 PM | Reply

WOW look how much I don't care.

#5 | Posted by truthhurts at 2016-12-01 10:18 PM | Reply

Baseball has the only major pro sport All Star Game worth watching.

It can stand on it's own.

#6 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2016-12-01 11:39 PM | Reply

Here's my idea-- Home Field Advantage is given to the team with the cheerleaders with the biggest knockers.

The playoffs will expand to include 6 division winners and 26 wild card spots.
Each wild card team draws a card from a deck. Then they put the card back into the deck. Then the pick a number from 1-10. Then they play games of sudden-death auction pinochle.
The MVP award is given to the best player in either league with the last name of a type of freshwater fish.
MLB ticket prices will fluctuate based on international cattle market pricing for beef and its byproducts. Fans will be given the option of choosing field level box seating with beer IVs and/or LSD-tainted peanut shells strewn underneath their chairs.
The All-Star game will consist of a one inning free-for-all with seven pitchers, six batters, seven balls of made of high grade stainless steel, and 3 naked idiots streaking around the outfield.
Commissioner Bud Selig will OK two new expansion teams in Anchorage and Honolulu and run away to Tahiti with his trousers stuffed full with billions of dollars in crackerjack concession profits.

#7 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2016-12-02 11:09 AM | Reply

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