Thursday, December 1, 2016

MLB Finally Un-Couples All-Star Game And World Series

For years now, we have been beseeching Major League Baseball to end the silly World Series home-field advantage formula—tied to the outcome of the annual All-Star Game. For one thing, it turned what should be a fun exhibition into a winner-take-all proposition on a one-game sample size. Silly. Plus, we already have a big sample size to work with in the daily Interleague play. Just total up all those games and whichever league has the most victories gets home field in The Fall Classic. The new Collective Bargaining Agreement gives a less elegant solution—but we'll take it! From now on, whichever pennant winner has the better regular-season record gets home field. Much better.