What would be a better way to determine home-field advantage in the World Series than winning the All-Star Game?

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    What would be a better way to determine home-field advantage in the World Series than winning the All-Star Game?

    League with better record in interleague play
    Team in World Series with better regular-season record
    Coin toss by commissioner
    Alternate years
    Other
     
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    OTHER


    This is an easy one .......fly balls caught during the derby AL kids vs NL kids !!!!!
     
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    Alternate years
     
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    [QUOTE]OTHER This is an easy one .......fly balls caught during the derby AL kids vs NL kids !!!!!
    Posted by rsinsider[/QUOTE]

    RSI - what happened to you?  David Jonathan Drew needs you now more than evah!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    [QUOTE]OTHER This is an easy one .......fly balls caught during the derby AL kids vs NL kids !!!!!
    Posted by rsinsider[/QUOTE]
    ROFL
     
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    Better regular season record
     
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    even alternating from year to year (like they used to do) is much better than using the all star game to determine home field in the world series.
     
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    This is just a cheap gimmick to try and boost ratings for the All Star Game. If " this time it counts " like they say, then why do so many players skip the game? And why do teams let guys pitch on Sunday, so they are not eligible for the game?  Pretty hard for fans to take the game seriously when the players and managers obviously do not. Home field advantage for the World Series should be rotated, as it was for years. It only really matters if the Series goes seven games, anyway.
     
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    Better regular-season record.
     
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    [QUOTE]even alternating from year to year (like they used to do) is much better than using the all star game to determine home field in the world series.
    Posted by therimrattler[/QUOTE]

    how's that ?
     
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    [QUOTE]This is just a cheap gimmick to try and boost ratings for the All Star Game. If " this time it counts " like they say, then why do so many players skip the game? And why do teams let guys pitch on Sunday, so they are not eligible for the game?  Pretty hard for fans to take the game seriously when the players and managers obviously do not. Home field advantage for the World Series should be rotated, as it was for years. It only really matters if the Series goes seven games, anyway.
    Posted by dgalehouse[/QUOTE]


    This is just a cheap gimmick to try and boost ratings for the All Star Game


    what's so  wrong with trying to boost the ratings

    if it works for  2 fans then I say

    good job by the commish


    And why do teams let guys pitch on Sunday, so they are not eligible for the game

     edit : are you suggesting  homefield is more important than their game on sunday
    I disagree but just saw some one else suggest the same thing


    Pretty hard for fans to take the game seriously when the players and managers obviously do not.




    maybe this will help you and the others






    Fans may not like home field in World Series being in line, but All-Stars don't mind

    Angels' Weaver: 'I think it's a great thing'




    "The atmosphere around the game has changed a lot," Konerko, a first baseman for the White Sox, said. "You still come here and have a good time, but you prepare for the game. You ask (teammates) about pitchers you don't know. And when you don't start, you're sitting in the dugout with your head into the game, thinking that you've got to be ready.

    "The games tend to be close, and the guys who go in at the end could wind up with a lot riding on them."

    The Angels' Jered Weaver, who will be the starting pitcher for the AL against the Phillies' Roy Halladay, likes the competitive nature of the game.

    "Yeah, I think (home-field advantage) is very important," Weaver said. "Obviously we saw it last year. Home field can be a very important component in winning the world championship.

    "So I think it's a great thing for the best players in the world to go out there and compete and work for that home-field advantage."
     
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    Easy. Best players (by the numbers) for all positions in each league play the game with backups if necessary (also by the numbers). Not the switch players every inning or so kind of thing, more if a player is injured and has to come out like a regular game.

    Let them keep the All-Star game since it's really just a popularity contest, but there should be a separate, more serious, game to determine home field advantage.
     
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    [QUOTE]Better regular season record
    Posted by RedSoxKimmi[/QUOTE]

    Bingo!! This is the MOST logical decision to make. Who has the best record of the 2 WS teams. And the DH should be able to bat in a NL park in the WS too..How can you have a WS and tell the AL that you cant put your best team on the field?
     
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    Disagree on the DH... If you don't have a good line-up without your DH you should not be in the WS.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: What would be a better way to determine home-field advantage in the World Series than winning the All-Star Game? : Bingo!! This is the MOST logical decision to make.Posted by southpaw777[/QUOTE]

    I don't think we're going to see that happen because it carries the baggage of different leagues, different opponents, strength of schedule determining HFA.  If they change back they'll probably go back to the old alternating year deal which, for baseball, still makes as much sense as anything.  


     
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    [QUOTE]Disagree on the DH... If you don't have a good line-up without your DH you should not be in the WS.
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]

    We can have a good line up burrito..But not our best..
     
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    I understand but why should the NL team have to roll out a utility player to be the DH? Is it fair to put a guy who has 40 ribbies and a .270 average up against Ortiz?
     
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    [QUOTE]I understand but why should the NL team have to roll out a utility player to be the DH? Is it fair to put a guy who has 40 ribbies and a .270 average up against Ortiz?
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]

    It would be better than their pitcher hitting...or bunting..Rather have a 270 hitter than a 170 hitter..
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: What would be a better way to determine home-field advantage in the World Series than winning the All-Star Game? : I don't think we're going to see that happen because it carries the baggage of different leagues, different opponents, strength of schedule determining HFA.  If they change back they'll probably go back to the old alternating year deal which, for baseball, still makes as much sense as anything.  
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut[/QUOTE]

    That would be fine too..I still have an issue with no DH..the NL NEEDS to catch up with the times IMO..
     
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    Alternate years. Fair, balanced, predictable.
     
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    Either best regular season record or best interleague record are both better ways to determine home field advantage in the World Series. 
     
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    [QUOTE]Either best regular season record or best interleague record are both better ways to determine home field advantage in the World Series. 
    Posted by susan250[/QUOTE]


    or best interleague record

    very interesting but

    I still don't see what's wrong with the way it is


    it does add a tad more interest to the AS gm

     and the players like it
     
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    Team with best record during regular season.

     
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    I'm fine with the All Star game being the determining factor for home field in the World Series. Though not sure it has instilled the must win attitude in either leagues players and coaches, or almost as important the owners, it has helped to give the game a little more edge, but that's begun to wear off too. I still fell alseep in the 3rd inning...

    There's really no "fair" and equitable solution, so short of doing a coin flip which is almost as arbitrary as using the results of an exibition game to determine which league gets home field, a game in which, the best from both league routinely don't participate in due to a miriad of reasons. It does generate some interest and is certainly more exciting than alternating the leagues year to year. I'm always a proponant of making the regular season record mean something, especially after you play 162 games...Playing for homefield throughout the playoffs add a little something, something to the end of the season, which I think is also news worthy and better than a coin flip or alternating year formula. 

    That said, even with the new incentive. The All Star game will never have the same must win intensisity of the pre-FA years when the AL vs the NL was a game that both sides wanted to win, played to win and the losing team took the loss hard...Those are days gone bye and will never be again. I feel privleged to have lived in that era. When the All star game was an event and fans from both leagues rooted just as hard for thier leagues and they did for thier hometown nine!

     

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