- Jun 6, 2012
Finally one of the dumbest overreactions to a singular tie game in a meaningless exhibition will be going away. Hopefully. Good on Manfred.
In general it hasn't pissed me off the way it does some people, but I think this year is a glaring example of how dumb it is. The Cubs were better all season and deserve home field.Letting the ASG decide home-field advantage in the WS does not bother me at all.
Well, they weren't guaranteed home field before this stupid All Star game thing happened either.In general it hasn't pissed me off the way it does some people, but I think this year is a glaring example of how dumb it is. The Cubs were better all season and deserve home field.
Yeah, then what if it's a team from Canada. Way too many variables.I didn't see enough love for a pre-World-Series game to determine home field, between the two WS teams, played at a neutral site.
Of course that still leaves us to debate who gets to bat last in that game, or which league's rules you use...
(I guess whichever team doesn't get thier rules, gets to bat last...)
Agreed. Sort ofThis year the AL had 5 teams with a losing record and the NL had 9. The Cubs feasted on vastly inferior opponents all year long. Why should they get rewarded for that? Best record in completely different leagues is no better than the winner of the All Star game.
I don't like your attitude on this; it's stupidI've never understood how people get so worked up about this.
I truly don't give a shit. I have zero opinion. And I have an opinion on everything. Every argument against it seems to degenerate into, "I don't like it, it's stupid."
I find it unsettling when people feel strongly about stuff and I don't know why.
Yes, this. Sometimes the obsession with absolute equality of schedule on SoSH is too much for me. Best record is easily the best solution. Is it 100% perfect? I guess not. But it's still easily the best solution.Every other sport uses best record for home advantage in playoff matchups (obviously excluding the Super Bowl or a wild card vs division winner scenario). None of them play the exact same opponents in a given season. All sports will have strong or weak divisions and conference in a given year. It balances out in the long run. Most wins gets home field.