The MLB All-Star Game Will No Longer Matter in Home-Field Advantage
Major League Baseball avoided a labor lockout when they owners and the Player's Union struck a deal in advance of the December 1st midnight deadline for the collective bargaining agreement. Now details are coming out in regards to what will be different in this agreement.
Sources close to the situation report to ESPN that among the biggest changes is that the MLB All-Star game will go back to being a full fledged exhibition. No longer will it matter for home-field advantage in the World Series.
World Series home field advantage will be given to the participant with the better overall regular season record. Last season's World Series showed the quirkiness of the old system when 103 win Chicago did not get to host game 7 over 94 win Cleveland.
Additionally, minimum disabled list stints will be 10 days not 15.
Baseball fans around the world rejoice, finally Major League Baseball gets it right regarding the All-Star game, of course the real question should be, why did anyone think this was a good idea in the first place?