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Old 01-16-03, 03:17 PM
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The players won't approve this.

They should just use the overall interleague record, the records of the two teams, or a combination of the two.
Old 01-16-03, 03:23 PM
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Originally posted by juiio
The players won't approve this.

They should just use the overall interleague record, the records of the two teams, or a combination of the two.

Personally, I don't see anything wrong with leaving it as is. I don't think a team with a better record should necessarily get it because they play radically different schedules.

Now if they are to switch it, I say the first factor should be head-to-head: if they played each other in interleague play, then whoever won that series should get home field. If they did not play head-to-head, give it to the league that won more interleague games.
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I like the idea of the interleague record, but the winner of the all-star game, no.
Old 01-16-03, 04:02 PM
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Uh-oh. I thought the same thing as Bud. Not good at all.

Still, this could be interesting. Can't wait until the first manager keeps a pitcher in the game for too long, causing some kind of injury. Then we get the fun outcry for how the game should be an meaningless game so people don't get hurt.

Now they just have the fans elect a starting lineup worth of players. The All-Star manager fills out the rest of the roster & the non All-Star managers from that league vote on the starting lineup. This way, the fans still get their say on who is on the roster, but the league coaches still make sure that the best possible team starts the game.

This should also either lead to the removal of the rule where each team has one player on the roster, or each roster should be expanded.
Old 01-16-03, 04:37 PM
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I like this. It puts some meaning back into a previously meaningless game, as illustrated by last years tie.

I don't think fan voting will change at all either. Not enough people are going to vote for crappy players just to help their league win, to make a difference.

Most people will just continue to vote for their favorite players, with more knowledgeable fans voting for the most deserving players.
Old 01-16-03, 05:00 PM
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I think this is a terrible idea.

All-Star games are supposed to be meaningless. They are a way for the most popular best players to get together and have a fun game for themselves and the fans.

If the game is going to matter then idiot fans shouldn't be allowed to vote because that could potentially screw a league. Also, the one player from each team rule has to go and most of the players that get selected really shouldn't play. The All-Star game isn't designed to be a serious competition and trying to turn it into one so MLB can make more money is going to be a study in unintended consequences.

There really isn't a fair way to decide home field, but every idea I've heard is better than the All-Star game scam.
Old 01-16-03, 10:04 PM
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The other thing that makes this ok is that homefield doesn't matter all that much in Baseball. It's not like football where the visiting will be affected by crowd noise by not being able to hear their QB and other team mates calling out audibles and reads. It's just a matter of the individual players being able to maintain their concentration.

At any rate I like it. Better than just alternating, and should make the all star games much more competitve and fun to watch.
Old 01-16-03, 11:47 PM
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I'm sure Anaheim and their thunderdildos will disagree with downplaying home field advantage in baseball.
Old 01-17-03, 04:04 AM
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As well as the teams who played in the 2001 WS.
Old 01-17-03, 07:35 AM
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It goes without saying that this does not give me any more incentive to watch the AS Game. I'm an Orioles fan so what am I going to do...root for the N.L. to beat the A.L. so the Yankees don't get home field in the WS?

Frankly, the only change they could make to the AS Game that would make me watch is a US vs the World matchup. Usually I am against change in baseball but this is one that makes a lot of sense since Budinski has totally blurred the line btwn leagues with interleague play. It is not a coincidence that I don't watch the All-Star games in other sports.
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Winner of the All-Star game or the team w/ the most wins during the regular season - either way they do it, something needs to be done...

I think it would be interesting if the All-Star game has some meaning and value added to it, because as it stands now its a joke.
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Originally posted by El Scorcho
I'm sure Anaheim and their thunderdildos will disagree with downplaying home field advantage in baseball.
Timely hitting won the series, not lame thundersticks. The Giants were a veteran team, they're not going to be rattled by some noise.

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