Should the All-Star Game decide home field advantage for the World Series?
By Dan Connolly
Jul 14, 2008 | 7:03 PM
OK, I give in.
You guys are right. After seeing Josh Hamilton's 28 homers in the first round Monday night in the Home Run Derby, I must admit it was pretty cool. Maybe it does have some worth.
He absolutely crushed the ball several times in the first round. And there was some drama there.
I'm still not a fan of the overall event. It lasts longer than a presidential campaign. And it really did fizzle out in the interminable second and third rounds. But, yeah, Hamilton was definitely worth watching in Round 1.
Anyway, today is that other event, you know, the exhibition which just so happens to control the fate of the World Series' home field advantage.
Atlanta's Chipper Jones, for one, was talking yesterday about how he doesn't like the home field rule.
"I don't agree with it. I think we should alternate it or go with the team with the best record."
I am with Jones on this one. Go back to the alternating system. It makes more sense that way. Let the All-Star Game be an exhibition. But make sure there are enough players that it doesn't end in a tie.
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