Rejoice, baseball fans: The All-Star Game no longer affects the World Series


Finally, one of baseball’s most ridiculous gimmicks is gone. 

The MLB All-Star Game will no longer determine which team gets home-field advantage in the World Series, as it has since 2003. As part of baseball’s new collective bargaining agreement, announced Thursday, the team with the better regular season record will have the advantage of playing more home games in the World Series. 

This change is a long time coming. 

For the past 14 seasons, the winner of All-Star Game — which pits players from the National and American League against each other — would secure home-field advantage for its league in the World Series.   Read more…

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