Well, my fellow Cubs fans, once again the American League has won the All-Star Game. (Ugh.) Which means that, once again, the AL's entrant in the World Series will have home-field advantage. And, once again, everybody is asking the same question: is this a fair arrangement? That's an especially pertinent question this season, as many playoff contenders - the Cubs included - are struggling to win on the road.
It's easy to call for the end of the "This Time it Counts" experiment, but then again, what's a better system? Should baseball go back to having home field advantage alternate between the two leagues? Or should it be determined by the two participants' won-lost record? Maybe a steel cage death match between the two owners? I'll leave it to you all to decide.
How should World Series home field advantage be determined?
All-Star Game (current system) (5 votes)
Alternating between leagues (former system) (26 votes)
League that wins interleague play (13 votes)
Team with the better overall record (163 votes)
Team with the better interleague record (6 votes)
Team with the better record excluding interleague (3 votes)
Steel cage death match! (10 votes)
Something else (4 votes)
230 total votes