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From the profane and contemptible know-it-alls at Fire Joe Morgan:

The most glaring error in logic-slash-sanity, though, occurs two-thirds of the way through:

One way would be to reward [with home field advantage] the team with the better won-lost record. But that idea wouldn’t work logistically. Baseball can’t wait until days or even a week before the World Series is scheduled to start to determine where Series game will be played. Airlines and hotels don’t work that way.

Unless all of professional baseball is actually one long kabuki play, I’m pretty sure that at no point in history has anyone known where the World Series will be played until the winners of the two leagues have been determined (in modern times, that means waiting until the League Championship Series are finished). As reader Rob points out, last year “the host of World Series game one wasn’t known until 11:33 PM on October 21st when the Red Sox finished off the Indians. Game one of the World Series was played on October 24th.”

Man. It’s almost like Murray’s been working out of his mother’s basement again.

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