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MLB All-Star Game Will No Longer Determine Home Field Advantage


On Wednesday night, Major League Baseball came to a new collective bargaining agreement between owners and players, avoiding a potential lockout. 

A change included in the new agreement is that the league that wins baseball's All-Star Game no longer will get home-field advantage in the World Series.  Home field will go to the pennant winner with the better record.  In 2016, the Chicago Cubs would have had home field in the World Series instead of the Cleveland Indians under this new rule.

The game has determined home field for the last 12 years, but many did not like the rule.  Players not involved in the playoff race were helping to determine home field advantage in the World Series.

So now the all-star game is back to being an exhibition.

Read the full story at USA Today.

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