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Offline PowerBoater69

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Re: NLDS Scheduling
« Reply #25: September 28, 2012, 03:28:01 PM »
Weekday start times at 5:37 good, at 8:37 bad; and just say no to games at San Francisco starting at 10:37.

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Re: NLDS Scheduling
« Reply #26: September 28, 2012, 03:42:26 PM »
Its the same exact thing exact Game 5 and 6 are switched. Its no fair that the Road team has an advantage in home games thru 5 games rather than the home team.

I guess that doesn't really strike me as being grossly unfair.  What's unfair is deciding who gets to benefit from that advantage in the all-star game.

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Re: NLDS Scheduling
« Reply #27: September 28, 2012, 04:23:37 PM »
Why is 2-2-1-1-1 more fair than 2-3-2?

3 straight games at home for the visiting team.  Win one on the road and you have a chance to win at home.  If you split the first tow of a 2-2-1-1-1 you would play game 5 on the road.

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Re: NLDS Scheduling
« Reply #28: September 28, 2012, 04:48:59 PM »
Its no fair that the Road team has an advantage in home games thru 5 games rather than the home team.
It's only a (so-called) advantage if the series ends in five game.  That means one team or the other won four of five.  In that case, the winning team is so superior to the losing team that home field advantage doesn't mean much. (This isn't just opinion, I have heard this explanation many times over the years.)

Offline rbw5t

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Re: NLDS Scheduling
« Reply #29: September 28, 2012, 05:08:37 PM »
Why is 2-2-1-1-1 more fair than 2-3-2?

It depends on what the goal is.  If "fair" means "even", 2-3-2 is more fair, because the possible home field advantage outcomes are evenly split -- 2 or 3 home games for each team if a series goes 4 or 6 games, with one team having the advantage if the series goes 5 games and the other team having the advantage if the series goes 7 games.  If, on the other hand, the goal is to provide the best reward to a higher seeded team, then 2-2-1-1-1 is more "fair", because then the "rewarded" team will have more home games if a series goes either 5 or 7 games (with an even split if the series goes 4 or 6 games).