Of all the changes Bud Selig has introduced to Major League Baseball (e.g. wild card, interleague play), having the All-Star Game determine home field advantage in the World Series is by far the dumbest. I could give you all the reasons why, but it sounds much better coming from Vin Scully’s mouth.
The Dodgers announcer took offense to fans who voted 77% in favor of the All-Star Game determining home field advantage in the World Series in the nightly text message question. He went off as if he were talking about the Denver Nuggets and their tattoos. Check out what he said.
“Do you realize what you voted for? Do you realize you are taking an exhibition game and determining the home field advantage for the crown jewel of all of baseball, the World Series? Listen, you want to call in and cancel your vote? Alright, be stubborn.”
That’s not the first time Scully has lectured the fans during a telecast, but it’s no less awesome any time he does. Vin has an unrivaled historical perspective of the game and he’s recognized as the face of the Dodgers. His words carry a tremendous amount of significance, so maybe MLB will listen when he says something.
Three years ago I wrote up my suggestions to improve the MLB All-Star Game and removing the home field advantage aspect was at the top of my list. Hopefully MLB will get a clue before too much more of this nonsense goes on. Meanwhile I’m still waiting for Scully to use his powerful voice to speak out against Frank McCourt …Google+