Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Home Field "Advantage"?

I'm not tossing sour grapes here. I think the World Series has been pretty (except for us).The Chicago White Sox seem to have the right formula for beating us and probably will do so tonight. But, what about the home field advantage that is so treasured by all sports teams. The Sox had theirs. They are used to playing in cold bad weather. They know the best of their field. Since they dont have a roof, their fans have their way of rooting for their team. We have a roof which the Astros us to our advantage. So the question is what happened to our homefield advantage? Bud Selig has decided that our home field should have the roof open. By doing that, we lose our advantage. The players like the roof closed and so do the fans. We win more games with the roof closed. But since this is the World Series, according to Major League Baseball (Bud Selig)they control the game. The Astros had no choice, no input.So where is the home field advantage for us? I believe that each home team should have the advantage of doing with their field what they have done all season and not have to change it just because the MLB bosses want to. Other wise why not have the games at a neutral field? And by the way, where was Bud Selig during the steroids controversy?

4 comments:

S said...

We went to bed at the top of the 9th. Woke up this morning to hear that the game set a new world record but the Astros lost. *BUMMER* I really hope they get it together tonight & win. George said from the beginning that the series will end in Houston. *phbtt* I guess if that's the case he should get comfy on the couch! LOL! j/k I think

Zataod said...

As a fan of the visiting team, I went to bed last night convinced that I would wake up and read that the Sox had lost.

Given the history of baseball in this town, no one will really know what to make of an actual World Series victory.

Mike said...

Hasn't Bud been pushing for a stronger steroid policy this year?

Sucks that they had to keep the dome open, but it's been applied before. It's not just a let's get Houston thing.

I would have to say, though, that they lost last night because over the last 10 inning, they only had one hit.

candoor said...

I was surprised that the commissioner stepped in, it's like a referee making a decision that effects the outcome of a game, taints the whole series for me... I'm not rooting for either team in particular, just for fairness, and I think the 2005 WS needs an asterisk...