Someone needs to come up with a better name for "home field advantage" when it comes to the seven game (2-3-2 format) series in baseball. There is no advantage for the team that gets to potentially play four games at home. Not that every team plays better at home anyway, but assuming they all do, please explain how is this an advantage for the higher seeded team:
4 game series - 2 home, 2 away (advantage: none)
5 game series - 2 home, 3 away (advantage: lower seed)
6 game series - 3 home, 3 away (advantage: none)
7 game series - 4 home, 3 away (advantage: higher seed)
Only one of those four scenarios gives an advantage to the higher seed/All-Star game winner representative and it takes almost two weeks to take effect. The odds are higher that there will be 4-6 games played than seven.
Let's be clear, the Packers playing the Dolphins in Green Bay is a home field advantage. The Celtics playing any other NBA team in the old Boston Garden was a home court advantage. During the regular season in the MLB, the Angels playing at home in the middle of an Orioles 10-game west coast road trip is a home field advantage. During the World bleepin' Series though, there simply is no advantage. That would require a 2-2-2-1 format or virtually anything other than 2-3-2
So, as a fan of an AL team, if you want to wish for the best chance to see a higher amount of World Series games at home....root for the National League to win the All-Star game.