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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 27, 2016, file photo, Miami Marlins mascot Billy the Marlin waves after unveiling the official logo for the 2017 All-Star Game that will be held in Miami, during a ceremony before the start of a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies in Miami. The league that wins baseball's All-Star Game no longer will get home-field advantage in the World Series, which instead will go to the pennant winner with the better regular-season record. The change was included in Major League Baseball's tentative new collective bargaining agreement and disclosed early Thursday, Dec. 1, to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the agreement. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the deal, reached Wednesday evening in Irving, Texas, had not been announced. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

The MLB All-Star Game results won't determine World Series home-field advantage


The MLB made a pretty huge announcement Wednesday regarding the All-Star game.

Same game, new rules

The league that wins baseball's All-Star Game will no longer get home-field advantage in the World Series. Instead, it will go to the pennant winner with the better regular-season record.

The decision was reached Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

In addition, players and management agreed the minimum stay on the disabled list will be reduced from 15 days to 10.

Baseball fans have long debated the controversial rule.

Here's some background

Home-field advantage in the World Series generally rotated between the leagues through 2002. Major League Baseball, led by then-Commissioner Bud Selig, and Fox television promoted the "This Time It Counts" innovation after the 2002 All-Star Game in Milwaukee ended in a 7-7, 11-inning tie when both teams ran out of pitchers.

Selig was booed in his own Milwaukee backyard.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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