2012 MLB Division Series: How Much Difference Did Home-Field Advantage Have?

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2012 MLB Division Series: How Much Difference Did Home-Field Advantage Have?
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Did Oakland's towel waving really distract Miguel Cabrera?

Fans of a few teams cried foul during the 2012 Division Series, upset over the newly implemented format regarding home-field advantage. But if you think it made any difference, you are mistaken.

In fact, the home field played no advantage to either team.

Let's analyze the four series that took place under the new format to see the effects of playing at home for three games after starting the first two on the road.

Note: The old format consisted of two games at home and two on the road, and Game 5 was at home.

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