home field advantage


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home field advantage

Sports medicine A phenomenon in which a baseball–or other–team playing competitive sports has a slight winning edge over the visiting team, which is attributed to psychological factors, but may be linked to interruption of circadian rhythm or jet lag, especially in teams traveling west → east
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The Home Field Advantage series brings together the American Pastime and the American Dream like never before," said Sean Blankenship, chief marketing officer for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.
Major League Baseball should be applauded for its marketing prowess, but fails when the outcome of the game is tied to the World Series home field advantage.
81, depending upon the relative strengths of the teams and the home field advantage.
Home field advantage is defined as the number of points a team scores in excess of the visiting team after factoring out the biases of team quality.
We want the Vikings to stay and we need the stadium to keep them here," said Sam Grabarski, president of the Minneapolis Downtown Council and spokesman for Home Field Advantage.
This shows that the dispersion in home field advantage across teams has not changed much since 1901.
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The side with the most home runs in the first round won home field advantage in the all-star game that followed.
Home field advantage will take on another dimension when Santa Clarita Christian plays host to Avalon in its regular-season eight-man football finale today.
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Best-Selling College Football Videogame Franchise Focuses in on Home Field Advantage and is the First EA SPORTS Title Available on Xbox Live
A win, and New England is only one game behind (with a tiebreaker) in the race for home field advantage in the AFC playoffs.