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.
This shows that the dispersion in home field advantage across teams has not changed much since 1901.