Found October 26, 2013 on i70baseball:
The World Series will move to Busch Stadium on Saturday in St. Louis for the first of three games at the home of the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Boston Red Sox will have plenty of factors against them as they leave the Hub City behind for a few days. The Cardinals will certainly have the benefits of home-field advantage for traditional reasons such as crowd noise and familiarity with surroundings, but it will also play a very practical role in how the teams play those games. The World Series is unique in the postseason in that it pits teams from the American League and National League, which play by different rules. The American League uses the designated hitter, while the National League lets the pitcher bat. So, after two games of designated-hitter baseball in Boston, the series will feature National League rules for the games in St. Louis. And that could be a primary disadvantage for the Red Sox because they will have to play either their usual designated hitter, David Ortiz, a...
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