Originally Posted by mzh
Just to side track about this for a second, I was reading an article about the '84 LCS, and noticed that San Diego had home field in the series even though the Cubs had the better record. Anyone know why this was?
Back in the day, the LCS simply alternated with who had home field advantage every year between divisions (the same way that it alternated between leagues for the World Series.) In 84 the NL West had the homefield advantage.
Here is what I can't figure out, though- how come in 1985 the NL West had the homefield advantage?
1982- Cardinals vs. Braves, homefield Braves (NL West)
1983- Dodgers vs. Phillies, homefield Phillies (NL East)
1984- Cubs vs. Padres, homefield Padres (NL West)
1985- Cardinals vs. Dodgers, homefield Dodgers (NL West)
1986- Mets vs. Astros, homefield Astros (NL West)
1987- Giants vs. Cardinals, homefield Cardinals (NL East)
Does anyone have any idea why 1985 was flipped and the NL East did not get home field advantage that year?