Justin Verlander

The Dodgers are winners in the new MLB labor deal

The Dodgers are winners in the new MLB labor deal

One of the silliest experiments in baseball history died painlessly late Wednesday night.  No one mourned.

The “This Time It Counts” fiasco — trying to legislate meaning to the All-Star Game by giving the winning league the home-field edge in the World Series — passed away after 14 years.

The stunt has been replaced by common sense. The team with the better record gets home-field advantage in the World Series, the most appealing wrinkle of the new collective bargaining agreement.

Although the language of the agreement still is being finalized, the Dodgers are clear winners.

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