Steve Kerr, like many baseball fans, is happy the MLB avoided a lockout. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr glad MLB made changes to All-Star Game setup

OAKLAND — Apparently baseball’s big wigs have been listening in on Steve Kerr’s press conferences. Back in October, the Golden State Warriors head coach — whose son is a major Chicago Cubs fan — pointed out how odd it was that the MLB All-Star game determines home-field advantage for the Fall Classic.

“I can’t even imagine in the NBA, like if [it was decided by] the All-Star Game,” Kerr said at practice on Oct. 24. “[We] played 82 games. Those guys play 162, and we’re going to play an exhibition game that determines who’s going to host the most important event?”

“To me, that’s crazy. So I’m glad we don’t do that in the NBA.”

Now, baseball doesn’t either. As part of the league newest collective bargaining agreement, the pennant winner with the better winning percentage will host the World Series.

“I’m glad they took my advice,” Kerr said on Thursday night.

“It’s amazing it took them that long to figure out what a stupid rule that was,” he added with a laugh.

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