Maybe TV and advertising executives, as L.A. is a bigger market than St. Louis. Maybe old-timers who were happy to see the Dodgers back in prominence and wanted the East Coast versus West Coast storyline. Certainly bettors with future-book tickets on the Dodgers. After all, the Dodgers were a huge story this season, and were actually the 3-1 favorite to win it all entering the playoffs.
But I think we got the World Series we deserve, and certainly the one the Cardinals organization deserved. Just like the Red Sox, they had a record of 97-65 -- tops in their league -- and that home-field advantage helped carry them to the pennant, as was the case with the Red Sox.
No tiebreaker for home field is needed, as the American League won the All-Star Game in July (and we'll leave the commentary about that for another day).
Let's have a look at how the Vegas oddsmakers see this series playing out, how the betting has gone thus far, and how I'd play it.