Home vs. Away
Baseball is a game played between two (2) teams. A team is always classified as either:
Each classification comes with specific advantages in a baseball game.
Home Field Advantage
Home field advantage, or more generally home advantage is not unique to just baseball. In fact, it is a common term used across all types of sports. It is a mental edge that a team or individual has over the opponent.
This mental edge exists because:
- the team or individual has had prior experience on the playing surface.
- the team or individual has a higher number of fans in attendance.
The Away Team
Home Games and Away Games
When a team is serving as the home team/playing a game on their field, that game is called a home game. When a team is serving as the away team/playing a game on another field, that game is called an away game. Away games are also called road games, since the team is traveling/on the road. A home game for one team is an away game for the other team, and vice versa.
Cheering For Your Team
As a fan, you should be ready to cheer and root for your team of choice.