In addition to dozens of cameras and microphones, this game also will see the return of "FOX Diamond-Cams," small cameras at the plate and on the mound which were introduced during last year's All-Star game in Houston.The biggest difference for Buck and McCarver is actually something that's been going on the last few years. The game determining the home-field advantage for the World Series not only has turned up the intensity on the field but in the broadcast booth as well. "It used to be the most difficult game to do," McCarver said. "It still has its moments of being difficult because of all the substitutions, so it's hard sometimes to establish storylines because you can't build a story on a player's four at-bats through the course of a game. "What's been different from my standpoint is that there's a little bit more strategy involved and it's more important. It used to be that strategy was non-existent." Buck also sees a difference. "You can debate all you want about whether the All-Star Game should determine home field for the World Series, but I don't think you can debate that it has changed the atmosphere and the intensity of the game," Buck said.
John Schlegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.