This year's baseball playoff format division series is bad. A five game series where the better team (record wise) has to play the first two games in the opposing ballpark should not happen. A 2-2-1 series starting in the better team's park is better, even a 3 game 1-1-1 series would be better. I know that some will disagree because of this year's Giants/ Reds series, but hear me out.
All of the teams in the playoffs, have obviously won more season series, than they have lost. Most season series are three game series. If you allow the lesser team in the playoff series to host the first two games, it seems to me that they have an advantage to take both games, as most teams win more home games than away games.
On the other hand, most season series (that are three game series) are not sweeps, (usually 2 to 1 in favor of the better team).
So, Oakland with the better record plays the first two at Detroit. Detroit does what's expected of a good team and wins 2. Oakland now has to sweep 3 games to win.
I think Detroit had a serious advantage by finishing with the lesser record. That should not happen.