Miller Park is being considered as a solid Plan B should the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs not find a way to play their hurricane-postponed series at Minute Maid Park this weekend.
I got it confirmed from a Brewers official that MLB and the Astros and Cubs are discussing options, including playing the series at Miller Park. The Astros originally balked when that idea was suggested Thursday because Houston recognizes the switch would in essence give the Cubs three home games at "Wrigley Field North."
But, if they can't figure out a way to squeeze these games in at Minute Maid Park on Sunday and Monday, MLB doesn't want them to be made up after the season. That would push the NL playoffs back several days.
If that series is moved to Miller Park, there would be a game later in the day Sunday and a doubleheader on Monday. And you can bet Cubs fans would flock from Illinois to attend those games.
The logistics would be tough but the Brewers did this in April 2007 when Cleveland and Los Angeles moved a snowed-out series to Milwaukee on very short notice. So the Brewers know how to pull this off.
A decision is expected to be announced, one way or another, by Saturday afternoon. Houston would love to play the sold-out games at home but might have to concede to coming to Milwaukee.
The irony of such a switch would be rich. The Brewers are trying to catch the Cubs in the NL Central and the Astros are trying to catch the Brewers in the wild-card race.
So, if Brewers fans go to the games, will you root against both teams? Somebody has to win.