Cubs and Astros to Play in Milwaukee, People to Actually Come to Miller Park
September 14, 2008
(Milwaukee, WI) – The furious wrath of Tina Turner’s angry husband in hurricane form forced the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros to delay a critical series this weekend, but MLB announced last night that the series will go forward. Though it cannot be played in Houston as originally scheduled, the league was able to secure an open and empty venue to play at least two of the three games: Milwaukee’s Miller Park.
And no one is more excited about it than the proprietors of Miller Park.
“The Cubs and Astros are coming here for an important September series?” park management was heard exclaiming when the news was announced. “That means there will actually be people here! We’ll sell hundreds, no, thousands of tickets! This is incredible!”
Miller Park has long been afflicted with intermittent bouts of the Blue Wave – a sudden, and dramatic increase in attendance when the Cubs come to town. Sometimes it is too much, and overwhelms smaller market teams or smaller ballparks.
And that happens when folks still have to look at the Brewers half of the game. What will happen Sunday night when the good people of Milwaukee will have the opportunity to see the Chicago Cubs without fear of Brewer taint?
“We’ve just got so much to do, and there’s not enough time,” a harried concessions manager said early Sunday morning. “We’re actually going to have to serve food and drinks today. I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. There are going to be more than ten or eleven people here today. I don’t even know what that many people looks like.”
“Don’t get me wrong. We’re used to serving a lot of food, but that’s usually after the game, and just to Prince and C.C. So I guess now that I think about it, maybe things won’t be all that different for us concessions folks.”