It was sort of a joke last year (every year?) that the Brewers were so angry about Miller Park constantly being invaded by Cubs fans for their “home” series that they were going to stop selling tickets to Cubs fans. Ha ha ha. Less money for you and all that.
It was a joke mostly because, like, even if you actually wanted to do something like that, how are you going to do it anyway? Require an oath of fandom for a ticket purchase?
Well, it’s not an oath, but the Brewers actually are trying to find a way:
It’s not that we dislike Cubs fans, per se. We just really prefer Brewers fans.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) February 8, 2018
Setting aside the reality that there are plenty of Cubs fans in Wisconsin, it’s not like a pre-sale limitation is going to stop Cubs fans from swarming the place this year, either by buying in the general sale (not like the pre-sale will sell out) or on the secondary market. Heck, it might make Cubs fans even more aggressive.
Rivalries are fun, and I sorta do want this Brewers one to have a great feel this season. But the unshakable little brother-ness of it has to fade at some point. Keep it fun, keep it competitive, and maybe let go the rainout stuff.
Oh, and also, probably stop doing things like this: