Lifting from Yellon:
Will Al Yellon following Kyle's post about the possibility of postseason pandemonium in the AL Wildcard, I got to thinking about a legitimate solution to the problem. I think a neutral site playoff would be the best solution for all involved and there's nowhere more neutral than Milwaukee.
October 3, 2012
End of 2012 MLB regular season
October 5, 2012
Wild Card playoff games
October 6, 2012
Division Series begins
Borrowing heavily from my comment on the article:
With 3+ teams, it almost seems like a neutral site splitting revenues would be the best solution for the teams’ travel schedules. It’s not like any of them would have a strong case for a home game since they all have the same record. The games would be played on Thursday and Friday.
Depending upon how you draw it up, there will need to be 2-4 games played. If you're insistent on every decision being made "on the field" then it's at least 3 games.
The Brewers won’t be using Miller Park’s retractable roof in October and it’s about as neutral as a location gets for the AL teams in contention both in terms of geography and being an NL stadium. In the event of a Thursday doubleheader, East coast teams could start at 6 pm ET, West coast teams start 4 hours later 7 pm PT so it’s even possible to make it TV-friendly while still getting the locals out by about midnight. The retractable roof guarantees the games will be played without any weather concerns.
I think Milwaukee baseball fans, given notice, could make attendance respectable since they've already done it before watching Zambrano pitching the Cubs' most recent no-hitter in a neutral site makeup game.
So how about it? Does Milwaukee make sense as a neutral site? How far would you drive to watch the games? Would MLB even consider it, in the first place?