The Brewers sharing a division with two Chicago teams, its western border rival, and the team that called Milwaukee home in the first "Major League" movie? It could happen under the most recent proposal to get baseball back on track this summer.
The latest scenario reported by USA Today writer Bob Nightengale has the league season beginning in July with teams playing at their home stadiums playing in front of no fans. To make travel easier, MLB would shrink from six five-team divisions to three ten-team divisions. That would place the Brewers in the same division as their NL Central foes Chicago Cubs, St. Louis, and Cincinnati Reds. The Brewers would also play interdivisional games against former AL Division rivals Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, and Detroit Tigers. Filling out the division would be the Atlanta Braves, which stole baseball from Milwaukee in the late 50s. According to the report, this would possibly allow fans by later in the season as more testing is available and make the players happy about keeping more of their paycheck and not necessarily live in quarantine away from families. This has been one of the several proposals released in several weeks as MLB and other sports leagues figure out ways to get their seasons underway.