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MLB announces the playoff schedule

Sep 3, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT


We knew it was all going down in October. Now we know specifically when. From MLB:

Tiebreakers and Wild Card Games:

  • Sunday, September 29: Last day of the regular season
  • Monday, September 30: any tiebreakers, if necessary
  • Tuesday, October 1: National League Wild Card Game
  • Wednesday, October 2: American League League Wild Card Game

Division Series:

    • Thursday, October 3: Both National League Division Series begins
    • Friday, October 4: Both American League Division Series begin, NLDS continues
    • Wednesday, October 9: Game Five of both NLDS, if necessary
    • Thursday, October 10: Game Five of both ALDS, if necessary

League Championship Series:

    • Friday, October 11: Game one of NLCS
    • Saturday, October 12: Game one of ALCS
    • Saturday, October 19: Gave Seven of NLCS, if necessary
    • Sunday, October 20: Game Seven of ALCS, if necessary

World Series:

  • Wednesday, October 23: Game one of the World Series in the American League city
  • Saturday, October 26: Game three of the World Series in the National League city
  • Thursday, October 31: Game seven of the World Series, if necessary

As for the broadcasts:

  • Tiebreakers, if necessary: TBS
  • NL Wild Card Game: TBS
  • AL Wild Card Game: TBS
  • ALDS and NLDS: All games except two on TBS, two games on MLB Network
  • ALCS: Fox
  • World Series: Fox

After that you’re on your own until spring.

  1. DelawarePhilliesFan - Sep 3, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Phillies will have to tough if they have to play a tie-breaker on the 30th.

    • tfbuckfutter - Sep 3, 2013 at 4:24 PM

      They’ll be playing Golf on the 30th.

    • dannymac17 - Sep 3, 2013 at 4:53 PM

      Phillies are going no where near the post season.

    • michaelgraham413 - Sep 3, 2013 at 5:14 PM

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    • anthonyverna - Sep 3, 2013 at 5:24 PM

      As a fellow Phillies fan, I implore you to throw up the white flag on this season.

    • stlouis1baseball - Sep 3, 2013 at 5:51 PM

      You forgot your sarcasm font!

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Sep 3, 2013 at 6:41 PM

        Yea, there are some that are so obvious you think you don’t need to indicate you are joking. But as a friend of mine once said “Never underestimate the stupidity of others”.

        Can’t wait to get the “I told you so’s” when the Phillies are eliminated

  2. mikhelb - Sep 3, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    “After that you’re on your own until spring.”

    Not really, there’s plenty of Caribbean Baseball to keep us fans going, although MLB has been refusing to sign their Winter Agreement because MLB doesn’t like the idea of including Cuba to the Caribbean Series next February (current champion: México, who defeated the Dominican Republic).

    If you guys have not seen caribbean and Mexican winter baseball, I recommend it, they play a very good level of baseball.

  3. Detroit Michael - Sep 3, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    They are trying really hard to avoid that whole “Baseball in November! The season is too long and this isn’t baseball weathe any more” rant. No fudge factor time built in though because MLB refuses to start a series early when both participants finished up their prior series early.

  4. El Bravo - Sep 3, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    “After that you’re on your own until spring.”

    Nah uh, you’ll undboutedly be providing excellent offseason insight and analysis that will keep HBT nation tuned in. This will help alleviate the offseason blues that ails us every year and we appreciate that.

  5. necr0philia - Sep 3, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Go Braves!

  6. uuddlrlrbastart - Sep 3, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Sometimes I want to punch MLB in the head. Three full days between the end of the season and the real start of the playoffs? I know the Wild Card games are technically playoff games, but let’s not kid ourselves. And why are they both on separate days? And (another and!) why do the wild card teams get another full day off between their game and the start of the Division Series? If the Wild Card Game has to be a thing, then part of the appeal of having the best record in your league should be getting to play a team completely beleaguered from excessive travel.

    • jcmeyer10 - Sep 3, 2013 at 7:16 PM

      I understand but you can never rule out any tie breakers.

  7. jcmeyer10 - Sep 3, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Just seeing the schedule is getting me all hot and bothered. It’s also getting me hot and bothered knowing the Red Sox are less likely to collapse every day that passes.

  8. Bob Loblaw - Sep 3, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    So what’s the point spread on the TV ratings of Game 4 of the World Series vs Green Bay vs Minnesota on 10/27? I’m thinking the NFL regular season game beats game 4 of the MLB championship by a minimum of 7 rating points.

    • hojo20 - Sep 3, 2013 at 10:16 PM

      The NFL will double the rating.

    • km9000 - Sep 4, 2013 at 12:37 AM

      It’s sad, but you’re right. People would rather watch even the worst NFL matchups because of betting, or fantasy teams. Or both.

      Although if the Brewers and Twins make it, it could get interesting!

  9. dboydc - Sep 3, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Astros will win the whole thing. I heard they brought in Lou Brown of the Cleveland Indians.

  10. ndnut - Sep 3, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    The best part about playoffs are the after school games. I’m thinking about having friends crash at my place to watch after the final bell. At least once or twice.-

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