Major League Baseball announced the schedule for the 2018 postseason today. It’s the first postseason in which we are guaranteed, ahead of time, not to have any November baseball. Imagine that!
The regular season will end on Sunday, September 30, Monday will be reserved for tiebreakers, if necessary and the Wild Card games begin on Tuesday, October 2 for the National League and Wednesday October 3 for the American League.
The Division Series will run from Thursday, October 4 through Thursday, October 11. The NLCS begins on Friday, October 12, the ALCS begins the next day and the Game Sevens, if necessary, will be on Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st.
Game One of the World Series is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23. If a Game Seven proves necessary, it will be on Halloween, Wednesday, October.
Here’s the schedule in non-narrative form: