When will MLB set the playoff schedule? I will be in Chicago for work on October 9-11 and would like to possibly set my plans. My boss, who played with Darryl Strawberry in the minors, will surely understand my intentions. I may not ever get a company paid trip to see the Cubs in the playoffs again. Again, I realize that this is very premature, but when do playoff tix go on sale or when is the lottery set?