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MLB Announces 2016 Postseason Schedule

You've been waiting for this -- now here it is!

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The Cubs are likely headed to the postseason for the second straight year. This will be just the second time that's happened in 108 years -- they also made the playoffs in 2007 and 2008, though I'm pretty sure we'd all like to forget those Octobers.

With that in mind, here is the complete 2016 postseason schedule. Presuming the Cubs have the best record in the National League, they would likely be involved in "NLDS A," so they'd have two home games on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8. Then they'd be on the road for Games 3 and 4 on Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 11, and then if Game 5 were needed, it would be back at Wrigley Field Thursday, October 13.

Again, if the Cubs have the best N.L. record, they'd host Games 1 and 2 of the NLCS on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, as well as Games 6 and 7 (if necessary) on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23. The good news is that on the TV network rotation schedule, both NLDS games and the NLCS are being carried by Fox this year, so we won't have to listen to Ernie Johnson's call of the Cubs on TBS, something that was widely criticized last October.

The World Series begins in the American League city for Games 1 and 2 on Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26. If the Cubs make it, they'd host Games 3, 4 and 5 on Friday, October 28, Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30. Games 6 and 7, if needed, would be in the A.L. city on Tuesday, November 1 and Wednesday, November 2.

Here's the full schedule, including TV network assignments. Game times have not yet been set and aren't likely to be for some time, though the Wild Card games will certainly be in prime time evening slots.

wild card and division series 2016

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