MLB just announced playoff game times and broadcast info for the Wild Card games and the first couple divisional series games.
So now you have a little time to plan and prepare:
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) October 2, 2017
The Cubs and Nationals get primetime billing when they kick off their series this Friday, and then go a shade earlier the next day, which is also the more premium broadcast spot. MLB and its partners know where their bread is buttered.
At least we’ll have to go only tomorrow with no baseball at all before getting the AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday.
As for viewing these first two Cubs NLDS games, there was the report of the watch parties at The Park at Wrigley, though I haven’t yet seen the particulars on how exactly they’ll be limiting attendance. I’m hoping to be able to check out that out for at least one of the games, but will otherwise be holing up somewhere at a bar in Wrigleyville to watch the game(s). I really enjoyed seeing the playoff games in the various ballparks the last couple years, but I gotta be honest: watching some of the games in a packed bar in Wrigleyville also had some mystique. I know that sounds nuts, but the energy was fantastic.