If you don't pay much attention to Major League Baseball for much of the season, now it gets more interesting.  The baseball playoffs start this week, and I love watching them, even though my team didn't make it (Although, I do have a team in the National League that I'm pulling for).

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It seems like every year, baseball playoffs get more complicated, but we can simplify it here. Playoffs start Tuesday, September 30th. Here's how things shape up, according to m.mlb.com/postseason-schedule:

"American League Wild Card

1 Game -Tue, Sep 30 8:07 PM Oakland Athletics @ Kansas City Royals - TBS

National League Wild Card

1 Game - Wed, Oct 1 8:07 PM San Francisco Giants @ Pittsburgh Pirates - ESPN"

The American League Division Series begins Thursday, October 2nd, and the National League Division Series begins Friday, October 3rd (best 3 out out of 5 games).

The AL League Championships get underway Friday, October 10th, and NL Championships start on Saturday, October 11th (best 4 out of 7 games).

The World Series begins on Tuesday, October 21st (best 4 out of 7 games).

For a complete listing of teams, times, and TV coverage, visit m.mlb.com/postseason- schedule.

If the World Series goes all seven games, it could end as late as October 29th. Considering that there are a few northern teams in contention, they may be playing through some snowflakes by then.