Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Printable 2012 MLB Playoff Bracket

The Major League Baseball season is over and now the 2012 MLB playoff schedule has been set beginning with the inaugural pair of Wild Card Games on Friday, October 5th. The postseason MLB has been expanded this year by adding additional wild card teams, bringing the total number of participants from 8 to 10. Other changes to the 2012 MLB playoff format include the following:

    2012 mlb playoff bschedule
  • Clubs from the same division will be allowed to play one another in either the Wild Card Game or the Division Series of the major league baseball playoffs.
  • Tiebreaker games will be played to determine Division Championships, even if the two tied teams are assured of participating in the Postseason. If a Division Championship tiebreaker game is necessary, the head-to-head record between the tied teams will then determine home field advantage. If the head-to-head record is tied, the division record will be the next tiebreaker.
  • If two teams are tied for both Wild Card berths, home field will be determined by the head-to-head record between the tied Clubs. If the head-to-head record is tied, then division record will be the next tiebreaker.

In its 17th season as the official network broadcaster of Major League Baseball, FOX Sports will present exclusive live telecast coverage of the World Series. Game One of the 108th World Series is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24th in the ballpark of the National League Champions. I can’t say I’m a big fan of the single Wild Card games. The sample size is too small to me. I’d like to see a best out of three at the least.

I’ve created a printable 2012 MLB Playoff Bracket spreadsheet available for free download. The bracket includes the schedule and playoff dates of each series. The download is hosted on

Printable 2012 MLB Playoff Bracket.xls download

Visit our downloads page for more sports spreadsheet templates or check out the organized baseball coach spreadsheets.  I’ll be cheering for the Reds to win the World Series. Who are you rooting for?

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