Ivy Envy - Chicago Cubs Fan Podcast (UNOFFICIAL) (general)

Although the Cubs only scored five runs in their series against the Reds at Wrigley, they were able to win two of the three games, and gain a full game over the Brewers for the division.  

In this episode, we'll talk about this unproductive offense and the stellar pitching that keeps the Cubs at the top of the division.  

Direct download: Episode_1045.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm CDT

The Cubs had the opportunity to, if not lock up the division, create some real space between them and the Brewers this week.  That did not happen. On this episode, we share some of our frustrations, some of our concerns, and we offer some of the obvious explanations of why the Cubs have just not looked like themselves this season.  

Direct download: Episode_1044.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:54pm CDT

This Cubs/Brewers series at Wrigley will probably feel like playoff baseball.  The Cubs end (kind of) a miserable series in Washington DC and return to Wrigley for a 3-game set with the Brewers before they head back to DC for one game...and then back to Wrigley for a series with the Reds.

On this episode, we share some general thoughts on the last week in Cubs baseball and talk about this weird week coming up.  

Direct download: Episode_1043.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm CDT

The calendar turns to September, the Cubs get some notable players back from injury, and the Cubs have an opportunity to stake their claim with the division.  We talk about the starting pitching the Cubs beat this week, the results from the Cubs starters recently, and of course...Javy.  

Direct download: Episode_1042.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm CDT

On this episode, we talk about the last week in Cubs baseball, which includes five wins, lots of runs, and the acquisition of Daniel Murphy.  

Direct download: Episode_1041.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27pm CDT

After scoring four runs in a four-game series against the Pirates, and somehow splitting that series, we understandably express some frustration and confusion about this 2018 team.  But it's not all gloom and doom.  The Cubs have about six weeks to get things straightened out, and hopefully, that happens. 

Direct download: Episode_1040.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm CDT

On this episode, we get caught up on the last week in Cubs baseball. David Bote hits the ball hard, especially when he hits walk-off grand slams.  Cole Hamels is pitching better than we expected.  Jon Lester comes back to earth.  Kris Bryant is taking dry swings.  And, you can hear crickets at Royals games.  

Direct download: Episode_1039.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42pm CDT

This episode has everything you know and love about Ivy Envy.  There's Javy love, optimism, misspeaking, rambling, and kids on the shed.  

Direct download: Episode_1038.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37am CDT

We recorded this episode less than 24 hours before the non-tender trade deadline.  On this episode, we talk about the addition of Cole Hamels and spend a lot of time talking about the pitching.  

Direct download: Episode_1037.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm CDT

This episode was recorded live at Raccoon Motel in Davenport, Iowa.  Most likely, all Cubs teams for the rest of our lives will be compared to the 2016 Cubs.  So on this episode, we compare the 2018 Cubs to the 2016 Cubs.  We go over several similarities and differences between the two versions of the Cubs.  

Then, we answer a few listener questions.  We end the episode by inviting Katie Day to the stage, and we have a conversation about her music, both the Cubs-centered songs, and the songs that have nothing to do with (but may be influenced by) the Chicago Cubs.

Direct download: Episode_1036.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am CDT