Sun, 27 September 2015
On this, the 350th episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast, we talk about the Cubs clinching a post-season appearance for the first time since 2008. We talk about the series loss to the Pirates and discuss some takeaways from these games with the team the Cubs will likely face in the wild card game.
It’s very likely that the next week of games will have no bearing on the Cubs position in the post-season, so we talk about where we think we’ll emotionally be in the next week. It’s the calm before the storm. Let’s hope it’s a long, sustained storm and not a flash flood.
We have several listener questions, a scary stat of the week, internet muscle flexes and lots more on this episode.
Thu, 24 September 2015
On this, the 349th episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast, we look back on the series that the Cubs just wrapped up with the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs won the series 2-1 and Jake Arrieta earned his 20th win of the season.
We continue to look towards the playoffs on this episode. The topic of curses, goats, Bartman and Back to the Future II are inevitable, but they can still really annoy us. We talk about the mental state of Cardinals fans, the Cubs performance this season against the 3 NL divisions, the Cubs’ future plans with Starlin Castro. We also award an Asshat of the Week on this episode.
Mon, 21 September 2015
On this, the 348th episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast, we recap the series that the Cubs just wrapped up with the Cardinals. Apparently, for the Cardinals and their fans, this series started with an injury in the Cubs/Pirates series.
There was no lack of drama in this series. We sort it all out, share our opinions and talk about the playoffs and how this Cubs team is shaping up for post-season play.
In this episode, Kurt talks about Tim Sheridan’s project and the Indie Gogo campaign where you can support Public Address.
Thu, 17 September 2015
On this, the 347th episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast, we talk about the Cubs series win (3 games to 1) in Pittsburgh. The Cubs won some close games and had to scratch out those games and that experience may come in handy in the impending wild card game.
We look ahead at the pitching match-ups for the weekend series with the Cardinals that starts tomorrow. We talk about Jorge Soler’s return to the Cubs and his recent championship with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. We also answer some listener questions.
Sun, 13 September 2015
Welcome to the 347th episode of our podcast, which happens to be our 50th episode of this 2015 Cubs season.
On this episode, we talk about the somewhat disappointing series split (2-2) in Philadelphia. After taking the first two games (Friday’s double-header), the Cubs dropped both weekend games. Key pieces of the bullpen did not look sharp and that raises some concerns as the Cubs position themselves for the post-season.
Speaking of the post-season, the Cubs playoff odds are very near 100%, but there’s still some minor details up in the air and we discuss those things.
We answer several listener questions, share a scary stat and read some internet muscle flexes.
Wed, 9 September 2015
On the last episode of the podcast, we didn’t have a lot of hope for this series with the Cardinals in St. Louis. Other than Wednesdays game, the pitching match-ups weren’t favorable for the Cubs.
However, Cubs batters knocked Cardinals pitching around all over the place and the Cubs won the series 2-1. On this episode, we talk about that series and continue looking ahead to the playoffs and who the Cubs could face, if they get there.
Mon, 7 September 2015
As we move further into September, the playoffs seem more and more likely for the Chicago Cubs. Granted, the playoff percentages have been above 90% for quite a while, it still hasn’t felt like a safe lead.
On this episode (the 355th episode of our podcast), we talk about the series sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. We continue swooning over Jake Arrieta’s dominance and Kris Bryant’s ridiculous power. The Cubs have a pretty important series coming up in St. Louis and the pitching match-ups definitely don’t favor the Cubs.
We have several listener questions to get to, list off some Jake Arrieta scary stats and read a few internet muscle flexes.
Wed, 2 September 2015
On this, the 344th episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast, we swoon over Jake Arrieta and his no-hitter. We talk more about the post-season and continue the age-old debate of whether Arrieta or Lester should start the wild card game, if we’re all so lucky to see the Cubs in that game. We also answer several listener questions on various Cubs topics.