Ivy Envy - Chicago Cubs Fan Podcast (UNOFFICIAL)

On this, the 402nd of the Ivy Envy Podcast, we talk about the Cubs’ series win over the Cardinals in St. Louis. It was a weird series, considering the Cubs lost in walk-off fashion on Monday and then won a wacky and nail-biting game on Wednesday.

In the episode, Corey talks about how the Cubs have been impressive, even while playing under .500 baseball over the last few series. He also defends Jorge Soler again after some social media discussions. Andy talks about pitching, both the good and the bad Cubs pitching in the series with the Cardinals.

Kurt previews the Cubs upcoming series with the Phillies and Andy tells a couple of Rube Waddell stories.

Direct download: Episode_824.mp3
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Welcome to the 401st episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast. We start this episode off by talking about whether or not Cubs fans should be concerned about the Cubs recent habit of losing games and series.

We dive into the Giants series like Jason Heyward dives into a wall, making an incredible (and incredibly scary) catch. We talk about Heyward’s injury and the relief that all Cubs fans felt when the Cubs announced he would only be out 3-5 days.

In discussing the series, we also talk about Lester, Soler, Baez, and others. Andy previews the Cardinals series. Kurt has a scary stat of the week and read some internet muscle flexes.

Direct download: Episode_823.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:06pm CST

Thanks for downloading the 400th episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast.

On this episode, we start things off by reminiscing a little about the first 399 episodes of the podcast. We spend a little time on the series with the Brewers that we just wanted to be over with. Kurt previews the upcoming series with the Giants. We answer some listener questions…deciding who is the best pinch hitter in Cubs history. We finish off the episode with a Rube Waddell story.

Direct download: Episode_822.mp3
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Welcome to the 399th episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast. We are just 1 episode from #400!

On this episode, we talk about the Cubs series win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. There’s a lot of positives to discuss…and apparently the Pirates players and fans:

  1. Don’t like getting destroyed by the Cubs, who lead the season series 5-1 vs. the Pirates.
  2. Don’t think the Cubs are the best team in baseball, even though that 5-1 record (and 18 games over .500 in mid-May) would say otherwise.

So we talk a little about the drama in this series, although most, if not all of it came from the Pirates dugout and fanbase.

Kurt shares a Jon Lester scary stat that is a good example of why you shouldn’t pay attention to pitcher win-loss records.

On this episode, we premiere Katie Day’s new version of her song, “By the Lakeside.” Anyone that purchased this song through the embed below by Tuesday (May 17, 2016) night at midnight Pacific time will have their name entered into a drawing for a free Ivy Envy shirt.

Direct download: Episode_821.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm CST

The Cubs lost two games in one day and a lot of Cubs fans lost their minds. On this, the 398thepisode of The Ivy Envy Podcast, we try to reassure you that the Cubs are just fine. Their 25-8 record should have already done it, but some folks need a little more reassurance. We discuss what we right and what went wrong in this 3 game series with the Padres.

With a shutout in the 2nd game of the doubleheader, a lot of focus is on Soler. Soler went 0-4 with 4 strikeouts in the game. We weigh in on the Soler issue and share what we think might be wrong.

We share some scary stats and Andy spins a wonderful Rube Waddell story.

Direct download: Episode_820.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm CST

Welcome to the 397th episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast. In the last week, the Cubs went 7-0, sweeping two of the top teams in the National League, the Pirates and the Nationals.

On this episode, we focus on the Nationals series. We start things off by talking about where our heads are and trying to wrap our minds around this 2016 Cubs team. Should we shed the “cautious” in “cautiously optimistic”?

We look at some of the individual performances that fueled this Cubs this week and have flown under the radar this season. Although the Cubs are 24-6, we do have some negatives to talk about. Heyward continues his slow start, although there are lots of positives with Heyward in the lineup. We also talk about Travis Wood and his somewhat shaky performances.

We check in on Albert Almora and Willson Contreras, who are both with Iowa and could join the Cubs this season.

We answer some listener questions, share some scary stats and read an internet muscle flex.

Direct download: Episode_819.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43pm CST

The Cubs went into Pittsburgh and didn’t just sweep the Pirates, but outscored them in the series, 20-5. On this episode, we recap the Pirates series and look ahead to this weekend’s series with the Nationals at Wrigley.

We check in on the injured Cubs players, discuss Jorge Soler’s struggles, answer some listener questions, and Andy gives us a Rube Waddell story of the week.

Direct download: Episode_818.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19pm CST

Thanks for downloading the 395th episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast. Rain and crummy weather has imposed it’s will on baseball games at Wrigley this week. For the 2nd straight series, the Cubs and opponents were only able to complete two games.

We use a shortened series with the Braves as an opportunity to focus on some of the players that have been performing very well, but we haven’t spent much time on yet this year. We mainly focus on the bullpen and the bench players.

We have several scary stats and internet muscle flexes to share on this episode.

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Direct download: Episode_817.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm CST