Ivy Envy - Chicago Cubs Fan Podcast (UNOFFICIAL)

The Cubs are back in business, winning Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday evening by a score of 3-2. We share our thoughts on the game. Now that the Cubs have sent the series back to Cleveland, we also look ahead to the last two games of the series.

Direct download: Episode_873.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:08am CST

Well, the Cubs dropped Game 3 of the 2016 World Series. It was the first World Series game at Wrigley in 71 years and although the wind was whipping out, Cleveland was able to beat the Cubs, 1-0.

On this episode, we share our thoughts on the game. We also play listener voicemail that we’ve received over the last few days.

Direct download: Episode_872.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35am CST

The Cubs dropped the first game of the 2016 World Series to the Cleveland Indians. Indians pitching kept the Cubs guessing most of the game. Although the Cubs lost 6-0, there were some positives to take away from the loss.

Direct download: Episode_871.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40am CST

Cubs fans all over the world are experiencing something for the first time. The Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series!

On this episode, we spend a lot of time talking through some of the emotions we are feeling, the morning after. This was one of the podcast episodes we’ve been waiting to record, but there’s an even bigger one out there, that could happen very soon.

We do eventually talk about the baseball side of Game 6 and we preview the 2016 World Series, and specifically Game 1.

Direct download: Episode_870.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:31pm CST

The Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday night to come one game from the World Series. It was another evening of offensive production and an incredible performance by Jon Lester.

On this episode, we share our thoughts on Game 5, the series to the point, and Game 6.

Direct download: Episode_869.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:53am CST

This episode was recorded moments after the Cubs beat the Dodgers 10-2 in Game 4 of the 2016 NLCS. The mood of this episode is quite a bit different compared to the tone of last night’s post-game show. We celebrate the Cubs’ offense coming to life, including spectacular offensive performances by Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell.

We preview Game 5 and we will be doing another live post-game show right after that game on Thursday.

Direct download: Episode_868.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:07am CST

Well, this was not an easy episode to do. For the second game in a row, the Cubs had their offense shut down by Dodgers pitching, this time it was former-Cub, Rich Hill.

This episode is what you would expect from a Cubs podcast recorded moments after a playoff loss. There’s anger, frustration, and maybe just a little optimism. Consider this a group therapy session.

Direct download: Episode_867.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:04am CST

Well, the Cubs head to Los Angeles tied 1-1 in this NLCS with the Dodgers. In this episode, we talk about the first two games of the series. Corey was at Wrigley for both games and Kurt was there for Game 1. We share what we witnessed in the ballpark in these first few games.

We look ahead to Game 3, a match-up between Jake Arrieta and Rich Hill. We also share our thoughts on the series from here on out and make predictions for Game 3.

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Direct download: Episode_866.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35pm CST

On this episode, we preview the 2016 NLCS. The series starts on Saturday at Wrigley Field, as the Cubs host the Dodgers. We talk about how these two teams fared against each other in 2016.

We also look at the Game #1 starting pitchers and how the opposing teams have recently performed against Lester and Maeda.

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Direct download: Episode_865.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06am CST

In this bonus episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast, you will hear a discussion I had with Ed Baum. Ed is the Cubs fan that caught Jake Arrieta’s home run ball in Game 3 of the NLDS in San Francisco. A life-long Cubs fan with a lot of experience shagging homers in the bleachers, Ed describes the play and everything that has happened the ball landed in his mitt.

Direct download: Episode_864.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56am CST

Thanks to some 9th inning heroics in Game 4, the Cubs have won the NLDS series against the San Francisco Giants and now wait to see who they will face in the NLCS, which starts on Saturday.

This episode was recorded moments after Game 4 ended.

Direct download: Episode_863.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02am CST

We were able to go to Game #2 in Chicago on Saturday night and we share our experiences and thoughts on the game. We also get into the “controversy” over Javier Baez not running out of the batter’s box. There’s lots of Game #2 talk in this episode. We also preview Game #3 and share our predictions on the game.

Direct download: Episode_862.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm CST

The Cubs won Game #1 of the 2016 NLDS, backed by an incredible pitching performance by Jon Lester and an 8th inning solo home run by Javier Baez.  This episode was recorded moments after the game ended.  

Direct download: Episode_861.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13am CST

We’ve been waiting for this since last October, it’s Cubs playoff baseball! In this episode, we’re previewing Game #1 of the NLDS between the Cubs and Giants. We tell you how the Cubs have fared against the Giants this season and how the Cubs players have done against Cueto. We also look at the Lester vs. Giants match-up. We share our predictions for the series and Game #1.

We’ll broadcast live Friday night after Game #1 and share our thoughts on how the game went, and preview Game #2. We will all three be at Game #2, so there won’t be a live post-game show after that game, but we’ll record a Game #2 recap and Game #3 preview episode on Sunday night.

Deep breaths, Cubs fans…and #LetsGo!

Direct download: Episode_860.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm CST

Well, the Cubs completed the 2016 MLB season with 103 wins and in this episode, we look back and reflect on the incredible regular season.

We will have plenty of time to fret about the playoffs, but we felt like we should take a deep breath and appreciate the 2016 season for what it was. In this episode, we talk about some of the key moments and plays. We look at the team performance in offense, defense, and pitching. We also talk about some of the individual player performances on the season.

Direct download: Episode_859.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53pm CST