Ivy Envy - Chicago Cubs Fan Podcast (UNOFFICIAL)

For the 2nd season in a row, the Chicago Cubs are NL Central Champions.  They now head to the postseason for the 3rd straight season.  This is a historically significant accomplishment, and we talk about this success coming after a handful of years of bad teams.  

On this, our 517th episode, we talk about the NLDS schedule and share our podcasting plans for the postseason.  We don't dig into the NLDS too much, although we do share who we think the Cubs should send to the mount to start these games.  Andy previews a Reds series that doesn't matter, Kurt shares a scary stat and we read some internet muscle flexes.  

Direct download: Episode_956.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08pm CDT

On this episode of the podcast:

  • We talk about our tailgate event in Milwaukee on Saturday.
  • We share thoughts on some of the events in that Cubs series in Milwaukee.  
  • We preview the upcoming Cubs series in St. Louis.
  • Kurt shares a Scary Stat.
  • An installment of Corey's Stories
  • Internet Muscle Flexes
Direct download: Episode_955.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52pm CDT

On this, the 515th episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast, we talk about the pitching performances in the Cubs series against the Tampa Bay Rays.  We also talk about the confidence, and lack of confidence we have in a variety of Cubs pitchers.    

While a loss in Wednesday's game will surely make Cubs fans a little anxious, we check in on the @RianWatt infographic.  

We finish the episode with a discussion with listener, Chase McClure. Chase was selected to throw out the first pitch at #CubsSocial this year and he describes that experience.  

Direct download: Episode_954.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm CDT

Thanks for downloading the 514th episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast.  Wow, how things change in just one week.  Last week, the Cubs playoff chances had significantly dropped due to a bad week of baseball and a sweep by the Brewers.  Now, the Cubs have won six straight, including a sweep of the Cardinals...a sweep that likely put the Cardinals out of contention.  The playoff odds have soared and it looks like the Cubs will own the division for the 2nd year in a row.  

On this episode, we talk about:

  • Chase got to throw out the first pitch!
  • How to get Cubs playoff tickets.
  • A lengthy hot-take discussion on John Lackey.
  • Albert Almora and Kyle Hendricks
  • Updated playoff odds.  
  • How the Brewers and Cardinals would need to perform to catch the Cubs.
  • The upcoming series with the Rays.
  • Saturday's tailgate in Milwaukee.
  • Scary stat
  • Internet Muscle Flexes

It's a jam-packed episode and one of our longest in quite some time.  Enjoy!

Direct download: Episode_953.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32pm CDT

The Cubs went 2-5 against NL Central opponents in the last week, including a sweep at the hands of the Brewers.  On this episode, we talk about these games and the postseason odds for the Cubs.  Andy previews the upcoming series against the Mets and Kurt shares a general baseball scary stat. 

Direct download: Episode_952.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31pm CDT

Thanks for downloading the 512th episode of The Ivy Envy Podcast.  On this episode, we talk about:

  • Sunday's Cubs/Braves Game
  • September Call-ups
  • Recent Acquisitions
  • Injury Report
  • Preview of Cubs/Pirates Series
  • Internet Muscle Flex


Direct download: Episode_951.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm CDT