The Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series! – Episode 8.70


img_0218Cubs 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.

NLCS Game 4 Post-Game – Episode 8.68


IyvEnvy_Color_blogpodcastThis 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.

NLCS Game 3 Recap – Episode 8.67


screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-11-36-34-pmWell, 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.

NLCS Games 1 & 2 Recap and Game 3 Preview – Episode 8.66


screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-11-36-34-pmWell, 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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NLCS Game #1 Preview – Episode 8.65


screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-11-36-34-pmOn 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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Interview with Ed Baum, the Cubs fan that caught Jake Arrieta’s home run – Episode 8.64


edIn 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 since landed in his mitt.

NLDS Game #2 Recap & Game #3 Preview – Episode 8.62


IyvEnvy_Color_blogpodcastWe 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.