We start our second season of this podcast with a topic that nearly all Cubs fans are familiar with, our hatred of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Michael from Galesburg takes the reigns on this episode. He has had this topic in mind for an episode since we started the podcast. Michael has a special kind of hatred for the Cardinals, and he lays out all of their transgressions in this episode.
In the off-season before the 1993 season, the Cubs let future Hall-of-Famer Greg Maddux walk, and sign with the Atlanta Braves. This is a front-office decision that will haunt Cubs fans for years. On this episode, you'll learn how this situation went down.
Despite playing in just 123 games over the course of five seasons, Bill Schuster held a significant distinction for decades. Bill Schuster was the last Cubs player to score a run in a World Series game in which the Cubs won, until 2016. As a pinch-runner, Schuster scored the walk-off run in the 12th inning of Game #6 in the 1945 World Series.
In this episode of Cultivating Catuli, we share some of Schuster's antics from his years in the Pacific Coast League. If you miss Andy's Rube Waddell...
Leo Durocher was the Cubs manager from 1966-1972. In this episode, you will learn more about "Leo the Lip", who "viewed baseball as a sports relative of guerilla warfare" and uttered the words "Mother don't get to third."
On the fourth episode of Cultivating Catuli, we talk about what is probably considered the most lopsided trade in the history of Major League Baseball, if not all of American professional sports.
In June of 1964, the Cubs traded Lou Brom for Ernie Broglio. In this episode, you'll hear why the Cubs made that trade, how it was received at the time, and how things turned out. Lou Brock became a Hall of Famer and Ernie Broglio was a below replacement level player and within a few years, his...
On this episode of Cultivating Catuli, we look at one of the most memorable Cubs games in history, The Ryne Sandberg Game.
The Cubs hosted their rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals on June 23rd, 1984, and the game was broadcast nationally as the NBC Game of the Week. 1984 was Ryne Sandberg's breakout year, and this was his breakout game. Listen to learn more about his 5-6 2HR 7 RBI performance.
On the 2nd episode of Cultivating Catuli, Michael points out that Joe Buck and others that covered the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians missed a great opportunity to talk about something both clubs had in common, Bill Veeck.