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Episode 53 - Elephants

Ron and Pete open with MVP announcements, which leads into a discussion of the GM meeting elephants, Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani. After a brief rundown of the nine QO free agents, they seque into Scott Boras, Miami's selloff, The King Kong of Slug, and Jake Arrieta's nuts.

Duration: 01:11:49

Disaster - Episode 52

After sorting through a host of audio issues, Ron and Pete are joined by special guests Elliott and Scott to introduce a new segment: "Buy it or Bullshit?" over the free agent rumors for this off-season. They take a deep dive into the Giancarlo Stanton market, discuss the untimely passing of Roy "Doc" Halladay, and wrap things up with a quick discussion of the trade rumors currently swirling around both the Cubs and the Cardinals.

Duration: 00:59:05

Episode 51 - World Series Recap: Astros Win!

With Pete going off the grid for a few days, Elliott Duy returns to co-pilot Episode 51. They recap the World Series and how game 7 was … meh … compared to the previous 6 games between the Dodgers and Astros. They quickly move on to some offseason speculation around the Cardinals and Cubs and what their next moves might be, capping everything off with some STAR WARS talk.

Duration: 01:14:27

Episode 50 - Holy Sh!t! Episode 50?!

Pete and Ron discuss the raft of coaching changes in baseball the last several days, including the almost complete overhaul of the Cubs' coaching staff and the Cardinals welcome back some very familiar faces. They review the NL Gold Glove finalists before a review of Chili Davis's career leads Ron down athletic memory lane.

Duration: 01:02:01

NLCS Game 5 - Well.....Sh!t!

Pete and Ron connect at the back half of game 5 of the NLCS. This was clearly the Dodgers year to advance and Pete has his thoughts as to why that happened. It was fun while it lasted but now Pete has to take a spot on the couch next to the rest of us. Somber yet insightful.

Duration: 00:49:50

NLCS Games 1 & 2 - Cubs vs. Dodgers

Pete and Ron get together to talk about the first two games of the NLCS between the Cubs and Dodgers. With the Cubs down 2-0, can they rebound back at home? The Dodgers have some painful memories housed at Wrigley. Pete gives us all his thoughts on Joe Maddon's managerial decisions over the first two games and on Joe's logic for not using Wade Davis in Game 2. You don't want to miss that.

Duration: 00:36:14

NLDS Game 5 - Cubs take the Division Series!

Cubs capture the Division Series and defeat their former manager, Dusty Baker. With Pete off the grid Elliott Duy sat in the co-pilot chair for the first hour+ as they talked playoff baseball. Pete was able to join them later in the show and they all witnessed the clincher. The recording had an abrupt stop at the end, but Ron was at the controls which explains the fail. Still it was nearly two hours of joy.

Duration: 01:49:20

Episode 46 - NLDS Game 3

Together for the last night of Pete's trip to North Carolina, he and Ron break down the results of Game 3 of the NLDS between the Nationals and Cubs. There was a pleasant distraction midway with the release of the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer but you need not worry. Ron cut that part out. It was a special day for Pete. On his 44th birthday, his son's favorite player, Rizzo #44 knocked in the game winning run. Happy Birthday Pete, and Go Cubs!

Duration: 00:39:35

Episode 46 - NLDS Game 2

Pete and Ron get adventurous on this episode by doing their first YouTube Live video podcast. They cover the results of game 2 of the NLDS between the Cubs and the Nationals, hanging breaking balls, beards with respect to the Yankees, Jason Giambi and the ice cold blood that runs through Wade Davis. Amazingly, Ron didn't screw up the whole thing as he stumbled around the controls and web sites he was unfamiliar with. Thanks Google and Pete. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:35:55

Episode 45 - NLDS Game 1 - Cubs vs. Nationals

Together again at Last! Ron and Pete meet up in Charlotte, NC for a side by side edition of everybody's favorite Cards and Cubs fan podcast! Pete and Ron talk through some Cardinals issues prior to getting into the meat of what has happened in playoff baseball so far this year, highlighting the results of the Cubs and Nationals game 1. Video version if you dare:

Duration: 01:11:32

Episode 43 - Clincher!

The worst day of Ron's year takes place LIVE with Pete as the Cubs clinch the NL Central title in St. Louis! Holy Cow Sh##t!

Duration: 01:05:58

Bonus Episode - What Happened?

Ron and Pete sit down for a bonus episode to discuss the Cubs' sweep of the Cardinals, officially bringing an end to the St. Louis's season, in Ron's eyes.

Duration: 00:29:43

Episode 43 - I Love Baseball!

Ron and Pete marvel at the Indians' 22 game winning streak, and the inability of ANY team to put away the NL Central. They discuss who's hot and who's not for the Cubs and Cards. Finally, they look ahead to the weekend's upcoming series at Wrigley Field and its importance to the division race. Plus, Ron announces another t-shirt giveaway!

Duration: 00:49:14

Episode 42 - Nastradumbasses

Caught in a baseball Twilight Zone, Pete and Ron discuss the standings that don't seem to change, the Dodgers tripping up in recent play, the Cardinals curious acquisition of a relief pitcher and why the Cubs refuse to pull away from this mess. The end of the podcast is a special bonus. Enjoy Preciouses!

Duration: 01:06:41

Episode 41 - Heated Discussion. Buttons and Dials. Force Friday!

On this Force Friday and in the face of overwhelming technical difficulties, Ron and Pete power through a discussion of the Mike Leake trade, a surprisingly busy waiver trade deadline, and the Cubs prospects in the postseason. Plus, Pete relays a no-big-deal story about his son meeting Kris Bryant.

Duration: 01:12:50

Episode 40 - White is Blindness

The days are growing short, and 2017 season is getting even shorter. Ron and Pete discuss Dusty Baker, the Cubs' recent "surge" and the Cardinals' collapse. Plus, one of the guys unleashes an epic rant about bad umpires and a stupid protest.

Duration: 01:09:50

Episode 39 - Ron's Back!

Ron and Pete discuss a disappointing Cubs split with the Reds, and the inexplicable disaster that has been the Cardinals since their eight-game winning streak. They wrap things up with random discussions of Stanton, Harper, Votto, Schwarber, Grichuk, Baez, and....Harrison Ford?

Duration: 01:07:05

Episode 38 - I Need a Human Vacation

With Ron taking a much-deserved break, Pete invites his colleague Andrew Johannes, and one of his former students, JP Remijas, onto the show to discuss the Cubs and Cards seasons and what they see moving forward in 2017 and beyond.

Duration: 00:53:29

Episode 37 - I Should Just Shut the Hell Up!

Ron and Pete pushed last week's episode back a couple of days so that they could discuss the #TradeDeadline. Unfortunately, there was much to discuss. The guys go over the Cubs' moves, the Cards' lack of moves, and the trades that various playoff contenders made. Also, Ron gives his take on Mike Matheny's comments about Cardinals fans and Yadier Molina.

Duration: 00:48:08

Bonus Episode - Series 4 Recap!

The Cubs and Cardinals wrap up their fourth series of the season with the Cubs tied for first place and the Cards starting to fade into the abyss. A despondent Ron gives a brutal analysis of the Cardinals prospects for this year and next.

Duration: 01:06:29

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