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The Team of Rivals Podcast is a weekly baseball podcast with some pop culture sprinkled in. It's like having a seat at the bar with three idiots who know just enough to be entertaining.

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Season 5, Episode 35 – The Shildt Finally Hits the Fan

October 17th, 2021


Pete and Elliott thought they were going to have a nice, relaxing podcast talking about the Cubs offseason moves, the impending announcement of a new GM at 1060 West Addison, and the Ted Lasso season finale. Then the …

Season 5, Episode 34 – Close the Books

October 8th, 2021


A quick – albeit interesting – exit in the NL Wild Card Game brings a close to the 2021 season for the Team of Rivals. None of the guys were …

Season 5, Episode 33 – 12 IN A ROW!?

September 24th, 2021


The Cards have won 12 in a row heading into Wrigley for a four-game set this weekend. Their grip on the playoffs has tightened, but will playoff success slip through their fingers when they face the Dodgers or the …

Season 5, Episode 32 – P.A.B.

September 17th, 2021


The Cardinals are winning again, so Ron loves baseball, and the Team of Rivals is back! Buckle up for a visit by Derek King as the guys discuss the Cards' resurgence and the Cubs' mediocrity, before taking a DEEP dive …

Season 5, Episode 31 – Struggle Bus

August 30th, 2021


With the Cardinals not losing games on purpose and the Cubs doing the opposite, the guys are a little beside themselves. Watching the games has …

Season 5, Episode 30 – Thanks for Stopping By!

August 23rd, 2021


Derek King stops by this week to chat with Pete and Elliott about the rise and fall of the 2012-2021 Cubs, curious front office decisions, and what …

Season 5, Episode 29 – Resignation vs. Constipation

August 13th, 2021


In a week highlighted by a guest appearance by The Show Infiltrator, the Team of Rivals discusses the Cubs tanking and the Cards treading water. Which is worse? The Cardinals, winners of five of their last six, scramble …

Season 5 Bonus Episode – Dirty Dirty Sox Fan

August 5th, 2021


Pete jumped on with his good friend and dirty, dirty Sox fan, Alex Levine, to discuss the trade deadline and its impact on Southsiders. He also gives Cubs fans a preview of what to expect when Nicky Two-Strikes is …

Season 5, Episode 27 – Nothing But Rage

August 5th, 2021


Ron, Pete, and Elliott jump on this week to recap the late July Cubs-Cardinals series and to speculate about what's coming for both teams at the …

Season 5, Episode 28 – Deadline Madness & Sadness

August 3rd, 2021


What a ride! A series of moves in a short amount of time took us right up to the wire for the Team's post-trade deadline analysis of the Cubs, Cardinals, and other moves around Major League Baseball. Gone are the Cubs …

Season 5, Episode 26 – And So It Begins…

July 16th, 2021


Joc Pederson, we hardly knew ya! Joc and his mustache are on the move to Atlanta for a power-hitting prospect, leading the Team of Rivals to ask the important questions: Who is next? And how many days until the …

Season 5, Episode 25 – The Doom Boners Strike Back

July 2nd, 2021


Pete returns to the Team of Rivals after last week's "procedure", and he leads Ron and Elliott right into a discussion of the Doom Boners on both sides of the I-55 rivalry. Just how much longer will Jed and Mo wait …

Season 5, Episode 24 – The Sh!t "Louis" Show!

June 25th, 2021


Moose Michaels joins Ron and Elliott at the beginning of this week's show to talk about this Cardinals team. The Cardinals are a mess all around, …

Season 5, Episode 23 – Should Any of Us Be Shocked?

June 18th, 2021


This week, the Team asks, "The Cardinals are underachieving, or are they? The Cubs are exceeding expectations; should we have doubted them?" …

Season 5, Episode 22 – Less Smack'n, More Whack'n!

June 11th, 2021


Ron and Elliott were joined this week by Dan Buffa and Holy Elle. The Cardinals injury list dominates the conversation up front, but this week's show …

Season 5, Episode 21 – "I Was at That Game!"

June 4th, 2021


What a difference a month makes… At the start of May, the Cubs were alone in last place, and the Cubs fans (especially Pete) were ready to watch it burn. Fast forward to today, and Ron has to endure 45 minutes of …

Season 5, Episode 19 – Goin' Deep

May 28th, 2021


The whole ToR crew is back to discuss the upcoming Cubs-Cardinals series, swing porn, robots umpires, Albert Pujols, and Tony LaRussa's baffling …

Season 5, Episode 20 – Spidey-Sense

May 28th, 2021


A rough patch for the Cards, combined with a Cubs hot streak, has brought the NL Central to a virtual dead heat. With Elliott out this week, Ron …

THE BAD BATCH S1E1 Review: "Aftermath"

May 21st, 2021


Ron, Pete, and Elliott stuck around for an hour to discuss the premiere episode of The Bad Batch and their excitement for another round of Dave …

THE BAD BATCH S1E2 Review: "Cut and Run"

May 21st, 2021


With no Pete to distract from the real issue, Ron and Elliott unload about a deserter's return and what the future holds for The Bad Batch.

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Season 5, Episode 18 – At the Quarter Pole

May 14th, 2021


A quarter of the way into the season and both the Cardinals and Cubs are right about where the Team of Rivals thought they would be. A soft schedule …

Season 5, Episode 17 – End of the Road

May 7th, 2021


Far more important than the Cubs sweeping the reigning World Series Champions or the Cardinals taking control of first place in the NL Central is the …

Season 5, Episode 16 – We Stinks

May 4th, 2021


On the day of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Team of Rivals were eager to see how the Bears would eff it up again, but they finally got it right, trading up …

Season 5, Episode 15 – If You're Not First, You're Last

April 23rd, 2021


It's an old school episode, as Elliott is off … somewhere, leaving Ron and Pete to sit on the porch and complain about the kids on the lawn. The …

Season 5, Episode 14 – 12 Games In and Tear It Down!

April 16th, 2021


Only 12 games into the season, and Pete and Elliott are laying out their plans/wishes to tear the Cubs roster down. Cardinals fans are at odds on whether Matt Carpenter is still good, unlucky, or just plain sucks. …

Season 5, Episode 13 – Opening Day 2021!

April 2nd, 2021


The title reads enthusiasm because baseball is back, and with real fans in the stands. Is that enough to bring the game back? The Team of Rivals hopes so, but it does feel different. Ron, Pete, and Elliott talk about …

Season 5, Episode 12 – "Some S#|tty Podcast"

March 19th, 2021


Pete, Ron, and Elliott gathered this week to make their case for being the Shittiest Podcast on the Internet. Enjoy their subpar discussions of Matt Carpenter, Cubs extensions, the embarrassing Chicago Bears, and Cancel …

Season 5, Episode 10 – A Rogues Gallery

March 6th, 2021


It’s Pop Culture Night on the Team of Rivals! After a false start on the tech side (which was no doubt Pete’s fault), Ron and Elliott give the show …

Season 5, Episode 11 – Behind Enemy Lines

March 5th, 2021


Two Birds, one Stone. This week, the full Team of Rivals teamed up with Two Birds on a Bat's Ruffled Feathers to welcome back the sounds of baseball …

Season 5, Episode 9 – Happy Valentine's Day, PissyPants

February 14th, 2021


Ron and Pete wake up early on Valentine's Day to dedicate some time to their one, true love: the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry. Jake Arrieta is back with the Cubs on a one-year deal, and Jack Flaherty is not happy with …

Season 5, Episode 8 – Hi, Nolan! Bye, Dex?

February 5th, 2021


This week's big topic was obviously the Cardinals acquisition of the All-Star 3rd baseman from Colorado, the Cubs few moves, and the Brewers signing …

Season 5, Episode 7 – Arenado Reaction Show!

January 30th, 2021


Well, it happened. The Cardinals did it! We didn't think anything significant was going to occur for 2021, but they had us fooled. @Dylan_Dinger …

Season 5, Episode 6 – Novocain Central

January 29th, 2021


The first livestream of 2021 leads off with great news for Andrew Knizner: Adam Wainright is back, which surely means that Yadier Molina is not far …

Season 5, Episode 5 – Danny Mac!

January 22nd, 2021


Ron and Pete were lucky enough to be joined this week by the television voice of the St. Louis Cardinals, Dan McLaughlin, to talk about his start in …

Season 5, Episode 4 – A Chip Off the Old Block

January 15th, 2021


Super Producer Geno scored a big one this week, as former Cubs and current Atlanta Braves broadcaster joined Ron, Pete, and Elliott (late, as usual!) for a wide-ranging interview covering his broadcasting career, his …

THE MANDALORIAN S2E8 Review: "The Rescue"

January 10th, 2021


Ron, Pete, and Elliott stick around for an hour to discuss the Season Two finale of The Mandalorian and their total appreciation for Jon Favreau's remarkable ability to tell a compelling story, regardless of the genre …

Season 5, Episode 3 – Rattled One off the Hardwood

January 8th, 2021


It's a new year, but with the same old complaints from the Team of Rivals Podcast. Did the Cubs get fleeced when they traded Yu Darvish to the Padres …

THE MANDALORIAN S2E7 Review: "The Believer"

January 2nd, 2021


Ron, Pete, Elliott and the Show Disruptor (Braden) discuss the penultimate episode of Season Two of The Mandalorian and Pete’s dad’s newfound …

THE MANDALORIAN S2E6 Review: "The Tragedy"

January 2nd, 2021


Ron, Pete, Elliott, and the Show Disruptor (Braden) discuss the fifth episode of the second season of The Mandalorian, and, more importantly, the Disney investor call and the announcement of ELEVEN Star Wars

THE MANDALORIAN S2E5 Review: "The Jedi"

January 2nd, 2021


Ahsoka finally arrives in The Mandalorian, which gave Ron yet another reason to complain about her original depiction in The Clone Wars movie. Ultimately, Ron, Pete, and Elliott LOVED that Dave Filoni finally had the …

THE MANDALORIAN S2E3 Review: "The Heiress"

January 2nd, 2021


Ron and Pete celebrate the casting of Katee Sackhoff as Bo Katan. At the same time, they mourn the decision to cast Rosario Dawson to play Ahsoka instead of Ashley Eckstein.

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THE MANDALORIAN S2E2 Review: "The Passenger"

January 2nd, 2021


Elliott, Ron, and Pete are less than excited by “The Passenger”. The takeaway from this week’s episode: “Stop eating things!” When will Boba Fett return, and how much of an impact will he have on this season’s story arc?

THE MANDALORIAN S2E1 Review: " The Marshal"

January 2nd, 2021


Pete is thrilled because FINALLY The Boy gets it, an experience that Ron can fully identify with. They are joined by noted Cardinals and Star Wars …

THE MANDALORIAN Season 2 Preview

January 2nd, 2021


Pete’s AWOL, but that doesn’t stop Ron and Elliott from discussing their excitement for Season Two of The Mandalorian.

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2020's Greatest Hits

December 28th, 2020


The Team of Rivals Podcast is on a break for the end of the year, but we put together this greatest hits compilation to tide you over until we return …

Season 5, Episode 2 – Cards & Cubs Merry X-Mas Mess

December 19th, 2020


Pete, Ron, and Elliott were joined by Joe Schwarz (@stlCupofJoe) this week to talk about the Cardinals' outlook for 2021 as well as the dismantling of the Cubs' core. Happy CHA-NOOO-KAH everyone!

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Season 5, Episode 1 – #48

December 4th, 2020


Ron is #48 on the list of "Top Cards on Twitter", according to Cards Conclave, and we couldn't be happier to have on our special guest, Elliott Duy, …

Season 4, Episode 34 – Love Me Tender, or Non Tendered

December 4th, 2020


On the fourth anniversary of our podcast launch, Ron and Pete are joined by "special guest" Elliott Duy to discuss corporate HR policies and the most …

Season 4, Episode 33 – Elliott, You're Fired!

November 20th, 2020


Theo Epstein resigns. Disney airs one of the best episodes of The Mandalorian yet. But it was all overshadowed by the unfortunate, yet inevitable, news that Ron and Pete fired Elliott. It was a move that was a long time …

Season 4, Episode 32 – Frog Butt

November 13th, 2020


Ron, Pete and – eventually – Elliott jump on the pod this week to discuss Tony La Russa, Francisco Lindor rumors, the Cubs' and Cardinals' next moves, and an underwhelming Episode 10 of The Mandalorian.

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Season 4, Episode 31 – Boba Fett? Boba Fett? Where?

November 5th, 2020


Friend of the Show Holy Elle drops in to discuss the Season 2 Debut of The Mandalorian with Ron and Pete. After an incredibly quick preview of the …

Season 4, Episode 30 – Off-Season Mayhem & Mando!

October 30th, 2020


Ron and Elliott carried the show this week with Pete DFA'd. They touch on the World Series; Rob Manfred's desire to keep some of the changes made in 2020; early signals from the Cardinals that spending may be light; …

Season 4, Episode 29 – Dude, You Don't Have the Sack to Do It

October 23rd, 2020


Returning from a three-week, technology-induced hiatus, Ron, Pete, and Elliott gather to review the end of the 2020 season and to speculate on what …

N The Cards - Episode 12, Is Wong Gone?

October 15th, 2020


With one, dare we say cryptic, Instagram post; we're left wondering if the Cardinals aren't bringing back their Gold Glove second baseman.  Tis the …

N The Cards - Episode 11 - The Central Divisions are DONE!

October 5th, 2020


@Dylan_Dinger joined Ron today to assess the Cardinals Playoff performance, 2020 regular season and what they would like to see happen for 2021.

Season 4, Episode 28 – Punch Ponce de Leon in the Face!

October 3rd, 2020


Ron, Pete, and Elliott logged on this week long enough to livestream the sixth through eighth innings of Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series between the Cards and Padres and to watch Fernando Tatis, Jr. and Wil Myers own …

Season 4, Episode 27 – Willson Contreras Wants to Fight Everything

September 25th, 2020


With Elliott out this week, Ron and Pete jump on to discuss the final week of the MLB season, the Cubs and Cardinals' pathetic offenses, bad contracts, and the dismal future of both teams. The guys wrap up the night …

Season 4, Episode 26 – He Went Back to the D

September 19th, 2020


The Team of Rivals is joined this week by old friend, Adam Maurer, Writer, Director, Executive Producer, and star of the just-released independent …

Season 4, Episode 25 – A Fresh of Breath Air

September 4th, 2020


This week on the Team of Rivals, Ron, Elliott, and Pete discuss the weird 2020 trade deadline, the end (?) of Matt Carpenter, bases-loaded letdowns, and the "obnoxious" Cubs bench. They also celebrate the announcement …

Season 4, Episode 24 – Ron Nuttall, Master of Analogies

August 28th, 2020


This week, @Holy_Elle joined Ron and Pete to chat about the ongoing protest movement within professional sports, a$$hØle Cardinals fans, the MLB …

Season 4, Episode 23 – Beat It!

August 21st, 2020


Ron, Elliott, and Pete return from a hiatus to discuss the Cubs-Cardinals five-game series and their takeaways on Ian Happ, the Cubs' defense and suspect outfielders, Dylan Carlson, and the return (?) of Craig Kimbrel. …

Season 4, Episode 22 – Death Knell? (with Cubs Cards Cast)

August 7th, 2020


"Stay positive" has a whole new ring to it these days! Dan Curry (@DanCCC) and John Pearman (@JP_CCC) of the Cubs Cards Cast (@CubsCardsCast) joined …

Season 4, Episode 21 – Quaranteam of Rivals

August 1st, 2020


Pete, Ron & Elliott discussed real baseball this week! The Cubs are off to a good start with some stress concerning their bullpen. The Cardinals …

N The Cards, Episode 10 - "Not So Fast Baseball!", COVID said

July 29th, 2020


With baseball back, it would appear that things are going to get back to normal.  Not so fast says the sick Marlins players.  Arlington Lane joins …

Season 4, Episode 20 – Baseball & The Wars!

July 22nd, 2020


With one week to go until baseball, Pete was missing but @Holy_Elle stepped in to save the show. The crew talked about the upcoming MLB opening day …

Season 4, Episode 19 – NERDS!!!

July 3rd, 2020


Lots of anger leads off this week's show, as Ron finds inspiration in Ian Desmond's opt-out statement. How much longer can baseball go on like this before it becomes irrelevant?

F**kin' Rob Manfred.

From there it's Star …

N The Cards - Episode 9 with Palmer Alexander III

June 28th, 2020


Palmer Alexander III @thelegendkil joins Ron early on a Sunday morning to talk baseball and to catch us up with all that is happening on N The Zone Network.

Season 4, Episode 18 – Rants

June 19th, 2020


Elliott rants about baseball; Ron rants about Aubrey Huff; Pete rants about the terrible ESPN documentary. The Team of Rivals is not happy with MLB's "progress" towards a 2020 season,  they're skeptical of the …

Season 4, Episode 17 – Frustration Reigns

June 12th, 2020


Frustration reigns as MLB and the Players Association appear no closer to a deal for the 2021 season. Ron and Pete give a half-hearted defense of the Major League owners before answering a viewer question about Matt …

Season 4, Episode 16 – E: MLB

June 5th, 2020


This week's podcast starts with the darkest opening in years (ever?), as Ron, Pete, and Elliott log on to discuss the opportunity that baseball will probably miss at bringing the country together. They also go deep into …

N The Cards - Episode 8 - Baseball, what in the hell are you doing?

May 30th, 2020


It's too early to start bitching about sports on a Saturday right?  We have enough things to worry about these days.  Baseball has a chance to come back and in a big and positive way.  So what do they do?  They risk …

Season 4, Episode 15 – The Sun Also Rises

May 29th, 2020


Ron, Pete, and Elliott launch a new era of the Team of Rivals Podcast by reminiscing about the birth of their sports and pop culture fandom and how …

Season 4, Episode 14 – End of an Era…

May 23rd, 2020


The Team gathers for the last time as a baseball-only podcast to discuss their boredom with the current state of MLB and to celebrate the extraordinary storytelling abilities and insight of former St. Louis Cardinal, …

Baseball Changes, and So Are We

May 21st, 2020


A new format and show is in the works. We love baseball, but through this tough period of time, we've found that we love talking about a lot of things throughout sports and entertainment. We're going with our guts and …

N The Cards - Episode 7, Are we getting closer to getting back?

May 21st, 2020


There is some baseball news in the works.  MLB and ownership has agreed on a "get back to baseball" proposal and the MLBPA will be reviewing as early as Friday.  It won't be an easy hill to climb, but baseball does have …

N The Cards - Episode 6: Let's Catch Up. Shall We!?

May 9th, 2020


Ron is back on his solo gig for N The Cards.  What will baseball be when it gets back?  New divisions and how they will pan out for 2020, outfield …

Season 4, Episode 13 – I Don’t Want to Touch Your Ugly Face

May 9th, 2020


It's Quarantine WEEK 9(!), and we're going Old School… With Elliott working late (yeah, right!), Ron and Pete hop on for what they thought would be a …

Season 4 Bonus Episode – "Hope"

May 7th, 2020


The Team of Rivals – with an assist from special guest Scott Nuttall – gathers for a special Star Wars Day podcast to discuss the finale of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS. The guys discuss their satisfaction with the "Siege …

Season 4, Episode 12 – Ron Solo Frozen in Carbonite

May 2nd, 2020


It's Week Seven of Quarantine, and the Team of Rivals rolls on. Ron, Pete, and Elliott gather again to discuss their drink choices, potential 2020 …

Season 4, Episode 11 – Braden Takes Over!

April 25th, 2020


After a ridiculous series of technical fits and starts (no joke, check out the full show on Facebook or YouTube), and with no developments on the …

Season 4, Episode 10 – Dr. Nuttall

April 17th, 2020


Week Four of the Quarantine. Ron dreams of his PhD. Pete eats steak. Elle works her glutes. Elliott wears his mom's clothes. Buffa drops by. Yeah, …

Season 4, Episode 9 - Quarantine, Week 3

April 3rd, 2020


When will baseball return? The Team of Rivals has some theories, which will all likely be wrong. So how are Ron, Pete, and Elliott keeping themselves entertained while stuck at home with no sports?

Season 4, Episode 8 – Two Birds & CJ's Zombie Attack

March 28th, 2020


Despite nowhere to go and no baseball, The Team of Rivals did their thing anyway. The Two Birds on a Bat crew, Bengie Molina and Jim Cromer, dropped …

Season 4, Episode 7 – I Don't Bacon Wrap My Filet

February 21st, 2020


Is bad publicity better than no publicity? If Rob Manfred was deliberately trying to destroy baseball, what would he have done differently? If you …

Season 4, Episode 6 – "We're not going this year, I don't think!"

February 7th, 2020


After Elliott joins this week's podcast (late!), the fellas do a DEEP position-by-position comparison of the Cubs and Cardinals, as currently constructed.

Season 4, Episode 5 – Wine Spritzers, Seltzers, & Baseball

February 1st, 2020


The guys (and @Holy_Elle) jump on to discuss a whole host of baseball bullets: Is Arenado going to the Cubs?! Are the Reds the best team in the NL …

Season 4, Episode 4 – The King Has Arrived

January 25th, 2020


Derek King sits in for Pete this week and joins Elliott and Ron on the regular show. They guys talk a little lingering trade speculation with the …

Season 4, Episode 3 – Bad Form

January 17th, 2020


The ToR gang jumps on to discuss the cheating scandal that has claimed three managers and one GM. @Holy_Elle then joins to talk about midwinter …

Season 4, Episode 2 – Swing Porn

January 10th, 2020


Ron, Elliott, and Pete return after a long holiday layoff to discuss the Liberatore trade and the potential for Nolan Arenado to land in the NL …

Season 4, Episode 1– DeRp $ Is Worse Than Stupid Money

December 14th, 2019


Not a whole helluva lot happened at the Winter Meetings for our two teams, but there is a lot more to talk about this year compared to last year. …

N The Cards Ep 5 - Winter (Meetings) is Coming!

December 9th, 2019


Prepare yourselves.  Winter is coming.  The Winter Meetings are set to happen this week in San Diego, CA.  What will the Cardinals do?  Will they stick to the script and lay low?  Will they surprise us?  I hope they do, …

Season 3, Episode 27 – Ego Lifting Baby Yoda

December 6th, 2019


Pete and Ron are joined by @Holy_Elle to discuss the warming Hot Stove, Elle's fitness tips, and their mutual love for all things The Mandalorian. …

Season 3, Episode 26 – I Don't F#$K!$& Know

November 23rd, 2019


The Big Three are back, baby! They talk about the Astros hacking scandal, the impending trades(?) of Wilson Contreras and Kris Bryant, and the Return of the Mack. But this is the Team of Rivals, so you KNOW that they're …

Season 3, Episode 25 – The Offseason Begins

November 10th, 2019


Ron and Pete woke up early on a Sunday morning to talk about the quiet and not-so-quiet happenings with the Cardinals and the Cubs. With the Cardinals likely to see Ozuna walk, what will happen in the outfield, at third …

N The Cards #4

November 3rd, 2019


This is Ron's stand alone show and will now be added to the Team Of Rivals Podcast feed.  So for you Cardinals fans, this all about the Cards.

Season 3, Episode 24 – The Ross Era Begins

October 27th, 2019


Pete and Ron handle this installment talking about baseball's popularity issues, game times & channels that make no sense, the Cards impressive …

Season 3, Episode 23 – NLDS Cards @ Braves [with guest @Holy_Elle]

October 4th, 2019


Pete missed this week's show, but the rest of The Team gathered to talk about Game 1 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Braves. Joining them was …

Bonus Episode – D23 Star Wars Review

September 11th, 2019


If you're into baseball and only baseball, skip this one. Pete, Ron, and Elliott stick around after the regular show to talk about all that was …

Season 3, Episode 22 – Pucker Up

September 7th, 2019


The Team recorded for nearly 2 hours this week, but only the first 50 minutes were about baseball. Part One ends in a strange way, with the rest of the episode released as a bonus later in the week. Pete, Elliott, and …

Season 3, Episode 20 – Fallout [The "Lost" Episode]

August 23rd, 2019


Red’s out. The Infiltrator and The Director join Elliott, Pete, and Ron to discuss the Cardinals’ lack of activity at the trade deadline and the Cubs’ STUNNING last-minute moves. They spend a lot of time on the Cards …

Season 3, Episode 21 - Performance Enhancement

August 23rd, 2019


After a month's "hiatus" (thanks Ron), the Team spends a few minutes catching up on the last few weeks' happenings, before delving into the boring modern game and the electronic strike zone. Brecklyn and Ron then go off …

Season 3 Bonus Episode – It's Deadline Time!

July 30th, 2019


Ron and Pete are joined by Dan and John from Cubs Cards Cast to discuss this year's trade deadline. What are the Cubs and Cards likely to do in the next 36 hours? Which players are they ready to move on from? Will the …

Season 3, Episode 19 – Cheeks

July 26th, 2019


With Elliott on the DL, it's up to Brecklyn, Pete, and Ron to discuss Addison Russell's demotion, the hottest team in the NL (no, not the San Francisco Giants), and the impending trade deadline. Which Cubs and which …

Season 3, Episode 18 – Fire in the Belly!

July 12th, 2019


It only took 20 minutes for the crew and @Holy_Elle to talk about baseball, as everyone agrees that the NL Central – especially the Cubs & …

Season 3, Episode 17 – "I Think I Got Ya Numbah!"

June 21st, 2019


For the second week in a row, our full crew is back. Ron, Pete, Elliott, and Brecklyn sat down to talk about the All-Star Game and voting, the Rays …

Season 3, Episode 16 – You Look Better Now (What Happened to You?)

June 14th, 2019


Everybody – yes, EVERYBODY – is In tonight, as Ron makes a return from his family vacation. The Team talks about Lord Stanley's Cup, the most recent Cubs-Cardinals series, and the vexatious season that Cardinals fans …

Season 3, Episode 15 – Aaron Mullins Returns

June 7th, 2019


Aaron Mullins makes an unscheduled appearance on this week's show with Elliott and Pete to discuss the Cubs' signing of Craig Kimbrel, the Cardinals' …

Season 3, Episode 14 – Buy Elliott's House!; or, Pi à la Mode

May 24th, 2019


Brecklyn graduates! Elliott's back! Aaron Mullins is driving home!

The Team of Rivals (with Special Guest Aaron Mullins) discusses the Cardinals' …

Season 3, Episode 13 – With Honors

May 18th, 2019


After a lengthy absence, Brecklyn returns, and on the verge of graduating with honors! She and Pete discuss the angst that Luke Gregerson is giving Cardinals fans right now, the return of Addison Russell, the Zobrist …

Season 3, Episode 12 – Rarer Than Bigfoot

May 3rd, 2019


It's starting to look like a two-team race in the NL Central as the Cardinals and Cubs face off for the first time this season with a three-game set at Wrigley Field. But who cares about that, when we've got a Ron …

Season 3, Episode 11 – We Don't Watch Your Team If We Don't Have To

April 26th, 2019


It's CubsTalk with Pete and Elliott!

With Brecklyn out working on her thesis, the resident Cubs fans make a game attempt to discuss the First Place Cardinals' recent hot streak, led by their suddenly resurgent offensive …

Season 3, Episode 10 – Three Out of Four Ain't Bad

April 19th, 2019


Yes, Ron's still on hiatus, but Brecklyn, Elliott, and Pete continue to soldier on.
Things are starting to tighten up in the NL Central, as the …

Season 3, Episode 9 – They Kidnapped Elliott!

April 15th, 2019


With Ron still on hiatus and Pete attending Star Wars Celebration, the WDIIA crew shanghaied Elliott for this week's show. They discuss a good week for the Cubs, a bad week for the Brewers, and a great week for the …

Whose Division Is It Anyway? Episode 2

April 10th, 2019


Blake Root, Jacob Foote, and Brecklyn Carey get together to discuss the first week of the 2019 season. They discuss the demotions of Carl Edwards, …

Season 3, Episode 8 - The Doom Boners Strike Back

April 5th, 2019


We're one week in… Is it too early to panic?! Friend of the Show Aaron Mullins joins Brecklyn, Elliott, and Pete to discuss the first week of …

It's All About the Setup [Pop Culture Bonus Episode]

March 30th, 2019


Guest host and friend-of-the-show Adam Maurer sits down with Elliott and Pete to discuss what Marvel/Disney gets right and what DC/Warner Bros. gets wrong in their respective superhero universes. Adam provides the kind …

Season 3, Episode 7 - Baseball. Is. Back!

March 29th, 2019


Ron's still off on walkabout, and Brecklyn is studying for her LSATs, so our good friend Adam Maurer joined Elliott and Pete to talk Opening Day, demotions and designations, the Kyle Hendricks extension, and 2019 season …

Season 3, Episode 6 - Goldmine

March 25th, 2019


Captain Ron is taking a hiatus, but he left the keys in the ignition, so Brecklyn, Elliott, and Pete are taking the pirate ship out for a joyride. This week, they discuss Mike Trout's massive contract extension, the …

Season 3, Episode 5 - Brecklyn Builds an Ark

March 15th, 2019


With Brecklyn heading for higher ground, Ron, Pete, and Elliott discuss the thawing of relations between the MLBPA and owners, Carlos Martinez, and …

Season 3, Episode 4 - Game of Rivals/Team of Thrones?

March 6th, 2019


Ron takes a week off and Brecklyn is studying for an exam, so this week's episode of ToR is very Cubs heavy. Not that there's anything wrong with that!

Elliott and Pete steer the ship into the choppy waters of Bryce …

Season 3, Episode 3 – Cuz It’s a Pun

February 27th, 2019


Pete was out on this episode but Ron, Elliott, and Brecklyn covered the opening of Spring Training games by discussing the Cardinals flurry of …

Season 3, Episode 2 - Thank You for That Question

February 23rd, 2019


Braden hijacks the start of the show with a tribute to his love, MLB The Show. The Team then turns to discussions of the Manny Machado signing and the free agent market, the pitch clock, CMart's injury, Dallas Keuchel, …

Season 3, Episode 1 - Sunglasses at Night

February 13th, 2019


Ron, Pete and Elliott get together to discuss the start of Spring Training, the new (?) free agent reality, and the triumphant return of the Stomping Grounds Post of the Week!

Season 2, Episode 57 - There’s No Timestamp on Racism

February 7th, 2019


The Team fights through Brecklyn's internet issues for the season's last episode to discuss Racist Ricketts, Hunter As Prey, The Phillies Phlop, the Luke Hagerty Comeback Story, and a very disappointing NL Central …

Season 2, Episode 56 - Change My Mind!

February 2nd, 2019


The full crew is back in business this week and with the free agent market colder than Chicago's weather, they're left to speculate on which teams …

Season 2, Episode 55 - "Boring" Topics

January 25th, 2019


Brecklyn has gone full-on Typhoid Mary, leaving Ron and Pete to do a show with Droolin' Elliott, who was high on life after major oral surgery. They …

Season 2, Episode 54 - Pete LaCock!

January 18th, 2019


The Four Are One! Elliott's awake and Ron is barely hanging on, but the Team of Rivals got together to preview the Cubs Convention and the Winter …

Season 2, Episode 52 – The Phone Lines Are Open!

December 21st, 2018


The full Team of Rivals crew is back! Brecklyn, Elliott, Pete, and Ron discuss Andrew Miller signing with the Cardinals, the ongoing Addison Russell …

Season 2, Episode 51 – And Then There Were Two

December 14th, 2018


With Ron out for a medical emergency and Elliott felled by a migraine headache, Brecklyn and Pete were left to see how much of a mess they could make …

Season 2, Episode 50 - "I Love Gooold!"

December 7th, 2018


Brecklyn is under the weather, so Josh Potter kindly joined Ron, Pete, and Elliott to discuss the two big developments in RivalsLand: The Cardinals' …

Season 2, Episode 49 - Pete Saw Aaron's Poll (Pole?!)

November 30th, 2018


With Brecklyn out studying for finals, the guys gather to discuss the quickly accelerating offseason. When will Jerry Dipoto stop dealing? How much of a madman is Brodie Van Wagenen? Are the Cubs really laying low this …

Season 2, Episode 48 - TMI for Brecklyn

November 17th, 2018


CAUTION: This is a baseball-themed episode. The Team covers a wide range of topics, starting off with pumpkin spice, Elliott's fantasy football team, and Pat Mahomes' voice before finally settling in to discuss a wide …

Season 2, Episode 47 - The Explicit Show (F&@K!)

November 10th, 2018


This week's show starts off on the wrong foot and goes down from there. Scott Boras dominates this show, kind of like he dominates the offseason. In between quotes from this week's Boras Press Conference, the crew …

Season 2, Episode 46 - Title Goes Here!

November 2nd, 2018


The Grand Slam is back for a second week in a row, and they cover the first week of the offseason, talking about their reactions to the World Series, contract options being picked up (or not), Clayton Kershaw, the …

Season 2, Episode 45 - Bionic Swingers!

October 26th, 2018


We have issues. Lots of them. 1) Pete is back. 2) All of us are here. 3) Will the Dodgers win one game in this World Series? 4) Who is Harper more valuable to: The Cards or the Cubs? 5) San Diego. 6) What's wrong with …

Season 2, Episode 44 - Speculation Is Fun Until Somebody Loses an Eye!

October 19th, 2018


Ron and Brecklyn start solo, until Elliott finally wakes up and joins the show mid-intro. Writer/producer/director Adam Maurer joins them on this …

Season 2, Episode 43 - There's Mo-where to Hide!

October 12th, 2018


Pete is out this week, so John Pearman from Cubs-Cards Cast was kind enough to sit in our Cubs chair for this week's show. Joined by Elliott, Ron, and Brecklyn, he tackles the end to both the Cardinals and Cubs seasons, …

Season 2, Episode 42 - Combobulated Recap, or Sideshow Joe

October 5th, 2018


It's a very dark podcast this week, as both the Cubs' and Cards' seasons have come to a close. Elliott and Pete lay out their shortcomings of Cubs skipper Joe Maddon, and their admiration for Theo Epsteisn's …

Bonus Episode - Cubs vs. Brewers Tiebreaker Recap

October 2nd, 2018


Ron, Pete, Elliott – plus special guests Adam Maurer, Dustin Duquenne, and Braden – jumped on to give their takes on Game 163 between the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs. Pete and Elliott don't have the most …

Season 2, Episode 41 – THE FINAL BATTLE: Cards vs Cubs

September 28th, 2018


The Team was at full strength this week! Ron, Pete, Elliott, and Brecklyn brought the business! They discussed the most recent match-ups, and the …

Season 2, Episode 40 - Pimpin' Ain't Fine

September 21st, 2018


Elliott is M.I.A. Have you seen him?

Brecklyn, Ron, and Pete get together this week to discuss pimped doubles, Nostalgia Night, Minor League …

Season 2, Episode 39 - There's a Lady in the Room

September 14th, 2018


Brecklyn Carey brings balance to the show and joins Ron, Pete and Elliott as permanent co-host! The gang talks about Joe Maddon's curious personnel decisions - including Pedro Strop's injury - and the Cardinals …

Season 2, Episode 38 – The Playoffs Are in Sight! Here… We… Go!

September 7th, 2018


Elliott and Ron kick off this episode with some nonsense before Pete dials in while on the road home. They talk Brandon Morrow, Josh Donaldson, umps who hate Joe Maddon, and Ohtani's arm unraveling. They eventually come …

Season 2, Episode 37 - If You're Not Watching Live, You're Not Living

August 31st, 2018


Pete and Ron were joined by Adam Maurer to fill in for the missing Eliott Duy. Gene Bonds also crash-landed to talk about the National League's best division, why nobody blocked Daniel Murphy going to the Cubs, Josh …

Season 2, Episode 36 - What Was That?!

August 24th, 2018


Cubs minor league enthusiast Tim Huwe joins the boys to talk about the Cubs' system and draft and development strategies. The guys also have a quick discussion of this week's big moves – Adams to the Cards, Murphy to …

Season 2, Episode 35 - A Big Wong Fan

August 17th, 2018


Brecklyn Carey of Birds on the Black joins the guys for a wide-ranging discussion of the Card's recent hot streak, Pete's "feud" with Bleacher Nation, intraleague play, robot umpires, and a host of other topics.

Season 2, Episode 34 - Oh 18! ("My Precious!")

August 10th, 2018


Adam Maurer guests as the guys TRIED - they really did! - to talk about the MVP status of Javier Baez and Matt Carpenter; Shohei Ohtani's latest …

Season 2, Episode 33 - I'm Skeksis and I Know It

August 3rd, 2018


The Cards look rejuvenated. Cole Hamels looks good in his first start as a Cub. The Central looks like the best division in the National League. Ron, …

Season 2 Bonus: @ the Trade Deadline with Guest Kyle Reis!

August 1st, 2018


The guys had to gather at an uncommon day of the week to talk through this absolutely insane trade deadline where we witnessed an uncommon amount of …

Season 2, Episode 32 - Rock Bottom for the Redbirds?

July 26th, 2018


This week was a tough one if you're a Cardinals Fan. If you're a Cubs Fan, you're doing “just fine”. Pete, Elliott, and Ron revisit their recent visit to the Friendly Confines and talk about their attendance at …

Season 2 Bonus: Matheny Is Out. Now What?

July 15th, 2018


Ron, Pete, and Elliott were joined by Chris Lollis of Cardinals Nation 24/7 and Josh Potter of Two Birds on a Bat and Arch City to discuss the …

Season 2, Episode 31 - Slump Buster Chug!

July 13th, 2018


After taking a week off, the Rivals are back to address the Triple Play of Bud Norris, the Cardinals Front Office, and Cubs fans' expectations. Plus, Ron bites off way more than he can chew by challenging Matt Burns to …

Season 2, Episode 30 - Don't Call Me Pops

June 29th, 2018


This week's show starts off with a little #sensualbaseball before diving into the fellas' reactions to the last week's events. Chris Bosio gets fired for racially insensitive remarks? With both teams "struggling", …

Season 2, Episode 29 - Let's Be Better

June 23rd, 2018


The evening's results are just too depressing to go in depth, so Ron, Elliott, and Pete wander around MLB searching for focus. Eventually, the …

Bonus Episode - Cubs-Cards MegaCast

June 15th, 2018


John Pearman and Dan Curry of the Cubs Cards Cast join Ron and Pete to explore the upcoming series in-depth.

  • What happened to the Cardinals?
  • Why …

Season 2, Episode 28 - What The Hell?!

June 15th, 2018


This week's show starts #OldSchool, with Ron and Pete manning the ship while Elliott attends to the family business. The three eventually dive into a …

Season 2, Episode 27 - $#!+ Show!

June 8th, 2018


Life is good on the North Side of Chicago.  Things aren't as rosy at the other end of I-55, as evidenced by a special appearance by Ron's son.  

Season 2, Episode 26 - Adam Maurer Guests!

June 1st, 2018


Elliott, Pete and Ron were joined by Adam Maurer, a Cardinals fan out in LA. They discuss Alex Reyes only lasting for 4 innings in his first outing back in the bigs and transition to the Cardinals pitching situation and …

Season 2, Episode 25 - #CardinalsWhiplash

May 25th, 2018


It's a day early, but the guys have a whole lot of angst built up for this week's show. 2018 looks a lot like 2017, with both team's offenses …

Season 2, Episode 24 - Trades, Pills, and More

May 18th, 2018


Elliott and Ron manned the ship for the first half while Pete made his way home. First up, the mess that Robinson Cano is in, followed by hitting …

Season 2, Episode 23 - Sorry I Missed the First Half!

May 11th, 2018


Pete, Elliott, and Ron jump on to cover a WIDE variety of baseball topics. Has it really only been four days since the Cardinals swept the Cubs? So much has happened in MLB that they didn't know where to start. (Of …

Season 2, Episode 22 - It's Not That Big!

May 4th, 2018


Ron, Pete and Elliott are back together again to recap the week that was, to discuss the upcoming Cubs-Cardinals series (with a guest appearance from B), and the joke that Sammy Sosa has become. Ron also goes into the …

Season 2, Episode 21 - Radio Magic

April 27th, 2018


Elliott and Ron recap the week in Cardinals and Cubs baseball and look into the weekend ahead. Elliott raises an interesting question of Darvish or …

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Grumpy Old Men

April 20th, 2018


Drunk Elliott is taking advantage of $12 seats in the Airport Hanger Park (Miller), so Ron and Pete jump on to recap a weather-shortened Series 1, Anthony Rizzo's OUTRAGEOUS!!! comments about shortening the season, and …

Season 2 - Bonus: Cards vs. Cubs Series 1

April 17th, 2018


In part 1 of our bonus night the guys are back together again, so they ever-so-briefly cover the upcoming Cubs-Cardinals series with special guest Tina Bradley.

Season 2 - Bonus: Star Wars Rebels Recap!

April 17th, 2018


In part 2 of our bonus night, we recap the Star Wars Rebels series. Tina Bradley joins Elliott, Pete and Ron to discuss how this series impacted our Star Wars universe, questions left unanswered and future possibilities …

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Base Brawling!

April 13th, 2018


On this episode we talk the official start of the "base brawling" season. We revisit Yadi's suspension and the logic behind the decision, bat flipping, when to hit a batter and the recent a poor series that the …

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Cubs Fan Rage

April 11th, 2018


Ron, Pete and Elliott log on to officially review the first week-and-a-half of baseball covering pretty much everything Cardinals and Cubs, as well as Shohei Ohtani, Bryce Harper, and #CardinalsDevilMagic. Plus, we …

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Doom Boners

April 6th, 2018


One week in, and the Team of Rivals just can't resist addressing the hot takes on the first week of the Cubs' and Cardinals' seasons. Ron logs in …

Season 2 Bonus - The Cubs Strike Back - Opening Day 2018 Cubs Preview

March 29th, 2018


Last night we celebrated opening day in a very Cardinals-centric way. Tonight, we do the same, but for the Cubs. Special guest Anthony Serafini joins …

Season 2 Bonus - A New Hope Opening Day 2018 MegaCast

March 28th, 2018


To celebrate Opening Day 2018 we welcome Daniel Shoptaw from the Meet Me at Musial Podcast, Jim Cromer from Two Birds on a Bat and Chris Lollis of …

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Sprouting Antlers

March 23rd, 2018


Ron leads off with a rant about Little League Baseball coaches, then the guys dive into Justin Turner's wrist, Alex Cobb's brilliant signing, 4A Ohtani, paying minor leaguers the minimum-wage, and Carson Kelly's Memphis …

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Fly the 'W'hatever!

March 16th, 2018


After taking their time to get rolling, the guys discuss Jake Arrieta signing with the Phillies, the end (?) of Scott Boras, the return of Matt …

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Enough Already!

March 9th, 2018


Pete leads off this week's episode with a correction and the announcement of the 1,000 Follower Challenge. With all three hosts available and online, …

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Get Off My Lawn!

March 2nd, 2018


Elliott is at a team dinner, and Pete is in The Biggest Little City in the World, but that's not going to stop the O.G.'s from their weekly chat. This week's show covers the OFFICIAL signing of Seung-Hwan Oh - with a …

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Dick Mode!

February 23rd, 2018


Spring Training is upon us. Free agents are signing. Baseball season is FINALLY HERE! Ron, Pete and Elliott wonder if Anthony Rizzo deserves the first "C" since Sammy Sosa, whether Jason Motte is a good depth move or …

Season 2, Episode 11 - The Cardinals Score Some Bud

February 16th, 2018


Elliott’s out on a date with the Missus, so Ron and Pete kick it #OldSchool. They talk about Bud Norris and the slowly thawing free agent market. And …

Bonus Episode: Who Are Yu?

February 11th, 2018


Ron, Pete, and Elliott jump on with their hot takes because IT FINALLY HAPPENED! Yu Darvish is headed to Chicago in what is easily the biggest signing of the off-season thus far. They cover the contract details, the …

Preseason Bonus Episode: Cardinals Preview

February 10th, 2018


Pete and Elliott turn the tables on Ron and special guest Chris Lollis (Cardinals Nation 24/7). They discuss the upcoming Cardinals season, what they …

Preseason Bonus Episode: Cubs Preview

February 7th, 2018


Ron grills Pete and Elliott on the upcoming Cubs' season, what they look forward to, what they fear, and what they hate about their own fans (and Cardinals fans; of course).

Season 2 - Episode 10 - This Is All Stupid!

February 3rd, 2018


With Elliott out sick, Ron and Pete jump on to talk about everything -- and nothing -- because nothing is happening this offseason. Jake Elliott, …

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Yu Sons-a-Bitches!

January 26th, 2018


FINALLY! The Stove is getting Hot. Mere hours before this week's show, the Brewers decided to go for it, trading for Christian Yelich and signing Lorenzo Cain. The guys give their ill-informed hot takes on that, Yu …

Season 2 - Episode 8 - "You're going to just pass away."

January 19th, 2018


Ron, Pete, and Elliott wrap up dueling convention week by touching base on Bryce Harper to the Cubs, Sammy Sosa Jackson, Yadi's announced retirement, and Mozeliak's comfort level. They also chat about Tommy "30-30 at …

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Psych!

January 12th, 2018


Is it just us, or is it cold in here? The Stove continues to not be Hot, with Jay Bruce panic-signing in New York for only 3 years?! Plus, we came SO …

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Devil's Advocate

January 5th, 2018


With Ron under the weather, Elliott and Pete do their best to pick up the slack, discussing the Wade Davis signing; the Cubs, Cardinals, and Jake Arrieta; and Pete's alternate explanation for this year's Frigid Stove.

Season 2 - Episode 5 - What's Up, B?

December 29th, 2017


Ron, Pete, and Elliott jump online for a mid-Break, midday show to discuss 2018 ZIPS projections for the Cardinals and Brewers, the stalled player …

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Le Batard vs. Manfred

December 22nd, 2017


Merry Christmas everyone! This week's episode starts hot right out of the box, with Ron, Pete and Elliott discussing the "most overrated" players in baseball. One Cardinals third base target (Evan Longoria) is off the …

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Force Choke

December 17th, 2017


Ron, Elliott and Pete ask a lot of questions regarding the post-Winter Meetings news. Where will Yu be in the spring of 2018? Will the Cards land …

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Just the Tip!

December 14th, 2017


The dam has broken. Trades and Free Agent signings are happening all around MLB. Ron, Pete, and Elliott discuss all of the moves that the Cubs and Cards have made thus far. They then launch into the Evil Empire, the …

Bonus Episode - OhStantoni Update + Harper to the Cubs in 2019?

December 10th, 2017


Pete and Ron couldn't help themselves. They had to jump on the podcast to talk about the two 800 pound gorillas in the room and their new teams. …

Episode Awesome! • 1st Year Anniversary Show • Season 2 Starts Now!

December 8th, 2017


Ron and Pete celebrate their anniversary by discussing *Shohei Ohtani*, Giancarlo Stanton, Miles Mikolas, Tyler Chatwood, baseball as it used to be, …

Episode 56 - Domo Arigato, Ohtani-san

December 4th, 2017



Ron and Pete were already planning to record this episode, but with the late-breaking developments in the Shohei Ohtanti sweepstakes, they had to get online to discuss it. The Cubs are in and the Cards are …

Episode 55 - OhStantani Watch… Continued!

December 2nd, 2017


Ron, Elliott, and a little bit of Scott sit in on this episode to cover the latest happenings with free agents and trade talks. They address the two pending deals with Stanton and Ohtani and how these two guys are …

Episode 54 - Happy Birthday to the Boy! Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone Else!

November 23rd, 2017


Ron and Pete dive right into the week's big news: The absolute hammering of the Atlanta Braves by Major League Baseball. They get into a pretty hot …

Episode 53 - Elephants

November 17th, 2017


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, …

Episode 52 - Disaster

November 11th, 2017


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 …

Episode 51 - World Series Recap: Astros Win!

November 3rd, 2017


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 …

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

October 27th, 2017


Pete and Ron discuss the raft of coaching changes in baseball the last several days, including the almost complete overhaul of the Cubs' coaching …

Episode 49 - NLCS Game 5: Well… Sh!t!

October 20th, 2017


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 …

Episode 48 - NLCS Games 1 & 2

October 17th, 2017


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 …

Episode 47 - NLDS Game 5: Cubs Take the Division Series!

October 15th, 2017


The Cubs capture the Division Series and defeat their former manager, Dusty Baker. With Pete off the grid for a time, Elliott Duy sat in the co-pilot chair for the first hour-plus as they talked playoff baseball. Pete …

Episode 46 - NLDS Game 3

October 10th, 2017


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. …

Episode 45 - NLDS Game 2

October 8th, 2017


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 …

Episode 44 - NLDS Game 1

October 7th, 2017


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 …

Episode 43 - Clincher!

September 28th, 2017


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!

Bonus Episode - What Happened?!

September 18th, 2017


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

Episode 41 - I Love Baseball!

September 16th, 2017


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 …

Episode 40 - Nostradumbasses

September 9th, 2017


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 …

Episode 39 - A Heated Discussion. Buttons and Dials. Force Friday!

September 2nd, 2017


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 …

Episode 38 - White Is Blindness

August 25th, 2017


The days are growing short, and the 2017 season is getting even shorter. Ron and Pete discuss Dusty Baker, the Cubs' recent "surge", and the …

Episode 37 - Ron's Back!

August 18th, 2017


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, …

Episode 36 - I Need a Human Vacation

August 7th, 2017


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 …

Episode 35 - I Should Just Shut the Hell Up!

August 1st, 2017


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 …

Bonus Episode - Series 4 Recap!

July 24th, 2017


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 …

Episode 34 - Buy, Sell, or Push?

July 22nd, 2017


Pete and Ron get up early to discuss whether or not the Cubs have turned the corner, if the two teams will be buyers or sellers at this year's trade …

Episode 33 - Blockbuster!

July 14th, 2017


Ron, Pete, and their special guest, Anthony Serafini, discuss the Cubs' stunning trade for Jose Quintana and the ramifications that it will have for the rest of the NL Central and the MLB trade deadline.

Episode 32 - Forty-Three and Forty-Five

July 12th, 2017


Ron and Pete discuss the All-Star Game and how to fix it. They eat some crow as they review their preseason predictions, and make their best guesses as to what will happen at the trade deadline and in the second half of …

Episode 31 - C'mon, Ron, You Can Do It!

July 10th, 2017


Pete and Ron discuss the woeful state of the NL Central, the end of Schwarber Watch 2017, and the Verlander/Donaldson/Machado trade rumors.

Episode 30 - Operation Shutdown!

July 3rd, 2017


Back in the States together, Ron and Pete talk Miguel Montero's mouth, John Mozeliak's promotion, trade deadline expectations, and a new segment - Schwarber Watch 2017.

Episode 29 - Regardez le Magie!

June 25th, 2017


Almost half a world away, but Ron and Pete discuss some bad Cardinals baseball, the demotion of The Last Jedi, and the nuclear waste site that is the …

Bonus Episode - Mike and Mic! A Father's Day Story

June 20th, 2017


With Pete out this week, Ron sits down with his Dad (Mike) and brother Scott. The trio talk through memories they've had attending games throughout the years, Ron intentionally throwing at his Dad during a father/son …

Episode 28 - Winds of Change!

June 19th, 2017


Ron and Pete get together this week to discuss the awful baseball that both teams have been producing. Are the Cubs really a .500 team? Did the …

Episode 27 - Blowin' It Up!

June 10th, 2017


Ron and Pete proved prescient discussing the need for major changes in the Cardinals organization. They also discuss Jon Lester, David Ross, Scooter Gennett, and Hector Mendoza before turning their attention to Addison …

Episode 26 - Almost Lost It!

June 10th, 2017


Ron and Pete have a quick talk about an up-and-down week for the Cardinals and a disastrous week for the Cubs.  Before calling it an episode, they talk about Baseball's Best Brawls, Bryce Harper's not so intimidating …

Episode 25 - I Can Stop Caring!

May 26th, 2017


Ron and Pete, short and sweet. A quick recap of the Cubs' "sweep" of the Giants, and the Cardinals' surprising starting pitching kicks off the podcast. Pete and Ron then quickly cover the pending trade market, the …

Bonus Episode - Road Trip 1

May 25th, 2017


As Ron makes his way back to Charlotte from the Midwest, he and Pete do a quick recap of the previous night's games…

Episode 24 - Scott, Mark the Tape!

May 24th, 2017


Pete and Ron talk about the Cubs sweep of the Reds, the Red Sox sweep of the Cardinals, and #GrandpaRossy's surprising advance into the #DWTS finals. Plus, they play a couple rounds of "How Quick You Think?"

Bonus Episode - Series 2 Wrap!

May 15th, 2017


Pete and Ron quickly recap the season's second series, picking apart the Cubs' current weaknesses and warily assessing where the Cardinals stand.

Episode 23 - Blowin' It!

May 12th, 2017


The Cubs are 17-17, and the North Side of Chicago is freaking out. Pete brings Ron up-to-speed on the panic that is setting in for the World Champs. Things look much rosier in The Lou, but Ron is cautiously optimistic …

Episode 22 - May the Fourth!

May 9th, 2017


After a week's hiatus, Ron and Pete discuss "the missing episode", their impression of their teams thus far, Ron's rec league duties, trading for Josh Donaldson, and what went down in Boston last week.

Episode 20 - Un-Comfort-Ness

April 22nd, 2017


Ron and Pete talk about the Cubs' AND Cards' disappointing weekends against the Pirates and Yankees respectively, the Marte Situation, the Cards lack of offense, and the latest Grandpa Rossy update.

Episode 19 - Wing'n It!

April 15th, 2017


We're nine games into the season and the Cubs and Cards have opposite records. Pete and Ron discuss what they've seen from their teams through the first week-plus of the season, and Pete asks Ron that all important …

Episode 18 - Series 1 Wrap!

April 7th, 2017


Pete and Ron recap the season series opener with minimal surprises! "They are who we thought they were!" as Dennis Green so elegantly put it. So glad to get the season underway. More to come…

Bonus Episode - Game 1!

April 4th, 2017


Ron, Pete, and special guest Nick, recap the first game of the season as well as a variety of other topics.

Episode 17 - ONE. MORE. DAY!

April 1st, 2017


Pete is still Down Under. Ron is back at home. One more day until we have real baseball! Pete and Ron discuss the reported Yadi extension, Wong's gripe with platooning, opening day lineups and the one key to each club's …

Episode 16 - Distinguished Down Under

March 29th, 2017


Ron and Pete are 9,700 miles apart, so they make it quick and to the point. The World Baseball Classic. Playing the game the right way. Yadi puts the Cards on the clock. Matt Adams in left. Joe Maddon t-shirts. …

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