The Cards look rejuvenated. Cole Hamels looks good in his first start as a Cubs. The Central looks like the best division in the National League. Ron, Pete, and Elliott do their best to stay on topic while fighting off a wealth of pop-culture distractions.
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 transactions! To help them make sense of this chaos, they called in Kyle Reis of Birds on the Black and Chris from Cardinals Nation 24/7.
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 in Chicago and talk about that series in which they were able to attend together.
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 dismissal of Mike Matheny, John Mabry and Bill Mueller.
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. Not to mention Ron bit off way more than he could chew challenging a pro to a beer chug competition. It was sad.
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", Elliott asks if we still enjoy watching baseball games?
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 conversation comes around to the Fowlers being run off of Twitter and the depths of the conversations that happen online.
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 couldn't the Cubs score more than two runs in 27 innings against the Brewers (ignoring the five-run explosion in extras)?
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 discussion of which team's fanbase is more frustrated: the Cardinals' after a 4-5 stretch against three last-place teams or the Cubs.
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.
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 what to do with all of the arms. They talk briefly about Rizzo and "The Slide"
It's a day early, but th eguys have a whole lot of angst built up for this week's show. 2018 looks a lot like 2017, with both team's offenses struggling. They discusss where Manny Machado will end up at the trade deadline, and Ron's Rants makes a special appearance.
Elliott and Ron man the ship for the first half while Pete made his way home. First up was the mess that Robinson Cano is in, followed by Hitting coaches, NL West vs NL East, Kyle Schwarber is the best defender, and The Cardinals dismal offense.
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 course, it didn't help that Ron was called away just as the show started.) Still, the
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 weeds to discuss his disdain for the Three True Outcomes.
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 Arietta? GM, what would you do now? Pete was out but he left us with a soundbite. Funny or not? We'll let the audience decide.
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 Bryan Price's trip to the unemployment line.
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 for the remaining members of the Ghost Crew.
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.