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Friendly Confines Chicago Cubs Baseball Podcast

Friendly Confines Chicago Cubs Baseball Podcast

By Chad Gordon and Ryan Lieber
Cubs talk for Cubs fans. Hosts Ryan Lieber and Chad Gordon, friends since their college days-Go Salukis!-hatched their plan for this Podcast while watching the Cubs take batting practice before World Series Game 6. Each episode explore 9 "innings" of topics with a special 7th Inning guest conductor/interview with a Chicago sports reporter/anchor or a leader in the sports broadcasting world. Previous guests include Andre Dawson, Joe Buck, Karl Ravech, Len Kasper, Pat Hughes, MIke Greenberg, Sarah Spain, Marc Silverman, Ryan Dempster. Fresh takes by guys that follow Cubs baseball religiously!
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Theo’s Last Dance-David Haugh host of Mully and Haugh from the Score Sports Radio 670.
1st inning-Theo steps down reaction? 2nd inning-Is this the best move now? 3rd inning-What’s next for Theo? 4th inning-Should Theo have won more? 5th inning-Jed takes over? 6th inning-Where does Theo rank in greatest GM/Presidents in Chicago. 7th inning-Haugh interview 8th inning-is a rebuild now coming? 9th inning-Wrigley historical site SPECIAL OFFER: The Federalist Wine is a New Partner of the Friendly Confines and they are Giving our Listeners 20% off. Go to uncorked.com and enter code CUBS20 for the discount. 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Please Drink Responsibility!  We’ve Joined the Barroom Network  Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines  Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Join our Facebook Community today! 
46:54
November 20, 2020
Award Week Show-Cincy Reds Pitching Coach Derek Johnson Joins Boys to Discuss Bauer’s Cy Young Win
1st inning-Darvish finished second in Cy Young 2nd inning-La Russa how should team respond? 3rd inning-did Abreu clinch MVP vs Cubs 4th inning-Ryan Tapera for MVP! 5th inning-Cubs named best defensive team by Rawlings 6th inning-A-Ram in Dominican Hall of Fame 7th inning-Derek Johnson Int 8th inning-Universal DH in 2021? 9th inning-Which Cub would make the best jeopardy host? SPECIAL OFFER: The Federalist Wine is a New Partner of the Friendly Confines and they are Giving our Listeners 20% off. Go to uncorked.com and enter code CUBS20 for the discount. 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Please Drink Responsibility!  We’ve Joined the Barroom Network  Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines  Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Join our Facebook Community today! 
43:07
November 13, 2020
Season Ends & Award Season Begins. Javy and Rizzo are Golden Plus Part 2 of George Will Interview
1st inning- Baez & Rizzo GG 2nd inning-Cy Young Finalist  Darvish 3rd inning-Manager of Year Finalists Ross 4th inning-Should Cubs go after Lindor? 5th inning-Would you entertain Stanton trade to Cubs? 6th inning-Jon Lester $47K bar tab 7th inning-George Will Part 2 8th inning-2016 Anniversary 9th inning-Manfred looking at neutral WS as possibility. SPECIAL OFFER: The Federalist Wine is a New Partner of the Friendly Confines and they are Giving our Listeners 20% off. Go to uncorked.com and enter code CUBS20 for the discount. 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Please Drink Responsibility!  We’ve Joined the Barroom Network  Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines  Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Join our Facebook Community today!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cubsfriendlyconfines/message
45:30
November 6, 2020
Now What? 2020 Season Ends & Free Agency Begins, While Sox Shock Everyone-David Schuster Joins
1st inning-LaRussa-Have the White Sox now surpassed Cubs as #1 baseball team in Chicago? 2nd inning-Team options for Big names 3rd inning-Cubs biggest off-season need? 4th inning-Which Cubs Free-Agents are you re-signing? 5th inning-Tommy LaStella on Cubs radar? 6th inning-Should Cubs go after Wong? 7th inning-Schuster interview 8th inning-Would you prefer to run it back or blow it up? 9th inning- Bleacher report way to early predictions. SPECIAL OFFER: The Federalist Wine is a New Partner of the Friendly Confines and they are Giving our Listeners 20% off. Go to uncorked.com and enter code CUBS20 for the discount. 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Please Drink Responsibility! We’ve Joined the Barroom Network Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Join our Facebook Community today! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cubsfriendlyconfines/message
40:08
October 30, 2020
World Series Week: Marquee Network’s Taylor McGregor Joins the Boys
1st inning-Has Epstein regime been a failure? 2nd inning-Would you rather have the Dodgers success or keep what you have with the Cubs? 3rd inning-WS Cubs connections do we cheer for Dodgers? 4th inning-Core five traded will you be upset? 5th inning-Jeffress nominated for NL reliever of the year 6th inning-Cubs banking on Mills and Adzolay to have big years, are you? 7th inning-McGregor Int 8th inning-Manfred playoff set up? Are you okay with that. 9th inning-Darvish award from Japanese consulate. SPECIAL OFFER: The Federalist Wine is a New Partner of the Friendly Confines and they are Giving our Listeners 20% off. Go to uncorked.com and enter code CUBS20 for the discount. 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Please Drink Responsibility! We’ve Joined the Barroom Network Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Join our Facebook Community today!
44:37
October 22, 2020
2020 Season Breakdown plus Derek Shelton Pittsburgh Pirates Manager Joins The Show
1st inning-Top moment of 2020 Cubs season? 2nd inning-Most disappointing moment of 2020 Cubs season? 3rd inning-Who is your Cubs MVP? 4th inning-Biggest surprise is the season? 5th inning-How do you sum up 2020 Cubs season? 6th inning-would you go to a cubs game in 2021 at full capacity as is? Federalist Read 7th inning-Derek Shelton Int Barroom Network Promos 8th inning-Remembering Renteria 9th inning-Bear essentials on Marquee Network. SPECIAL OFFER: The Federalist Wine is a New Partner of the Friendly Confines and they are Giving our Listeners 20% off. Go to uncorked.com and enter code CUBS20 for the discount. 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Please Drink Responsibility! We’ve Joined the Barroom Network Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Join our Facebook Community today! ---
40:32
October 14, 2020
Out with a Whimper. Cubs 2020 Ends with a Thud. Marquee Network's Tony Andracki Joins: What's Next?
1st inning-Shocked by the early exit? 2nd inning-Theo’s last act? 3rd inning-Who goes? 4th inning-Who stays? 5th inning-What’s needed? 6th inning-Best part of the 2020 season? Federalist Read 7th inning-Tony Andracki interview Barroom promos 8thinning-Anniversary of the Goat 9th inning-Do you care about the MLB post-season now? SPECIAL OFFER: The Federalist Wine is a New Partner of the Friendly Confines and they are Giving our Listeners 20% off. Go to uncorked.com and enter code CUBS20 for the discount. 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Please Drink Responsibility! We’ve Joined the Barroom Network Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Join our Facebook Community today! --- --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cubsfriendlyconfines/message
45:33
October 7, 2020
Cubs vs Marlins Playoff Preview Plus Pulitzer Prize Winning George Will Joins the Show
1st inning-Feeling better heading into post-season? 2nd inning-Do the Marlins scare you? 3rd inning-How many times will we see the Bartman highlight? 4th inning-Bryant doesn’t give a bleep 5th inning-Do you agree with Rossy that Cubs Twitter are idiots? 6th inning-Did Darvish secure Cy Young? Federalist Read 7th inning-George Will Int 8th inning-Sayers Greatest player ever to play at Wrigley? 9th inning-Prediction time SPECIAL OFFER: The Federalist Wine is a New Partner of the Friendly Confines and they are Giving our Listeners 20% off. Go to uncorked.com and enter code CUBS20 for the discount. 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Please Drink Responsibility! We’ve Joined the Barroom Network Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Join our Facebook Community today! ---
49:00
September 28, 2020
Cubs Sox Weekend Comes After Roughest Week of Cubs Year-Bryan Mullins SIU/Saluki Basketball Joins
1st inning-Concerns of going into the playoffs after this past week? 2nd inning-Is MVP Kris Bryant a thing of the past? 3rd inning-Would you trade Cubs core for White Sox core? 4th inning-What do you need to see to feel good about this weekend? 5th inning-After Darvish and Hendricks do you trust rotation? 6th inning-Is the bullpen the MVP right now? Federalist Promo 7th inning-Mullins interview Robinson Promo Sharp Shooters Promo 8th inning-If team collapses where does it rank? 9th inning-Who do you not want to face in post season? SPECIAL OFFER: The Federalist Wine is a New Partner of the Friendly Confines and they are Giving our Listeners 20% off. Go to uncorked.com and enter code CUBS20 for the discount. 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Please Drink Responsibility! We’ve Joined the Barroom Network Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Join our Facebook Community today! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cubsfriendlyconfines/message
43:17
September 24, 2020
Suddenly Clutch Cubs Week of Dominance Comes at the Right Time: Mitch Moss Joins the Boys
1st inning-The final stretch 2nd inning-Most unlikely of no-hitters 3rd inning-Javy charges back 4th inning-Playing that small ball 5th inning-Cam is clutch 6th inning-Where’s that Drone? Federalist Wine Promotion 7th inning-Mitch Moss Marquee Network Interview Charity Allen Robinson Promo Barroom Network Promo 8th inning-Lester Legacy 9th inning-Do you want a Windy City WS? SPECIAL OFFER: The Federalist Wine, Sponsor of the Friendly Confines is giving our Listeners 20% off. Go to uncorked.com and enter code CUBS20 at checkout for the discount. 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Please Drink Responsibly. We’ve Joined the Barroom Network Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Join our Facebook Community today! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app ---
42:17
September 18, 2020
Stretch Run Time with 2 weeks until Playoffs-ABC7’s Jim Rose Joins the Boys to Talk Cubs & Jordan
1st inning-Playoff Stretch 2nd inning-Darvish, Hendricks and ? 3rd inning-Happ the real MVP 4th inning-Happy to see Heyward? 5th inning-Kimbrel not as bad as we think? 6th inning-Return of Strop 7th inning-Jim Rose Int 8th inning-Passing of Lou Brock 9th inning-Playoff bubble SPECIAL OFFRR: The Federalist Wine is a New Sponsor of the Friendly Confines and they are Giving our Listeners 20% off. Go to uncorked.com and enter code CUBS20 for the discount. 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Please Drink Responsibility! 7th inning-ABC7 Chicago Legend Jim Rose!!!! We’ve Joined the Barroom Network Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Join our Facebook Community today!
48:07
September 11, 2020
Ryan Dempster’s Full Interview with the Boys-Extra Innings Special Edition
Ryan Dempster discusses current team, where his Harry Caray impersonation started, his thoughts on what it would take for Sammy Sosa to return, his second career in comedy and much much more. CONTEST ALERT: The Federalist Wine is a New Sponsor and They are Giving Our Listeners 20%. Listen after the Ryan Dempster Interview. 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Please Drink Responsibility! 7th inning-Cubs Great Ryan Dempster !!!! We’ve Joined the Barroom Network Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Join our Facebook Community today! Partner: The Federalist Wines Network: Barroom Network
36:13
September 11, 2020
Ryan Dempster Joins the Boys. 3 weeks to go. What’s up w/Javy? Trade Deadline Reaction. Yu Dazzles.
1st inning-Trade deadline deals-Is it enough 2nd inning-Q and Chat sidelined/Azolay returns 3rd inning-Bryant’s back 4th inning -What wrong with Javy. 5th inning-Darvish named pitcher of the month 6th inning-Chirping from the bench Federalist Read 7th inning-Dempster Int Barroom Commercial 8th inning-Draft Kings and the Cubs 9th inning-Cardinals come to town again CONTEST ALERT: The Federalist Wine is a New Sponsor and They are Giving Our Listeners 20%. Listen after the 6th Inning and before the Ryan Dempster Interview. 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Please Drink Responsibility! 7th inning-Cubs Great Ryan Dempster !!!! We’ve Joined the Barroom Network Promo 8th inning- Gambling at Wrigley. 9th inning-Looking Ahead to the week ahead Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Join our Facebook Community today! Partner: The Federalist Wines Network: Barroom Network
42:08
September 4, 2020
Full Interview Andre Dawson Baseball Hall of Famer, Chicago Cubs Great- Extra Inning’s Edition
In this very special edition of the friendly confines the boys are joined by none other than Chicago Cubs legend and baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson. They talk about what he’s up to these days, his take on the infamous blank contract, how he was able to be so dominant in that special MVP season of 1987, and how he would fare in today’s game. You don’t want to miss this. CONTEST ALERT: The Federalist Wine is a New Sponsor and They are Giving Away 250 Chicago Cuba Hats to Our Listeners. Listen after the 6th Inning and before the Andre Dawson Interview to learn how to get your free hat. Supplies are limited to 250 hats. No purchase necessary. 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Please Drink Responsibility! Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Join our Facebook Community today! Partner: The Federalist Wines Network: Barroom Network
36:33
September 4, 2020
Andre Dawson Joins the Show! The Boys Discuss thr Recent Cubs’ Skid, Protests, KB & Bullpen Concerns
1st inning-Cubs uneven play continues with a 5-9 swing. How concerned should we be? 2nd inning-Heyward/Rizzo social justice stances reaction and what’s next? 3rd inning- Is Kris Bryant down for the count ? 4th inning-Trade Deadline Day Approaching-Any relief in sight? 5th inning-Q returns to the rotation. Will He Make an Impact? 6th inning-Halfway to the postseason. What is Ahead? What do Cubs Need to do? CONTEST ALERT: The Federalist Wine is a New Sponsor and They are Giving Away 250 Chicago Cuba Hats to Our Listeners. Listen after the 6th Inning and before the Andre Dawson Interview to learn how to get your free hat. Supplies are limited to 250 hats. No purchase necessary. 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Please Drink Responsibility! 7th inning-Hall of Famer Andre Dawson Interview The Hawk!!!! We’ve Joined the Barroom Network Promo 8th inning-New partnership with Barroom Network 9th inning-Looking Ahead to the week ahead Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Join our Facebook Community today! Partner: The Federalist Wines Network: Barroom Network
41:18
August 27, 2020
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick: Extra Innings Special Edition
Bob Kendrick Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Joins the Boys for their full unedited Interview Where History Touches Home The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) is the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of African-American baseball and its impact on the social advancement of America. The privately funded, 501 c3, not-for-profit organization was established in 1990 and is in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri’s Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. The NLBM operates two blocks from the Paseo YMCA where Andrew “Rube” Foster established the Negro National League in 1920. The NLBM opened its doors to the public in a tiny, one-room office space in 1991 with a dream of building a permanent facility that would pay rightful tribute to America’s unsung baseball heroes. In November of 1997, under the leadership of its late chairman John “Buck” O’Neil, that dream became a reality when the NLBM moved into its new 10,000 square-foot home inside a cultural complex known as the Museums at 18th & Vine. Since that time, the NLBM has welcomed more than 2-million visitors and has become one of the most important cultural institutions in the world for its work to give voice to a once forgotten chapter of baseball and American history. In July of 2006, the NLBM gained National Designation from the United States Congress earning the distinction of being “America’s National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.” BOB KENDRICK, PRESIDENT Bob Kendrick was named President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) in March 2011 His appointment marked a celebrated return to the NLBM after a 13-month departure. Kendrick became the museum’s first Director of Marketing in 1998 and was named Vice President of Marketing in 2009 before accepting the post as Executive Director of the National Sports Center for the Disabled-Kansas City in 2010. In his role at the NLBM, Kendrick is responsible for the museum’s day-to-day operations and the development and implementation of strategies to advance the mission of the 501 c3, not-for-profit organization. Since rejoining the NLBM in 2011, he has helped orchestrate a more than $10 million turnaround that has helped the NLBM regain its vitality and financial stability.
35:05
August 26, 2020
Cubs Keep Rolling. After Seasons 1st Rough Patch-Bob Kendrick Negro League Museum President Joins
1st inning-Kimbrel returns to form 2nd inning-Happ new leadoff hitter? 3rd inning-A is for Alzolay 4th inning-Big Hit Bote 5th inning-Bryant and Baez scuffling at the plate/Hitting woes 6th inning-Feeling more secure after cardinals series 7th inning-Bob Kendrick Negro League Museum President 8th inning-Andre Dawson preview 9th inning-Crosstown Classic Preview
48:17
August 21, 2020
Extra Inning’s Edition—Elise Menaker from Cubs Marquee Network Star Full Interview
Marquee Network’s Elise Menaker Full Interview
16:02
August 21, 2020
Hottest Team in MLB-Cubs Continue to Roll: 7th inning-Marquee Network’s Elise Menaker Joins the Show
1st inning-On a roll 2nd inning-Yu can’t be serious? 3rd inning-Rizzo comments on last ride together 4th inning-Buy in to beat Coronavirus 5th inning-Do they still need a closer? 6th inning-Offense continues to shine 7th inning-Marquee Network’s Elise Menaker Int 8th inning-contest rules 9th inning-cardinals finally return to Wrigley?
42:27
August 14, 2020
Extra Inning’s Edition—Chris Myers: Fox Sports and Marquee Network Star Full Interview
Fox Sports and Marquee Network Anchor and Play by Play Legend Joins the Boys for his Full unedited Interview
28:58
August 14, 2020
Cubs Stay Hot. Week Two Breakdown—Fox Sports Chris Myers Joins the Boys
1st inning-Hot start to season 2nd inning-When the rotation falls flat 3rd inning-What to do with Kimbrel? 4th inning-Trading Q? 5th inning-Virtual fans 👍🏻 or 👎🏻 6th inning-Who’s your Cubs MVP? 7th inning-Chris Myers Int 8th inning-Contest rules 9th inning-Cardinal Crisis
48:42
August 7, 2020
Extra Inning’s Edition—Pat Hughes: The Chicago Cubs Radio Voice Full Interview
Chicago Cubs Radio Voice/Legend Pat Hughes Joins Chad and Ryan to Talk Career Highlights, Break Down the 2020 Season, and Much More.
18:29
August 7, 2020
One Week into 2020 Season-Pat Hughes Cubs Radio Voice/Legend Joins the Show.
1st inning-Happiness O-Meter on team play? 2nd inning-Rizzo calls out MLB 3rd inning-Marlins mess/Philly Flop 4th inning-Report Card for Grandpa 5th inning-Bullpen Blues 6th inning-Rotation Questions? 7th inning-Pat Hughes INT 8th inning-Trivia contest 9th inning-Triple the fun
43:44
July 31, 2020
Extra Inning’s Edition ESPN’s Mike Greenberg
The boys talk with ESPN’s Mike Greenberg About MLB upcoming season. Plus share the latest on the new Friendly Confines Contest. No purchase necessary.
19:59
July 31, 2020
2020 Season Opener Show. The Boys are Joined by Sun Times Cubs Beat Reporter Russell Dorsey
1st inning-Are the Cubs the team to beat in the NL Central? 2nd inning-Breakout player of 2020 3rd inning-Shoring up the rotation 4th inning-Does the bullpen have enough? 5th inning-Breaking down the lineup/DH 6th inning-Hot take for 2020 7th inning-Chicago Sun Times Cubs Beat Reporter Russell Dorsey Int 8th inning-Friendly Confines contest 9th inning-Final predictions for 2020 MLB season. Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon Check out the 8th Inning for details with the new contest. No purchase necessary to win.
41:35
July 23, 2020
Extra Inning’s Edition WLS ABC Sports Legend Mark Giangreco
The boys talk with WLS ABC Chicago Mark Giangreco About upcoming season. Plus share the latest on the new Friendly Confines Contest. No purchase necessary.
23:19
July 23, 2020
Final Countdown: One Week Away from Opening Day 2020-ESPN’s Mike Greenberg Joins the Boys
1st inning-One week away from baseball 2nd inning-Rizzo back ailing 3rd inning-Who should start opening day? 4th inning-Scrimmage on Marquee-Are you watching? 5th inning-Quintana stitches come out-will he return? 6th inning-Kimbrel comeback? 7th inning-ESPN’s Mike Greenberg Interview 8th inning-George Ofman off the air 9th inning- Weekend night home games approved You can find us wherever you listen to podcasts.  Make sure you check us out on PODBEAN, a fabulous platform to listen and create your own podcasts.  https://www.podbean.com/site/default/externalPodcastBadges
42:17
July 16, 2020
Extra Innings with Len Kasper Chicago Cubs TV Voice-Cubs Marquee Network
Len Kasper Joins Ryan & Chad to talk the resumption of the 2020 MLB Season and his take on what the season and the Cubs Team will be like. Under Covid 19.
24:21
July 16, 2020
Summer Camp Continues-Schedules are Out & Mark Giangreco Chicago Sports Legend Joins the Boys
1st inning-Cubs 2020 schedule  2nd inning-PECOTA predictions  3rd inning-Testing delays for Cubs  4th inning-Bryant and Ross concerns  5th inning-PlateGate with Q  6th inning-Frequent Flyers Club  7th inning-Mark Giangreco Int  8th inning-Fake Crowd Noise?  9th inning-Rooftop Tickets
42:33
July 9, 2020
Summer Camp Begins. Len Kasper Cubs TV Voice Joins the Boys to Discuss the Return of Cubs Baseball
1st inning-1st day of Summer camp  2nd inning-COVID+ Risk  3rd inning-Summer Camp 60 man roster  4th inning-Surprise to make the team?  5th inning-1-2 punch of Bryzzo  6th inning-6 man rotation?  7th inning-Len Kasper Interview 8th inning-Marquee close to Comcast deal  9th inning-100 year anniversary of Negro Leagues
55:35
June 30, 2020
The Long National Nightmare is Over...Baseball is Officially Coming Back!
1st inning-Baseball is back!! Reaction? 2nd inning-New Rules 3rd inning—Cubs Schedule 4th inning-What does 2020 season mean? Asterisk? 5th inning-What if Players Opt Out? 6th inning-White Sox planning on Fans 7th inning-ObviousShirts.com Joe Johnson Int 8th inning-Silvy Strong/Obvious Shirts 9th inning-Sandberg Game anniversary
46:38
June 25, 2020
Last Chance for a Deal. Is Baseball’s Return Imminent? Plus Chicago Tribunes’s Mark Gonzales
I tweaked it a little. 1st inning-Close to an Agreement 2nd inning-Manfred the enemy? 3rd inning-What if Players Get Infected? 4th inning-Reaction to Long Gone Summer? 5th inning-Did Documentary Help or Hurt Sammy’s Return Chances? 6th inning-Recap Cubs draft 7th inning-Mark Gonzales INT 8th inning-End of the line for the Cubs? (What is this about?) 9th inning-Happy Birthday to Billy Williams
49:10
June 18, 2020
Will They Play? It’s Decision Time For MLB Plus ESPN’s Sean Kelley Joins the Boys
1st inning- Newest offer 2nd inning-Theo on hiring minorities 3rd inning-Ricketts comments on revenue into team 4th inning-Do you feel safe at a ball park? 5th inning-MLB Draft week 6th inning-Should Sosa be welcomed back? 7th inning-ESPN’s Sean Kelley Int 8th inning-Sammy and Big Mac on ESPN 9th inning-Chad’s Bday surprise with Pat Hughes
53:22
June 10, 2020
The Last Dance? Will Players & Owners Agree, Paving Way to a Shortened 2020 Season
1st inning-Welcome Back Dealing with COVID 2nd inning-MLB Baseball Proposal 3rd inning-Should they play in 2020? 4th inning-Would shorten season help Cubs? 5th inning-Asterisk for 2020 season? 6th inning-Jordan/Last Dance 7th inning-Birmingham Barons Curt Bloom INT 8th inning-Silvy Strong-Obvious Shirts 9th inning-All-Time Cubs lineup
52:30
May 25, 2020
NBC Today Show’s Willie Geist Joins the Boys. Life Without Baseball-One Week Into Covid-19 Shutdown
1st inning-Ricketts paying for employees 2nd inning-MLB skipping draft and INT FA 3rd inning-Will they skip 2020 season? 4th inning-Does Theo extend or leave after contract? 5th inning -All time Cubs Lineup by position? 6th inning-Favorite Cubs manager not named Joe 7th inning-NBC Today Show Willie Geist Int Part 1 8th inning-2016 Playoff moments 9th inning-What have you done this week without baseball?
38:02
March 24, 2020
When Will Baseball Return? Coronavirus Rocks the World. What’s next?
1st inning-MLB suspended for Coronavirus concerns 2nd inning-Traveling to Spring Training with caution of virus 3rd inning-How long will MLB be postponed? 4th inning-Thoughts of games played with no fans? 5th inning-Impact on players training 6th inning-Impact on employees not being paid? 7th inning-Mick Gillispie INT play by play announcer for the Cubs AA affiliate Tennessee Smokies. 8th inning-Filling your days with no sports? 9th inning-Watching old Cubs games?
1:00:21
March 15, 2020
Spring Training 2020 Begins. Marquee Network’s Cole Wright Joins the Boys
1st inning-First full team workout 2nd-Javy comments on last season 3rd inning-Ricketts says team is best in NL Central 4th inning-Bryant says he want to stay a Cub 5th inning-Kipnis back in Chicago 6th inning-Maddon vs Theo? 7th inning-Marquee Network’s Cole Wright Interview 8th inning-MLB post season changes? 9th inning-Favorite Mark Grace moment
40:24
February 18, 2020
Pitchers & Catchers Report and Suddenly All is Right in the World
1st inning-Bryant on the block? 2nd inning-Will Bryant rumors be a distraction? 3rd inning-Win-Loss projection 4th inning-Pitchers and Catchers report 5th inning-Beefed up bullpen 6th inning-Starting at the top of the rotation 7th inning-WBEZ’s Cheryl Raye-Scott Int 8th inning-New coaching staff 9th inning-Saluki Shoutouts
35:50
February 9, 2020
ESPN’s Karl Ravech Joins-Next Year is Here. Cubs Slow Start to 2020 Continues
1st inning-Off season of little change 2nd inning-Bryant-will he stay or will he go? 3rd inning-What’s the next move? 4th inning-Castellanos waiting to sign? 5th inning-Rossy in charge now 6th inning-Will this team have enough? 7th inning-ESPN’s Karl Ravech part 1 8th inning- Marquee announces team 9th inning-First Cubs autograph story?
46:33
January 25, 2020
The David Ross Era Begins....Javy’s Gold Glove Snub...Cory Curtis WKRN-TV Nashville Joins the Boys
10th Inning-David Ross Takes Over 11th Inning-Kris Bryant Free Agent 2021? 12th Inning-Javy Baez Gold Glove Snub 13th Inning-Former Cub Skipper Dave Martinez Shining for Nationals 14th-Ryan Plzak’s White Sox Offseason 7th Inning Stretch-Cory Curtis WKRN-😁TV Nashville
32:26
October 25, 2019
Cubs Manager Search Narrows While Dan Roan of WGN TV Joins the Boys
Joe Maddon an Angel - Cubs Search Narrows- Dan Roan WGN TV sports director 7th inning stretch - Who Wins World Series ?
26:09
October 19, 2019
Wait ‘Til Next Year Already?!? Marc Silverman-ESPN’s Waddle &Silvy-Joins the Boys
1st Inning: Maddon’s Departure 2nd Inning: Maddon’s Legacy 3rd Inning: Skipper Search? Predictions? 4th Inning: Zobrist’s Legacy 5th Inning: Castellanos Free Agent 6th Inning: Theo and Jed’s future 7th Inning: ESPN Chicago Interview w/Marc Silverman 8th Inning: NL Central wrap 9th Inning: 2019 Playoff Predictions
53:11
October 1, 2019
A Shocking End to the 2019 Chicago Cubs Season
Final Shocking Week Of 2019 Seadon 1st inning: 1969 Redux? 2nd inning: Run over by NL Central 3rd inning: Where’s Joe gonna go? 4th inning: Rossy or Loretta? 5th inning: Kimbrel Crushed 6th inning: Underachieving season? 7th inning: Rick Gregg WBBM Radio Int 8inning: WGN Final Game/Memories 9th inning: Play for pride/Better pick?
41:01
September 26, 2019
Will the Real Cubs Please Stand Up
1st inning-Injuries piling up 2nd inning-Nico tough 3rd inning-Bryant Player of the Week 4th inning-Offensive explosion 5th inning-Bullpen power 6th inning-Maddon magic trick 7th inning-Interview with Greg Amsinger host of MLB Tonight on MLB Network 8th inning-Organist original 9th inning-Wild Card Race
38:31
September 17, 2019
Duct Tape & Band-Aids: Walking Wounded Cubs Limp Into Final Stretch
1st inning-Wait till next year? 2nd inning-Nico time! 3rd inning-Javy done for year? 4th inning-Kimbrel on IL 5th inning-Rotational problems 6th inning-Over Maddoning? 7th inning-Dan Dakich Int 8th inning-San Diego swing 9th inning-Wild Wild C
28:57
September 10, 2019
As Bears Kickoff, Cubs Desperately Try to Keep Pace with Cardinals. Plus the Return of Zobrist
1st inning-Stretch run 2nd inning-Return Of Zo 3rd inning-Willie return 4th inning-September call ups 5th inning-Bryant trade rumors 6th inning-Baez/Darvish touch ups 7th inning-Al Yellon Interview 8th inning-Catching Cup Snakes 9th inning-Wild Wild Race
34:29
September 5, 2019
Five weeks and 30ish Games to Go. Will the Cubs Go on a Run or Just Fade Away?
1st inning-National Disaster 2nd inning-Maddon’s fault or FO fault? 3rd inning- Staying home in October? 4th inning-Situational no hitting 5th inning-Rizzo on the sidelines? 6th inning-Cardinal Sin 7th inning-Woloshin interview 8th inning-PW Uniforms 9th inning-Week ahead
47:03
August 27, 2019
Are Things Looking Up? Rare Cubs Road Series Win After Disastrous Week
1st inning-Road Series Victory 2nd inning-Making moves up and down 3rd inning-Q and Yu gets an A 4th inning-Maddon comments backfiring? 5th inning-Little League Experience win 6th inning-Javy voted favorite by LL 7th inning-Reis interview 8th inning-Bullpen Bites again 9th inning-Week Ahead
47:41
August 20, 2019
7 Weeks To Go: Cubs Begin Stretch Run
1st inning: Bullpen on the bump 2nd inning: Power Up Nick 3rd inning: Lucroy to the rescue 4th inning: Jekyll and Hyde Hendricks 5th inning: 2020 Schedule 6th inning: Maddon returning? 7th inning: Guest Conductor Jason Smith ESPN 92.9 FM Memphis 7th inning conductor 8th inning: Little League Dreams 9th inning: 1989 Anniversary team
42:34
August 13, 2019
Joe Buck’s Full Interview: Extra Innings Special Edition
You asked for it. Here’s the full unedited interview with Fox Sports Joe Buck. He shares why he thinks every fan base has an issue with him, what he thinks of the current 2019 Cubs Team, Joe Maddon and who what Cub he would pay to see, plus he shares where calling Game 7 of the 2016 World Series ranks in his storied career. No matter what you think of Joe, give it a listen and let us know if your thoughts change even a little bit. Joe Buck on the Friendly Confines!
34:20
August 9, 2019
Cubs Looking For Consistency. Joe Buck Returns for Part 2
1st inning-Wilson deflated 2nd inning-Say J-Hey Kid 3rd inning-St. Nick 4th inning- Darvish delight 5th inning-1st place regained 6th inning-Tweaking moves 7th inning-Joe Buck Part 2 8th inning-Smitty 46 retired? 9th inning-On the road again
50:19
August 5, 2019
Joe Buck Joins the Boys: Trade Deadline Edition
1st inning-Road Woes continue 2nd inning-Bullpen breaks again 3rd inning-NL Central smackdown 4th inning-Holland Hope 5th inning-Tater Tots 6th inning-Overmanaging Joe? 7th inning-Joe Buck Fox Sports Interview Part I 8th inning-Zobrist return? 9th inning-Addison down/Hamels Up?
50:00
July 30, 2019
Cubs Home & Away Trouble/Jekyll & Hyde : Featuring Mike North Chicago Sports Legend
1st inning-Hot start 2 half 2nd inning-Can you spare a road win 3rd inning-Castellanos coming soon? 4th inning-Oh no Russell 5th inning-Good ol pitching 6th inning-Back on the farm 7th inning-Mike North Interview 8th inning-Buy me some penis? 9th inning-Lee Smith in HOF Show open week of July 22rd • Gosling • Innings 1-5 • 6th inning • West • Papi.mp3 • Remix • Innings 8-9 • Bring Us Home Eddie • Game Over • Bring Us Home Eddie
45:33
July 23, 2019
Chicago Sports Radio Legend Mike North: Extra Inning Special Edition
Mike North-Longtime Sports Talk show host in Chicago-currently the host of the Odds Couple of ESPN 1000, host on bears barroom “The Mike North” advantage. Interview open • West • Papi.mp3 • Remix • Bring Us Home Eddie • Game Over • Bring Us Home Eddie
14:20
July 20, 2019
We’ll Always Have Cleveland: Goodbye Mike Montgomery-Julie DiCaro The Score 670 Chicago Guests
1st inning-Monty gone packing 2nd-Catching Martin 3rd-Contreras on IL 4th inning-Power Surge 5th inning- 2B Dilemma 6th inning-NL Central leaders 7th inning-Julie DiCaro Int 8th inning-Sloppy Defense 9th inning-Huge Podcast Announcement 2nd Half Kicks Off • Open #2 post ASG • Gosling • Post ASB Edition Innings 1-6 • West • Interview with Julie DiCaro, host on The Score Sports Radio 670 • Remix • Big Announcement Post ASG Show Innings 8-9th • Bring Us Home Eddie • Game Over
44:11
July 16, 2019
Julie DiCaro, Host on The Score Sports Radio 670: Extra Inning Special Edition:
Julie DiCaro host on The Score Sports Radio 670 joins the Friendly Confines yo talk about what’s needed on the team. As we look ahead to the second half.
13:05
July 12, 2019
All Star Break Edition: What’s Next for the Boys
1st inning-1st Half over 2nd inning-Biggest Hits 3rd inning-Biggest misses 4th inning-Offensive holes 5th inning-Pitching punch 6th inning-Change ups 7th inning-Mish interview 8th inning-$250k Cubs World Series Keepsake 9th inning-2nd half hopes
44:23
July 8, 2019
Extra Innings Edition: Craig Mish Host on Fantasy Sports Network
Anchor sponsor 7th inning stretch interview with Craig Mish- Host on Fantasy Sports Network and the Podcast Swings & Mishes
11:24
July 3, 2019
Kimbrel Era Begins for the Cubs Plus ESPNs Sarah Spain Joins the Confines
1st inning-Kimbrel saves the day 2nd inning-Cubs All-Stars 3rd inning-Adbert Throwing K’s 4th inning-What to do with Russell 5th inning-Shallow NL Central 6th inning-Do the Cubs need more? 7th inning-Sarah Spain INT 8th inning-Netting is Coming 9th inning-Road warriors or woes
49:08
June 28, 2019
ESPN’s Sarah Spain: Extra Innings Special Edition
The Boys talk to Sarah Spain host of Spain & Company on ESPN radio. Contributor to Around the Horn and Highly Questionable on ESPN.
15:48
June 25, 2019
Extra Innings Edition: Danny Rockett Interview
Danny Rockett joins the boys. Host of the Son Ranto Podcast and Outside the Ivy where he can be seen after each Cubs game on the post game show on NBC Sports Chicago
12:35
June 19, 2019
Extra Innings Special Edition: Matt Spiegel The Score 670 Chicago
Matt Spiegel The Score 670 Chicago He’s the host of the show Hit & Run on Sunday’s 9am-1pm
12:41
June 12, 2019
Suddenly Dominant Cubs and the Craig Kimbrel Shocker: Have the Cubs Just Locked Up the NL Central?
1st inning-Catching Kimbrel 2nd inning-CarGo in the Mix 3rd inning-Bote at the Bat 4th inning-Yu and Q 5th inning-Still need to make a trade? 6th inning-Zobrist AWOL? 7th inning-Dave Eanet Int 8th inning-Chad’s Birthday 9th inning-Cardinal Return looming ahead Gosling • West • Dave Eanet Sports Director WGN Radio • Dave Eanet Sports Director WGN Radio part Two • Remix • The Boys Close it Out Birthday Fun and a look ahead • Bring Us Home Eddie • Game Over
53:40
June 8, 2019
Extra Innings Edition: Dave Eanet Sports Director WGN Radio
Happy Craig Kimbrel Day Everyone!!!!
11:07
June 6, 2019
The Legend of Javy Baez Grows After Cubbie Nation Holds Their Breath & is Tyler Chatwood an Ace?
1st inning: Capital Punishment and a Philly Cheesesplit 2nd inning: Suddenly Losing Lester? 3rd inning: Strop Return On Tap 4th inning: Fear and Euphoria with Javy’s Baez 5th inning: Tyler Chatwood Chopping Wood 6th inning: Almora Heating Up to Join the Willie/Javy/Bryzzo Party 7th inning: 690 The Score’s Herb Lawrence int-Cubs Baseball EP 8th inning: John Cusack Vaping at Wrigley 9th inning: Looking to the week ahead
49:00
May 24, 2019
Extra Innings Edition: Herb Lawrence Executive Producer for Cubs baseball on 670 the Score
We chat with Herb Lawrence Executive Producer for Cubs baseball on 670 the Score
10:50
May 21, 2019
Can the Cubs Maintain This Pace? A Little Bump in the Road in Cincy
Anchor Voice Messages • 1st inning-London Bridges 2nd inning-Caritini In/Rizzo out 3rd inning-Leading off with Schwarbs 4th inning- Hendricks and Lester combo 5th inning-Darvish vs Arietta Monday 6th inning-Zobrist out 7th inning-Alex Patt Int 8th inning-Russell 1st HR 9th inning-Capital Weekend Gosling • Another Quality Start for Chad & Ryan • Alexander Patt writer for CubbiesCrib.com • Remix • cf3c75e4d9e2983fad8ee4a11ea32809c044bcdc.m4a • Anchor • Bring Us Home Eddie
50:29
May 17, 2019
Extra Innings Edition: Alexander Patt from CubbiesCrib.com
Anchor • Sneak Preview of this week’s episode. Alexander Patt writer for CubbiesCrib.com • Bring Us Home Eddie • https://cubbiescrib.com/author/apatt/ or follow him on Twitter at @chifanpatt1
11:40
May 14, 2019
Bryzzo is Back! Walk Off Edition
Sponsor: Anchor 1st inning-7 game winning streak/Cardinals sweep 2nd inning-Bryzzo heating up 3rd inning-Jeckyll and Hyde Pen 4th inning-Edwards returns 5th inning-Starting rotation starring 6th inning-Best team in NL? 7th inning- ESPNCU’s Lon Tay interview @lontayespncu 8th inning-Trade need to be made? 9th inning- Week ahead/Marlins and Brewers
46:25
May 8, 2019
Extra Inning Edition: ESPNCU’s Lon Tay Interview
A sneak peak at Chad’s Conversation with Lon Tay • 7th Inning Stretch ESPNCU’s Weekdays from 4-6pm Central on ESPN 93.5 Co-Host of "Tay & Carp," ESPNCU.com Twitter: @LonTayESPNCU • Bring Us Home Eddie
15:43
May 8, 2019
West Coast is the Best Coast: Cubs 4-1 Road Trip Punctuates 6th straight strong series
1st inning-Seattle Sweep 2nd inning-Back on track 3rd inning- Riding the Darvish train 4th inning-What to do with Russell 5th inning-The PEN is mighty 6th inning-Schwarber surging 7th inning-Alex Cohen Int 8th inning-Heyward an all-star 9th inning-Cardinals coming Anchor • Gosling • 6 quality innings with Ryan and Chad • Remix • Alex Cohen Iowa Cubs play by play announcer. • West • 8th and 9th inning • Bring Us Home Eddie
47:13
May 2, 2019
Extra Innings Edition-Remembering Chet Coppock
Looking back on when Chet Coppock join the Friendly Confines. Remembering Chet Coppock In the day of his Memorial Service-Chicago Sports Radio Legend • Bring Us Home Eddie
11:49
April 29, 2019
Extra Innings Edition-Down On the Farm-Alex Cohen Iowa Cubs play by play announcer
Anchor • A sneak peak at Ryan’s chat with Alex Cohen Iowa Cubs play by play announcer. • Bring Us Home Eddie
11:01
April 27, 2019
4 Weeks In-Will the Real Cubs Please Stand Up: Back to .500
1st inning- Back to .500 2nd inning- Bote is Simply Clutch 3rd inning- Chatwood: The Redemption Story We All Need 4th inning- Morrow Shut Down 5th inning- The Darvish Dilemma 6th inning-Where art thou Bryzzo? 7th inning- CLTV’s Josh Frydman interview 8th inning-Jon Lester’s Return Impact 9th inning-Remembering Chet Coppock
40:53
April 22, 2019
Winter is Coming: Cubs Winning Week-Let it Snow
1st inning-Snow Day at Wrigley Field 2nd inning-Getting Back on Track 3rd inning-Caritini Injury 4th inning-Check Swing Check Up 5th inning-Positives for the Bullpen 6th inning-Jon Lester on IL 7th inning- MLB.com’s Jonathon Mayo interview 8th inning- Week Ahead Preview 9th inning- South Beach Party
35:37
April 15, 2019
Is It Too Early To Panic?* *Spoiler alert: It is
Chad and Ryan preview Ryan’s big wedding day on Sunday 1st Inning—Is it Too Early to Panic? 2nd Inning—Should the Team Make a Move to Solidify the Bullpen? 3rd—Positive Signs: Offensive Explosion to Start the Season 4th—What to Make of the 6 Error Game? 5th Inning—Reaction to Latest Deadspin Article on the Cubs/Ricketts’ Family Emails 6th Inning—CJ Edwards Now Illegal Delivery 7th Inning Stretch Guest Conductor/Interview: Jesse Rogers ESPN 1000 Chicago/ESPN.com 8th Inning—True Expectations for the 1st Month 9th Inning-Wrigley Home Opener Monday
38:00
April 4, 2019
2019 Cubs Season Preview-Opening Day Edition
Just in time for Ryan’s Wedding Day, the boys have a new sponsor: The Black Tux • • -1st Inning: Opening Day 2019 -2nd inning: Biggest question mark? -3rd inning: Biggest Strength? -4th inning: Darvish concerns -5th inning: Who will surprise us? -6th inning: Hendricks Surprise Extension -7th Inning Stretch Guest Conductor Jim Memolo-MLB Network Radio/Host SiriusXM • -8th & 9th Inning NL Central and Cubs Predictions • Bring Us Home Eddie
39:14
March 28, 2019
Hope Springs Eternal in Mesa: Pitchers and Catchers Report
New Sponsor- Anchor App Pre-Open  1st inning-Spring has Sprung Pitchers & Catchers Report  2nd inning-Yu Darvish Return  3rd inning- Bullpen questions  4th inning-Who’s Cubs Ace?  5th inning-Wilson Contreras Expectations?  6th inning-Is MLB Free Agency Broken?  7th inning-Cubs Pitcher George Kontos interview  8th inning-DH in the NL?  9th inning-Cubs Announce New TV Network  Follow us on Twitter:  George Kontos    @G_Kontos  Chad Gordon:      @cubsconfines  Ryan Lieber:         @ryandlieber  Find us on Facebook: Search for the “Friendly Confines Cubs HQ”
56:48
February 14, 2019
Next Year is Here! Offseason Cubs Update and 2019 Season Kickoff Feat. Carrie Muskat
1st inning: Is this Maddon’s Lame Duck Year? 2nd inning: Coaching Changes Concerns? 3rd inning: #1 Offseason Concern? 4th inning: Hamels Returns/What about Chatwood? 5th inning: Will Harper be a Cub? 6th inning: Bullpen issues mount 7th inning stretch: Carrie Muskat interview 8th inning: Still the team to beat in NL Central? 9th inning: Offseason Predictions?
44:16
January 4, 2019
2018 Cubs Season Wrap: What happened? What’s next? Feat. NBC Chicago’s Mike Berman
1st inning: Game over on 2018 2nd inning: Offense not home 3rd inning: Long off season 4th inning: Maddon lame duck? 5th inning: Who will return? 6th inning: Harper or Machado? 7th inning: Mike Berman NBC5 Chicago Interview 8th inning: Will they win another WS? 9th inning: See you in the Spring
15:33
October 8, 2018
Do or Die Wildcard Preview-Playoff Baseball at Wrigley Field The Boys are Joined by Chet Coppock
1st Inning: Playoff Baseball at Wrigley Field 2nd Inning: Jon Lester vs Kyle Freeland 3rd Inning: Kris Bryant vs Nolan Arenado 4th Inning: Javy Baez vs Trevor Story 5th Inning: Anthony Rizzo vs Charlie Blackmon 6th Inning: Joe Maddon vs Bud Black 7th Inning Stretch with Chet Coppock Chicago Sports Legend 8th Inning: Keys to the Game 9t Inning: Wild Card Predictions
36:50
October 2, 2018
Breaking Down What Went Wrong in Game 163? Wild Card Preview Feat. Chet Coppock
1st inning: Stopped by the Crew 2nd inning: Hitless wonders 3rd inning: Is something missing? 4th inning: Wild Card showdown 5th inning: Lester time 6th inning: Rockies Punch 8th inning: Bullpen blues 9th inning: Wild Card prediction
48:28
October 2, 2018
Game 163: Bonus Baseball
1st inning: Are You Kidding Me!?!?!?! Game 163 2nd inning: Quintana takes the bump 3rd inning: Red Hot Brew Crew 4th inning: Confident in advancing? 5th inning: Edge to Cubs? 6th inning: Biggest concerns? 7th inning Stretch: Guest Conductor--Russ Eisenstein 8th inning: NL playoffs Breakdown Game 163 Xs 2! 9th inning: Who wins? Predictions?? Join our community: Search for the Chicago Cubs Friend Confines Facebook Page. Follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanlieber76 and Chad @CubsConfines
45:55
October 1, 2018
One Series to Rule Them All: Extra Innings Special
Ryan and Chad break down everything you need to know going into this final weekend of the regular season. Including everything from what's at stake and what's needed in this Cardinals series. They look at all of the different scenarios that are still on the table with the five remaining National League teams. And they discuss why some fans despite a historical time to be a Cubs fan why some of them just can't enjoy the ride
16:40
September 28, 2018
7 Days in September to Make or Break the 2018 Cubs Season Feat. ESPN 1000’s Marc Silverman
1st inning: Addison Russell News and Implications. 2nd inning: The Final Week-Confident? 3rd inning: Offense, Starting Pitching Or Bullpen: Who will lead us? 4th inning: Kris Bryant’s Shoulder? 5th inning: Kyle Schwarber Finding His Stroke 6th inning: Will/When Cubs Clinch 7th inning: ESPN 1000's Marc Silverman Interview (30 min mark) 8th inning: Hawk Harrelson bids farewell 9th inning: Playoff Predictions
1:06:25
September 24, 2018
Duct Tape & BandAids: How are Cubs Still on Pace for 95 Ws?
1st inning: Morrow Officially Out For Season. Who Do You Trust as Closer? 2nd inning: Strop At Bat/Injury Fallout 3rd inning: “Who Would You Rather?” 4th inning: How Can Cubs Regroup After 30 Day Stretch? 5th inning: Contreras Struggles/No Hustle 6th inning: Heyward’s Return Impact 7th inning Stretch Guest Conductor: Aly Cohen Interview WKRC Cincinnati Sports Anchor CBS 8th inning: Brewers/Cardinals/Dodgers Oh My! 9th inning: NL MVP Race
53:33
September 19, 2018
No Rest For the Wicked or the Cubs. Survival Week Begins
Chad and Ryan Go 9 Innings 1st inning: Is the Brewers Series Make or Break? 2nd inning: MLB incompetence—One Day Off Rest of Season 3rd inning: Bullpen Blues 4th inning: Cardinals/Brewers Surging—Who Scares You Most 5th inning: Addison Russell—Is the D Worth the Offensive Struggles 6th inning: Will Kris Bryant Regain His Form? 7th inning: Ryan Chiaverini Int 8th inning: Who Do You Miss More: J-Hey or Morrow? 9th inning: Week ahead: Strasburg Again, Brewers Pressure and Reds
47:53
September 10, 2018
Are the Cubs Peaking at the Right Time? Feat. former ESPN Baseball Tonight’s Gary Miller
This week Chad and Ryan go 9 Innings: 1st inning: How Big was that Philly takedown? 2nd inning: Return of the King: Bryant is Back! 3rd inning: Is Javy Baez NL MVP? 4th inning: Is it too soon for Magic Numbers? 5th inning: J-Hey's Bad Week: Concerned over Heyward to DL? 6th inning: Stretch Run Time Cub's Rotation 7th inning Stretch Guest Conductor: Gary Miller interview (Former ESPN Sports Center and Baseball Tonight Anchor (Current Cincy Sportscasting GOD) 8th inning: The Boys Break down the Cubs 5 Game NL Central Lead 9th inning: Looking to the Week Ahead: 3 vs Brewers 4 Versus Nats
51:18
September 3, 2018
Make or Break Time. 23 straight games, no off days. 17 To Go Feat. David Kaplan ESPN 1000/NBC Sports
1st inning: Welcome Back Cubs Offense 2nd inning: Murphy’s Immediate Impact 3rd inning: Reaction to Players Weekend Jersey’s--like them/hate them? 4th inning: Bryant Return Timetime 5th inning: Starting Rotation Trending Up 6th inning: 6 Man Rotation Time--Mills and Montgomery 7th inning Stretch Guest Conductor: David Kaplan interview 8th inning: Breathing Room in NL Central 9th inning: Looking Ahead
42:27
August 28, 2018
Murphy Trade Shocker and Darvish Is Done for 2018
A Special Extra Innings Edition of the Friendly Confines Cubs Podcast. 10th inning: Daniel Murphy Trade 11th inning: Yu Darvish is Done for 2018 12th Inning; 5 Games. 1HR a game. Is it time to be concerned?
27:15
August 22, 2018
Are the Cubs the Most Un-Dominating Dominant Team in MLB? Feat. ESPN’s Doug Kezirian
1st inning: Cubs Offense is MIA? 2nd inning: Is Yu Darvish Done in 2018? 3rd inning: A Different Kind of Walk off--Tyler Chatwood 4th inning: The Staff Aces: Hamels/Lester 5th inning: Bullpen Brilliance 6th inning: Chad Quotes Mark Twain as We Discuss the Cardinals 7th inning: Guest Conductor ESPN SportsCenter Anchor Doug Kezirian interview 8th inning: Looking Ahead--Time to Step Up 9th inning: Ryan Asks Chad to "Show Me Your Gear"
46:28
August 20, 2018
David Bote Makes History and Blows Up Original Show
Chad and Ryan's New rundown (Thanks A LOT David Bote!!!). 1st inning-Instant Legend/Instant Classic: Walk-Off Grand Slam David Bote 2nd inning-What is Wrong with Jon Lester? 3rd inning-New Staff Ace Cole Hamels is still perfect 4th inning-Should Cubs sign Harper 5th inning-More vital to return at 100%? Bryant or Darvish. 6th inning-30 Years Under The Lights At Wrigley 8-8-88 anniversary 7th inning Guest Conductor- Josh Friedman 790 The Ticket interview 8th inning-Listener Questions from Facebook 9th inning-Week ahead
1:14:37
August 14, 2018
Will the Real Cubs Team Please Stand Up? Feat, WBBM’s George Ofman
Hosts Chad Gordon and Ryan Lieber Go Nine Innings on the Past Week of Cubs Baseball 1st inning: Cubs Team MVP? 2nd inning: Cole Hamels Debut. What's his ceiling? 4th inning: Digging Deeper on A-Rod/s Yu Darvish Comments 5th inning: Mike Montgomery's Immediate Future 6th inning: Is this Maddon best managerial job of his career? 7th inning : Guest Conductor George Ofman interview (please excuse the audio breaks) 8th inning: Is it time to worry about Kris Bryant? 9th inning: Looking ahead to the coming week You are listening to the latest episode of The Friendly Confines Cubs Podcast with Ryan Lieber and Chad Gordon
49:19
August 6, 2018
Extra Innings Trade Deadline Edition Cubs
Extra Innings: Trade Deadline Edition 10th Inning: Cubs Add to the Pen: Acquire Brandon Kintzler from Nats 11th Inning: Brewers Stay Active-Acquire Jonathon Schoop from O’s 12th Inning: Cardinals Dump Tommy Pham. Are they throwimg in the towel? 13th Inning: Pirates Shocker! Aquire Chris Archer from Rays 14th Inning: Other Notable Trade Deadline Deals 15th Inning: Updated Power Rankings
22:07
July 31, 2018
The Friendly Confines Welcomes In August
Hosts Ryan Lieber and Chad Gordon break down the latest in Cubs News. This week’s rundown Includes: 1st Inning-Cole Hamels Trade 2nd Inning-Chatwood to Bullpen-Can he be salvaged? 3rd Inning-How Confident are you in rotation now? 4th Inning-Any more trades by deadline? Any more needed? 5th Inning-Who is the Cubs most untradeable asset? 6th Inning-New Trend Alert! Position Players Pitching/Pitchers playing the field. Good/Bad? 7th Inning Stretch Guest Conductor/Interview: Long-time Chicago Sports Report Jason Belenke 8th Inning-Uh Oh..What’s up with Kris Bryant Injury? 9th Inning-Looking Ahead: Upcoming week
18:49
July 30, 2018
Cubs First Half-A Look Back while Looking Ahead
Ryan and Chad go 9 innings on the Cubs First Half Suprises and Disappointments while looking ahead to what the team needs to compete down the stretch. Cubs Fans! Listen to the podcast made specifically for those who want to talk Cubs baseball. This is episode one of the “Friendly Confines”. Among the topics in episode one, recapping the first half of the season, making a deal at the trade deadline, and does this team have enough to win another World Series title? Moving forward, we’ll have special guests, and are interested in hear what you want us to discuss. Take a listen and we welcome your feedback. This is the “Friendly Confines” #cubs #mlb
38:48
July 24, 2018