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Cubs talk for Cubs fans. Hosts Ryan Lieber and Chad Gordon, 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, Mike Wilbon, Chris Myers, Karl Ravech, Len Kasper, Pat Hughes, MIke Greenberg, Sarah Spain, Marc Si ...
 
A couple Barstool Sports bloggers turned podcast hosts, White Sox Dave and Barstool Carl, bring you insightful, engaging and humorous weekly baseball content with a Chicago bias. Interviews, conversation, laughs. Red Line Radio. Intro & close song: 'Dennehy' by Serengeti.
 
Celebrating two of New York City’s greatest fabrics: baseball and the performing arts. Born out of a passion for both Broadway musicals and triple-digit fastballs, we attempt to show that fans of sports and theatre don’t have to live in such separate worlds, and maybe even break some stigmas. Hosted by Al Malafronte, the show serves as a platform for fans of both mediums to hear intimate conversations with their favorite performers from the stage, screen, and stadium. Produced by the Broadwa ...
 
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1st Inning-Up and Down Week-Cards Domination/Mets Trouble2nd Inning-MLB Sticky Crackdown 3rd Inning-Nature is Healing: Wrigley at 100% capacity4th Inning-The Jason Heyward Problem5th Inning-Rizzo/Heyward Anti-Vaxxers6th Inning-All Star Voting 1st Round is Out--Break7th Inning Guest Interview-Dani Wexelman is a host on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM…
 
Deep conversation this week about the state of MLB and it's not great. Tyler Glasnow motivated the guys to really dig into why MLB is making these changes. WSD is loaded with evidence that something fishy is going on. Carl has a hunch there will be severe consequences while Eddie and Chief can't help but wonder why MLB can't get out of it's own way…
 
You didn’t think we’d let Friends Fever not make its way onto the podcast, did you? Fresh off one of the best television reunions in recent history, Jane Sibbett steps into The Batter’s Box for Episode 88! Sibbett played the role of Carol Willick on Friends over the course of 7 seasons and joins host Al Malafronte to discuss her whirlwind of emotio…
 
1st inning-West Coast Woes Trip? 2nd inning-Murray back for Opening Day 2.0 3rd inning-Kenney says Cubs are losing money, do you believe him? 4th inning-New City Connect Uniforms 5th inning-Wisdom is wise 6th inning-More on the IL 7th inning-Brenda Hilton Int 8th inning-Pitchers using substances on ball? 9th inning-Who are the Cubs All-Stars? Find …
 
LOOKOUT! A much-anticipated day has finally arrived, as Patti Murin joins us for Episode 87! Murin made her Broadway debut in one of our favorite shows of all time in Xanadu, and then went on to star in Lysistrata Jones, as well as the touring production of Wicked. She's also done a great deal of work on-screen including a recurring role on Chicago…
 
Longtime radio host on NPR, contributor on CBS Sunday Morning and Cubs fan Scot Simon joins the boys in this special edition of the Friendly Confines. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconfines/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theconfines/support
 
1st inning: Winning solves everything2nd inning: Toughest month of the year?3rd inning: What should Jed do?4th inning: Is the Cubs farm system better than advertised?5th inning: Getting Healthy Again6th inning: Where does Heyward fit in?7th inning: Brenda Hilton Int8th inning: Cubs irked about not having full capacity9th inning: Lou Gehrig Day at t…
 
Barstool Chicago is joined this week by entertainment legend Jerry Springer (30:45) to talk about his time in Chicago and the evolution of his cultural popularity. Before and after the interview, it's an old school red line radio with a ton of love and emphasis on Chicago baseball. The Cubs are the sport's hottest team. The White Sox have a command…
 
Iowa Cubs broadcaster Alex Cohen joins the show. Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines Join us on Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Check out our website www.theconfines.com to join our newsletter. @voiceofcohen --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconfines/m…
 
Fresh off the announcement of Broadway's triumphant return this fall, Bob Lenzi joins us for Episode 86! Much like a great utility player, Lenzi plays a myriad of roles in the Tony-nominated Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, and is also a tremendous student of baseball. Having grown up just outside of Philadelphia, he's a lifelong Phillies fan with as…
 
1st inning-How does 1st place sound? 2nd inning-Can the Cubs keep this pace? 3rd inning-Javy creates the play of the week 4th inning-Who do you credit the turnaround to? 5th inning-Is Bryant the early MVP favorite? 6th inning-Hoerner is hurting 7th inning-Scott Simon Int 8th inning- Is Brickhouse the greatest Chicago sports announcer? 9th inning-Do…
 
Jessica Kleinschmidt of NBC Sports Bay Area joins the show. Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines Join us on Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Check out our website www.theconfines.com to join our newsletter. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconfines/mess…
 
1st inning-Is this team where you thought they’d be? 2nd inning-Hoyer disappointed in COVID rates for team 3rd inning-Bleacher seats for vaccinated fans 4th inning-Lester and Schwarber return 5th inning-Next video tribute for a Cub? 6th inning-Rossy says no rules with position players pitching 7th inning-Cohen Int 8th inning- Arm of Steele 9th inni…
 
The guys are joined by Chicago icon Steve Wilkos (44:37) to bullshit about his time on the Jerry Springer Show and how he became one of the greatest talk show hosts of all time. Awesome conversation with a guy that played a huge role in our childhoods. Before the interview, WSD is officially on one more than ever before. Vintage classic WSD alongsi…
 
"Undersell and overdeliver." Virginia Williams steps into The Batter's Box for Episode 85! Williams is co-starring in the second season of Why Women Kill which premieres on Paramount+ on June 3, and brings insight, stories, and laughs from her 26 years in show business. She got her professional start in the soap world on One Life to Live when she w…
 
1st inning-Can’t win away from Wrigley 2nd inning-Struggles with RISP3rd inning-Injuries continue to mount 4th inning-Joc with some shock 5th inning-Davies delivering 6th inning-Who’s the face of the Cubs?7th inning-Margaux Int 8th inning- What do you miss from today’s game? 9th inning-Rossy finds Dr. Love Find and follow us online on Twitter: @rya…
 
Tim Grover joins the show (51:50) to talk about his career training Michael Jordan, Kobe and some of the greatest athletes of our lives. Awesome MJ moments. You can hear even more stories in Tim’s book available now, WINNING: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness (https://amzn.to/3owMk0i). Is Tony LaRussa getting enough credit? Are the Cubs going to ex…
 
Why yes, this is HOME plate! In a very fun conversation, Tony nominee Susan Egan joins us in The Batter's Box for Episode 84! Egan has authored a phenomenal legacy in both the Broadway and Disney universe having originated the role of Belle in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast, and then brought the beloved Megara to life in the hit an…
 
David Kaplan host of Kap & Hood on ESPN Radio 1000 Chicago. Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines Join us on Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Check out our website www.theconfines.com to join our newsletter.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconfines/messa…
 
Good Morning Baltimore! There's no showtune more appropriate to get into the spirit for this week's episode, as Mike Bordick joins us in The Batter's Box! A Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer and proud member of the New York Mets' 2000 National League Championship team, Bordick's big-league career spanned 14 seasons from 1990-2003. His notable accompl…
 
1st inning-Doubleheader Sweep of LA 2nd inning-Are you in favor of 7 inning DH?3rd inning-Bench providing a spark4th inning-Best person to lead-off? 5th inning-Injury Bug Bites 6th inning-Should Cubs trade Bryant to White Sox in May? 7th inning-Jessica Kleinschmidt Int 8th inning-Strop leaves Cubs as FA 9th inning-In need of a ticket? Find and foll…
 
World Series champion, Marquee Network analyst/host and Chicago Cubs all time great Ryan Dempster joins the show (29:51), but first, the crew is in that dump NYC to win a championship on Jeff D. Lowe's "The Dozen". WSD wants Tony LaRussa fired, but other than that he's driving the bus for the Positive Vibes Only Tour for Sox fans. Will they go afte…
 
Our full length special edition interview with best selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Ira Berkow of the New York Times. Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines Join us on Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Check out our website www.theconfines.com to join our newslett…
 
As the theatre industry begins its comeback trail, veteran of stage and screen, Linda Purl steps into The Batter’s Box for Episode 82! Purl is getting set to star in a production of Twelve Angry Men in England and joins us to speak about how excited she is to return to doing what she loves most. Her performing career now spans more than five decade…
 
Barstool Chicago is joined by NFL Network's Kyle Brandt (18:20) to talk about the hometown Chicago Bears and where the organization sits heading into draft night. Awesome conversation to level set emotions as we get ready for another round of Ryan Pace decisions. It's tough but we're on the same page. After that we get so deep on White Sox while Ch…
 
Ryan Dempster steps into The Batter's Box for Episode 81 to help wrap the first month of the baseball season! Dempster was a 2-time All-Star during his pitching days, and currently serves as one of the TV voices for the Chicago Cubs on the Marquee Sports Network. Across 16 big league seasons, Dempster tallied 132 wins, seven seasons in which he thr…
 
1st inning-From the high to the low 2nd inning-Bryant in MVP form 3rd inning-Baez benched 4th inning-Return of Nico 5th inning-Time to replace Davies with Mills? 6th inning-Who would you keep between Javy, Bryant and Rizzo? 7th inning-David Kaplan Int 8th inning-Rizzo moves up Cubs HR list 9th inning-Mongo McMichael ALS-Angel Hernandez Find and fol…
 
Our special edition of the Friendly Confines with Cubs announcer Boog Sciambi of the Marquee Sports Network. Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines @boogsciambi Join us on Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Check out our website www.theconfines.com to join our newsletter.--…
 
1st inning-Is this who the Cubs are?2nd inning-Hendricks hurting 3rd inning-Contreras keeping afloat4th inning-Javy turned down $180M5th inning-How much should Ross be blamed? 6th inning-What would you do? Golden Cubs Fun Fact7th inning-Ira Berkow Int 8th Which Ex-Cub would you bring back if you could? 9th inning-Are you happy with the way the game…
 
Barstool Chicago is joined by White Sox starter Carlos Rodon to talk about his no hitter against Cleveland and 2021 emergence. The boys are also joined in studio by Joey Mulinaro for some good old fashioned Midwestern sports talk. Joey is a massive Cubs fan and is currently working on a combo WSD/Carl impersonation that should drive the girls wild.…
 
"Fetch" is happening in The Batter's Box, as Krystina Alabado joins us for Episode 80! Alabado starred as Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls on Broadway from March 2019 until the show's final performance in March 2020, and has authored a phenomenal stage career that now spans more than a decade. Her other credits include the touring production of Sprin…
 
Pat Boyle (48:19) joins Barstool Chicago this week to breakdown the Hawks trade deadline and the 4th quarter of their season. Before and after, WSD explains why Tony LaRussa is the worst manager of all time and not fit to lead the White Sox. Carl does his best not to cancel the season 11 games in with the spin zone of the century. The Bulls suck. T…
 
1st inning-Should we be concerned? 2nd inning-No O in offense 3rd inning-Kimbrel the Closer 4th inning-Arrieta shows his stuff 5th inning-Who has been the biggest disappointment so far? 6th inning-Team gets first positive test, still not 85% 7th inning-Boog Sciambi Int Part 2 8th inning-Chafin uses Twitter to get a car 9th inning-Fergie gets a stat…
 
We finally found a shortstop to take the stage, as Royce Clayton joins us for Episode 79! Across 17 big league seasons from 1991-2007, Clayton performed in 2,108 games and amassed 1,904 hits in the process. He was also selected to an All-Star Game in 1997 and retired as a World Series Champion for the 2007 Boston Red Sox. This week, Clayton joins h…
 
Celebrity Cubs fan and comedy legend Tom Dreesen joins the Friendly Confines to talk about his career, his new book and his love for the Cubs. Find and follow us online on Twitter: @ryandlieber @thechadgordon, @bearsbarroom @cubsconfines @tomdreesencomic Join us on Facebook: Chicago Cubs Friendly Confines Facebook page Check out our website www.the…
 
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