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Comedians Kevin McCaffrey and Adam Mamawala talk in depth about the Chicago Cubs on this weekly podcast. Real interviews, real analysis, and real talk about everything around their favorite baseball team.

Away Games: A Chicago Cubs Podcast Kevin McCaffrey & Adam Mamawala

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    • 4.6 • 19 Ratings

Comedians Kevin McCaffrey and Adam Mamawala talk in depth about the Chicago Cubs on this weekly podcast. Real interviews, real analysis, and real talk about everything around their favorite baseball team.

    Welcome Back Cody Bellinger, Welcome Back Spring Baseball

    Welcome Back Cody Bellinger, Welcome Back Spring Baseball

    And with the return of Cody Bellinger, the season can finally begin! The Cubs finally found a solution for the Cody Bellinger-sized hole in their lineup, and he returns on the Jed Hoyer Special contract (short term, opt outs galore). We talk about that, the Cubs plethora of non-roster invites, PECOTA projections that have the Cubs right around .500, and feelings about the team coming together as Spring baseball begins.
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    • 33 min
    Shota Signed, Cubs Make a Trade & Cubs Convention Review

    Shota Signed, Cubs Make a Trade & Cubs Convention Review

    It’s a BIG episode! So big, we have guest Ken Schultz (OutSports) on to help talk us through it. Shota Imanaga joins the Cubs rotation from Japan, the Cubs dealt two prospects for one top-50 prospect in baseball (1B/DH Michael Busch) and a MLB reliever (Yency Almonte). We analyze the moves the Cubs have made, talk about the big ones they haven’t, what Jed Hoyer has said about all of it, and Ken tells us about all the fun of the Cubs Convention: the new Cubs Hall of Famers, player panels, and an impressive showing by Craig Counsell. 
    This is our biggest, deepest Cubs talk in a while, so sit back and enjoy!
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    2023: Chicago Cubs Season Review

    2023: Chicago Cubs Season Review

    Steele became an ace, we got the Tauch Off & Morel’s walk off grand slam that made him literally lose his shirt. The Ross Era also wrapped up in a weird way, as the team was both better and worse than we thought they could be at different times, leading to a result that was…literally exactly what we predicted in our annual season preview. We take this episode to check in on our pre-season predictions, hold ourselves accountable, look at highlights and lowlights and take stock of what, undeniably, was one year of Cubs baseball.
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    • 40 min
    The Cubs: Putting the “Off” in Offseason

    The Cubs: Putting the “Off” in Offseason

    Happy holidays to all, but especially Jorge Alfaro, the Cubs biggest signing of the offseason so far. Adam and Kevin thought it was a good time to check in on where things stand for the Cubs as Ohtani chose a new, more local, consistently competitive home with the Deferrin’ Dodgers, Soto landed in New York, and the Cubs are in the news for NOT meeting with Yamamoto. Will Cody be back? Are we trading with Cleveland? Is Rhys Hoskins gonna happen? Is it okay to be frustrated at the moment or does that mean we just don’t possess the galaxy brain needed to see the true plan? Let’s get into it. And, seriously, Happy Holidays!
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    • 27 min
    Hello Craig Counsell, Goodbye David Ross (and Marcus Stroman)

    Hello Craig Counsell, Goodbye David Ross (and Marcus Stroman)

    The Cubs have a new manager: Craig Counsell is leaving Milwaukee to come complain about weather delays more locally after signing a record 5-year, $40 million dollar deal. David Ross went from “our guy” to “anyone else’s guy” in a snap, and he’s not the only one out the door: Marcus Stroman has declined his option, freeing up more than $20 million of payroll for the Cubs to go shop with. Those are the goodbyes, but we have a couple “hello agains” too: Kyle Hendricks’s option was picked up for 2024, and Yan Gomes and Drew Smyly will also remain with the club next year. Haven’t had a big news day like this in Cubland for a while, folks!
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    • 30 min
    World Series Recap: The Rangers Finally Get It Done

    World Series Recap: The Rangers Finally Get It Done

    From one strike away to all the way there, the Rangers finally got rid of the the title of “oldest team to never win a World Series.” Game 1 was an all-timer, with Corey Seager’s 9th inning, game tying homer that reminded us of Kirk Gibson ’88, and Adolis Garcia’s extra inning walk off. And then…there were also other games. We recap the series, give D’backs fans their due, talk about the greatness of Bochy, and how the Rangers could provide the blueprint for what the Cubs should (and could) be as soon as next year. 
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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Ken Schultz

I just listen to this podcast today episode 189. Ken is funny. Love him as a guest.

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Joel W

Enjoy it. The guys love the cubs and it shows. Laid back yet very informative.

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Fun take on the cubs week by week.

They’re fun to listen to, and you can tell that these two truly enjoy talking cubs. Other than Adam sounding like a queef constantly escaping his mouth, i really enjoy listening to these two.

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