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Adam Mamawala and Kevin McCaffrey are comedians, baseball nerds, and giant Cubs fans, who live in New York City, 800 miles from Wrigley. Every week on Away Games they talk all things Cubs, with the occasional guest.

Adam Mamawala & Kevin McCaffrey


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    #198 Wade Miley Arrives, Free Agency Heats Up & Adam's Big MSG Moment

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 31:40

    Cubs news starts at the 10:26 mark of this podcast: we talk about Wade Miley's signing, what that means for this year, and how a sudden run of free agent signings affects the Cubs. Before that? Adam Mamawala talks about getting pulled out of the crowd at Madison Square Garden, and winning a skills competition that ended in him nailing an NBA 3-pointer for cold hard cash. It's a great story!   Use promo code AWAYGAMES for 20% off at Manscaped.com.

    #197 The Atlanta Jorge Solers Win The World Series (Also, The Braves)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 28:26

    The Houston Astros can now toss the 2021 season in the trash can, because the Atlanta Braves have won the World Series. Our good friend Jorge Soler won the MVP with three home runs, including one of the hardest hit balls we've ever seen, which put the Braves up for good in game 6. We talk about the series and, because it's us, also talk a little bit about the 5 year anniversary of the greatest World Series. Use promo code AWAYGAMES for 20% off at Manscaped.com.

    #196 Braves vs. Astros World Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 26:43

    In the Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves World Series, we have to ask the question: who would you like to see lose more? We actually do like a lot of the players on the Braves roster, and we talk about Dusty Baker's long and winding road to this point, and wonder if he has one more playoff meltdown in him. We also talk a bit about the ALCS and NLCS. One more series and then: bring on the offseason, baby! Use promo code AWAYGAMES for 20% off at Manscaped.com.

    #195 Playoff Talk, Cubs New GM and the Ricketts Email

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 44:04

    Adam returns from the Dominican, Kevin returns from doing stand up in Chicago, and we talk about the Cubs-less MLB playoffs (check swings, Hader hating, Schwarber/Joc success, etc.), the Cubs new GM Carter Hawkins, and Tom Ricketts's email to Cubs fans. Is it *good* when you own a top-5 money-making team and you *have* to send an email saying “we're probably gonna try”? Maybe not! Use promo code AWAYGAMES for 20% off at Manscaped.com.

    #194 Chicago Cubs 2021 Season Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 56:03

    Don't cry because it's over, cry because it happened. It's the 2021 Cubs, baby! Let's take a look back at the biggest moments of this year, both good (Javy running wild vs. Pirates, Javy walking off the Reds, Rizzo 14-pitch masterpiece, Schwindel?!) and the bad (multiple double-digit losing streaks, trading everyone we love), and when we knew the season changed (hint: very temporary 7-0 lead). Sure, it was a frustrating one. But we might be about to have an exciting offseason. The comeback starts soon. But for now? One more look back. Today's episode is brought to you by MANSCAPED™! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code AWAYGAMES at Manscaped.com. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED™.

    #193 MLB Playoff Preview and Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 51:55

    The Cubs are out, but weirdly, baseball is allowed to keep going? Rude, but okay. Adam and Kevin break down all the matchups and possible matchups between the Rays, Red Sox, White Sox, Astros, Giants, Dodgers, Cardinals, Brewers and Braves. Oh, and the Yankees (RIP). Today's episode is brought to you by MANSCAPED™! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code AWAYGAMES at Manscaped.com. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED™.

    #192 The Playoff Picture, Losing at Wrigley, and One More Cubs 2021 Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 30:02

    Adam was in Chicago for the Cubs final weekend of getting swept at home, and you know what? We're at peace. We talk about the exciting playoff picture elsewhere in MLB, the triple-collapse of former 1st place teams in Chicago, New York and San Diego, look forward to an offseason of development for Steele/Alzolay/Thompson, and start preparing for next week's “End of Season” podcast. Thanks for listening! Today's episode is brought to you by MANSCAPED™! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code AWAYGAMES at Manscaped.com. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED™. 

    #191 Our End-Of-Year Wishes and the Worst Games We've Ever Been To

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 30:03

    It's the kind of year where Kevin and Adam organically open with 10 minutes of talking about the worst Cubs games they've been to in person. After that, we get into the current roster makeup, what we hope to see the rest of the year, the upcoming games with the Cardinals, and the vibes around this roster right now. Today's episode is brought to you by MANSCAPED™! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code AWAYGAMES at Manscaped.com. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED™. 

    #190 Kris Bryant Returns and We Hope To Spoil Some Things

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 44:30

    Kris Bryant returned to Wrigley, was thoughtful, candid, emotional, and left with three wins. Tom Ricketts climbed out of his bunker long enough to take a photo with a Cubs hero at home plate, and we're left talking about Ian Happ & Frank Schwindel's hot months, and hoping to spoil the sort-of contending Cardinals run for wild card spot #2. Today's episode is brought to you by MANSCAPED™! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code AWAYGAMES at Manscaped.com. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED™. 

    #189 Frank the Tank and the 7 Game Winning Streak

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 32:23

    After two separate 11 game losing streaks, the Cubs (somehow) won 7 straight games over the past week. We break down how it happened, how excited we should be, and which of the current Cubs should have a place in the team's immediate future. Friend of the pod Ken Schultz (Baseball Prospectus, Outsports) pinch hits for Kevin to join Adam this week before heading to Wrigley in his Rizzo jersey tonight. We also talk about Ken's emotions heading into the weekend series against San Francisco in which Kris Bryant will make his return to Wrigley.  Today's episode is brought to you by MANSCAPED™! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code AWAYGAMES at Manscaped.com. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED™.

    #188 Ethan Roberts Interview (Cubs Pitching Prospect)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 44:30

    Today we are joined by Ethan Roberts, Cubs relief pitching prospect currently at triple-A Iowa. Ethan talks about only getting one scholarship offer out of high school, pitching an insane amount of innings as a closer in college, and when he found out his spin rate was something special. Follow him @EthanRoberts26 on Instagram and @EthanXXVI on Twitter! Follow us @AwayGamesPod everywhere. Today's episode is brought to you by MANSCAPED™! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code AWAYGAMES at Manscaped.com. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED™. 

    #187 Wisdom's Power, Contract and Mustache…and Javy's Troubles

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 35:53

    Wisdom just keeps hitting bombs, so we take a closer look at his place on the Cubs going forward on his birthday week (he's 30, his mustache is from the ‘70s). We talk about some new Cubs seeing the field, Bote not seeing that damn ball, and Javy's troubles with booing and morons in Queens. Today's episode is brought to you by MANSCAPED™! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code AWAYGAMES at Manscaped.com. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED™. 

    #186 An Ortega Walk Off and a Q: Who's Gonna Be Here Next Year?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 35:11

    The Cubs broke their *home* losing streak with a genuinely fun walk-off win at Wrigley, and we talk about the Cubs current lineup, and how many of these guys we might actually see playing when the Cubs are winners again (next year, God-willing). Is Happ slowly coming back, and will he even get a contract this offseason? Is Schwindel the next Bryan LaHair or Joey Bats? How about an Ortega/Hermosillo platoon? This is actually what we're talking about. Today's episode is brought to you by MANSCAPED™! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code AWAYGAMES at Manscaped.com. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED™. 

    #185 Cubs Win - TWICE - and We Go To Coors Field

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 29:53

    So the Cubs lost 12 in a row, but now it's #comebackszn because the winning streak is up to 2! We talk Michael Hermosillo & his great attitude, appreciating Kyle Hendricks, hope for Happ, and then we talk about a non-Cubs baseball trip we took (with Friend of the Pod Ken Schultz!) to see Coors Field, where the similarly bad Rockies beat the Padres two games in a row.  Today's episode is brought to you by MANSCAPED™! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code AWAYGAMES at Manscaped.com. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED™. 

    #184 Steele Starts, Ortega Hits, We Ask When We'll Contend Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 34:29

    We find a few things to be interested in as this season tumbles down the stairs to a finish: Justin Steele's debut as a starter, Rafael Ortega's continued breakout and Patrick Wisdom's power display, Manny Rodriguez's closer potential…and I mean, you know the deal. That's pretty much it. Kevin & Adam talk about what needs to happen this offseason (a lot) vs. what we think will actually happen (less) with a team that has no excuse not to get back to contending next year. But for now…give us those Steele starts!  Today's episode is brought to you by MANSCAPED™! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code AWAYGAMES at Manscaped.com. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED™. 

    #183 The End of a Cubs Era, with Ken Schultz

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 49:59

    If you don't want to hear anger, frustration, and emotion about how this Cubs trade deadline went, you can skip to the next episode. Ken Schultz of Outsports & Baseball Prospectus joins Kevin and Adam to talk about the trading of Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, and Javy Baez, the failure to extend literally any of the Cubs greatest core, and the plan or lack thereof going forward. It was a hell of a run.

    #182 New Cubs Prospects & Trade Analysis w/ Bryan Smith (Bleacher Nation)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 46:38


    You may have heard: the Cubs traded some guys. They got a bunch of new guys back. Bleacher Nation writer Bryan Smith (@cubprospects) is here to talk to Kevin about all the new names, who he's most excited about, when we can hope to see them at Wrigley, and where the Cubs farm system now ranks. Out: Rizzo, Bryant, Baez. In: PCA, Killian, Alcantara? It's a deep dive, let's try to have some fun. 


    #181 Cubs Trade Deadline Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 33:29

    The deadline is Friday, 7/30, 4 p.m. Until then: we wait. Rumors about Rizzo and the Red Sox, Baez and the Mets, Kris Bryant and the Giants/Mets/Rays, and Kimbrel going everywhere. We talk about the return for Chafin and optimism on what Tepera and Kimbrel might return to the Cubs. We talk new Cubs Greg Deichmann and Daniel Palencia.

    #180 Let's Talk Ricketts…and 2 Great Comebacks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 45:05

    Reload, rebuild…something's coming. We talk about the reality of Cubs ownership, the numbers behind what they have *actually* spent since they took over (against the money they've made), and what we should expect from this team at the trade deadline and beyond. We also talk about the fun you can still have watching your favorite team in a non-playoff year, and the two great comebacks vs. the D-backs and Cardinals this week.

    #179 Appreciating Kris Bryant & Mid-Season Report Card

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 45:05

    Kris Bryant and Craig Kimbrel represented the Cubs at this year's all-star game, and while we love Kimbrel's return to dominance, we focus on KB: his handling of a terrible Joe Buck interview, his excellence on and off and all around the baseball field, and why he should maybe be the Cubs first priority to extend. We also take a look back at our pre-season predictions and see how we — and the Cubs — have done so far.

    #178 Please Make It Stop

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 37:00

    Okay. So, 11 losses in a row (10 when we recorded this). That wasn't great. Let's talk about how a .500ish team is exactly what this front office put together, and while we've had extreme good and bad, our favorite team is where they belong. Barring a miracle, this week was the week the Cubs became sellers. We take stock of what's gone right, and look back at the turning point of this season (cough, 7-0 lead, cough), and the turning points of this era — the greatest era in Cubs history. Twitter: @awaygamespod

    #177 2021's Halfway Point: Let's Talk About The Roster

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 34:08

    So, 80 games in, halfway through the year, it's time for a roster report card. In: Joc, Arrieta, Williams, Duffy, Marisnick, Sogard. Out: Darvish, Caratini, Schwarber, Lester. The Cubs are in 2nd, five games back of the Brewers, and it seems like this roster is what it looked like at the beginning of the year. Let's talk about the positives AND the negatives, and what we think we'll see going forward.

    #176 Sticky Situations: Cubs Starters, Baez Benching & The Zobrist Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 55:05

    Everyone is taking their pants off this week because umpires have begun #StickyGate2021. We talk about that, the benching of Javy Baez, the return of the Kyle Hendricks we know, the starters the Cubs could target at the deadline, and the insanity of learning that Juliana Zobrist found a way to be worse than her music. What a week!

    #175 Trying To Survive The Mets, Adam in the PA Booth at Citi Field, and the Heyward Question

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 35:49


    Adam reports on being IN the Mets PA booth with Howard Cosell's grandson, and he & Kevin talk about the sweep of St. Louis, trying to survive de Grom & the Mets, how much longer Heyward and Sogard can be getting starts, and just a *little* about the bummers of Heyward and Rizzo's vaccine comments this week. Twitter & Instagram @awaygamespod


    #174: Patrick Wisdom and Weathering The West Coast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 48:25

    Friend of the pod Ken Schultz (Outsports, Baseball Prospectus) pinch hits for Kevin to join Adam on this week's pod! We talk Patrick Wisdom's unbelievable run, Adbert's injury, a strong Zach Davies start and weathering this west coast trip. We also preview today's Arrieta/Darvish matchup and talk about the upcoming Cubs/Cardinals series at a full capacity Wrigley, featuring the Cubs' new unis. Follow us at @awaygamespod on Twitter/Instagram and give us a 5 start rating on iTunes if you're digging the show! 

    #173: The Sarah Spain Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 37:38

    Sarah Spain (writer, TV/radio host, Chicago Red Stars owner, expert beer thrower) joins Adam and Kevin for a fun talk: throwing beers to Jake Arrieta during the parade, joining the Chicago Red Stars ownership group, wanting to like the players we root for, how she went from comedy to sports, and what it means to her to have a voice and a platform as a woman in sports media. We also talk a little about Eddie Murphy and our favorite SNL casts. Follow Sarah everywhere, listen to her “That's What She Said” podcast, and for real, go check out a Chicago Red Stars game. She'll probably throw you a beer (seriously).

    #172 First Place, Exciting Pitching, and a Pretty Good “B-Team”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 29:41

    It’s June, and the Cubs are in first. Let’s talk about the massive amount of injuries, but more about the guys who have filled in for those injuries and helped push the team to the top of the central: Wisdom, Nance, Thompson, and of course, the mainstays who should be forever-stays, Bryant and Javy. 

    #171 Adam Goes To St. Louis, Joc’s Hot & Nico’s Injury

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 40:00

    Adam returns from St. Louis after seeing the Cubs take 2 of 3 from the Cardinals, and we talk about a really good run from a team that looks like it wants to contend. Injuries suck - Nico Hoerner is hurt (after Matt Duffy, Jake Marisnick, Jason Heyward, Jason Adam, Justin Steele) and we talk about who might replace him, the Cubs 40-man roster crunch, and the seemingly sustainable success of this bullpen. It’s been a fun Cubs month, and we preview a difficult June schedule. Follow @awaygamespod everywhere!

    #170 A Talk with Former Cubs Pitcher, Duncan Robinson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2021 72:45

    Duncan Robinson was a 2016 draft pick by the Cubs, a pitcher out of Dartmouth, who  pitched (and succeeded!) at every level in the Cubs system up through Major League Spring Training. He recently decided to end his playing career to go to law school, but he sat down to talk with us about his experience in the Cubs system, and it’s a really interesting, detailed story. Topics: the help Kyle Hendricks gives to young pitchers; how a pitcher uses the Cubs IVY app to create a scouting report; finding out Theo Epstein is watching you warm up in college; how teams talk to players before the draft; the first day in a big league clubhouse; working Uber and retail while also rehabbing from Tommy John as a minor leaguer; and the politics of baseball. Follow Duncan on instagram @duncan_and_donuts and on twitter @Duncan_Robiso

    #169 Lester & Schwarber Return to Wrigley

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 33:10

    Well THAT was a big game, so we’re dropping an episode a day earlier than normal. To celebrate Adam’s birthday, Jon Lester and Kyle Schwarber returned to Wrigley. It was emotional, and fun, and the Cubs won — most enjoyable game of the year? We say yes. We also good good offensive performances from almost everybody, a killer Nico defensive play, and a fantastic debut for 30-year-old rookie Tommy Nance. Take a bite out of a Twix that your friend left for you in the field and follow us everywhere @awaygamespod

    #168 Everyone Is Injured, Fake Kris Bryant Trades & We Dream of Baseball (Literally)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 38:14

    It’s been a weird week. Every Cub is injured or under the weather, they swept the Dodgers, and basically every game ends 3-2 now. Adam and Kevin talk about literal dreams they’ve had about the Cubs and baseball lately, and after KB was pulled mid-game and some people freaked out about a trade, we take the time to consider — emotionally — what a Kris Bryant trade would mean. Twitter & Instagram: @awaygamespod

    #167 A Talk with LHP DJ Herz (Cubs Prospect with Myrtle Beach Pelicans)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 38:51

    DJ (aka Davidjohn AKA Deej) Herz is a top-30 prospect in the Cubs system, a hard-throwing lefty who joins us from his poolside hotel room in Myrtle Beach before the start of the minor league season. DJ is one of the youngest players the Cubs have in full season ball, and makes his debut Saturday, May 8 in the Pelicans rotation.  Follow us! Twitter & Insta: @awaygamespod Follow DJ! Twitter: @DavidjohnHerz Instagram: @dj_herz

    #166 Cubs Minor League Preview with Bryan Smith & A Doubleheader Win Over The Dodgers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 68:00


    Bleacher Nation writer Bryan Smith joins us to preview the Cubs Minor League Season (starting at the 31:00 mark). Topics: what pitchers have made the big leap, what affiliate has the most exciting lineup to watch, who will the Cubs next real homegrown starter be, and a lot more. Use the code PELICANS for $10 off an MILB.TV subscription if you want to catch minor league action on TV all year. Before that, we’ve got your normal weekly episode, with Kevin & Adam talking about the doubleheader wins over the Dodgers, Pitching Ninja graduate Justin Steele, a great debut from Keegan Thompson, Bote’s big game, Javy’s resurgence, that Amir Garrett situation in Cincinnati, and of course, Anthony Rizzo’s pitching dominance over Frederick Freddie Freeman. Follow us @awaygamespod and rate and review if you don’t mind!


    #165 Interview with Brennen Davis (Cubs Top Prospect)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 24:03

    Brennen Davis stopped by (via his home in Arizona), to talk to us about his Spring Training experience, getting drafted, learning from veterans like Jason Heyward, spending more time than he ever anticipated in South Bend, the nastiness of Alzolay, and his skills in other areas (golf, video games, nature stuff). Get to know one of the most exciting players in the Cubs system and follow him on twitter @brennendavis__ and on instagram @_bigb_

    #164 A Good Streak, A Bad Streak and Tatis Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 41:36

    The Cubs won 4, then immediately lost 4, and now look as hungover as Kevin is on this podcast. We do a little Fernando Tatis talk, get psyched about the debut of big Trevor Megill, the return of Nico Hoerner, the success of Arrieta, and a bunch of nice peripherals that aren’t resulting in production for Bote, Heyward, and most notably, Happ.  Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @awaygamespod!

    #163 Going to Wrigley, Admiring Jake, Hoping For Javy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 47:20

    Kevin & Adam both go to games in person this week: Wrigley & Yankee Stadium, and we tell you everything you need to know about the in-person baseball experience in 2021. We also talk about the signs of life from the offense, a great start for Jake Arrieta, and our hope for Javy to break out of his contact-less approach. Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @awaygamespod!

    #162 Disappearing Bats, Relief Pitchers, and Player's Wives on Twitter

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 40:42

    The Cubs offense is, again, historically bad, so we have to talk about it, but we also talk about fun things like friend of the pod Justin Steele’s impressive MLB debut. Steele, Wieck & Strop joined the team after three relievers were put on the Covid IL (Adam, Workman, Winkler). Other topics: Bauer’s confiscated balls, Eric Sogard’s wife Kaycee liking racist tweets, and Justin Turner’s wife dislikes a trivia question written by Kevin. Follow us everywhere @awaygamespod, and use the code AWAYGAMES for a free $20 deposit on Thrive Fantasy!

    #161 Cubs 2021 Opening Week Reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 44:08

    Kevin and Adam talk about the Cubs 3-1 start and all the notable events from opening week: Kris Bryant offense, Willson Contreras expert receiver & pitch framer, good Kimbrel, Javy opposite field power, and all around excellent starting pitching. It’s a good week! Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @awaygamespod.

    #160 Chicago Cubs 2021 Season Preview (and EXTEND RIZZO)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 59:35

    #160 Chicago Cubs 2021 Season Preview (and EXTEND RIZZO) Kevin, Adam, and BFF of the show Ken Schultz (Baseball Prospectus / Outsports) get together to go in depth to preview the 2021 Chicago Cubs season. Predictions: who’s the MVP, who will breakout, who will be dealt, where will this team finish? This is all after we talk about Anthony Rizzo’s current status for the first 18 minutes of the show. But the full season preview starts at 18:00! If you’re looking for a new Cubs podcast, give this episode a try. We think you’ll have fun with us. Twitter: @awaygamespod Instagram: @awaygamespod

    #159 Spring Standouts & Fantasy Baseball

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 32:08

    We’re one week from ACTUAL baseball, so Adam and Kevin take the time to talk about the most impressive performances of the Spring (Hoerner, Bote, Marisnick, Joc), and what that means for the upcoming roster decisions. We also talk just a little bit about fantasy baseball, and what Cubs you’d want in your fake team. Go to ThriveFantasy and use promo code AWAYGAMES for a $20 credit on your first deposit.

    #158 The Fight To Make The Opening Day Roster

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 35:38

    Opening Day is two weeks away, and there's a fight to make the final roster. We talk about the final bench bat (Maybin, Sogard, Vargas?) and the chess game it will take to keep all the relievers we want without losing any to waivers, after the impressive performances by Shelby Miller, Rex Brothers, and Dillon Maples.

    #157 Fans Allowed At Wrigley & Spring Training Overreactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 41:18

    Fans will be allowed at Wrigley on Opening Day, and we give you a rundown of everything you can expect at games this season. We also overreact to some early Spring Training performances (Nico’s hitting .600! Trevor Megill touching 99! Nasty Rex Brothers!), talk about the Cubs fun new prospect Shendrick Apostel, and hit you with a Harry Carey trivia question you probably didn’t know. Follow us @awaygamespod on Twitter and Instagram, and rate and review if ya don’t mind! This was a fun one.

    #156 Bob Newhart (seriously) & Spring Training Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 42:19


    We end the episode with a teaser from Bob Newhart (at 36:39), telling Kevin about his favorite Cubs memories. Clip from radio show “Celebrate!” (on Sirius XM 99, Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Eastern - full interview airs 3/10). Before that, we talk Cubs first Spring Training game, the Cubs history of spring training performance, ESPN’s simulation that has the Cubs winning the division, and we rank best/worst celebrity Cubs fans and 7th inning stretches. Use code AWAYGAMES at ThriveFantasy for $20 credit with a $20 deposit! Follow us @awaygamespod on Twitter & Instagram.


    #155 Cubs Report To Spring Training, and 2021 Vegas Odds Are Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 36:53

    The Cubs are in Arizona, with a couple new/old names joining the team (Cameron Maybin, Brandon Workman). We’re on the lookout for extensions for Rizzo/Bryant/Baez, talking about the over/unders posted in Vegas and how we’d bet the Cubs, and enjoying seeing Jake Arrieta working with Adbert Alzolay. Next week: real Spring baseball games! Use the code AWAYGAMES at Thrive Fantasy for a free $20, follow us on all your favorite socials @awaygamespod.

    #154 Jake Arrieta is Back, and The Cubs Report To Spring Training

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 39:17

    Pitchers and catchers are finally back in Arizona, and one very important pitcher is back with the Cubs: Jake Arrieta! Baseball is finally back, and Arrieta is finally back with the Cubs on a one year deal. The team is just about finalized, as speedy outfielder Jake Marisnick also joined the Cubs this year. We talk about both Jakes (and possibly a third in Jake Lamb), Joc, and the beginning of this in-between year for the Cubs. We’re actually excited, and THAT is news. Brought to you by Thrive Fantasy: use the promo code AWAYGAMES for a $20 bonus on top of your $20 deposit and get to bettin’.

    #153 Cubs Prospects & Minor League System Rundown with Greg Huss (Cubs Insider, Growing Cubs Podcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 45:51

    We are joined by with Greg Huss (Cubs Insider, Growing Cubs Podcast) to talk in depth about the Cubs farm system: strengths, weaknesses, players we can hope to see this season, and what prospects might form the next Cubs core. Greg also talks to us about what we can expect to see of the actual Minor Leagues after a year off. Folow Greg on Twitter @outofthevines and check him and Jimmyu Nelligan on the Growing Cubs Podcast. Follow us! Instagram & Twitter: @awaygamespod Hosts @adammamawala & @kevinmccaff

    #152 Cubs Welcome Joc Pederson & Trevor Williams - Real Major League Players!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 26:55

    We specifically asked for good, or at least interesting things to start happening with the Cubs...and then they kind of did! The Cubs signed former Dodger Joc Pederson to play left field (and sometimes center), and starting pitcher/all around fun guy Trevor Williams to compete for a spot in the rotation. Former #4 pick, starting pitcher Kohl Stewart also signed to a deal, as the Ricketts reportedly found several dollars to be put toward winning baseball games. Follow us! Instagram & Twitter: @awaygamespod Hosts @adammamawala & @kevinmccaff

    #151 The End of the Jon Lester Era, and Remembering Hank Aaron

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 39:17

    It’s time to talk about how much we’ll miss Jon Lester as the Cubs refused to make a serious offer to keep the most important free agent signing in Cubs history. We also talk about the Cubs offseason approach, what it means going forward, a big Cubs international signing, and we remember the late Hank Aaron and how underrated he still is. Use the code AWAYGAMES at ThriveFantasy for a free $20 credit with your deposit!

    #150 A Talk with Cubs Pitcher Justin Steele!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 41:18

    Cubs pitcher Justin Steele joins the pod for a second time to fill us in on his offseason workouts and his experience in South Bend and with the big league club in 2020. We also play Quarantine Lightning Round and find out Justin's favorite show to binge, his drink of choice, and the first place he plans to travel post-Covid. And yes, he has a PS5. Use promo code AWAYGAMES at Thrive Fantasy for a free $20 with your first deposit of $20 or more and follow us on all your favorite socials @awaygamespod!

    #149 Remembering Schwarber and Kevin Goes Viral

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 36:54

    Kyle Schwarber is a Washington National so Kevin and Adam take a trip down memory lane to remember all the good times we had (cue Time of Your Life by Green Day). We discuss his majestic playoff home runs in 2015, the remarkable World Series comeback in 2016, his 2017 struggles and much more. Oh and Kevin is a TikTok star. Use promo code AWAYGAMES at Thrive Fantasy for a free $20 with your first deposit of $20 or more and follow us on all your favorite socials @awaygamespod!

    #148 Boog Sciambi and Cubs New Year's Resolutions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2021 33:08

    The Cubs did a good thing! Jon “Boog” Sciambi is the new play-by-play man, and we talk all about him and his background before getting into our New Year’s Resolutions for the Cubs. Use the code AWAYGAMES at Thrive Fantasy for a free $20, follow us on all your favorite socials @awaygamespod.

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