Hey Smokies Fans!
We’re pleased to announce that Tennessee Smokies manager Bill Dancy will serve on manager Don Baylor’s coaching staff for the United States team in the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game in Anaheim, Calif. on Sunday July 11.
Now in its 12th year, the XM All-Star Futures Game features the top Minor League prospects competing in a nine-inning contest as part of Taco Bell All-Star Sunday. The game will begin at 6 p.m. ET and can be viewed live on ESPN2, ESPN2 HD and MLB.TV. SIRIUS XM will provide satellite radio play-by-play coverage of the XM All-Star Futures Game on XM 175 in addition to its other comprehensive live coverage from Anaheim. Taco Bell All-Star Sunday is the first of three days of All-Star events at Angel Stadium, culminating with the 81st All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 13.
Dancy will serve on a staff that includes four other Minor League managers — Mike Sarbaugh of the Columbus Clippers (Indians), Steve Decker of the Fresno Grizzlies (Giants), Tony Franklin of the Trenton Thunder (Yankees), Bill Dancy of the Tennessee Smokes (Cubs) and Brian Poldberg of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals) — and one pitching coach — Rod Nichols of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies).
One of the players on the roster for the U.S. is current Tennessee Smoky Brett Jackson, who hit a home run in his Tennessee debut on Sunday against Carolina.
To learn more about Dancy’s role in the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game, listen tonight to the Pilot Oscar-Mayer Pregame Show before tonight’s opener against West TEnn. You can listen to the game here online on smokiesbaseball.com or on the Smokies Radio Network’s flagship station, The Sports Animal.
Thanks for listening!