Dancy to serve as a U.S. Coach in the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game

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!

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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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One Comment on “Dancy to serve as a U.S. Coach in the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game”

  1. robert semkus
    June 29, 2010 at 9:44 pm #

    I don’t understand why Tony Thomas is not an all-star He fields his position better than anybody in the league. He hits for power and is clutch. His speed has won many a ball game but was overlooked by the person with the bat. He plays every game hard. He is Mr 100% all year long. I just about go to everey ballgame for4 the past two years. I have been a fan for over 60 years. And I played the game. I know what I am talking about Bob Semkus

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