What We’re Reading (5/11)

Former Smoky Ryan Flaherty connected on his first MLB home run this afternoon for the Baltimore Orioles. Photo Courtesy: Patrick Semansky | AP

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network

The Tennessee Smokies closed out their road trip to Alabama on a strong note on Thursday, defeating the Birmingham Barons 4-1 at Regions Park.

The Smokies are now back in East Tennessee, ready to welcome in the Jackson Generals for a five-game series beginning tonight at Smokies Park.

It’s time for today’s What We’re Reading, but keep checking the blog and our Facebook and Twitter pages for more info throughout the day on tonight’s game at Smokies Park.

– Knoxville News Sentinel: Scouting Report: Jackson at Tennessee

– Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 10

– Chicago Tribune: Cubs’ Dempster: ‘The results will start coming’

– Chicago Tribune: Readers Q&A: Paul Sullivan’s Cubs mailbag

– Chicago Sun-Times: Matt Garza holds key for Cubs’ rebuilding efforts

– ESPN: MLB poised to pick off 1st-and-3rd trick move

– MLB.com: Utility player Flaherty tries catcher on for size

– The New York Times: Cashman Testifies About McNamee at Clemens Trial

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: Carl Beane had a special way of announcing Derek Jeter’s name at Fenway Park

Categories: What We're Reading


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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