What We’re Reading (6/13)

New Cubs hitting coach James Rowson during batting practice before the start of their game against the Tigers at Wrigley Field. Photo Courtesy: Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network

Following an off day, the Tennessee Smokies are back in action tonight, beginning a five-game series against the Birmingham Barons at Smokies Park.

The Smokies have won seven of their last eight games, and took four out of five to start the 10-game homestand that closes out the first half.

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 today’s game at Smokies Park.

– Knoxville News Sentinel: Smokies Preview: Birmingham at Tennessee

– Knoxville News Sentinel: For Jeff Fassero, it’s either fastball or fast lane

– Chicago Tribune: New batting coach must instill patience as virtue

– Chicago Tribune: Your Morning Phil: Quintana, Rowson, Peralta

– Chicago Sun-Times: Theo Epstein says Rudy Jaramillo firing was about new message

– Chicago Sun-Times: Cubs exhale: Anthony Rizzo only bruises knee

– miCubs.com: miCast: David Kaplan

– ESPN: Blue Jays release Vladimir Guerrero

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: ‘That’s a clown question, bro’: Bryce Harper pushes back after Canadian beer question

– Grantland: The Great Bryce Hype

– FOX Sports: MLB Power Rankings: Week 10

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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