What We’re Reading (6/16)

Ryan Dempster shined on the mound and at the plate for the Cubs on Friday, going 2-2 with a triple in addition to picking up his third win of the season. Photo Courtesy: Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network

The Tennessee Smokies have now won 10 of their last 11 games, winning last night 6-3 over the Birmingham Barons.

The Smokies have already clinched a series win against Birmingham, and have won their last four series.

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: Luis Flores taking the high road

– Knoxville News Sentinel: Smokies start fast, top Barons

– Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 15

– Chicago Tribune: Dempster dazzling in defeating Red Sox 3-0

– Chicago Tribune: Rogers: Both Cubs, Red Sox in struggling mode

– CSN Chicago: Cubs copy Red Sox model, hoping for their Pedroia breakthrough

– ESPN: Manny Ramirez released by A’s

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: The Juice: Bruce’s inside-the-park homer ignites Reds victory, Matt Moore dominates Miami

– The New York Times: Otherworldly Pitch Meets Its Jedi Master

– FOX Sports: MLB Proactive in Concussion Safety

– The Daily Fix: Cliff Lee’s Bizarre Winless Streak

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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