What We’re Reading (7/1)

Anthony Rizzo following his first Cubs homer on Saturday against the Astros. Photo Courtesy: Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune.

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network

The Tennessee Smokies closed out a strong month of June with a 3-2 victory against the Birmingham Barons on Saturday at Smokies Park.

The win clinched a series victory for the Smokies, who have now won five of their last six series. Tennessee starts a three-game series against the Chattanooga Lookouts on Sunday at AT&T Field.

It’s time for tonight’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 AT&T Field.

– Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 30

– Chicago Tribune: New outfield for Cubs vs. Astros

– Chicago Tribune: Soler signing big deal for Cubs’ future

– Chicago Tribune: Rizzo HR makes a winner of Cubs, Garza

– Chicago Sun-Times: Cubs’ future rests with Anthony Rizzo for now, Jorge Soler for later

– CSN Chicago: Soriano not fighting rare day off

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: Jim Thome finds new home in Baltimore

– The New York Times: Santana, Out of the Spotlight Lately, Has an Outing That Commands Attention

– The Washington Post: Harper Shouldn’t Be an All-Star Yet

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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