What We’re Reading (8/2)

Former Smoky Starlin Castro rounding the bases following his home run on Wednesday at Wrigley Field. Photo Courtesy: Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network

The Tennessee Smokies have won their last four games, and yesterday picked up a pair of wins against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.

The Smokies will go for their first five-game series sweep of the season tonight in the final game against Pensacola.

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: Justin Bour, Nate Samson hit winners in Smokies’ sweep

– Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 1

– Chicago Tribune: Epstein played nice with Dempster, and here’s why

– Chicago Tribune: Cubs rotation in audition stage after 8-4 loss

– Chicago Sun-Times: Cubs’ future still tied to same Matt Garza question

– ESPN: Indians DFA Derek Lowe

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: Minor-league DJ ejected from game after playing ‘Three Blind Mice’ (Video)

– The New York Times: Inconsistent Tigers Hoping to Repeat Last Year’s Strong Finish

– Grantland: After the Gold Rush: On Dismantling the Phillies

– Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Dramatic Win Could Spark Rangers

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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