What We’re Reading (8/3)

Hunter Pence making his Giants debut Thursday. Photo Courtesy: Ben Margot / AP

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network

The Tennessee Smokies couldn’t pull off their first series sweep of the season on Thursday, falling to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 6-1 at Smokies Park.

The Smokies will now travel to Jackson, Tenn., to start a five-game series against the Jackson Generals beginning tonight at Pringles 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: Smokies manage two hits against Pensacola, 6-2

– Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 2

– Chicago Tribune: Dempster thanks fans with full-page Tribune ad

– Chicago Tribune: Ex-Cub Dempster allows 8 runs in 1st Rangers start

– Chicago Sun-Times: Carlos Marmol, Alfonso Soriano could be Cubs’ trade bait in August

– CSN Chicago: Cubs looking for new leaders

– ESPN: Baseball cards sell for over $566K

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: The Juice: Rangers gladly take split against Angels, Oakland stays hot with win over Jays

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: Hackers conquer several MLB Facebook pages, announce Derek Jeter’s sex change operation

– The New York Times: Suddenly, the Mets Don’t Look So Bad

– Boston Herald: Valentine Smells Rat in Red Sox Clubhouse

– Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Braves’ Uggla a Statistical Oddity

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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