What We’re Reading (8/11)

Alfonso Soriano is tagged out at the plate by Cincinnati’s Devin Mesoraco on Friday. Photo Courtesy: David Banks, Getty Images

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network

The Tennessee Smokies have now lost six of their last seven games, dropping last night’s contest to the Huntsville Stars 4-3 at Smokies Park.

Tonight Tennessee will look for a victory to set up a rubber match of the series tomorrow evening.

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.

– Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 10

– Chicago Tribune: Cubs’ Rizzo: Youth no excuse for sloppy play

– Chicago Tribune: Cubs’ gaffe-filled loss to Reds leaves Sveum steaming

– Chicago Sun-Times: Cubs’ comedy of errors doesn’t amuse Dale Sveum

– ESPN Boston: Will Middlebrooks breaks wrist

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: Manny Machado launches first two career home runs, same fan catches both

– Ballpark Digest: Youth: I didn’t mean to haze players with laser pointer

– The New York Times: Rallying Dodgers, One Cap at a Time

– Yahoo Sports: No Science Behind Strasburg’s Inning Limit

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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