What We’re Reading (8/14)

Pensacola shortstop Billy Hamilton is the subject of an article today on ESPN.com. Photo Courtesy: Roger C. Hoover.

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network

Following Monday’s off day, the Tennessee Smokies are back in action on Tuesday night against the Birmingham Barons in Hoover, Ala.

This will be the final series of the year between the rivals, and also the last visit to Hoover for the Smokies, as the Barons will open Regions Field in downtown Birmingham next season.

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 Regions Park.

– Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 13

– Chicago Tribune: Sveum expects Marmol to be Cubs’ closer next year

– Chicago Tribune: Barney, Soriano power Cubs past Astros

– Chicago Sun-Times: Darwin Barney, Alfonso Soriano supply the power in Cubs’ 7-1 win

– CSN Chicago: Samardzija will be a Cubs leader by finishing strong

– ESPN: Billy Hamilton stealing bases, hearts

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: The Juice: Derek Lowe gets 4-inning save for Yankees, Nationals smash Giants 14-2

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: Joe DiMaggio’s stamp creates confusion, does it show him batting left-handed?

– The New York Times: Johnny Pesky, Red Sox Fixture, Dies at 92

– Fox Sports: Rosenthal: Machado Gives Orioles Best of Both Worlds

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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