What We’re Reading (8/17)

Derek Jeter takes batting practice Thursday. Photo Courtesy: Associated Press.

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network

The Tennessee Smokies got back on the winning track Thursday with a 4-3 win over the Birmingham Barons in Hoover, Ala.

Tennessee will now go for a series win against the Barons with a victory in either of the final two games at Regions 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 Regions Park.

– The Birmingham News: Barons threaten but can’t pull off another late-inning rally

– Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 16

– Chicago Tribune: Castro’s agent on new contract talks: ‘Cubs pursued it’

– Chicago Tribune: Waiting game for Jackson

– Chicago Sun-Times: Cubs forced to recharge their battery

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: Bryce Harper to kids: ‘Be as sexy as you can!’

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: The Juice: Chipper Jones goes big on bobblehead night, D-backs stage quick comeback

– The New York Times: Cherished Tradition or a Colossal Waste of Time?

– The New York Times: At Camden Yards, Home Team Is Again a Draw for Fans

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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