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

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The radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate. We go on the air 15 minutes before every game with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show. Then following the game we wrap up the night with the 10th Inning Wrap-Up Show. Director of Broadcasting is Mick Gillispie, Broadcast Assistant is Danny Will, and Broadcast and Multimedia Assistant is Michael Wottreng.

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