What We’re Reading (8/21)

Tonight former Smoky Chris Rusin will make his major league debut as he starts for the Cubs against the Brewers. Photo Courtesy: Roger C. Hoover.

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network

The Tennessee Smokies kept their playoff hopes alive by defeating the Chattanooga Lookouts 5-1 on Monday night at Smokies Park.

The Smokies are now five games back of first-place Chattanooga with 13 games left to play in the regular 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 Smokies Park.

– Knoxville News Sentinel: Smokies surge past Lookouts, 5-1

– Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 20

– Chicago Tribune: Cubs catchers battling for 2013 starting job

– Chicago Tribune: Cubs’ Rusin to make major league debut on Tuesday

– Chicago Sun-Times: Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters shouldn’t be troubled by slow start

– CSN Chicago: ‘The jury’s still out’ on Cubs catchers

– ESPN: 17 days in November

– MLB.com: Rizzo right to side with docs in Strasburg debate

– The Hardball Times: Nationals pitching prospects can’t mirror their team’s major league success.

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: Roger Clemens throws a bullpen session (Video)

– Fox Sports: Rosenthal: Should Rays consider trading Price?

– The New York Times: The Mets’ Only First-Place Hope

– Sports Illustrated: MLB Must Overhaul Drug Program

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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