What We’re Reading (8/23)

Former Smoky Starlin Castro avoids a sliding Cody Ransom on Wednesday in Milwaukee. Photo Courtesy: Mike McGinnis, Getty Images

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network

The Tennessee Smokies fell to the Chattanooga Lookouts 11-1 at Smokies Park on Wednesday night.

The clubs will now play a rubber match in Thursday night’s fifth and final game of the series at Smokies 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 Smokies Park.

– Knoxville News Sentinel: Lookouts beat up on Smokies, 11-1

– Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 22

– Chicago Tribune: Cubs manager more concerned with day to day than final record

– Chicago Tribune: Sorry, Cubs fans, but this is worse than you thought

– Chicago Sun-Times: Dale Sveum frustrated watching young hitters struggle at plate

– CSN Chicago: Sveum tired of ‘passive’ Cubs hitters

– ESPN: Joe Girardi heckled in interview

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: Cleveland manager Manny Acta: ‘If one guy is going to go, it’s going to be me’

– Ballpark Digest: Rosenblatt Stadium demolition proceeds; press box taken down

– The New York Times: This Mets Message Is a Summer Rerun

– USA Today: Baseball’s Steroid Era Just Getting Started

– Boston Globe: Time for Red Sox to End Fenway Sellout Streak

– Washington Post: Nationals, Phils Flip Fortunes in a Year

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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