What We’re Reading (8/27)

Former Smoky Brett Jackson slides in safe on a wild pitch against the Rockies Sunday amidst raindrops at Wrigley Field. Photo Courtesy: Brian Kersey, Getty Images

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network

The Tennessee Smokies kept their playoff hopes alive with a 4-3 win over the Mobile BayBears at Smokies Park on Sunday evening.

Tennessee now leads the series two games to one going into Monday night’s contest, the fourth game of the series.

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 rally past BayBears, 4-3

– Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 26

– Chicago Tribune: Brenly confident he’ll be back in Cubs booth

– Chicago Tribune: Finally, Cubs’ Volstad has reason to celebrate

– Chicago Sun-Times: Cubs righty Chris Volstad snaps winless streak at 24 starts

– CSN Chicago: Finally: Volstad gets the ‘monkey off his back’

– CSN Chicago: Despite slump, Barney maintains his drive

– ESPN Los Angeles: Vin Scully back for another season

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: Justin Toole plays all nine positions in minor-league game

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: Tim Hudson has some advice for Tim Lincecum: ‘Be aggressive’

– The New York Times: While Front Office Addresses the Future, the Mets Enjoy an All-Too-Rare Moment

– The New York Times: Out of a Job, but Not Missing a Beat

– Grantland: Dodgers Don’t Need a Stinking Budget

– Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Do-or-Die Series for Pirates

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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