Tag Archives: WGN

Arguello: Gillispie Deserving of Chance in Chicago

On Monday, John Arguello – lead writer for the popular Chicago blog  Cubs Den  stated that Tennessee Smokies director of broadcasting Mick Gillispie was deserving of a shot with WGN Radio as a color analyst for the Chicago Cubs in the upcoming 2014 season. Arguello wrote: Replacing Ron Santo is never going to be easy.  I think […]

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Gillispie: The day broadcasting became my aspiration

In the fall of 2002 I had the good fortune of meeting my broadcasting hero and the man who motivated me chase my dreams, Chuck Thompson. Chuck’s voice was synonymous Baltimore sports, including the long-gone football Colts and the baseball Orioles. Thompson, a member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, was the inspiration […]

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VIDEO: Kyle Hendricks and Javier Baez season review

Former Tennessee Smokies’ pitcher Kyle Hendricks and Smokies’ shortstop Javier Baez were honored at Wrigley Field Saturday afternoon for being named Cubs’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Cubs’ Minor League Player of the Year, respectively. Featured on WGN’s ‘The Leadoff Man’, this video recaps the two career seasons for each player.

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Photo Courtesy: Roger C. Hoover

Javier Baez taking batting and fielding practice prior to his Double-A debut

The much anticipated arrival of Javier Baez has begun in East Tennessee. During batting practice prior to the July 5 game against the Huntsville Stars (the Brewers’ Double-A affiliate), the big screen at Smokies Park showed an interview with the shortstop on WGN America prior to the Chicago Cubs’ game. After each answer, Tennessee players […]

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What We’re Reading (2/18/13)

Throughout the 2013 baseball season, the Smokies on Radio staff will be rolling out all the Cubs, Smokies, and baseball news each weekday. To stay current with all the latest news, follow Smokies on Radio on Twitter and like the Smokies on Radio Facebook page. Friends and Fans Remember Harry Caray 15 years after his death Chicago Tribune Caray’s […]

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