I received an email last week or so that the 2010 Smokies team card sets are now available.
The Smokies are doing well, sending some of their roster up to the AAA club in Des Moines and having to send a few down to their A club in Daytona Beach.
The Southern League North Division All-Star team, which will be played on July 12th will include the following Smokies as starters: Tony Campana, Robinson Chirinos and Blake Lalli. They will be joining their teammates Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Ryan Buchter, David Cales, Hung-Wen Chen and Steve Clevenger. The Huntsville Stars will host the game.
Tennessee finished 3 games ahead of West Tenn at the break with a 42-27 record. Bill Dancy's doing something right over there.
I'll be attending the Birmingham Barons / West Tenn Diamond Jaxx game on Friday, July 16th as part of the Jerry Malloy Negro Leagues Conference. I'm looking forward to taking a few days off of work with my wife and experiencing the hospitality that is Birmingham. One of her crafty (read: quilting) friends is coming to visit her during the daytime while I'm at the conference. I don't think that her idea of fun is listening to lectures about the Negro Leagues. To each his (or her) own.