KODAK, Tenn. - Earlier this morning, a press release went out stating that the Tennessee Smokies had changed their moniker to the "Tennessee Browns." This release has, of course, been retracted. The Smokies have not changed their name, logo or uniforms for the upcoming season. The organization was enjoying the spirit of April 1 being "April Fools Day."
The Smokies will kick off their 2013 season this Thursday, April 4 in Pensacola, Fla. against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. The team will return to Smokies Park for the home opener on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:15 p.m. against the Chattanooga Lookouts. Tickets for the home opener and the entire 2013 season can be purchased at the Smokies ticket office, from the team's website www.smokiesbaseball.com or by calling 865-286-2300.