Razor Shines To Manage Chattanooga Lookouts For 2014 Season

Sunday, December 22, 2013
Razor Shines managing the Birmingham Barons at AT&T Field.
Razor Shines managing the Birmingham Barons at AT&T Field.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

Razor Shines has been named by the Los Angeles Dodgers to manage the Chattanooga Lookouts for the 2014 season. Shines replaces Jody Reed who managed the 2013 Lookouts' team.

A native of Durham, N.C., he played first base for four years with the Montreal Expos. He was a base coach for the New York Mets 2009-2010. He also was a coach for the Chicago White Sox. He managed the Birmingham Barons of the Southern League and the Clearwater Thrashers of the Florida State League. 

Shines, who has over 500 wins as a minor league manager, moves to Double-A after managing at  Class-A Great Lakes last season. Although 57-years old now, he is considered one of the sharpest managers in the minor leagues.

Damon Berryhill will manage AAA Albuquerque, and P.J. Forbes will manage Class A Rancho Cucamonga. Berryhill moves to Triple-A after five seasons and four playoff appearances with Ogden. Forbes comes to Rancho Cucamonga after leading his Rookie-level squad to a division title in 2013.

Bill Haselman will be at Class A Great Lakes and Lee Tinsley at Rookie-advanced Ogden. John Shoemaker will manage the Rookie-level team.


State D-II AA Tennis: Baylor Girls Win 7th Straight Title

MURFREESBORO - Baylor girls tennis coach Dustin Kane has a coaching philosophy which has served him and his players well for seven straight seasons. Wednesday at the Old Fort Park Tennis Complex, Baylor defeated long-time rival GPS, 4-0, in the TSSAA Spring Fling XIV state tournament for the D-II AA state crown. “The keys to victory and having success each year is preparation, ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Ooltewah Falls To Gibbs, 7-3

Man Found With Home-Made Explosive Device Near Businesses In Hixson

A man was found with a home-made explosive device outside businesses in Hixson late Tuesday night.   A business was evacuated and portions of Highway 153 and Hamill Road were cordoned off while the device was taken away.   Joshua Redden, 34, was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession ... (click for more)

Man Shot In Home Invasion Early Wednesday Morning

A man was shot in a home invasion early Wednesday morning.   Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot on the 6000 block of Arlena Circle at 4:40 a.m. Upon arrival, police located the victim, Edward Greatheart, 41,  who was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.   Mr. Greatheart was treated on the scene and transported to a local hospital ... (click for more)

Life For Our Ancestors In 1890

May 26-27 is the 1890’s Day Jamboree in Ringgold. I encourage any reader to attend and enjoy that wonderful community. I love having grown up in Northwest Georgia and celebrating our veterans, including both of my grandfathers who served in WWII.  But I also want to describe how the 1890’s were for my ancestors, living here in a singularly turbulent time. Based on, among ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Governor Haslam, Please!

AN OPEN LETTER TO GOV. BILL HASLAM … Greetings to you, my friend. You know with one more year on the course we have sailed during your two terms as the leader of our state you will go down as one of the greatest governors we have ever had. It stands to reason you eye Lamar Alexander’s Senate seat, but whatever you do it will be hard to replicate your service to Tennessee and ... (click for more)