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.


Dan Bailey Still Plodding Along After All These Years

Dan Bailey has been retired from the Tennessee American Water Company for more than 10 years now, so he doesn’t get in a hurry to do anything. He jokes about how slow he runs these days, but he felt better when reminded that if it wasn't for people like him, there would be no overall winners in local races. The 71-year-old Bailey is originally from Ohio where he ... (click for more)

Lookout Rowing Earns Club National Medals

It was a good weekend on the water for Lookout Rowing Club as five boats competed at the Club Nationals Regatta in Oak Ridge, with four in the finals and two earning silver medals. Men’s Lt Weight Double : A pair of local high school coaches - David Hall (Chattanooga Junior Rowing) and Anders Swanson (GPS) - combined talents and rowed to a silver medal ... (click for more)

EPB Files With FCC To Expand TV, Phone, Internet Offerings Outside Electric Service Area

 EPB announced Thursday that it has filed a petition to the FCC "in an effort to respond to neighboring communities’ requests for access to the company’s gigabit enabled high-speed Internet service." Officials said, "EPB offers high-speed Internet access, video programming and voice services using a fiber optic communications network that allows the company to deliver these ... (click for more)

Black Creek Developers Say They "Followed The Rules" On $9 Million TIF: To Continue Project

The developers of the Black Creek project at Aetna Mountain said Thursday they "complied precisely by the rules when we applied for and received approval of the TIF district." Doug Stein said the group plans to continue on with the project, which he said earlier would include the creation of a small town on a huge undeveloped tract on the mountain above Black Creek (formerly ... (click for more)

Pickle Ball? - And Response

Collegedale has done some wonderful things for its residents.  The Greenway is a perfect example of money well spent on helping to give her residents the opportunity to improve their lives, at least from a health standpoint. Having taught at Wolftever Creek for a decade plus, I was fortunate to have opportunity to take my classes on walks from time to time.  It provided ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Say It Ain't So, Larry Joe!

Larry Joe Wheelon, the tainted horse trainer who was charged with 18 counts of aggravated animal cruelty when his barn was raided in April of 2013 and some animals were sored so badly that they could barely walk, finally went to a court hearing in Blount County on Wednesday and his steps toward Judge Tammy Harrington’s bench were decidedly heavy. My goodness, yours would have been ... (click for more)