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.


Ensworth Ranked No. 1 In Divison II-AA

If the 11 head coaches in Division II-AA know anything about their classification, this year’s BlueCross Bowl Division II-AA game will involve two midstate teams – Ensworth and Brentwood Academy. Both should field great teams but whether they both reach the finals has a lot to do with how the brackets are drawn up. Only time will tell what happens here. Here’s how Division ... (click for more)

Caballero Tops Stolz In Match Play Final

KNOXVILLE -- Brendon Caballero defeated Chattanooga's Zac Stolz, 2 and 1, in the final of the 11th Tennessee Match Play Championship at the Holston Hills Country Club. Caballero, from Brentwood, beat Michael Monroe, 4 and 3, in a semifinal. Stolz advanced to the final with a 4 and 3 win over Matt Cooper. In he Senior Division, Tony Green defeated Tim Jackson, 1 up. (click for more)

Harr Outlines $40 Million Plan For Chattanooga Light Rail System

Outgoing Chamber of Commerce President Ron Harr on Monday outlined a $40 million plan for a Chattanooga light rail system that would serve not only downtown, but also the Airport and the Enterprise South Industrial Park. In a speech to the Chattanooga Engineers Club, Mr. Harr said most cities looking at such an ambitious plan "would be facing costs of over a billion dollars." ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Choo Choo Adding Clubs, Restaurants In $7 Million Renovation

The historic Chattanooga Choo Choo is adding clubs and restaurants in a $7 million renovation, it was announced in front of the South Market Street landmark on Monday morning. The Comedy Catch will be moving from its longtime home in Brainerd and there will be a new 500-person music venue that will be in addition to Track 29. The new venue, managed by Track 29, will feature a ... (click for more)

An Open Letter To Tennesseans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry.  That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Our’ American Minute

William J. Federer is one of the leading historians in the United States and every morning I am among thousands of people who get an entertaining email from him called the “American Minute.” I adore it because Bill takes a significant event in American history that happened long ago – but he remembers on the very anniversary of when it occurred. A great example is that last Thursday ... (click for more)