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Kevin Greene

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Operation Jade Helm

27 March 2015 - 09:29 PM

 

 

Plans for a 17-city Army Special Operations exercise in Texas stirred some ultra-right-wing fears of a government takeover in the Lone Star State, but local law enforcement say they've long been aware of the drill.

Operation Jade Helm will bring a coalition of forces, including the Green Berets, SEALS, and special operations commands from the Air Force and Marines to Texas for two months of "realistic military training" in a simulated "hostile" territory between July and September this summer.

Army Special Operation Command spokesman Mark Lastoria said soldiers would practice "emerging concepts in special operations warfare" in Texas.

"Training exercise Jade Helm is going to assist our Special Operations Soldiers in refining the skills needed against an ever changing foreign threat," he said.

Among the planned exercises, soldiers will try to operate undetected amongst civilian populations in some towns and cities where residents will be advised to report any suspicious activity they notice as a means of testing the military's effectiveness, said county law enforcement officials who had been briefed by the Army.

"They're going to set up cells of people and test how well they're able to move around without getting too noticed in the community," said Roy Boyd, chief deputy with the Victoria County Sheriff's Office. "They're testing their abilities to basically blend in with the local environment and not stand out and blow their cover."

 

 

 

http://www.chron.com...p#photo-7713753


Pete Rose belongs in MLB's HOF

25 March 2015 - 11:57 PM

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On Monday, Rob Manfred, the new commissioner of Major League Baseball, got a chance to extricate his sport from a deepening moral quandary. Pete Rose, the disgraced onetime star of the Cincinnati Reds, petitioned Mr. Manfred’s office to be reinstated in the sport from which he was barred in 1989 for gambling.

Mr. Rose, 73, was the most dynamic player of the last half-century and, after that, a first-rate manager. He played more games (3,562) and got more hits (4,256) than anyone else ever.

Standing 5’11”, he owed his success to force of character, not athletic gifts. He was loyal (he is a Cincinnati native, and the Reds’ mascot is tattooed on his biceps), tough (never on the disabled list until he was well into his 40s), versatile (17 All-Star games at five different positions) and, above all, determined. Everyone called him “Charlie Hustle.” He was the only player of his era to slide headfirst and to sprint to first base on walks. Baseball’s moral pariah is, in certain respects, a moral paragon.

 

 

Charlie Hustle needs to be in the Hall.

Make MLB whole again Mr. Commissioner.

 

http://www.wsj.com/a...rose-1426870646


Team by Team free Agent Grades

25 March 2015 - 10:15 PM

Cowboys lead the pack with a giant F.

 

Sadly we aren't far behind.

 

http://sports.yahoo....-162658379.html


Los Angeles Dodgers 2015

24 March 2015 - 10:56 PM

Dodgers signed the highly coveted Cuban Hector Olivera today to a 6 year contract. Look for him to replace Jose Uribe at 3rd when ready.

Ryu will start the season on the DL and the Blue also signed ptiching depth in the person of Cuban Pitcher Pablo Millan Fernandez.

 

The Spring is going pretty well so far and I'm very glad the Dodgers don't start this season as they did last year with a cluster fug Australia trip.

Go Blue!

 

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Hall of Fame Baseball Announcers

20 March 2015 - 10:55 PM

Checking out the Padres/Royals game tonight.

Was pleased to hear the Classic Hall of Fame voice of Dick Enberg calling the game.

I remember when he was the venerable voice of the California Angels.

 

I'm primarily a Dodger fan so year to year my greatest treasure is Vin Scully calling Dodger games.

 

Also checked out a Giant game earlier and enjoyed the incomparable Jon MIller, despite the fact he calls the Hated One's games.

 

So, who do enjoy listening to calling MLB?

 

(Can you tell I have Spring Fever?)