Wednesday, June 01, 2011


I wouldn't know if any of these rules are close to true or not.

The Rules of Engagement

Marine Corps Rules: 
1.   Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
2.   Decide to be aggressive enough, quickly enough.
3.   Have a plan.
4.   Have a back-up plan, because the first one probably won't work.
5.   Be polite.  Be professional.  But have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
6.   Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun whose caliber does not start with a '4.'
7.   Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice.  Ammo is cheap.  Life is expensive.
8.   Move away from your attacker.  Distance is your friend.  (Lateral and diagonal preferred.)
9.   Use cover or concealment as much as possible.
10. Flank your adversary.  When possible, protect yours.
11. Always cheat; always win.  The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
12. In ten years, nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.
13. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating your intention to shoot..
US Army Rules: 
1.  Curse bitterly when receiving operational order.
2.  Make sure there is extra ammo and extra coffee.
3.  Curse bitterly.
4.  Curse bitterly.
5.  Do not listen to 2nd LTs; it can get you killed.
6.  Curse bitterly.
US Air Force Rules: 
1.  Have a cocktail.
2.  Adjust temperature on air-conditioner.
3.  See what's on HBO.
4.  Ask 'What is a gunfight?'
5.  Request more funding from Congress with a 'killer' Power Point presentation.
6.  Wine and dine  "key' Congressmen, invite DOD and defense industry executives.
7.  Receive funding, set up new command and assemble assets.
8.   Declare the assets 'strategic' and never deploy them operationally.
9.   Hurry to make 13:45 tee-time.10. Make sure the base is as far as possible from the conflict, but close enough to have tax exemption.
US Navy Rules: 
1. Go to Sea.
2. Drink Coffee.
3. Deploy Marines

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Giants Top Minor League Prospects

  • 1. Tyler Beede 6-4, 215 RHP from Vanderbilt projects as top of the rotation starter when he works out his command/control issues. When he misses, he misses by a bunch.
  • 2. Kyle Crick 6-4,220 RHP Power pitcher in the Matt Cain mold. High K-rate comes with High BB-rate. Low 90's FB with sink. Can be a top of the rotation starter once command/control issues ironed out. Mechanics are sound.
  • 3. Christian Arroyo 6-1, 180 SS very efficient with the bat, good hitting approach, test will be how he handles advanced pitching
  • 4. Adalberto Mejia 6-3,195 LHP Throws strikes and mixes pitches well. Good secondary stuff, projects as middle rotation guy. Keeps ball down and gets outs.
  • 5. Clayton Blackburn 6-3, 220 RHP Good low 90's FB with sink, excellent command of stuff, good secondary pitches. His 8.64 K/BB ratio is off the charts efficient.
  • 6. Ty Blach 6-1, 210 LHP Glavine comps will give him a chance to rise fast.
  • 7. Steven Okert 6-3, 210 LHP Oklahoma product, another power lefty prospect.
  • 8. Mac Williamson 6-4, 240 OF Wake Forest grad with five-tool potential if he hits advanced pitching.
  • 9. Aramis Garcia 6-2, 220 C from Florida INTL projects as a good bat behind the dish with enough defensive skill to play there long-term
  • _10. Chris Stratton 6-3, 185 RHP Mississippi State Decent four-pitch mix, solid pitching frame. Can run FB to 94 MPH with movement. Throws SL/CB, with the slider the better of the two.
  • _11. Chase Johnson 6-3, 185 RHP from Cal State SLO, strong arm, projects as mnid to low rotation starter or middle relief bullpen arm
  • _12. Daniel Carbonell 6-2, 215 Cuban signee, speedy, switch-hitting CF with power potential. Could be a five-tool player if he hits.
  • _13. Ryder Jones 6-2, 200 3B polished bat with some pop. Good athleticism for the corner IF
  • _14. Joan Gregorio 6-7, 180 RHP potential closer material
  • _15. Derek Law 6-2, 210 RHP power arm with some deceptiveness in his delivery, could be a dark horse to contribute in 2014
  • _16. Sam Coonrod 6-3, 215 RHP Hard-thrower got off to a good start in rookie ball, impressed with high K/BB ratio. Needs to keep ball in the yard.
  • _17. Martin Agosta 6-1, 180 RHP FB up to 94 mph with some sink. Plus secondary stuff, shows ability to mix pitches.
  • _18. Gustavo Cabrera 6-0, 190 OF INTL signee, 16 year-old compared to Justin Upton. Injuries slowed his progress in 2014
  • _19. Dylan Davis 6-0,215 OF Good size and speed package from Oregon State. Has a good arm so may challenge in RF down the road.
  • _20. Austin Slater 6-2, 215 2B well-schooled from Stanford Univ. via The Bolles School in Jacksonville FL good size, speed combo with hit tool playing well through AA. Line drive, gap hitter with 15HR power potential
  • _2015.Draft: Phil Bickford 6-5, 205 RHP | Chris Shaw 6-3, 230 1B | Andrew Suarez 6-2,185 LHP | Jalen Miller 5-10, 175 SS | Mac Marshall 6-0, 180 LHP | Steven Duggar 6-1, 170 CF | Jose Vizcaino 6-3, 200 3B | C.J. Hinojosa 5-11, 175 SS | Lucius Fox 6-2, 170 SS

2016 Top MLB College Draft Prospects

  • 1. Alec Hansen 6-7, 235 RHP Oklahoma
  • 2. A.J. Puk 6-7, 225 LHP Florida
  • 3. Connor Jones 6-3, 200 RHP Virginia
  • 4. Nick Banks 6-0, 200 OF Texas A&M
  • 5. Logan Shore 6-2,215 RHP Florida
  • 6. Bobbie Dalbec 6-4, 220 3B Arizona
  • 7. Robert Tyler 6-4, 215 RHP Georgia
  • 8. Cal Quantrill 6-3, 185 Stanford
  • 9. Corey Ray 5-11, 185 OF Louisville
  • _10. Matt Krook 6-3, 205 LHP Oregon

2016 MLB Draft - Top National HS Players

  • 1. Blake Rutherford 6-3, 190 OF Chaminade College Prep HS (CA)
  • 2. Riley Pint 6-4, 195 RHP St. Thomas Aquinas HS (HS)
  • 3. Austin Bergner 6-4, 195 RHP Windermere Prep (FL)
  • 4. Drew Mendoza 6-4,195 SS Lake Minneola HS (FL)
  • 5. Braxton Garrett 6-3, 190 LHP Florence HS (AL)
  • 6. Jason Groome 6-6, 180 LHP IMG Academy (FL)
  • 7. Jeff Belge 6-4, 235 LHP Henninger HS (NY)
  • 8. Mickey Moniak 6-2, 185 INF/OF La Costa Canyon HS (CA)
  • 9. Brad Debo 6-1, 210 C Orange HS (NC)
  • _10. Bo Bichette 6-0, 200 INF Lakewood HS (FL)

2016 Top Tampa Bay Area High School Baseball Players

  • 1. Bo Bichette 6-0, 200 3B/2B Lakewood HS (STP) Son of former major leaguer Dante Bichette, unconventional swing generates plus bat speed and power to all fields. Athletic and shows good instincts defensively.
  • 2. Jordan Butler 6-1, 180 LHP Alonso HS (Tampa) Heavy FB and above avg. slider. Florida commit (JR)
  • 3. Conor Grady 6-2, 185 RHP Tampa Catholic HS (Tampa) Sinking 88-90 FB, workable CB and change (JR)

2016 Top MLB HS Draft Prospects (NW Suburban Chicago Area)

  • Anthony Holubecki 6-4, 195 RHP Kaneland HS/IMG Academy(FL) Notre Dame commit easy 93 MPH FB. Another top of the draft talent.
  • Brady Huffman 6-2, 165 RHP Genoa-Kingston HS Illinois State commit. Lanky frame, cruises 85-88 with FB, CB has some depth, efficient delivery and arm action.
  • Brenden Heiss 6-1, 200 RHP Jacobs HS Arkansas commit, can reach 95 MPH on FB, workable CB and CH. Power arm, but struggles with control at times.
  • Copper Johnson 6-0, 200 C Carmel Catholic HS Strong receiver with quick feet and throws well 1.85-1.90 pop time. Clean RH stroke with gap to gap power. Ole Miss commit.
  • Joe Dittmar 6-2, 205 RHP/3B Richmond-Burton HS Wichita State commit. Good two-way prospect can hit and has soft hands in IF. cruises late 80's with FB can goose it up to 92. Power arm/power bat.
  • Nick Derr 5-11, 160 SS Geneva HS/IMG Academy (FL) Florida State commit, top of the draft talent, athletic three-sport standout, with sub 7.0 - 60 yd dash speed and arm strength to play QB