I found this piece and thought that it was worth a look. The man is definately one bad ass muthr'! Putin's scope of power and influence can not be underestimated nor his political schrewdness. The way the he's sliming his way in Georgia and re-establishing Russia's foothold. I saw a tv prograam on the owner of the Devil Rays now called Tampa Rays or just,'Rays'. They reinvented themselves like Russia, even giving away free parking, to reinvigorate their fans to show that a new era had begun, broken from the old ways for good. The new umbrella of both organizations wants to flex their muscle. It takes time to rebuild and they both are coming out of their corners screaming.