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Gio Gonzalez's childhood pursuits often led him to a baseball diamond. His youthful passion paid off when he was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the first round in the 2004 amateur draft. (Gonzalez family)

Gio Gonzalez's childhood pursuits often led him to a baseball diamond. His youthful passion paid off when he was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the first round in the 2004 amateur draft. (Gonzalez family)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.