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    Robin Ventura named White Sox manager

    Didn't see that one coming.
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    Re: Robin Ventura named White Sox manager

    I hope he tries to start a brawl with the President of the Texas Rangers.
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    Re: Robin Ventura named White Sox manager

    I thought they'd go with experience, but when you think about it, they named a fiery, ex-Chisox infielder. Sounds slightly familiar....

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    Re: Robin Ventura named White Sox manager

    Finally, I'll be able to understand what the manager of the sox is saying on tv.

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    Re: Robin Ventura named White Sox manager

    NOBODY saw that one coming....I bet Ventura's mama said "who"?

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    Re: Robin Ventura named White Sox manager

    A MLB team hiring a guy who has managed at no level in baseball.... this is going to go well.

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    Re: Robin Ventura named White Sox manager

    i remember 2 things about Ventura....hitting that walk off grand slam against the braves(it was the braves wasn't it?)and not being able to round the bases because of all the fans on the field and of course #2 having his arse handed to him by and old man!

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    Re: Robin Ventura named White Sox manager

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    A MLB team hiring a guy who has managed at no level in baseball.... this is going to go well.
    Ozzie went pretty well.

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    Re: Robin Ventura named White Sox manager

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Ozzie went pretty well.
    Ozzie at least was a coach for several years (Expos and Marlins) before being hired on as a manager. Ventura has never been a coach that I know of. Am I wrong here (I honestly don't know, but would like to)?

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    Re: Robin Ventura named White Sox manager

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Ozzie went pretty well.
    but AJ Hinch says 'what up?'
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    Re: Robin Ventura named White Sox manager

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Ozzie at least was a coach for several years (Expos and Marlins) before being hired on as a manager. Ventura has never been a coach that I know of. Am I wrong here (I honestly don't know, but would like to)?
    I think I read that he was an assistant coach for his local high school team...
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    Re: Robin Ventura named White Sox manager

    There's something so very "silly talk radio caller idea" about this. Only the White Sox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GADawg View Post
    i remember 2 things about Ventura....hitting that walk off grand slam against the braves(it was the braves wasn't it?)and not being able to round the bases because of all the fans on the field and of course #2 having his arse handed to him by and old man!
    I also remember him snapping his ankle in disgusting fashion sliding into home. Apparently he has an ankle replacement now.

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    Re: Robin Ventura named White Sox manager

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    A MLB team hiring a guy who has managed at no level in baseball.... this is going to go well.
    Not sure why a guy that played baseball most his life and made it to the highest level in the sport wouldn't be qualified to coach, although I'm sure there's going to be more then a few others that share your opinion.

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    Re: Robin Ventura named White Sox manager

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Hook View Post
    Not sure why a guy that played baseball most his life and made it to the highest level in the sport wouldn't be qualified to coach, although I'm sure there's going to be more then a few others that share your opinion.
    Wow!

    I thought Rays Bench Coach Dave Martinez would be a perfect fit for the White Sox job.

    Maybe the Red Sox will snap him up.


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