Posts tagged "Robin Ventura"

Here's what we've learned about the Sox two days into camp

Here's what we've learned about the Sox two days into camp
In two days of pitchers and catchers, and some position players, beginning their routine for the long season, not much news is expected. But for White Sox fans starving for tidbits after the winter there are a few things to chew on. –Manager Robin Ventura turned down a contract extension in November because he wants... Read more »

The End is Here: A Glass Half-Full Perspective as the White Sox are Eliminated from the Postseason

The End is Here: A Glass Half-Full Perspective as the White Sox are Eliminated from the Postseason
The end has come. Before the season began, I told friends that more than any other year I can remember I couldn’t figure out how the White Sox would be. On one hand, if everybody came through, I thought we could be very good. If the comebacks didn’t happen, we might be as bad as... Read more »

Sox-Rays Saturday matinee: They would have stopped it in Little League

Sox-Rays Saturday matinee: They would have stopped it in Little League
If the major leagues had a mercy rule it would have sadly applied this afternoon as Tampa Bay held a 10-0 lead over the White Sox after 7 1/2 innings. Yes, that’s right, 10-0 in the latest “most important game of the year” while the Sox dropped to two games behind the Tigers with four... Read more »
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Sox Win! Sox Win!: My favorite things from a memorable day on the South Side

Sox Win! Sox Win!: My favorite things from a memorable day on the South Side
It was a crucial game that was played in a playoff atmosphere with playoff implications. In the end, the White Sox prevailed before a large and enthusiastic crowd at the Cell. My favorite things about today’s beautiful afternoon on the South Side: 1. The 5-4 Sox victory expands their A.L. Central lead to three over... Read more »

Today's White Sox Report: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

Today's White Sox Report: The Good, Bad and the Ugly
The Bottom Line: White Sox 5, Twins 3…A.L. Central lead is 1 1/2 games, awaiting result of Tigers-Indians clash in Cleveland. The Good: * First and foremost, the victory. With 18 games left every game is a “must win.” * Former Twin Francisco Liriano,  who seemed to be working faster perhaps to avoid thinking too... Read more »

Robin Ventura's common sense approach: "We are what we are"

Robin Ventura's common sense approach: "We are what we are"
As the White Sox continue to live and die by the long ball, as was apparent last night in the 5-3 loss to the Tigers, I was particularly intrigued by Robin Ventura’s comments after he was asked if any changes in the lineup are forthcoming in an effort to score more manufactured runs. “This is... Read more »
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Look at it this way: The White Sox have a bigger division lead than the Yankees

Look at it this way: The White Sox have a bigger division lead than the Yankees
It happens over the course of a 162-game season. There are walk-off wins, walk-off losses that make you toss and turn all night and blowouts like the 18-9  pummeling the White Sox took from the Twins last night. With every game important from this point on, how did the Sox react to the humilitating loss?... Read more »

10 random White Sox thoughts on a Sunday morning: Comebacks, "Mad Dog" Ventura, DWise and the week ahead, etc.

10 random White Sox thoughts on a Sunday morning: Comebacks, "Mad Dog" Ventura, DWise and the week ahead, etc.
Thoughts from here and there as the White Sox go for a sweep against the Mariners and their sixth victory in a row… 1.  In years past when the Sox found themselves down by multiple runs in the early innings, the feeling was that the game was pretty much over. Not this year. A 3-0... Read more »

Be still my heart: Resilient White Sox get the job done after top of the ninth nightmare

Be still my heart: Resilient White Sox get the job done after top of the ninth nightmare
Adam Dunn’s two homers and three RBIs, Alexei Ramirez’s two-run shot and Jake Peavy’s outstanding seven-inning outing for his 10th win of the season paced the Chicago White Sox to a  7-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners last night at U.S. Cellular Field. The win widened the Sox’s lead to 2 1/2 games over Detroit... Read more »
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White Sox unveil new lineup, but to paraphrase an iconic political adage, "It's the pitching, stupid"

White Sox unveil new lineup, but to paraphrase an iconic political adage, "It's the pitching, stupid"
Throughout what is becoming a very memorable season for White Sox fans, we’ve gotten used to a consistent everyday lineup. There’s De Aza in the leadoff spot, Youk in the second hole, Dunn hitting third, Paulie fourth, Rios fifth, A.J. sixth and so on. But skipper Robin Ventura has realized, and rightly so, that maybe... Read more »
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