Posts in category "Robin Ventura"

Whither Robin Ventura?

Whither Robin Ventura?
In the whole Adam LaRoche saga one question that keeps coming up in my mind is, “Where is Robin Ventura?”  He spoke recently about how the team will get past the situation. I’m not quite sure how that is going to happen under Ventura’s leadership.   According to Barry Rozner the 2015 White Sox were, “Without... Read more »

Kenny Williams Wasn't Wrong

Kenny Williams Wasn't Wrong
It came as a shock when Adam LaRoche announced his retirement on Tuesday.  When the reason for that announcement started to come to light, it got a little more shocking.  I’ll admit, when I heard that LaRoche was retiring because Kenny Williams asked him to stop bringing his son to the clubhouse, I thought it... Read more »

This Week In White Sox: Don't Believe The Hype

This Week In White Sox: Don't Believe The Hype
It was a pretty good week to be a White Sox fan. The team took 3 out of 4 from the Blue Jays and 2 of 3 from the Cubs. It followed a week where they swept two from the Cardinals and took a series from the Orioles.  Basically, the White Sox are hell on... Read more »
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Kenny Williams Is In Charge, Just Ask Him

Kenny Williams Is In Charge, Just Ask Him
As the White Sox pile up the losses and the blame for why the team is so bad is being spread around, but mostly falling on Robin Ventura, one person has stepped forward to take accountability.  On Saturday, Kenny Williams in an interview with Paul Sullivan, said that ultimately he is responsible for the White Sox... Read more »

This Week In White Sox: Oh That Just Sucked!

This Week In White Sox: Oh That Just Sucked!
Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse, the White Sox reeled off an eight game losing streak.  It started last week, but the better part of it was during this week.  They did it in just about every way possible; they got blown out; they lost close games; the pitching was bad; the... Read more »

This Week in White Sox: Hello Chum!

This Week in White Sox: Hello Chum!
So what was the buzz around the White Sox this week? It isn’t good, that’s for sure. They concluded their poor road trip with a series loss to Texas and started their home stand with a series loss to the Tigers. It feels like at every turn by the team and their broadcast partners to... Read more »
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Robin Ventura Is Not Tom Thibodeau

Robin Ventura Is Not Tom Thibodeau
The consensus on Tom Thibodeau was that he was a good coach, some might even say great coach who was just too intense, too demanding, too stubborn.  I have no doubt there is a great deal of truth to that. But if there is one thing that has come out about Thibodeau that could not... Read more »

This Week in White Sox: Lots of Off Days

This Week in White Sox: Lots of Off Days
Luckily, the White Sox had two off days during this week because they are still not looking particularly sharp.  They did manage to extend their winning ways on Tuesday, taking their first meeting with Cleveland, 4-1.  It’s always good to get a win, but in three starts, Jose Quintana has pitched in 5, 6 and... Read more »

Robin Ventura Gets Extended for a Job Sorta Well Done

Robin Ventura Gets Extended for a Job Sorta Well Done
When Robin Ventura was named as the White Sox manager going into 2012, I was a bit skeptical.  Watching the interviews after the announcement and hearing how the process involved a certain amount of recruitment.  Taking on a managerial job, it seems that the person should want the job and not need convincing.  In addition,... Read more »
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