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Robin Ventura

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  • Sox fans' worst enemies: Selig, Cubs

    Sox fans' worst enemies: Selig, Cubs
    I got an email Wednesday that protested my shredding of the Cubs-White Sox series this weekend. Actually, I got a lot of emails. A friendly missive from Tim Kovacik explained that I “stink’’ because I included “so many Cubs...
  • Wegner tosses out Quintana, Ventura and any clue he might've had

    Wegner tosses out Quintana, Ventura and any clue he might've had
    The good thing about a sleepy, half-empty domed stadium like Tropicana Field is that everybody got to hear Hawk Harrelson go off on Mark Wegner. If you missed it, I assume you’re reading this in the hereafter. Whatever, here’s an extended...
  • No good reason to pull Quintana

    No good reason to pull Quintana
    There was no reason to mess with success. But Robin Ventura did. There was no reason to changes pitchers. But Robin Ventura did. There was no reason to lift rookie Jose Quintana after he threw a shockingly efficient 77 pitches in eight shutout...
  • Power rankings: No. 23 White Sox

    Power rankings: No. 23 White Sox
    Ozzieball was always a misnomer. Taking their lead from the guy in the manager's office, White Sox marketing types and some of their more casual fans romanticized the Ozzie Guillen era as one of in-your-face baseball — aggressive baserunning,...
  • Sox sure know how to have a bad offseason only get worse

    Sox sure know how to have a bad offseason only get worse
    This has been one bad, ugly and stupid offseason for the White Sox,which followed their bad, ugly and stupid regular season, so, hey, love your consistency, guys. “Good guys wear bad, ugly and stupid.’’ Whaddaya think? Good slogan?...
  • Peavy: lots of talk, little sense

    Peavy: lots of talk, little sense
    Jake Peavy said he doesn’t know if he’s “100 percent (compared) to what I was four years ago,’’ but he’s still collecting 100 percent of that trade-choking salary, you betcha. Peavy said he wants to pitch 200 innings,...
  • Raise a glass to the Sox's continued embarrassment

    Raise a glass to the Sox's continued embarrassment
    The White Sox manager quit because he valued money more than doing his job. The Sox players quit because the manager said so, and the manager would know. The White Sox then made a white-flag hire of a manager, using untested Robin Ventura as a human...
  • Do Hawk's umpire rants hurt Sox?

    Do Hawk's umpire rants hurt Sox?
    Maybe it’s me, but listening to the sounds of silence during the sixth inning of the White Sox game in Baltimore on Monday night sounded like Hawk Harrelson was called into the principal's office again. Or at least got a phone call. The point of...
  • Former MLB VP: 'I doubt the umpires really care about Harrelson'

    Former MLB VP: 'I doubt the umpires really care about Harrelson'
    In a blog Tuesday morning, I speculated about Hawk Harrelson’s rants on umpires. I pointed out the difference in his outburst when A.J. Pierzynski and Robin Ventura were ejected oSaturday and his silence when Jesse Crain didn’t get a 3-and-...
  • Youkilis triggers a Valentine's week massacre

    Youkilis triggers a Valentine's week massacre
    Four words about Kevin Youkilis: I had no idea. I knew that Youkilis used to be good. Used to be. But when he was traded from the Red Sox to the White Sox on June 24, he had fewer homers and RBIs that month than Orlando Hudson, the man he was supposed to...
  • Full results of the Change of Subject predict-the-news click survey

     
    Full results of the survey, which I'll compare to my own predictions in the Sunday print column LAW AND ORDER Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is appealing both his conviction and his sentence in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.......