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Robin Ventura

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  • Gordon Beckham's aim: Be second to none for White Sox

    Gordon Beckham's aim: Be second to none for White Sox
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Gordon Beckham was back at his old locker Saturday at Camelback Ranch as if he had never left, but there is one major difference this spring for the White Sox infielder. Beckham, who played most of his first six seasons with...
  • Robin Ventura on Carlos Rodon: Talent, you see it coming out of his hand

    Robin Ventura on Carlos Rodon: Talent, you see it coming out of his hand
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — White Sox pitchers line up in a tight row each morning on a field at Camelback Ranch to throw their bullpen sessions while coaches and executives observe from golf carts. Throwing in such close quarters in his first major...
  • White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardjiza jumps into game speed early

    White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardjiza jumps into game speed early
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jeff Samardzija tried to take a few moments to soak in his first official practice in a White Sox uniform Friday at Camelback Ranch, but the right-hander slipped into business mode fairly quickly. "Ultimately you get on the...
  • Closer David Robertson gives White Sox a sense of well-being

    Closer David Robertson gives White Sox a sense of well-being
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — A strong hint of cow manure wafted over the back fields at Camelback Ranch on Friday, prompting a White Sox executive to ask head groundskeeper Roger Bossard: "What's that smell?" Fortunately, the scent was coming from a farm a...
  • Cubs and White Sox open spring training in the desert

    Cubs and White Sox open spring training in the desert
    I arrived in Phoenix yesterday to cover the Cubs and White Sox at spring training. After some big off-season signings, both teams arrived in the desert with high expectations following several tough baseball summers in Chicago. The weather is always a...
  • Boundless optimism: It happens every spring

    Boundless optimism: It happens every spring
    Andy Warhol would have loved this winter. In only 3-1/2 months, every major league team seemed to have its own 15 minutes of fame, from the usual suspects to the perennial wannabes. The Blue Jays and A's started it with a blockbuster trade, the Red...
  • Chicago could use a little more Ernie Banks

    Chicago could use a little more Ernie Banks
    We're going to say a proper goodbye to Ernie Banks. And we're going to do it by honoring his integrity and, more importantly, his best trait. Something that has vanished in sports. Let's call it boyish enthusiasm. It's something we all could use in...
  • Gordon Beckham in 'a much better place' upon his return to White Sox

    When the White Sox traded infielder Gordon Beckham to the Angels in August in what was billed as a clean slate, he didn’t think he would return. Five months later, he’s back, talking of a refreshed physical and mental state and saying he&...
  • Who's ready to fill White Sox leadership void?

    Who's ready to fill White Sox leadership void?
    O Captain! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done ... Robin Ventura is no Walt Whitman, but the White Sox manager senses a clubhouse leadership void following the retirement of captain Paul Konerko and hopes it can be filled by any of a number of...
  • Robin Ventura happy about upbeat mood at this year's SoxFest

    Robin Ventura happy about upbeat mood at this year's SoxFest
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura has endured a couple of SoxFests that weren't as pleasant as the 2015 edition. "It's not supposed to always be an airing of grievances (like) Festivus, and I think the last couple of years we've probably had that, and...
  • Jeff Samardzija feels right at home at SoxFest

     Jeff Samardzija feels right at home at SoxFest
    Jeff Samardzija understands both sides of Chicago baseball, and so he knew just how to stir up the dueling fan bases when presented with a tricky question to start his SoxFest seminar Saturday. Why are White Sox fans better than Cubs fans, Jeff?...