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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #100 on: August 03, 2011, 04:47:05 pm »
In a video interview with Graham Bensinger of Yahoo Sports, Ozzie Guillen says that he recently told White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf that "If you want me to stay, a lot of things [have] got to be better."  Guillen also said, however, that he wants to remain in Chicago and is fully committed to his current team, despite some rumors connecting him to the Marlins job in 2012.  "It'd be an honor for me to manage the Marlins," Guillen said.  "Do I want to manage the Marlins?  No, because I'm managing the White Sox now."



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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #101 on: August 09, 2011, 09:42:56 pm »
The Dodgers are the new Pirates

According to a rough draft of the 2012 schedule, the Sox will open the regular season on the road at Texas and play the Tigers in their home opener. They will play interleague home series against the Brewers, Astros and Cubs, and away series at St. Louis, Los Angeles and the Cubs.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0809-white-sox-bits--20110809,0,179189.story





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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #102 on: September 13, 2011, 06:42:44 am »
found this at Yahoo! sports:

Wondering aloud: Reed, Viciedo, De Aza

 by Jim Margalus on Sep 12, 2011 11:19 AM CDT in Analysis

To me, watching a team play out the string is like watching spring training in September. The story of the game itself is secondary to waiting for certain players to stand out, for better or for worse. Mark Buehrle and Dylan Axelrod can get shelled in back-to-back games, but one of those players needs that start to gain a foothold on a major-league roster, and it isn't the guy with 159 career victories.

This past weekend gave us a good look at three players who should have sizable roles on next year's team if management will let them. Beyond the actual results -- which have been great -- I think I'm starting to pick up some patterns and traits that aren't always documented on scouting reports. Feel free to poke holes in my observations -- or supplement them -- as we start to get to know these guys.

for rest of article see: http://www.southsidesox.com/2011/9/12/2419617/wondering-aloud-reed-viciedo-de-aza?ref=yahoo

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #103 on: September 13, 2011, 08:10:28 am »
and while he doesn't cover all that much ground in right, he has yet to mess up anything he can get to. Throw in the outfield assist on Sunday, and the Sox can definitely live with Viciedo in a corner spot for the next few years

Yeah like the double that bounced in the seats that even Quentin would have cought. Yeah right. Count me unimpressed.

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #104 on: September 28, 2011, 12:05:49 pm »
Viciedo is a keeper.  End of story.  I like DeAza too.

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #105 on: September 28, 2011, 03:30:28 pm »
Viciedo is a keeper.  End of story.  I like DeAza too.

DeAza's the real deal. Has to be our starting CF.

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #106 on: October 07, 2011, 02:46:14 pm »
Robin Now Leads Batmen

Congratulations to Kenny Williams and Jerry Reinsdorf and all others with the Chicago White Sox who managed to pull not just a complete surprise, but what is likely to be a long-term brilliant maneuver, in hiring Robin Ventura as the team’s new manager.

If anybody in baseball history has ever been better prepared psychologically for the roller-coaster of managing, I can’t think of his name. Ventura was probably the most unflappable, even-keeled player I’ve ever met – completely immune to the impact of wins and losses, interviews and ignorance, the media and the fans. He focused on exactly one thing: playing the game, and helping his teammates play it nearly as well as he did.

the rest of the blog: http://keitholbermann.mlblogs.com/2011/10/06/robin-now-leads-batmen/

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #107 on: October 07, 2011, 03:04:19 pm »


Here's Why Ventura

Adam Dunn is going nowhere.

Neither is Alex Rios or Jake Peavy. They are useless and expensive White Sox property until somebody else wants them.

Kenny Williams lost his poker bet, after he pushed Jerry Reinsdorf’s chips to the middle of the table and birthed a regrettable marketing slogan. Now, he’s entrenching – cutting payroll, giving chances to whatever young players he can while hoping against hope that his bad bets can be salvaged, somehow.

rest of column:  http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/06/bernstein-heres-why-ventura/

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #108 on: October 07, 2011, 03:08:42 pm »
Great.  Ventura gets the coveted Keith Olbermann endorsement...

I better leave it at that.

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #109 on: October 07, 2011, 03:13:47 pm »
At least it's Olbermann talking about sports, boatdrink. We should at least be thankful for that.

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #110 on: October 07, 2011, 03:46:34 pm »
Somehow Andy managed to find the only thing out there anywhere calling this a brilliant move.  And it is by Keith Olbermann.

What a hoot!

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #111 on: October 07, 2011, 05:47:53 pm »
If Robin Ventura was Kenny Williams’ idea, Sox fans are in trouble

BY MARK POTASH mpotash@suntimes.com October 7, 2011 12:34PM

Nobody knows if Robin Ventura is the next Ozzie Guillen, Chuck Tanner or Don Gutteridge. But I’d feel a lot better about Ventura succeeding Guillen if this was Jerry Reinsdorf playing a hunch rather than Kenny Williams.

While Williams deserves his share of the credit for bringing a World Series championship trophy to the South Side, let’s not forget that his intuition, his gumption and his penchant for making clandestine, unpredictable and bold moves is largely responsible for the Sox being in this situation in the first place.

rest of the column:  http://www.suntimes.com/sports/8086051-419/if-robin-ventura-was-kenny-williams-idea-sox-fans-are-in-trouble.html

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #112 on: October 10, 2011, 06:05:08 am »
Interesting article from the New York Daily News claiming the White Sox had two lists for prospective managers.  The 'outside the box' list had two names on it. One was Robin Ventura and the other was Paul Konerko.



Chicago White Sox name ex-Yankee/Met Robin Ventura new team manager; Derek Jeter approves of hiring

by Anthony Mccarron - DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER

Friday, October 7th 2011, 10:25 AM


The White Sox's stunning hiring of Robin Ventura to replace Ozzie Guillen as manager Thursday came as a result of board chairman Jerry Reinsdorf instructing his general manager, Kenny Williams, "to think outside the box on this one - no retreads."

This was a conversation Reinsdorf and Williams had in early September, when it was becoming obvious that Guillen was going force himself out of Chicago for a multiyear contract in Miami. A week or so later, Williams came to Reinsdorf with two lists, one with what the chairman termed "a lot of the usual suspects" and the other with Ventura - a White Sox third base icon from 1989-98 before he spent the next five years in New York with the Mets and Yankees - along with Paul Konerko, their present-day first base icon. Though Ventura, who has no managerial experience, had been lured back into the White Sox organization over the summer to be a minor league player evaluator for farm director Buddy Bell, Reinsdorf told Williams: "That's a very interesting name, but he'll never do it."

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2011/10/07/2011-10-07_chisox_manage_to_surprise_pick_ventura_over_konerko.html




 

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #113 on: October 10, 2011, 06:52:26 am »
Interesting insight. No retreads.

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #114 on: October 10, 2011, 08:31:59 am »
Just as long as Robin does not hire Frank to be hitting coach.

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #115 on: October 10, 2011, 08:53:12 am »
Just as long as Robin does not hire Frank to be hitting coach.

But look at the bright side - we'll be closer to seeing a lineup for nine Frank Thomases.

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #116 on: October 11, 2011, 02:30:19 pm »


Ventura 'overjoyed', excited for opportunity

Robin Ventura, who was officially introduced as the White Sox manager on Tuesday, said he is excited for the opportunity.

"I'm overjoyed to be able to wear the White Sox uniform again," Ventura said at the press conference. "It's an incredible honor."

for more including video of the press conference, see:  http://www.csnchicago.com/blog/whitesox-talk/post/Ventura-overjoyed-excited-for-opportunit?blockID=575598&feedID=661#video_lightbox



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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #117 on: October 11, 2011, 03:05:33 pm »
I wonder how many reporters will fall asleep during Robin's post-game pressers next season.  I'm sure the Mom's Basement crowd is already bemoaning his "lack of fire"...

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #118 on: October 11, 2011, 10:14:07 pm »
Shawn Green loved it.  It is a brilliant move.  I bet he manages for 10 years. 

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #120 on: October 12, 2011, 04:01:12 pm »
There is some logic behind what AJ is saying....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zj50DmBFp0

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #122 on: December 01, 2011, 07:37:44 am »
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Gavin-Floyd-helps-college-student-buy-a-new-pair;_ylt=AqM4XzW3T7tYE8sV97iF0fURvLYF?urn=mlb-wp27601

A feel-good story for the offseason involving Floyd giving $21,000 to a college student for a new pair of prosthetic legs.

Where were you on that one, Jim Thome??

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #123 on: December 01, 2011, 08:42:19 am »
At the bar, drinking and smoking heavily and making paraplegic jokes no doubt.

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Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Reply #124 on: December 01, 2011, 09:32:57 am »
Thome was the one that busted up the student's old ones...

 

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