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New Sox skipper Robin Ventura
In one of the most out-of-left-field moves made by the White Sox since last season, Robin Ventura was brought in to take over the vacancy left by manager Ozzie Guillen.
Why would the Sox bring in a guy who never managed before to take over a group of under achieving players?
The answer: because Ventura brings a new atmosphere to the White Sox team and clubhouse.
Former manager Ozzie Guillen was an in your face, fiery individual. Ventura, on the other hand, is rather soft spoken and not as interested in the media and what they are saying about his team.
Guillen provided the Sox with some great years, topped off by the 2005 World Series. He was also the first person to defend his players. However, Guillen's antics grew old to many Sox fans, as at times it seemed he was more worried about relaying his personal opinions than getting the team on the same page.
Ventura, who has never managed before, should be able to come in and take over for a franchise that he is very familiar with from his days as a star third baseman. As long as Ventura focuses on the players and keeping them focused on the ultimate prize of a championship, he should not face the same scrutiny that Guillen came under during his time as manager.