As the 2012 season has passed its quarter mark, White Sox fans seem to learn a little bit more each day about their new skipper Robin Ventura.
Entering May 21 with a 21-21 record, Ventura has experienced his ups and downs.
Like every first-year employee in any line of work, this varied range of results is to be expected.
Going into the season, numerous baseball "experts" pegged the South-Siders for fewer than 70 wins. To this point, Ventura and company seem to think otherwise.
While they may not be the Texas Rangers, this Sox team is certainly better than 70 wins. With the way the Sox are pitching and the middle of their lineup is hitting, they may win 85.
Whatever that number will be at season's end, this team, like its new manager, will reach new peaks and fall into new valleys.
The only thing we know for sure is that the rest of this season will be a learning experience for all parties involved.
Oh, and Ventura isn't as goofy as former skipper Ozzie Guillen.
To think that I almost confused Robin for Ace...
Jim Carrey references aside, here are some facets of managing that will take time for Robin to master.