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  1. Ventura learns from a lost season

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Managing a major league team through a lost season was not what Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura signed up for. Ventura, 47, finished third in manager of the year voting last season, coming off an 85-win season in his first year ...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  2. Ventura third in AL Manager of Year vote

    Bruce Levine

    If you told Chicago White Sox chairman of the board Jerry Reinsdorf last fall that the manager with zero coaching experience he just hired would finish third in the 2012 AL Manager of the Year voting, he would not have been shocked. "We always kne...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  3. Hahn sees changes being made

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn did not see the disaster of 2013 coming when he signed a three-year contract to run the team last October. Nonetheless, the 39-year-old Chicago area native is ready to roll up his sleeves and sta...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  4. Sandberg made impression on Cub players

    Bruce Levine

    The naming of Ryne Sandberg as interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies was not much of a surprise to some of the Chicago Cubs players he managed in the minor leagues. Sandberg spent five years in the Cubs' system, managing at all levels befo...

    Blog | August 17, 2013
  5. Konerko likely to return on Tuesday

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Paul Konerko is looking forward to returning to action with the Chicago White Sox next week, while also contemplating the possibility of finishing the year someplace else. Sox manager Robin Ventura said Sunday that Konerko would be ava...

    Blog | June 30, 2013
  6. Cubs' Sveum happy for Blackhawks

    Bruce Levine

    MILWAUKEE -- Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum enjoyed the Chicago Blackhawks' second Stanley Cup in four years and wonders what the scene in the city might look like if his Cubs team wins a World Series someday. "Of course it was the talk of the cl...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  7. This year's Classic lacking personality

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Gone are the days when former Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen would instigate a near riot between Cubs and Sox fans before the Crosstown Classic. The major buzz that once was a part of this 16-year-old interleague rivalry has be...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  8. Sveum fights acceptance of losing

    Bruce Levine

    When Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum signed a three-year contract to join the organization after the 2011 season, he knew losing would be a part of the long-range winning formula. Losing 101 games in 2012 was comparable to putting an entire 25-man...

    Blog | March 31, 2013
  9. Chris Sale to start Opening Day for Chicago White Sox

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura told Chris Sale early Saturday that he was his choice to open the season against the Kansas City Royals.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2013
  10. Sveum faces higher expectations in 2013

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. -- Despite a 101-loss season, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum received rave reviews, but impovement will be expected in his second season. "I think those people who were paying attention last year were able to see what kind of manager ...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  11. New titles, same Williams-Hahn teamwork

    Bruce Levine

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Chicago White Sox senior vice president Kenny Williams and general manager Rick Hahn are working on adjusting to their new roles during this critical time of year. "I called Rick about a week ago and asked if my input should be...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  12. White Sox promote Buddy Bell

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn made his first front office hire on Friday, promoting director of the minor leagues Buddy Bell to vice president/assistant general manager. The 61-year-old former All-Star has held the title of the team...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  13. Ventura reflects on surprising rookie season

    Bruce Levine

    Although the 2012 season ended in bitter failure for the Chicago White Sox, the first year of manager Robin Ventura's tenure has been considered in most quarters a great success. Ventura added instant stability to a team that had gone different ...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  14. Williams deserves accolades for these Sox

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams is being touted as Executive of the Year in many baseball circles for the team's success in 2012. The Sox GM doesn't really pay attention to the hype, knowing that the people who are praising him ...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  15. Low-key Sox following Ventura's lead

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The quiet confidence that was so much a part of Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura during his 15-year career as a player has become the mantra of his working class group of players this season. The White Sox's mix of veterans and f...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  16. Defense key to White Sox revival

    Bruce Levine

    The key to the Chicago White Sox's success this year can be traced to a number of different areas, but maybe the most important aspect has been rock solid defense. Manager Robin Ventura has watched his ballclub hold down the opposition with great ...

    Blog | July 05, 2012