Robin Ventura to be Named Manager

Discussion in 'SOXual Healing' started by samram, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. samram
    Offline

    samram Bon Vivant

    Well, didn't see that one coming.
  2. maurice
    Online

    maurice Gangster of Love

  3. Quaye
    Offline

    Quaye I basically hate Jeans

  4. samram
    Offline

    samram Bon Vivant

  5. BeviBall
    Offline

    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

  6. spiffie
    Offline

    spiffie Got his zipper stuck

    This is kind of out of nowhere.
  7. Quaye
    Offline

    Quaye I basically hate Jeans

    I believe this would be the definition of out of nowhere. Did he even interview? All I can find by way of news breaks about this is a one sentence USA today "article"
  8. CaptainBallz
    Online

    CaptainBallz Windowlickin' Good

  9. spiffie
    Offline

    spiffie Got his zipper stuck

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/06/breaking-white-sox-name-robin-ventura-new-manager/

  10. Team Speed
    Offline

    Team Speed Well-Known Member

  11. BeviBall
    Offline

    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    Wasn't Martinez slated to interview tomorrow?

    Sadly, another JR mouthpiece era begins.

    :walkoff:
  12. Mega
    Offline

    Mega one more time for herschel

    What kind of experience does he have? What kind of a manager is he?
  13. Infinite1
    Offline

    Infinite1 Master and Ruler of the World

    Really ?? Thats just Kenny trying to get the fans on his side with getting an ex Sox player
  14. Quaye
    Offline

    Quaye I basically hate Jeans

    I certainly don't hate this move but what a fucking left field choice
  15. Quaye
    Offline

    Quaye I basically hate Jeans

    Can't wait to play the Rangers.....
    october23sp likes this.
  16. Fuller
    Offline

    Fuller Trump had no ideas, he just went too far

    I think Ventura will make an excellent hitting coach!
  17. BeviBall
    Offline

    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    I wanted some of that Rays magic. And, you know, someone with a modicum of sexperience.
  18. Infinite1
    Offline

    Infinite1 Master and Ruler of the World

    My thoughts exactly
  19. Quaye
    Offline

    Quaye I basically hate Jeans

    Has he ever been in an mlb dugout as a coach before?
  20. BeviBall
    Offline

    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    Reinsdorf just loves to run former fan-favorites into exile.
  21. Quaye
    Offline

    Quaye I basically hate Jeans

  22. Team Speed
    Offline

    Team Speed Well-Known Member

    Can't believe Cowley didn't break this one
  23. Cheeses
    Online

    Cheeses Social justice for everyone but white men Cupcake Mod

  24. Mega
    Offline

    Mega one more time for herschel

    JR loyalty move?

    From what I'm hearing this was KW's choice.
  25. BeviBall
    Offline

    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

  26. 1951Campbell
    Offline

    1951Campbell Free Legal Advice/Beatles Hater

    Ventura? And they hired him so quickly?

    :silenced:
  27. CaptainBallz
    Online

    CaptainBallz Windowlickin' Good

    Fuller frowns upon his lack of executive experience
  28. BeviBall
    Offline

    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    The real question is... does Robin have any latino offspring?
  29. Mega
    Offline

    Mega one more time for herschel

    I hope he brings in Kotsay as his hitting coach
  30. Timmy
    Offline

    Timmy Gentleman and Scholar

    I love it!!! WOW!!!!!!!

    :applause:

    Fuck you Nolan!!!!!!
    Sir Realist likes this.
  31. Fuller
    Offline

    Fuller Trump had no ideas, he just went too far

    Meh, he'll win another series in '13 and get sent packing in 2019
  32. Unregistered
    Offline

    Unregistered The Facebook of Fucking Cupcake Mod

    Holy shit, I just sawr this. Sweet PR move, Brooks.

    And of course they didn't even come close to getting a seasoned manager or probably even making a sound baseball decision (based on Ventura's complete lack of any sort of coaching experience). It's more like "we'll replace one fan favorite with another! The fans'll love it!" Nice job selling out opening day at least, I guess. Baffling. Let's see how that works out for you if they're tanking in June.
  33. Cheeses
    Online

    Cheeses Social justice for everyone but white men Cupcake Mod

    I mean, I love Robin Ventura, don't get me wrong, but does he have any experience in managing or being a bench coach? Hitting coach? Hell, even Ryne (not Ryan) Sandberg has had to put in several years in the minors and he still hasn't gotten an MLB job.

    This one is an odd one. I suspect that a big reason Robin was picked was because he will get along with all of the players, unlike a certain loudmouthed Venezuelan.
  34. Quaye
    Offline

    Quaye I basically hate Jeans

    I think you're overstating things. If Ryne Sandberg is not a manager, I doubt it's because "he hadn't put in enough seasons in the MiLB". Come on now.
  35. Cheeses
    Online

    Cheeses Social justice for everyone but white men Cupcake Mod

    Yeah, there may be more to it than simple experience -- Ryno probably has some entrenched allies as well as enemies within the Cubs organization, or his private personality is such that Cubs management didn't think he'd be a good fit when Quade was offered the job.
  36. Fuller
    Offline

    Fuller Trump had no ideas, he just went too far

    Ventura puts asses in the seats, but has nothing to do with innovation /some Zoso
    Zoso likes this.
  37. GaelicSoxFan
    Offline

    GaelicSoxFan Buys Kroger brand pop

    :yeesh:
    Double Play Kotsay?
  38. Unregistered
    Offline

    Unregistered The Facebook of Fucking Cupcake Mod

    So I guess when Ventura's gone in a few years it'll be Frank's turn? And Frank's firing should align perfectly with Konerko's induction as new manager somewhere around 2018 or so.

    Also, they should definitely make Frank hitting coach for sure now that they officially seems to care more about bringing back fan favorites than winning.
  39. Fuller
    Offline

    Fuller Trump had no ideas, he just went too far

    Coop'llfxm!
  40. sycked
    Offline

    sycked If you loved me, you'd all kill yourselves today.

    Meh. I was initially enraged, but I'm pretty sure this hire is a sign of things to come in the offseason. Once TCQ, Danks, Buehrle depart, there's not going to be a lot of quality to work with. Probably wouldn't be able to snag Francona with that sort of roster, though I really liked the prospect of Dave Martinez.

    A.J. Hinch was the last guy to be hired with no managerial experience. The Dbacks fired him 13 months later. I'm guessing Robin won't have that short of a shelf life..
  41. Retarded Ox
    Offline

    Retarded Ox I wish Quaye would hug me.

    he was an assitant high school coach for a year, that should cover the experience part of his resume
  42. FedEx
    Offline

    FedEx Delivers

    [​IMG]
    Ziggy and Prope like this.
  43. CaptainBallz
    Online

    CaptainBallz Windowlickin' Good

    Yeah, seems like something that should be a second-tier consideration, unless things were so shitty with Ozzie, that KW + Jerry thought that the lack of morale was a primary issue.
  44. sycked
    Offline

    sycked If you loved me, you'd all kill yourselves today.

    I'll be ecstatic if the Sox rattle off their first ever back-to-back playoff appearances, albeit with regular season records of exactly .500. :soexcited:

    I'd also :lol: if Kenny strangles Robin Ventura at some point during the season.
  45. Team Speed
    Offline

    Team Speed Well-Known Member

    Come on man, Ventura might not have any experience but VDN was a full blown retard.
  46. Deuce
    Offline

    Deuce Has Dysentery

    I would have went with The Choice.
    1951Campbell likes this.
  47. FedEx
    Offline

    FedEx Delivers

    No, but it's a similar hire, no?

    We're getting a good guy to make up for a dickwad with zero coaching experience. Of course they aren't one in the same but I can't help but think of the similarities.
  48. 1951Campbell
    Offline

    1951Campbell Free Legal Advice/Beatles Hater

    Can't wait to see him handle a bullpen.

    Or is Coop the power behind the throne now?
  49. Mega
    Offline

    Mega one more time for herschel

    Hustle! Teamwork! C'mon guys!

    VDN was pure class but egad was he a terrible coach.
    Ziggy and sycked like this.
  50. GaelicSoxFan
    Offline

    GaelicSoxFan Buys Kroger brand pop

    That's Coop's realm.

Share This Page