Originally posted on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 4/13/12
CHICAGO -- Friday marked Robin Ventura's first home game in uniform as a member of the White Sox since Sept. 20, 1998. He was asked if he remembered his last game at then-Comiskey Park. He didn't. But of course, we can look it up. He went 1 for 3 with a walk against the Red Sox, batting behind Frank Thomas and Albert Belle. One thing is for sure: The manager's chats with the media are going to be much more subdued than those of his predecessor. Ozzie Guillen is in some ways a reporter's dream; he's willing to offer an opinion on everything, whereas more and more managers and players strive to say less and less. Unfortunately, you got the feeling that Guillen didn't always mean those "honest" barbs he'd fire all over the place. Like a bad newspaper columnist, he was just trying to stir the pot for his own glorification. And while those post-presser stand-up routines were funny at first, they eventually felt mean-spirited. Heck, they were mean-spirited. By the time Guillen left, I...
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