Found January 19, 2012 on Roto Arcade:
It's going to be culture shock for the White Sox beat writers this spring, as the team downshifts from Ozzie Guillen's spice rack to Robin Ventura's vanilla personality. Ventura's dialect will be a lot easier to understand, but he's unlikely to fill up the notebooks the way Guillen did over the last eight seasons. Ozzie probably came out of the womb with sound bytes ready to go. Other than one ill-fated mound visit with Nolan Ryan, Ventura's pro career never invited controversy. Ventura is a curious hire for the big chair because he has absolutely no experience whatsoever; he hasn't been a manager or a coach at any level. But perhaps his even personality will be just what the club needs to fly right (and to hit right); no offense crushed fantasy dreams like the White Sox in 2011. The White Sox finished with just 654 runs, their lowest full-season total since 1988, and there were underachievers all over the lineup. Adam Dunn, Alex Rios, Gordon Beckham. … ...

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