Posted February 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
The new manager of the Chicago White Sox didn't curse, rant or make any headlines during his first media session of the spring. Robin Ventura was calm and cool - in other words, he was no Ozzie Guillen. The White Sox are opening training camp for the first time since 2004 without Guillen, their former fiery manager now with the Miami Marlins. The change is already noticeable. Ventura, one of the most popular players in club history, is the man who will now make out the lineup card and he's excited about his first managerial gig at any level. Ventura couldn't wait to get to camp to begin interacting with his players.

Ventura making smooth transition to manager

Soon after Ozzie Guillen left the White Sox, names started popping up as possible managerial replacements. Nowhere on that list was Robin Ventura. But the only list that really mattered was the one put together by general manager Ken Williams.

Ventura prepared for first team meeting

New White Sox manager Robin Ventura knows the message he wants to convey to his players during his first team meeting. It's a message he wants the entire organization to hear.

Ventura avoids divulging Opening Day starter

White Sox manager Robin Ventura may know who his Opening Day starter will be, but he skirted around the issue on Thursday.

Guillen manages from cart on 1st day of drills

Ozzie Guillen has decided he'll manage better at the Miami Marlins' sprawling spring training complex if he's riding a golf cart. When the Marlins began their first workout Wednesday, the new skipper discovered the team's seven practice fields are a lot of ground to cover. So the former shortstop asked for a cart and monitored drills from behind the wheel. '...

Miami Marlins video: Ozzie Guillen does not subscribe to team chemistry

New Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen says he doesn’t believe in chemistry. He believes in respect, friendship and teammates. “Chemistry, that comes with wins,” Guillen said. brightcove.createExperiences();

Zambrano tries out brushback pitch on Guillen

Carlos Zambrano says his spring training is off to a good start as he tries to come back from the worst year of his career. The three-time All-Star's first throwing session Wednesday included plenty of strikes and one brushback pitch - to Ozzie Guillen. The Miami Marlins' manager was leaning on a bat near home plate, watching Zambrano work, when a fastball came whizzing...

Miami Marlins video: Ozzie Guillen on how many bullpen spots are up for grabs

Here’s Ozzie Guillen’s response when asked about how many bullpen jobs are available. My two cents: Figuring Heath Bell, Edward Mujica, Ryan Webb, Mike Dunn and Randy Choate are locks. Juan Carlos Oviedo would be as well, if he was here. Could be as few as one or two spots. brightcove.createExperiences();

Spring Training Update – 2/23

Spring Training officially got underway on Wednesday for the Miami Marlins as pitchers and catchers reported for duty.   Several players had already been in camp but this was the first day that as team, they worked out and met with manager Ozzie Guillen.  Most of the position players were present as well even though they were not required to attend as of yet.   Some of the highlights...

Sox have questions to be answered this spring

How Robin Ventura will fare in his inaugural stint as manager is far from the only uncertainty facing the South Siders as they open Spring Training 2012.

Miami Marlins poll: Who should hit atop the order?

Manager Ozzie Guillen likely will use some combination of Jose Reyes and Emilio Bonifacio atop the batting order, but he didn’t rule out Omar Infante as the No. 2 hitter. What combination of tablesetters will maximize the club’s offensive potential? Who should hit first and second for the Miami Marlins?

Speedy ‘Dominican Trio’ hopes to steal the show for Miami Marlins

Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen wants Jose Reyes, Emilio Bonifacio and Hanley Ramirez to be serious stolen-base threats.
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