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(As possibly occurred at Mets’ Dominican minor league instructional camp, following the 1999 season. Translated from the original Spanish.) “All right everybody settle down. We’re going to take a break from our regular drills to talk about situational fundamentals.” “Situational fundamentals, Mr. Minaya?” “That’s right. I’m down here from New York in my capacity as senior assistant general manager because the organization wants you to know how to behave in every possible situation on the ball field. Our first priority is making sure you know what to do in an extra-inning postseason game.” “Mr. Minaya?” “Yes, Nelson?” “Do you expect us to be in a lot of those in our careers?” “Well, as New York Mets prospects, you should know that if you make the majors with our team, you have three-in-ten chance of playing in an extra-inning postseason game. That’s based on the most recently available data.” “Wow, Mr. Minaya. That’s a very sophisticated statistical analysis.” “Kid

ChiSox's Ventura: I'm confident despite no coaching experience

Robin Ventura's baseball resume is missing major-league managerial or coaching experience. That was no big deal to White Sox general manager Ken Williams. Ventura, introduced Tuesday as the 39th manager of the White Sox, got a three-year contract.

White Sox Introduce Robin Ventura

The Chicago White Sox formally introduced its new skipper Tuesday morning. Robin Ventura, the club’s 39th manager, called the job an honor, saying he is both humbled to have gotten the offer and confident to take the helm. "It's exciting," Ventura said during a news conference with general manager Kenny Williams. "Being where I was and now being able to do...

With Ventura in place, what lies ahead for Sox?

Once manager Robin Ventura's coaching staff is in place, the White Sox can figure out where they stand for 2012 and beyond.

Ventura reflects on would-be first walk-off slam

Robin Ventura never made it past first base on his game-winning hit in the 1999 NLCS while with the Mets, meaning Nelson Cruz's walk-off grand slam in Monday's 11th inning is the first of its kind in the postseason.

Ventura will bring his own style to manager's job

Robin Ventura carefully thought things through before accepting the challenge of becoming the White Sox 39th manager. He was introduced as the organization's new skipper at a news conference on Tuesday.

Robin Ventura vows to be himself as Sox skipper

CHICAGO - Robin Ventura was introduced Tuesday as the Chicago White Sox's new manager and said he has had plenty...

Boom Stick and Robin

This is me with my Boomstick. You know what's going to happen. BOOM! The balls lands to the moon. There's me. Walk-off. MLB history has been intertwined with the present in the last 24 hours. Nelson Cruz hit a titanic walk-off grand slam yesterday in the 11th inning against Ryan Perry to end Game 2 of ALCS. Today, longtime Chicago White Sox 3B Robin Ventura was officially...

McEwing to coach third for Sox, Parent to be bench coach

McEwing to coach third for Sox, Parent to be bench coachThe latest additions to manager Robin Ventura's first coaching staff bring plenty of notoriety that the White Sox hope will help cultivate more success with their younger players and their struggling veterans.

Your Morning Phil: Robin, Theo, Cruz

Talking baseball while (once again) feeling Jay Cutler's pain: 1.   Robin Ventura generally says the right thing. And, more importantly, he almost always does the right thing. That’s why so many people are pulling for him to succeed as the White Sox’s manager.

Williams considered Konerko as manager

One of the biggest revelations of the Robin Ventura news conference Tuesday was that general manager Ken Williams didn't deny a New York Daily News report that he considered slugger Paul Konerko for the manager's job.
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