Ventura discusses Sox success, personal experiences

Ventura discusses Sox success, personal experiences
May 30, 2012, 4:03 pm
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It's been quite a start to the season for Robin Ventura, who's had plenty to talk about in his first couple months on the field with the White Sox.

After Phil Humber's perfect game, Paul Konerko's batting average nearing .400, and Chris Sale and Jake Peavy putting on a pitching clinic, the South Siders have launched into first place in the American League Central. But that doesn't mean any of this has been a walk in the park for Ventura.

On Wednesday morning, the "Dan Patrick Show" welcomed the White Sox manager to discuss the team's success, as well as his personal experiences during his first season with the team.

"It's just non-stop. Everyone can tell you there's so much to the job that you aren't going to understand until you do it, and that's the absolute truth," Ventura said. "It's not just the playing, it's everything else that goes along with it. It's hard to let your mind rest with what's going on.

"As a player, you just have to worry about yourself. In this job, you have a lot of guys you're looking out for, your staff and everything else, make sure everyone's doing their thing."

After a failed search for a Managing for Dummies book, Ventura joked that he will have plenty to write about by the end of the season and just might put a guide book out himself.