Ventura discusses Sox success, personal experiences

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Ventura discusses Sox success, personal experiences

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.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Breaking down the Chris Sale trade

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Breaking down the Chris Sale trade

On the latest episode of the White Sox Talk Podcast, Chuck Garfien and Dan Hayes break down the White Sox trade of Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox.

Plus, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe provides some insight on what exactly the White Sox got in return for their former ace.

And Rick Hahn talks about just how difficult it was to pull the trigger and trade elite, homegrown talent.

Listen to the latest episode below:

Morning Update: Chris Sale traded to Red Sox; Blackhawks shut out Coyotes; Bulls lose third straight

Morning Update: Chris Sale traded to Red Sox; Blackhawks shut out Coyotes; Bulls lose third straight

Sold: White Sox trade Chris Sale to Red Sox for package including baseball's No. 1 prospect

Marian Hossa scores twice in Blackhawks' shutout win over Coyotes

Bulls can't hold fourth quarter lead against Pistons, lose third straight

Recalling Bears RB Rashaan Salaam: a gentle young man, now dead at age 42

Wade Davis trade would give Cubs a proven October closer

Examining Yoan Moncada, baseball’s No. 1 prospect and the newest member of the White Sox

The second-guessing follows Joe Maddon from World Series to winter meetings

The standard for Bears evaluating Matt Barkley? Use what John Fox uses

How the White Sox and Red Sox worked out their Chris Sale megadeal

Wednesday on CSN: Northern Iowa hosts South Dakota State