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White Sox manager Robin Ventura ejected from game vs. Pirates

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White Sox manager Robin Ventura ejected from game vs. Pirates

With the White Sox offense in a scoring drought of epic proportions, White Sox manager Robin Ventura needed to find any kind of way to fire up his squad.

Ventura got that chance in the 4th inning when a controversial call by home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez saw Adam Eaton called out at second base on a steal attempt because of batter interference by Melky Cabrera. Ventura clearly wasn't a big fan of the call and got into a heated exchange with Marquez and was ejected. It was the 11th time Ventura has been tossed as a manger. 

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Before the game, Ventura told reporters that he wasn't going to change his calm character with the team struggling.

"I have rant and raved before," Ventura said. "You don't get to see that. You do have moments where you lose it and you're more vocal, or you do something to get some attention or something like that. I'm not going to do it for everybody else to see just because they want to see it. Inside (the clubhouse), they get to see it."

Clearly his ejection got his team fired up because the Sox would score two runs two innings later, ending their scoreless innings drought at 30 innings. 

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?

Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

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White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.

On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.

But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.