I get the impression that those who strongly feel that Ventura should be fired felt strongly that he shouldn't have been hired in the first place. For the record, I've always been lukewarm about Ventura as the manager but I have never been in favor of firing a coach/manager based almost solely on win/loss record, as I see more than a couple of posters suggest. I wouldn't care if Ventura was fired this offseason, but I would be disappointed to hear as the only reason given that the team lost 99 games this year.
"I have the ultimate respect for White Sox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Red Sox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country." Jim Caple, ESPN (January 12, 2011)
"We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the (bleeding) obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." — George Orwell