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Old 07-02-2013, 11:32 AM
Harry Chappas Harry Chappas is offline
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If you want to argue that Ventura should be given the remainder of this year, I'm in complete agreement. I loved him as a player and he seems like a genuinely decent guy. There's no point in firing him at this point. But hanging this disaster of a season on the players and giving Ventura a free pass is ridiculous.

His inexperience showed last year too. His handling of the pitching staff, bullpen, pitching changes, etc. led to much hand-wringing on this very board and may have cost us a shot at the playoffs. He was in over his head then and now. And as someone else pointed out, why should any of this come as a surprise? I think the Sox grossly underestimated how difficult coaching is and selected Ventura in the hopes that such a popular former player would keep the pitchforks at bay, experience be damned.
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