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Ventura keeps emotions in check publicly

White Sox manager maintains calm demeanor during struggles

CHICAGO -- Those fans waiting to see White Sox manager Robin Ventura publicly go off as a way to spark his underachieving team will have to keep waiting.

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"I have rant and raved before," said Ventura, before he was thrown out of Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Pirates in the fourth inning while protesting a batter's interference ruling that negated a stolen base for Adam Eaton. "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 there, they get to see it."

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With the White Sox continuing to fall short of lofty preseason expectations for 2015, Ventura continues to be a prime target as the reason behind White Sox failure. Wins and losses ultimately fall upon the players, but general manager Rick Hahn stressed putting these players in the best possible position to succeed.

"Communication is key. Making sure the right information is available. Making sure the right effort is being put forth. Making sure guys are healthy," Hahn said Wednesday. "Making sure they are getting the support they need in every element of their preparation.

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"We need to make sure we are giving them everything we can from a coaching standpoint and from a scouting standpoint and from an objective analysis standpoint to succeed. We don't have a lot of control over what happens between 7 and 10 (p.m.), but we have a great deal of control over putting these guys in position to fulfill their potential, and we've got to make sure we are doing that."

As far as Ventura's future is concerned, Hahn said that things haven't changed.

"Until a player is traded or there's been a change on the staff or in the front office or with an advanced scout or whatever, we are all in this 100 percent together," Hahn said. "We are all accountable together and we are all doing everything in our energy and efforts to put ourselves in the best position to win. Should we get to the point where any of that changes, you'll know and we'll explain why."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin and listen to his podcast.
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