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Ventura understands mentality of long season

Ventura understands mentality of long season

ARLINGTON -- On Friday night, following a one-run loss, fans had the White Sox pegged for a rebuilding year. On Saturday, following a one-run victory, fans moved to cautiously optimistic about this team being more than a .500 group. And on Sunday night, following a 5-0 Rangers win, doubt once again set in for the season.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura is a former standout player, so he knows about the transition from baseball mentality to football mentality in regards to the schedule.

"As players, you look back over your career and I've been on teams that started 6-0 and didn't do too well," Ventura said. "So you control your own emotions of listening to that stuff or believing in that stuff and just focus on the playing part and staying day to day with our own attitude instead of worrying about what someone else thinks."