Ventura not looking past the game at hand

Ventura not looking past the game at hand

Ventura not looking past the game at hand
CHICAGO -- Robin Ventura runs his baseball life inning by inning, let alone day by day or month by month.

So when asked in Sunday's pregame interview session what makes him think the White Sox start is a harbinger of good things to come, Ventura stuck strictly to the results as evidence.

"I don't need to sit here and be a prognosticator of how it's going to go," said Ventura, who rarely looks past the game at hand in his chats with the media. "Every team goes through ups and downs and right now, it looks up.

"My job is just kind of keep them focused on playing and not thinking too far ahead. We just think about today and we'll worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. Seasons can be overwhelming at times if you try to think it's always going to be like this. It's not always going to be like this. We're playing well right now, but you just kind of focus on the right things and whatever happens, happens."

Ventura acknowledged that winning early can create momentum.

"We won a couple games against some tough teams, and that gives you confidence," Ventura said. "How long that lasts, we don't know. It's every day. I'm not going to get into how far is it going to go or anything else. We're just focused on today."

"You want to win divisional games," said White Sox captain Paul Konerko of the team's hot start. "The Tigers are going to be there. They're just too good of a team. All we can hope is that we're in the mix at the end."