Ventura sends good thoughts to tornado victims

CHICAGO -- Robin Ventura spent his college years at Oklahoma St. in Stillwater, Okla., so he had some understanding of the horrific tornadoes touching down around Oklahoma City.

"We had a couple of them when I was at school. It's scary," Ventura said. "I was from California, so I didn't know anything about it. I think '99 was the last one and it hit the same area. It's scary and there's nothing you can do about it."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.