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Element of surprise gone for Sox

If expectations were low entering Robin Ventura's first season, they aren't now

Updated: July 10, 2012, 12:44 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Back in 1930, the first daytime radio soap opera, "Painted Dreams," aired in Chicago. Eighty-one years later, the city was treated to an even juicier baseball reality show on the South Side of Chicago.

"The Kenny and Ozzie Show" was canceled last fall and in its place, "Leave it to Robin" has debuted if not to boffo ratings, then at least to some measure of critical acclaim.

When examining the early success of Robin Ventura's White Sox, it's easy, and not altogether wrong, ...

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