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White Sox Manager Robin Ventura Used To Babysit Matt Holliday

With the Chicago White Sox in St. Louis for a three-game set with the Cardinals, STL Today has a nice profile on each team's new manager. Turns out, the surprise hire of a popular former player isn't the only thing these two teams have in common. White Sox manager Robin Ventura apparently used to babysit for Cardinals star Matt Holliday.

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From the STL Today:

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Ventura was the 10th overall pick after an exceptional career at Oklahoma State that included three All-American selections, the Golden Spikes Award as the top amateur player, a 58-game hitting streak, and untallied evenings as Matt Holliday's babysitter. Holliday, the son of former OSU coach Tom Holliday, recalls times a ballplayer would watch him and his brother Josh, who is now OSU's head coach. Ventura did it enough to coin nicknames for them. Matt was "Rat."

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The Sox defeated St. Louis 6-1 on Tuesday night in the series opener.