When Robin Ventura took the reins as manager of the Chicago White Sox, he wasn't quite sure what to expect. While he was no stranger to the game of baseball, it would be his first time managing a team.

Despite his lack of managing experience, Ventura has found success in the first half of the season, guiding the White Sox to a 49-39 record and a spot on top of their division.

Ventura spoke with NESN's Peter Gammons about the differences between being a player and a manager and his reaction when he found out that Kevin Youkilis was heading to Chicago to join his team.

Check out the video above to hear Ventura talk about what he's learned in his first year at the helm.