Ozzie's School of Management by Rick Morrissey

48%

8 Critic Reviews

Mr. Morrissey doesn't correct for all this as well as he might, partly because he is limited by a bizarre conceit.
-Wall Street Journal

Synopsis

Going behind the scenes with Ozzie Guillen, baseball's most colorful and irrepressible manager, to reveal the hidden factors that create a winning team

When Ozzie Guillen opens his mouth, nobody knows what's going to come out. And that has made the manager of the Miami Marlins endlessly entertaining to legions of baseball fans. In language that is often as profane as it is colorful, he will lash out not only at his team's opponents but also at his own players, reporters, fans, and most of all, himself. He is always getting himself in hot water, and he loves every minute of it.

Yet for all the antics and controversy, Guillen is also one of the game's best managers—a World Series champion and a perennial contender. This book opens the door on the secrets to his success.

Ozzie's School of Management distills the ten commandments of managing, Guillen-style, which means no-holds-barred and leave your squeamishness at the door. The Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Rick Morrissey, who built a strong rapport with Guillen during his eight years with the Chicago White Sox, takes us on a rollicking ride through Ozzie's world, shining a light on his sharp intellect, organizational insights, and changing moods, and showing that the most important part of managing occurs before the first pitch and after the last out.


 

About Rick Morrissey

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Rick Morrissey is an award-winning sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, and he has previously worked at the Chicago Tribune, the Rocky Mountain News, and the Charlotte Observer. He has covered most of the major events in sports, from the Super Bowl to the Olympics to the NBA Finals. He lives in the Chicago area.
 
Published May 22, 2012 by Times Books. 286 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Business & Economics. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Ozzie's School of Management
All: 8 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 5

Kirkus

Excellent
May 01 2012

A remarkably timely dispatch from the turbulent Land of Oz.

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Wall Street Journal

Below average
Reviewed by Tim Marchman on May 18 2012

Mr. Morrissey doesn't correct for all this as well as he might, partly because he is limited by a bizarre conceit.

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The Hardball Times

Below average
Reviewed by Chris Jaffe on Jun 11 2012

There are fragmentary narratives mixed in with some weakly done analysis.

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ChicagoSide

Below average
Reviewed by James Garner on Jun 13 2012

While not a bad premise, the temptation to let Ozzie’s rants drive the book guarantees mixed results.

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SportsUntapped.com

Excellent
Reviewed by Matt on Jun 01 2012

It’s a backstage pass into the world of the game’s most colorful manager, and definitely worth the read.

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DBC Reads

Below average
Reviewed by Kevin Morris on May 23 2012

Most bothersome, however, is the total lack of original... thought that pervades the book.

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Baseball Reflections

Good
Reviewed by Bill Jordan on May 25 2012

...Rick Morrissey provides a unique look into a character who seems to always be in the spotlight.

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Boston Red Thoughts

Below average
Reviewed by Christine on Jun 22 2012

While the book got a bit dry and repetitive in spots, and probably could have been about 30 pages shorter, it’s well -researched, and captures the spirit of this complex man, without alienating the reader.

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