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.
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There are fragmentary narratives mixed in with some weakly done analysis.Read Full Review of Ozzie's School of Management
While not a bad premise, the temptation to let Ozzie’s rants drive the book guarantees mixed results.Read Full Review of Ozzie's School of Management
It’s a backstage pass into the world of the game’s most colorful manager, and definitely worth the read.Read Full Review of Ozzie's School of Management
Most bothersome, however, is the total lack of original... thought that pervades the book.Read Full Review of Ozzie's School of Management
...Rick Morrissey provides a unique look into a character who seems to always be in the spotlight.Read Full Review of Ozzie's School of Management
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.Read Full Review of Ozzie's School of Management
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