"Morrissey captures [Guillen’s] thought process . . . [and] nails why the man is so good at his job."--The Wall Street Journal
"Morrissey writes with verve and much humor.… Through observing Guillen on and off the field and interviewing him, Morrissey presents a rewarding explication of how this individual operates. Fans… [will] enjoy this expert, fast-paced study."—Library Journal
"Ozzie Guillen’s management style is not exactly straight out of the Harvard Business School, but his singular approach is vastly more vibrant and compelling. There is a method to his madness, and thanks to Rick Morrissey for busting through the stereotypes and making sense of it all."—David Maraniss, author of When Pride Still Mattered and Clemente
"Rick Morrissey squarely puts you in the passenger seat of a baseball bus driven by Ozzie Guillen. I expected Ozzie would ignore the speed limit, flip off a cop, and run over a few mailboxes, but I didn’t expect to learn about his wisdom, patience, and sixth sense for the baseball family. I would love to pass on Guillen’s words to my young son, only problem is I have to wait until he is twenty-one."--Doug Glanville, former major-league center fielder and author of The Game from Where I Stand
"Ozzie Guillen is my kind of guy, what you see is what you get, take it or leave it. He is a winner."--Mike Ditka, former head coach of the Chicago Bears
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.
Ozzie also stuck with Juan Pierre because the slumping outfielder provided a great role model with his effort and work ethic.
Morrissey chooses not to do that, instead looking at Guillen's managerial stint in Chicago more by themes, and the execution does not always work out.
The "f" bomb is dropped so many times in quoting Ozzie in this book it makes a Scorcese mob movie seem like a Disney production.
Sportswriter Rick Morrissey provides an insightful look at one of baseball's more colorful characters. Read morePublished 14 months ago by K.A.Goldberg
If you are an Ozzie fan or even if you are not! This really shows who this man really is behind the outbursts and f bombs! Loved this book!Published 15 months ago by soxgurl1
Ozzie's act got old, even to those who welcomed him here and are eternally grateful for the 2005 World Series he brought us. This book helps us remember why. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Anthony Ian
Over the last few decades, the role of a major league manager has diminished significantly. With the explosion of player salaries and the use of statistics, managers have simply... Read morePublished on August 19, 2012 by Reid Mccormick
In the interest of full-disclosure, I have to confess that I have been a fan of the Chicago White Sox baseball team since I was 5 years old. Read morePublished on August 8, 2012 by Them