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Ozzie's School of Management: Lessons from the Dugout, the Clubhouse, and the Doghouse
by Rick Morrissey
by Rick Morrissey
To people who know him personally as well as those who only know about him, just saying the name “Ozzie” is likely to evoke a lively response. Whether you love him or not, it’s hard to remain neutral about his explosive personality. Rick Morrissey has done the impossible: he has captured the essence that is Ozzie and put it all down on paper. In Ozzie’s School of Management you will discover the real Ozzie. Underneath all that bluster beats a heart of gold for his family and for his players. While baseball is not Ozzie’s favorite sport (You want to know what is? Read the book!), he knows it inside and out – all the nuances that a good manager needs to know to be a great manager. This book will appeal to anyone who loves that great American pastime – baseball – but it also holds appeal to those who just love the study of people and what makes them tick. As complicated as Ozzie is, Morrissey delves under the public personality presented to fans to illustrate the man in need of approval and love by those he holds dear. Ozzie can and has been his own worst enemy, and though he knows it, sometimes he just can’t stop his mouth from getting him in trouble. He wasn’t managing long in Miami before his statements about Castro got him in hot water. Life with Ozzie may not run smooth, but at least it’s not boring! Morrissey masterfully helps you understand why Ozzie is the way he is, why he says what he thinks, and why he is and will remain one of baseball’s greatest managers. A word of warning: Many quotes from Ozzie are used in the book, and Ozzie flings profanity like a groundskeeper planting grass seed: it goes everywhere.
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