As a White Sox fan, I’m familiar with Guillen—first the light-hitting, decent-fielding shortstop, then the maddeningly average manager. Given that Ozzie’s School of Management is mainly, and perhaps rightfully, focused on Guillen’s larger-than-life personality—sweeping his managerial shortcomings under, uh, first base?—many of my quibbles aren’t worth addressing on a book blog.
But much of Ozzie’s School of Management deals with how Guillen came to leave the organization he spent over a decade with as a player and almost a decade with as a manager, so it’s kind of impossible for me to totally divorce my feelings for/about him from Morrissey’s portrayal of both the man and his exit from Chicago. And given that the 2011 season was a 180-day-long dry socket for White Sox fans, it’ll be difficult to set my feelings aside. I’ll do my best.