The Wit and Wisdom of Ozzie Guillen
The Wit and Wisdom of Ozzie Guillen

The Wit and Wisdom of Ozzie Guillen

By Brett Ballantini


128 Pages, 6 x 7

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $7.95 (CA $8.95) (US $7.95)

ISBN 9781572438675

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Apr 2006)


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Candid, controversial, and usually laced with humor, Ozzie Guillen's frank assessments of both friends and foes, as well as his steadfast willingness to explain his decision-making process regarding game strategy, makes him one of the game's most popular figures, and this intimate account brings readers inside the manager's office, sharing with them thoughts, dreams, quips, and quotes from one of the most active minds—and mouths—in today's game. The book shows why he has been the go-to guy in the clubhouse for reporters seeking just the right quote to enliven their stories, whether as a longtime player for the Chicago White Sox or as the team's World Series–winning manager.

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He’s the Mouth of the South Side, and whether or not you root for or against his team, like him or dislike him, almost everyone is curious to hear or read what Ozzie Guillen has to say about anything. 

Always outspoken and never shy about his comments, Guillen is just as comfortable cursing out an All-Star as he is telling the media – and anyone who will listen – exactly why his team lost or won that day. Nothing is held back. Ever. That’s just the way he is.

The Wit and Wisdom of Ozzie Guillen by Brett Ballantini reveals the hidden genius behind Guillen’s often hilarious, but always direct and terse comments. In bringing the World Series championship to Chicago’s South Side for the first time in 88 years, Guillen has become a larger-than-life figure not only in the Midwest, but throughout the country.

Ballantini thoroughly researched Guillen’s public comments both within the U.S. and in foreign publications to provide the most well-rounded glimpse of the White Sox’s controversial skipper. 

Over the course of 13 chapters, Ballantini covers the entire spectrum of topics that Guillen has commented on. Of course there’s plenty (both good and bad) about his team during the unforgettable 2005 season and championship run. But Ballantini was able to reveal more about the mind and makeup of the loquacious manager when he was speaking about subjects such as his homeland of Venezuela, how he got started in baseball and what the future holds for him.

You may have thought you knew the personality of the White Sox’s manager before reading The Wit And Wisdom of Ozzie Guillen, but only after reading it will you truly understand where he came from, why he is what he is today and where he’ll be in the future.