More Ozzie Guillen Baseball Gestalt

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At a recent sports blog convention I attended, I heard a couple speakers refer to Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen as “The Diego Maradona of Major League baseball.” He was also called brilliant. Perhaps he’s both; or perhaps you might find it redundant to say he’s both similar to Diego Maradona and brilliant.

Either way after the jump are some golden quotes and philosophical nuggets Guillen gave the media last week.

Also, in reference to the title above, “Gestalt” is defined by Merriam-Webster as:

a structure, configuration, or pattern of physical, biological, or psychological phenomena so integrated as to constitute a functional unit with properties not derivable by summation of its parts.

By Paul M. Banks

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Ozzie Guillen on the Gestalt of a Baseball Team

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At a recent sports blog convention I attended, I heard a couple speakers refer to Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen as “The Diego Maradona of Major League baseball.” He was also called brilliant. Perhaps he’s both; or perhaps you might find it redundant to say he’s both similar to Diego Maradona and brilliant.

Either way, after the jump are some philosophical nuggets and golden soundbites Guillen gave the media last week.

Also, in reference to the title above, “Gestalt” is defined by Merriam-Webster as:

a structure, configuration, or pattern of physical, biological, or psychological phenomena so integrated as to constitute a functional unit with properties not derivable by summation of its parts.

By Paul M. Banks

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Ozzie Guillen: Blunt but Fair

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Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is as love ’em or hate ’em as anybody in Major League Baseball. If you’re a Sox fan and/or admire people who confidently state their views in this era of overly sanitized corporatespeak dominance, you probably like him a lot.

However, if you enjoy being politically correct, think Wrigley Field is a cathedral, or happen to care for the Minnesota Twins, then maybe he’s not the guy for you.

He may be polarizing, but he’s honest with his emotions, outlook on life and with baseball. And he’s fair with his players. As a baseball fan, isn’t that what you want most? A manager who puts winning and meritocracy above all?

By Paul M. Banks

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Ozzie Guillen on his Bullpen, Managing Style (Video)

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Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is one of the most entertaining interviews in all of MLB, or sports in general for that matter. Remember when you took Psychology 101, and you learned about the id, the ego, and the superego? Hearing Ozzie sometimes, is a great way to define exactly what the id is.

So I guess it’s fitting that the topic of psychology came up here at the end of this video. And BEWARE the F bomb right at the beginning of this vid. Sorry, I wasn’t able to edit the profanity out!

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White Sox Spring Training Storylines

By Paul M. Banks

There really are no legitimate interesting position battles to speak of this spring training.  With the exception of 1-2 roster spots, the Sox are pretty much set in their depth chart. Of course, that doesn’t mean this Cactus League will lack for scintillating storylines though.

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