The Big Chair is a straightforward memoir of Colletti's career in baseball beginning with the Chicago Cubs in 1982, on to the San Francisco Giants, and then finally being the LA Dodgers general manager from 2006 to 2014. Colletti speaks with fondness of the time spent with his hometown Cubs, the team he used to travel by bus and train to see growing up living in a garage with his family.
He details the long hours that goes into compiling a major league team in today's baseball world and the lengths he will go into speaking of how deals came together or just as often feel apart where some of the highlights of the book for me. One particular example of this was a story on how during his time with the Cubs they lost Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux to the Braves basically to timing and the signing of Juan Guzman.
by Eric Robinson