4 Jun In “The Bullpen Gospels,” Hayhurst, a pitcher, gets off to a rocky start. The dialogue seems fake. The prose is awkward. And he’s terribly cruel. Based on the best selling book “The Bullpen Gospels” by Dirk Hayhurst. 19 Apr Last week, I mentioned that I had ordered The Bullpen Gospels by Dirk Hayhurst and that I would soon write a review. I found a copy at my local.

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This is because Hayhurst is sharing his story not telling us about the minor leagues. It was well written, and it turns out that baseball players are hilarious.

For the vast majority of us, this dream was never closer than our own mind. Dirk really has a unique view bospels life, and his perceptiveness to glean the knowledge that he has from his experiences really is bar none. For some reason I am obsessed with minor league baseball. I didn’t see it coming. The Baseline Adoption Quest, 7. Drafted from Kent State University in as a senior sign, Blulpen pitched professionally for nine years on more than eight minor league teams and three major league teams–the San Diego Padres, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Tampa Bay Rays.

Kevin Costner playing one of the coaches of course. His life experiences have really given him the insight and wisdom I can only compare to those old wise men that you see in movies, you know, where someone climbs a mountain to see an old guy who looks gospells he is wrapped in a towel, with his long unkept hair and facial hair to match. Sure, there are often hysterical stories about minor league team antics.

Baseball is the same as the real world, only different. His speaks fondly of his teammates and coaches, empathizing with them. The book is receiving rave reviews not only for its baseball-related content, but also for Hayhurst’s pained, personal story. Hayhurst is willing to reveal more of his own internal struggles than Bouton and includes his sad family history and its ongoing impact on his career.

Before I read The Bullpen Gospels I would definitely call myself uneducated in terms of minor league baseball. Dirk spins tales of the life of a prospect and the reader is invited into the locker room, the hotels and team bus.


I just really wish I had read the book before I talked with him. This book is a reminder that I probably don’t want to know those people, but good grief, are they hilarious in their offensive habits. This story is neither an over-the-top expose on today’s players, nor a “aw shucks” feel-good tale. Whether training tarantulas to protect his room from thieving employees in a backwater hotel, watching the raging battles fought between his partially paralyzed father and his alcoholic brother, or absorbing the gentle mockery of some not-quite-starstruck schoolchildren, Dirk reveals a side of baseball, and life, rarely seen on ESPN.

I watch a whole heck of a lot of baseball games, and I am, of course, aware that all the players are people outside the context of being baseball players, but I don’t think about it too much. Be ready to laugh and be ready to shed a tear. This is his story about that year, working his way back up the baseball path. Maybe he was a little embarrassed by it, since it began on the Internet. Feb 25, Anthony rated it it was amazing.

I also have to agree. Somewhere between Bull Durham and The Rookie, The Bullpen Gospels takes an unforgettable trot around the inglorious base paths of minor league baseball, where an inch separates a ball from a strike, and a razor-thin margin can be the difference between The Show or a long trip home.

The Bullpen Gospels is an extremely intriguing book about a young man named Dirk Hayhurst who takes his journey through the minor leagues of baseballs on his way, he hopes, to an Matt Mecca Ms. However, it would have benefited greatly from a better editor and a good proofreader. Put it this way: I was disappointed when the book ended because I enjoyed it so much. It mainly talks about how it can be different each day depending on how good you play. The Bullpen Gospels is available at all major bookstores and online.

One day you could be friends with everyone on your team and having a great time and the next you’re flying on a plane to a completely different team, city, and coach. Often hilarious, sometimes poignant. And he offers sage observations about the nature of celebrity and ambition, forgiveness and family.

I came across this bestselling, impressively blurbed memoir by Dirk Hayhurst. He makes his home in Twinsburg, Ohio, with his wife Bonnie and their pet garfoose.


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This book has been compared to Jim Bouton’s “Ball Four,” which I first read as a preteen and is still one of my all-time favorites.

This book depicts the life of the author, Dirk Hayhurst, and his struggle to support a side winding family, having to live with, his severely confused grandma, handling his alcoholic brother and dad, and trying to make it to the major league. The author yhe to use baseball to escape his life, but instead, baseball helped fixed his life. I enjoyed the visualizations, maybe a little too much, and would stop only when I felt I’d centered myself.

I remember the author when he made his major league debut because we had a lot of fun saying “Hay-who?

The Bullpen Gospels

I expected no more than a fun and straightforward account of life in minor-league baseball: Minor league relief pitcher Dirk Hayhurst has written an excellent chronicle of his minor league baseball season.

The story is not a complex one, but it is his, and he approaches it with the insight and thoughtfulness that one doesn’t expect from an athlete. The Advantage Adoption Quest, 8. My money and time were well spent.

I am really lucky to have been able to read this book and I hope that more people can enjoy it in the future too. While there are a few stories of players you may know, it is certainly not a tell all memoir in the vain of Jose Canseco’s Juiced.

We signed everything from hats and programs to ticket stubs and sandwich wrappers. He really has an amazing way with words and this book will cause you to run the gamut of emotions. In fact, he finds himself in the big leagues inbut that’s not the point of the story. The following items were successfully added. At double A, Dirk and his team win the championship game and he enjoys what seems like gspels rare time of celebration.

If this is a dream come true, then dreams smell a lot like mothballs and Bengay.