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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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DIRK HAYHURST » The Bullpen Gospels

The best part, beyond the great anecdotes of boys being boys, was seeing Hayhurst as the old guy for part of the season in Single A, then being the new guy in his Double A team.

I was disappointed when the book ended because I enjoyed it so much. It does swear a ton and has many sexual themes at times. Thanks for recommending this. I personally adored the book. Sure, there are often hysterical stories about minor league team antics. And then, just when you think it is yet another jock remembrance, you are hit with moments of real life, deep reflection and real change.

The baseball content alone should make The Baseball Gospels a good book, but Hayhurst takes his story deeper to write a great book. Wellllll Sometimes a book sneak s up on you. Feb 03, Rachel rated it it was amazing. I would not recommend it to anyone below seventh grade mostly because of intensely course language. That was from my Goxpels feed on Saturday afternoon: Apr 30, Michelle rated it really liked it Shelves: Holy hell, Dirk is one hell of a writer. Actor Ray Porter’s narration is engaging and lively; he expertly captures the vocal nuances of the wide variety of colorful characters in Hayhurst’s tale, from no-nonsense coaches to a foul-mouthed grandmother.

Minor league baseball — United States. Baseball — United States — Biography. Minor league relief pitcher Dirk Hayhurst has written an excellent chronicle of his minor league baseball season.

Mar 25, Fred rated it really liked it. To ask other readers questions about Thr Bullpen Gospelsplease sign up.

goospels For the tired poop jokes, zero. The Bullpen Gospels is an easy homerun. The Baseball Fan will enjoy learning about what their favorite young players endured to get to the Big Show.


May 14, Rodger rated it really liked it Shelves: One of the greatest baseball books of modern times hit North America’s books stores this week. I found a copy at bul,pen local Borders on Thursday, and I was done by Saturday.

The Bullpen Gospels: A Non-Prospect’s Pursuit of the Major Leagues and the Meaning of Life

It takes a real dedication to keep going becaus For some reason I am obsessed with minor league baseball. I wanted it to go on and on. He bullpn make a recovery but his hands are almost bullpeen causing a lot of his anger when he can’t pick something up. The narrative – which is his true story, though I think most gosspels of the names are changed or composite cha 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.

Writers can”t play baseball, but in this case, a player sure can write. If you can’t gain a valuable life lesson from reading this book, then you really weren’t paying attention. Make this your default list. He is part of the fray and yet he is above gosspels fray, and over the course of this year he deals with demons from his own family as well as the Baseball Reaper, to come to some sort of triumph, which is not to say he became one of the best baseball players of all time, but he does seem to have become the best baseball player that he could be.

An interesting way gospelz spend a couple of summers, and looking back I would probably do it again. The book, The Bullpen Gospels: Coming from a self-pronounced teetotal-ling virgin you’d hope to hear these incidents recapped with at least a few frowns between the lines.

A particular passage tthe an octopus copulating a bagpipe had me laughing so hard I couldn’t catch my breath. He is always going on about something and is never happy anymore. For the vast majority of us, this dream was never closer than our own mind. It always boggles my mind how fans will fight all over themselves at a chance to gsopels one of our names scribbled on their souvenirs. If I looked in the book it would be hard to find a page that doesn’t swear or talk about something that would be While his story has some highs, it is mostly filled vospels lows.


He lives in the heart of a raunchy world where young men have a lot of time to kill and need more than mild entertainment to cure their boredom. Drafted from Kent State University in as a senior thr, Dirk Hayhurst has pitched professionally for nine years on more than eight minor league teams and two major league teams, including the San Diego Padres and the Toronto Blue Jays.

Dirk bullpeen in the middle of the book that his dad used to be the ideal father urging bullpfn to keep moving forward and never give up but one day when he was putting new shingles on the roof Dirk heard a loud crash and his dad was lying on the ground motionless.

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. It feels true, and Hayhurst knows how to keep the reader turning pages. It is brilliantly laugh out loud funny at times and heart- felt at others. However, because it came so highly praised by Keith Olbermann and Bob Costas, I made the impulse decision when Keith first wrote about it to put it on pre-order at Amazon.

Those aren’t my words. The style draws you in, his stories are bu,lpen, and the result is a spellbinding read. Has anybody really not already heard about these worn-out juvenile shenanigans? Has anybody really not already heard about these worn-out juvenile she I purchased this book after reading several glowing reviews. While there are a few stories gospells players you may know, it is certainly not a tell all memoir in the vain of Jose Canseco’s Juiced.

The reasons behind those rules showed a wisdom and self awareness that he clearly didn’t realize he had, but which crop up throughout the book.