NEW The Bullpen Gospels ↠ Dirk Hayhurst


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  • The Bullpen Gospels
  • Dirk Hayhurst
  • English
  • 02 May 2020
  • 9781441763112

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The Bullpen Gospels Free download å 5 Gospels is a rollicking good bus ride of a book Hayhurst illuminates a baseball life not only with wit and humor but also with thought provoking introspection Tom Verducci Sports IllustratedDirk Hayhurst has written a fascinating funny and honest account on life in the minor leagues I loved it Writers can't play baseball but in this case a player sure can write Tim Kurkjian Senior Writer ESPN The Magazine analystreporter ESPN televisionBull Durham meets Ball Four in Dirk Hayhurst's hilarious and moving account of life in baseball's glamour free bush leagues Rob Neyer ESPNcomIf Holden Caulfield could dial up his fastball to 90 mph he might have written this funny touching memoir about a ballplayer at a career and life crossroads He might have called it 'Pitcher in the Rye' Instead he left it to Dirk Hayhurst the only writer in the business who can make you laugh make you cry and strike out Ryan Howard King Kaufman SalonThe Bullpen Gospels is a funny bone tickling tear duct stimulating feel good story that will leave die hard baseball fans and die hard human beings for that matter well feeling good Bob Mitchell author of Once Upon a Fastbal. Fantastic The best what it s like to play baseball book I ve read since Ball Four And it s not just about baseball Hayhurst takes us not just into the clubhouse and bullpen but also into his own mind as he struggles with this place in the game his family and the world Highly recommended Peeping Toms you laugh make Mary On Roller Skates you cry and strike out Ryan Howard King Kaufman SalonThe Bullpen Gospels is a funny bone tickling tear duct stimulating feel good story that will leave die hard baseball fans and die hard human beings for that matter well feeling good Bob Mitchell author of Once Upon a Fastbal. Fantastic The best what it s like to play baseball book I ve read since Ball Four And it s not just about baseball Hayhurst takes us not just into the clubhouse and bullpen but also into his own mind as he struggles with this place in the game his family and the world Highly recommended

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The Bullpen Gospels Free download å 5 From the humble heights of a Class A pitcher's mound to the deflating lows of sleeping on his gun toting grandmother's air mattress veteran reliever Dirk Hayhurst steps out of the bullpen to deliver the best pitch of his career a raw unflinching and surprisingly moving account of his life in the minors I enjoyed the visualizations maybe a little too much and would stop only when I felt I'd centered myselfor after one of my teammates hit me in the nuts with the rosin bag while my eyes were closed Hilariously self effacing and brutally honest Hayhurst captures the absurdities the grim realities and the occasional nuggets of hard won wisdom culled from four seasons in the minors 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 uite starstruck schoolchildren Dirk reveals a side of baseball and life rarely seen on ESPN My career has crash landed on the floor of my grandma's old sewing room If this is a dream come true then dreams smell a lot like mothballs an. A scant handful of interesting poignant or amusing anecdotes sandwiched between endless chapters of explosive diarrhea sophomoric frat humor and misogynistic behavior Coming from a self pronounced teetotal ling virgin you d hope to hear these incidents recapped with at least a few frowns between the linesIf you re into garden variety hard knock life power of positive thinking memoirs you might give this an extra star If you re looking for real baseball insight you just struck out and yes that groaner intentionally mimics how the book is written

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The Bullpen Gospels Free download å 5 D Bengay 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 homeAfter many minutes hours days weeks months and years spent in the bullpen I can verify that this is a true picture of baseball Tim McCarverThere are great truths within of the kind usually unspoken And as he expresses them Dirk Hayhurst describes himself as 'a real person who moonlights as a baseball player' In much the same manner while The Bullpen Gospels chronicles how all of us face the impact when we learn reality is both far meaner and far richer than our dreams it also moonlights as one of the best baseball books ever written Keith OlbermannA bit of Jim Bouton a bit of Jim Brosnan a bit of Pat Jordan a bit of crash Davis and a whole lot of Dirk Hayhurst Often hilarious sometimes poignant This is a really enjoyable baseball read Bob CostasFascinating…a perspective that fans rarely see Trevor Hoffman pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers The Bullpen. Hayhurst is a long reliever in his fifth year in the minors sent back to A ball after having seen AAA for a few games the previous year This is his story about that year working his way back up the baseball path He bookends the stories about his baseball life that year with some stories about his troubled family His family stories here are heartbreaking and sad uite different from the bulk of the book and I felt a little out of place Another thing that threw me is that this has very few of the typical baseball stories you read in baseball books No this is about what happens on the team bus in the bullpen and in the clubhouse It s the life beyond the game And it s hilariously funny if you like teen boy raunchy humor If you don t you won t like this book Hayhurst is very comfortable with human waste and the body parts that eliminate it Hayhurst also can writing touching stuff when talking about taking a boy with an illness into the bullpen or in his first anecdote about giving his shoes to a homeless man 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 found it interesting how baseball makes you jump back and forth on that continuum during your rise through the minors And Hayhurst description of the Baseball Reaper there to take away the playing days of a washed up player well that fits in well with the Job Reaper I suspect is behind every layoff and shutdown in this economy Baseball is the same as the real world only differentIt detracts a bit from the story of Hayhurst s rise from Single A to Double A ball where the story ends at the end of the season when you read his minor league record and see that he also got in two games at the Triple A level You wonder why the whole story wasn t as good as the modified one he told Then I saw his AAA ERA of 2363 so maybe he was just embarrassed But when you see an obvious change in history you wonder what else in his anecdotes he took liberties with Hayhurst does tell good stories though I listened to the audio version of this book The narrator was able to provide voices to the players that really provided some added entertainment to the listening and helped to easily distinguish the many players This was very well done and made what might have been a difficult to follow book given lots of players an easy read Audio version by Ray Porter highly recommended


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