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The Bullpen Gospels Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran (Paperback)

Author:  Dirk Hayhurst
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0806531436
ISBN-13: 9780806531434
Sku: 212508924
Publish Date: 3/30/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  340
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In this real-life version of the movie "Bull Durham," pitcher Hayhurst chronicles a poignant year in Minor League Baseball.

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 myself...or 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-quite-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 and 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 home.
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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.||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-quite-starstruck schoolchildren, Dirk reveals a side of baseball, and life, rarely seen on ESPN.||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.

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"Mr. Hayhurst gives us a tawdry tale of cheap hotels, long bus rides, anxious athletes, excessive drinking, endless talk about sex, and scenes involving the author's dysfunctional family....By my count, only about eight pages of the first 260 in THE BULLPEN GOSPELS recount anything about baseball games....[But Hayhurst] has a message to deliver about the things that matter in life--and those that don't. And he offers sage observations about the nature of celebrity and ambition, forgiveness and family." - Richard J. Tofel 04/03/2010

"...Hayhurst, in his own foul-mouthed, sexist way, has a good story to tell, indeed an American classic. It feels true, and Hayhurst knows how to keep the pages turning....THE BULLPEN GOSPELS may be the funniest baseball memoir since Jim Bouton's BALL FOUR." - Jonathan Eig 06/06/2010

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0340
Product attributePublisher:   Citadel Press
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