The Bullpen Gospels

The Bullpen Gospels

Major League Dreams of A Minor League Veteran

eBook - 2010
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A minor league pitcher deals with both the lighter and darker sides of a life at the edge of the pro ranks where he refuses to quit and eventually finds himself playing for the league championship.
Publisher: New York, NY : Citadel Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9780806533964
080653396X
9780806533933
0806533935
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 340 p.)
Summary: A minor league pitcher deals with both the lighter and darker sides of a life at the edge of the pro ranks where he refuses to quit and eventually finds himself playing for the league championship.

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thomd
Aug 15, 2015

Really enjoyed this tale of a year in the minor leagues. Contains sophomoric hijinx, a problematic family life, insights into baseball as a career, and likely considerably less swearing than actually occurs. Okay, maybe a little too much focus on the off field shenanigans, but I did laugh out loud several times. Will definitely look to other books and columns from Mr Hayhurst.

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Ichigaga
Mar 07, 2012

Sort of a "Ball Four" about the minor leagues. Talks about the minor league life, but also about Hayhurst's family situation. Looking forward to reading his follow-up.

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readingchef
Aug 06, 2011

Fantastic book all the humor of Bull Durham with a very real twist
Dirk Hayhurst mixes baseball with everyday life tells his story makes you chuckle and makes the reader realize how fortunate we all are.

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Sundowner
Feb 24, 2011

This book was unusual for the genre. Hayhurst glorified neither himself nor his sport. It comes across as an honest account of a less than glorious ride. A worthwhile read for a mature baseball fan.

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RonNasty64
Jul 14, 2010

I laughed, I cried, I made a mess in the shower. This is easily the most enjoyable book I've read this year. Dirk Hayhurst sits you, the reader, next to him on his bus ride through the minors in his make it or break it year in baseball. Dirk feeds you a steady diet of fastballs as you anxiously turn pages on the go-for-broke, reckless life of a minor leaguer. Kangaroo Court, getting teabagged on a bus and teammates like Ox, will have you laughing out loud. But watch out for his curve balls. Dirk weaves these into his story to remind you what this story is really about: Baseball players are people too. "The Bullpen Gospels" is wonderfully written, and when it's time from the Grim Reaper, Hayhurst is more than ready. The only downside is that the next installment won't be out until 2012, in the meantime Dirk Hayhurst can be followed on Twitter at @TheGarfoose.

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roadhockey
Jun 29, 2010

Overall a good read. I enjoyed his thoughts on life. Didn't enjoy his interactions with other players as much and some stories went on too long. Worth reading. He has apparently some sort of faith which is reflected in his world view, though not his use of language. Not for young baseball fans.

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RonNasty64
Jul 14, 2010

RonNasty64 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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RonNasty64
Jul 14, 2010

Chapters that didn't make the cut can be found here: http://www.mercycorps.org/fundraising/thegarfoose0

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RonNasty64
Jul 14, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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RonNasty64
Jul 17, 2010

"Mr. Nasty, the old bat eater."

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