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jojo
09-05-2007, 03:27 PM
Here's (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/minors/features/264668.html) an article that offers a great contrast to 5 game losing streaks and Dunner vs Cunningham etc. Dirk Hayhurst is basically blogging for Baseball America in a piece called "The Non-Prospect Diaries" that is meant to give readers an inside perspective on the life of a minor leaguer. The entry linked above is starting to get kudos on several baseball blogs as Dirk really hits a homerun IMHO.

I suspect Dirk's dreams will never be fully realized on a ball field. That said, I also suspect that he's going to do all right in his life after playing ball. He gets it I think. After this entry and some time spent in his archives, his online diary is certainly becoming a must read for me and I'm becoming a huge fan of his...

M2
09-05-2007, 03:57 PM
Man, that's some fine writing.

RFS62
09-05-2007, 04:17 PM
He was on XM's morning show last week. He's a very intelligent and articulate kid.

He gets it, in a big way. That column really is a "must read". It's nice to see him getting some national recognition now.

Cyclone792
09-05-2007, 04:42 PM
Fantastic blog and read. Some pieces have a serious side to them, while others, such as the details on bus trips, are just all out hilarious.

TOBTTReds
09-05-2007, 04:49 PM
It's funny this is brought up now bc I read one of his entries for the first time yesterday. It was about kids wanting him to get the autograph of a better player. It does amaze me how rude many kids are. I hope, and don't think, I was ever like that as a kid.

nate
09-05-2007, 05:35 PM
Very cool read. Thanks for pointing it out!

paulrichjr
09-05-2007, 05:48 PM
Here's (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/minors/features/264668.html) an article that offers a great contrast to 5 game losing streaks and Dunner vs Cunningham etc. Dirk Hayhurst is basically blogging for Baseball America in a piece called "The Non-Prospect Diaries" that is meant to give readers an inside perspective on the life of a minor leaguer. The entry linked above is starting to get kudos on several baseball blogs as Dirk really hits a homerun IMHO.

I suspect Dirk's dreams will never be fully realized on a ball field. That said, I also suspect that he's going to do all right in his life after playing ball. He gets it I think. After this entry and some time spent in his archives, his online diary is certainly becoming a must read for me and I'm becoming a huge fan of his...


Thanks for posting this link. That was some really good stuff.

Chip R
09-05-2007, 06:34 PM
Great reading. I would have liked to see a column about finances of an average minor league ballplayer and how what they make sounds great to us but what are the expenses that cut into their salaries.

pedro
09-05-2007, 07:24 PM
That seriously made me cry.

guttle11
09-05-2007, 07:47 PM
Thanks for sharing. One of the coolest things I've ever read.

KronoRed
09-05-2007, 08:50 PM
Excellent writing :clap:

paintmered
09-05-2007, 09:21 PM
That absolutely made my night.

BoydsOfSummer
09-06-2007, 01:09 AM
Somebody should make a movie about this stuff.

SteelSD
09-06-2007, 01:20 AM
This guy simply writes great stuff. Fantastic.

Ron Madden
09-06-2007, 02:30 AM
Thanks jojo.

RedsBaron
09-06-2007, 04:32 AM
Thank you Jojo for this thread. My eyes misted up when I read about how the boy had cancer and how the players then reacted.

cumberlandreds
09-06-2007, 09:08 AM
Thanks for sharing this. That was a great story he told.

lollipopcurve
09-06-2007, 09:29 AM
There's a little bit of that little guy in all of us. Great stuff from Hayhurst.

StillFunkyB
09-07-2007, 07:22 AM
That was awesome. Just read the one about the kid with liver cancer.

Thanks for sharing this.

MrCinatit
09-07-2007, 08:04 AM
Spectacular stuff.
Maybe the guy won't make the bigs (though I suddenly find myself hoping he does make that long shot), but I have a feeling he does have a very bright future.

I just got done reading a section where Greg Maddox sat in on a talk with he and his fellow pitchers. Some very good stuff, as well - and a reason I would have loved to see the Reds pick up Maddox. He might not win a lot of games as a pitcher, but I believe his knowledge could have helped in the future.

GAC
09-07-2007, 08:14 AM
That seriously made me cry.

Brought some tears to my eyes too.

dabvu2498
03-20-2008, 11:49 AM
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/players-perspective/2008/265760.html

A great post to get the season underway.

RedlegJake
03-20-2008, 02:20 PM
I really like Newsome's post about Pedro Viola, too. Really a terrific group of blogs.