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camisadelgolf
01-05-2011, 12:27 PM
This wouldn't normally be a transaction that would be mentioned in the Old Red Guard, but I was reading Hayhurst's blog, and I was so impressed by his writing that I wanted to share it.
http://dirkhayhurst.com/2011/01/bye-bye-blue-jays/
http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hayhudi01.shtml

Since I got hurt in the off-season, the Jays could have dumped my contract and saddled me with the medical bills and no big league pay check for a year of rehab, but they didnít. That shows class, and in a game where human beings are turned into commodities, they treated me like a person and Iíll never forget it.

reds1869
01-06-2011, 06:48 AM
The Bullpen Gospels is a must read book.

Ghosts of 1990
01-06-2011, 04:09 PM
College teammate of mine played with Dirk in HS in Canton and growing up. I've always kind of followed his career because of that. I still need to read bullpen gospels. I've heard from everyone who has ever read it that it's very good.

jmcclain19
01-06-2011, 04:36 PM
I concur - the Bullpen Gospels is by far the funniest and best baseball book I've ever read.

redsmetz
02-06-2012, 05:15 AM
The saga of pitcher & writer, Dirk Hayhurst continues - he'll pitch in the Italian league this summer. Hayhurst is fairly frank regarding his abilities on the field & gives an interesting perspective of the player's experience when you're not really very good.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/sports/baseball/far-from-a-storybook-ending-a-so-so-pitcher-turns-the-page.html?ref=baseball

We first encountered Hayhurst in these parts nearly five years ago in this thread about the blog he was doing for Baseball America:

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62188&highlight=hayhurst

dfs
02-06-2012, 09:49 AM
The Bullpen Gospels is a must read book.

Just chiming in with agreement. Very, very good read.