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    Baseball Player and Best-Selling Author, Dirk Hayhurst, Released by Blue Jays

    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/pl...ayhudi01.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.

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    Re: Baseball Player and Best-Selling Author, Dirk Hayhurst, Released by Blue Jays

    The Bullpen Gospels is a must read book.

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    Re: Baseball Player and Best-Selling Author, Dirk Hayhurst, Released by Blue Jays

    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.
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    Re: Baseball Player and Best-Selling Author, Dirk Hayhurst, Released by Blue Jays

    I concur - the Bullpen Gospels is by far the funniest and best baseball book I've ever read.

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    Re: Baseball Player and Best-Selling Author, Dirk Hayhurst, Released by Blue Jays

    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/sp...l?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/showt...light=hayhurst
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    Re: Baseball Player and Best-Selling Author, Dirk Hayhurst, Released by Blue Jays

    Quote Originally Posted by reds1869 View Post
    The Bullpen Gospels is a must read book.
    Just chiming in with agreement. Very, very good read.
    "Even a bad day at the ballpark beats the snot out of most other good days. I'll take my scorecard and pencil and beer and hot dog and rage at the dips and cheer at the highs, but I'm not ever going to stop loving this game and this team and nobody will ever take that away from me." Roy Tucker October 2010


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