The “best writer in a baseball uniform” follows his New York Times bestseller The Bullpen Gospels with more hilarious tales of life on and off the diamond (The New York Times).
As a major and not-so-major league pitcher, Dirk Hayhurst has learned to master more than striking out batters. While waiting for his name to be called in the bullpen, he honed his gifts as a storyteller.
In this all-too-true collection of adventures in America’s favorite pastime, Hayhurst details the intricacies of pulling off an epic team prank, even if it’s at his own expense; the art of creating the perfect professional baseball nickname; his comically ineffective attempts at writing romance novels; and a bizarre tale in which a bear gets punched in the face (yes, that really happened—with all apologies to the bear).
“It’s not often that someone comes along who is a good pitcher and a good writer,” and no matter how wild his stories may be, Hayhurst proves once again that it’s all in the delivery (Salon).
About the author
Dirk Hayhurst is the New York Times bestselling author of The Bullpen Gospels, Out of My League, Bigger Than the Game, and the e-book Wild Pitches. Drafted from Kent State University in 2003 as a senior sign, Hayhurst pitched professionally for nine years on more than eight minor league teams and three major league teams: the San Diego Padres, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Tampa Bay Rays. He has been a professional broadcaster and baseball analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays and Sportsnet Toronto, a contributor for ESPN on the Olbermann show on ESPN 2, and a panelist on TBS's coverage of the MLB postseason. Visit him at dirkhayhurst.com.
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