The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran



The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran
'After many minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years spent in the bullpen, I can verify that this is a true picture of baseball.'--Tim McCarver
'There are great truths within, of the kind usually unspoken. And as he expresses them, Dirk Hayhurst describes himself as 'a real person who moonlights as a baseball player.' In much the same manner, while The Bullpen Gospels chronicles how all of us face the impact when we learn reality is both far meaner and far richer than our dreams--it also moonlights as one of the best baseball books ever written.'--Keith Olbermann
'A bit of Jim Bouton, a bit of Jim Brosnan, a bit of Pat Jordan, a bit of crash Davis, and a whole lot of Dirk Hayhurst. Often hilarious, sometimes poignant. This is a really enjoyable baseball read.'--Bob Costas
'Fascinating. . .a perspective that fans rarely see.'--Trevor Hoffman, pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers
'The Bullpen Gospels is a rollicking good bus ride of a book. Hayhurst illuminates a baseball life not only with wit and humor, but also with thought-provoking introspection.'--Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated
'Dirk Hayhurst has written a fascinating, funny and honest account on life in the minor leagues. I loved it. Writers can't play baseball, but in this case, a player sure can write.'--Tim Kurkjian, Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine, analyst/reporter ESPN television
'Bull Durham meets Ball Four in Dirk Hayhurst's hilarious and moving account of life in baseball's glamour-free bush leagues.'--Rob Neyer, ESPN.com
'If Holden Caulfield could dial up his fastball to 90 mph, he might have written this funny, touching memoir about a ballplayer at a career--and life--crossroads. He might have called it 'Pitcher in the Rye.' Instead, he left it to Dirk Hayhurst, the only writer in the business who can make you laugh, make you cry and strike out Ryan Howard.'--King Kaufman, Salon
'The Bullpen Gospels is a funny bone-tickling, tear duct-stimulating, feel-good story that will leave die-hard baseball fans--and die-hard human beings, for that matter--well, feeling good.'--Bob Mitchell, author of Once Upon a Fastball
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