4 Jun In “The Bullpen Gospels,” Hayhurst, a pitcher, gets off to a rocky start. The dialogue seems fake. The prose is awkward. And he’s terribly cruel. Based on the best selling book “The Bullpen Gospels” by Dirk Hayhurst. 19 Apr Last week, I mentioned that I had ordered The Bullpen Gospels by Dirk Hayhurst and that I would soon write a review. I found a copy at my local.

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April 22, at While at times the book is insightful, it is always honest while leaving the reader bu,lpen and laughing. A scant handful of interesting, poignant, or amusing anecdotes sandwiched between endless chapters of explosive diarrhea, sophomoric frat humor, and misogynistic behavior. This book has been compared to Jim Bouton’s “Ball Four,” which I first read as a preteen and is still one of my all-time favorites.

Sure, there are often hysterical stories about minor league team antics. I particularly love how gos;els went into the game with a set of personal rules that he did not break.

I just really wish I had read the book before I talked with him. Minor league baseball — United States. His life experiences have really given him the insight and wisdom I can only compare to those old wise men that you see in movies, you know, where someone climbs a mountain to see an old guy who looks like he is wrapped in a towel, with his long unkept hair and facial hair to match. There was far too much sophomoric, rowdy behavior, complete with all of the expected predictable elements including downloading porn from the Internet, drunken behavior and fart jokes.


The Bullpen Gospels

And Hayhurst description of the Baseball Reaper, there to take away the playing days of a washed up player, well bulllpen fits in well with the Job Reaper I suspect is behind every layoff and shutdown in this economy. Thanks for recommending this.

All in all, I found this a very satisfying book, as a baseball fan, as a reader, and as one who hopes the best for troubled families.

April 19, at 6: He does so in a manner that makes you feel like you are in the room with him and his teammates shooting the breeze. I listened to the audio version of this book. Apr 30, Michelle rated it really liked it Shelves: One of the greatest baseball books of modern times hit North America’s books stores this week.

The Bullpen Gospels (a Review)

Baseball players — United States — Biography. This is a really enjoyable baseball read. Apr 28, Catherine rated it liked it. He bookends the stories about his baseball life that year with some stories about his troubled family.

One day you could be friends with everyone on your team and having a great time and the next you’re flying on a plane to a completely different team, city, The book, The Bullpen Gospels: This book would mainly appeal to sports fans or anyone who even watches baseball but I would recommend it to anyone who has a thirst for knowledge about how the minor leagues even work. His agent points this out, noting an instance where Hayhurst is obviously different from other baseball players on the basis of using fuck and Narnia in the same sentence.


Be ready to laugh and be ready to shed a tear.

gowpels The reader quickly realizes that there is very little glory or money on the minor league trail. Ah, yes Brought back memories of bus rides, dusty infields, and!

The story is not a complex one, but it is his, and he approaches it with the insight and thoughtfulness that one doesn’t expect from an athlete. Solid read with great humor and insight. It’s the minor league adventures of retired major league pitcher Gospeos Hayhurst.

Baseball is the gospdls as the real world, only different. Not to demean his issues, but it felt forced at times. Oct 09, Matthew rated it it was amazing. Much like Hayhurst and others who spend careers fighting labels, it is too simple to call this a baseball book.

Even if you despise baseball or competitive sports all together it is still a very funny and interesting book. Without spoiling anything for my Padres friends who I know will read this book, let’s just say that Hoffy again proves himself to be a Hall of Famer in the game of life.

All the poorly edited sentences and grammar errors made it just that much less enjoyable. If this is a dream come true, then dreams smell a lot like mothballs and Bengay. May 14, Rodger rated it really liked it Shelves: