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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 603: Dirk Hayhurst on Pace and the Batter-Pitcher Balance of Power by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to former major leaguer Dirk Hayhurst about the player`s perspective on MLB`s efforts to speed up games.
Via Baseball Prospectus
7 days ago  |  Discuss

5 for Friday: Dirk Hayhurst, best-selling author, former MLB pitcher

Dirk Hayhurst pitched in only 25 games over parts of two MLB seasons some years back — which is a whole lot more professional sports experience than most any of us can claim and is, therefore, pretty rad — but his true calling has come from his talents off the field rather than on it. Armed with a communications degree from Kent State University and years of moving through...
Via Fox Sports
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-MLBer implies David Price and Evan Longoria are potheads

Former MLB pitcher turned broadcaster/writer Dirk Hayhurst wrote a column about the popularity of marijuana throughout MLB and, in the article, he implied there are several potheads on the Tampa Bay Rays. Hayhurst’s column was inspired by Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan’s recent column about the disparity between drug punishments for MLB and minor league players. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 430: Dirk Hayhurst on Cheating, Beaning, and Clubhouse Race Relations by Ben Lindbergh and Russell A. Carleton

Ben and Russell talk to Dirk Hayhurst about doctoring baseballs, hitting batters, and the perceived effect of race on clubhouse chemistry.
Via Baseball Prospectus
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Hitting For The Cycle: Doctoring Baseballs, Tommy John Surgeries, Defensive Shifts, And Reliever Awards

Single: A Major League Pitcher’s Guide to Doctoring a Baseball by Dirk Hayhurst (Deadspin) For those of you who are already familiar with the writing of former MLB Pitcher Dirk Hayhurst, this article will come as zero shock to you as he has a penchant for sharing inside information. In the wake of the Michael Pineda pine-tar-on-the-hand issue (and to some extent Craig Kimbrel...
Via The Nats Blog
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Dirk Hayhurst’s newest book a compelling read

Dirk Hayhurst’s latest book, Bigger than the Game: Restitching a Major League Life, is his most revealing, compelling book yet. Often, it is interesting to trace the evolution of a ballplayer’s career. When that ballplayer also happens to be a terrific writer with a knack for capturing conversations and a fearless ability to lay bare his own life for everyone to read, tracing...
Via i70baseball
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Review: Dirk Hayhurst’s “Bigger Than the Game”

Bigger Than the Game By Dirk Hayhurst Citadel, 320 pp., $14.95 paperback The Padres drafted Dirk Hayhurst in the eighth round of the 2003 draft. He had a cup of coffee with the big club in 2008, and it didn’t go so well. The next year he fared a little better with Toronto, but that was his final stint in the big leagues. At the ripe old age of 28, he was done. Welcome to the world...
Via Padres Public
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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