During my recent coffee-nursing, noon-wakeup, underwear-only reading of Jeff Passan's work over at Yahoo! Sports -- discussing how teams promote top prospects to their 40-man rosters to shield them from minor league rules on marijuana -- I couldn't help but chuckle.
Not at Passan's writing. He's insightful, and he genuinely seems to care about facts and logic, plus...
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. […]
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...
We caught up with Dirk Hayhurst, who was selected in the eighth round of the 2003 draft by the San Diego Padres and was a member of the organization from 2003 to 2008. After leaving the Padres Dirk played with the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays’ until retiring in 2011.
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...
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price lashed out at MLB analysts Dirk Hayhurst and Tom Verducci for being critical of him on TBS’ postgame show Saturday night. Price allowed seven runs over seven innings in the Rays’ 7-4 ALDS Game 2 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. According to Turner PR, Hayhurst said […]
Former MLB pitcher-turned-author Dirk Hayhurst had quite the interesting commute on Tuesday morning.
Dirk Hayhurst has really made a name for himself over the past three days. Even Cliff Lee now knows the guy.
Hayhurst, a former big league pitcher and current Toronto radio host, accused Clay Buchholz of doctoring the baseball during Wednesday’s Red Sox-Blue Jays game. That kicked off a media firestorm, and Hayhurst has since received plenty of backlash on Twitter.
It was screenwriting guru Syd Field who introduced, to the best of my knowledge, the notion of the cinematic “plot point.” Hollywood movies have two of these, the first coming roughly a third of the way in, the second two thirds through. Watch any mainstream cinema product, and you can practically set your watch by them.
Dirk Hayhurst’s second memoir, Out of My League ...
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I recently chatted with former Padres, Blue Jays, and Rays right-hander Dirk Hayhurst about baseball, his new book, and his upcoming move to Italy. I've talked to Dirk (who has a blog and is active on Twitter as TheGarfoose) a few times over the years, and it's always good to catch up with a fellow “Monty Python” fan. (Sadly, we did not discuss “Python” this time...