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...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Cauldron picks up some new writers

If you’re not familiar with The Cauldron, you can be forgiven. The site launched back in June founded by New York Knicks beat writer Jamie O’Grady leading the way. It has picked up several writers along the way including Tim Ryan of The Big Lead, Andy Glockner of SI.com (currently its Executive Editor), Jim Cavan of Grantland, Robin Lundberg of ESPN Radio New York, Lauren Brownlow...
Via Awful Announcing
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Hayhurst implies “pillow-case-sized” bag of weed taken in 2011 Evan Longoria-David Price robbery

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 05, 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 441: Dirk Hayhurst on the Profits and Perils of Player-Media Relations by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to Dirk Hayhurst about the sticky subject of player-media relations from the perspective of a person who`s been on both sides of the mic.
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May 02, 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...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

MadFriars' Interview: Dirk Hayhurst

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.
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bigger Than The Game

Dirk Hayhurst, the author behind the New York Times’ bestseller The Bullpen Gospels and its sequel Out of My League, returns with Bigger Than The Game, which chronicles his time on the disabled list with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2010; his last year on a major league roster.
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The House Flight: Week of 2/3 to 2/9/2014

In case you weren’t paying attention… #Norf! pic.twitter.com/L5S7e8ARtb — Matt A. (@matthewverygood) February 8, 2014 Enjoy responsibly. Don’t read and drive. The Tryout Padres and Pints: The Podcast! – Episode 9 Cory Luebke Out For 2014. (Insert Expletive). Tears for Luebke; Tears for Fans 13 Things To Do At Padres FanFest When (I Mean, Before) You’re Dead Review...
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February 10, 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...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Burning River Radio 2.5

This time around the guys delve deep into the arbitration discussions of Vinnie Pestano, Justin Masterson and most importantly, Josh Tomlin. In addition, there is further discussion on the job prospects of Ubaldo Jimenez, Travis Hafner and Grady Sizemore. After some unnecessary trashing of a soon-to-be senior citizen, Mike gave his recommendation of Dirk Hayhurst's "The...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays to pursue catching help

  With a season of disappointment and distraction in the books, the Toronto Blue Jays have embarked on an early start to improve their team for 2013. According to Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun, the Blue Jays have approached the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with interest in catchers Hank Conger and Chris Iannetta. While pitching upgrades may be the top priority, Toronto’s curiosity...
Via MLB Injury News
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

AA Podcast #62 - Dirk Hayhurst, MLB on TBS

One of the pleasant surprises of the MLB Postseason has been the entertaining crew TBS has assembled for their studio shows. One of their studio analysts is former Major League pitcher and best-selling author Dirk Hayhurst. After just 25 MLB appearances, Hayhurst has written extensively about his journeyman career and has embraced his travels to being a successful author and broadcaster...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay's David Price calls out TBS' "Nerds"

David Price can be a bit testy. After giving up 7 runs to the Boston Red Sox in Saturday's American League Division Series game, Price watched TBS' postgame coverage and got a bit surly after watching analysts Tom Verducci and Dirk Hayhurst breaking down his pitching. The Rays pitcher went on Twitter to express his frustration over what he thought was unnecessary criticism...
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October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

David Price the latest loser to call out media for not being pro athletes

David Price gave up 7 earned runs in 7 innings last night against the Red Sox (Tampa Bay eventually losing 7-4). So what was on the pitcher's mind as the Rays fell behind Boston 0-2? The TBS broadcast. Price tweeted, "Dirk Hayhurst...COULDNT hack it...Tom Verducci wasn't even a water boy in high school...but yet they can still bash a player...SAVE IT NERDS" TBL...
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October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

David Price rips ‘nerds’ Dirk Hayhurst, Tom Verducci

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 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Rosenthal and Passan zing Dirk Hayhurst over choice of bow-tie

If you have seen any of TBS’s coverage of the MLB Postseason you have probably seen Keith Olberman, Pedro Martinez, Tom Verducci and some guy who is wearing a bow-tie. No it’s not that guy. It’s Dirk Hayhurst, a journeyman minor league reliever who had a breif major league career with the San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays. Judging from the reactions of twitter you like...
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October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Rosenthal and Passan zing Dirk Hayhurst over choice of bow-tie

If you have seen any of TBS’s coverage of the MLB Postseason you have probably seen Keith Olberman, Pedro Martinez, Tom Verducci and some guy who is wearing a bow-tie. No it’s not that guy. It’s Dirk Hayhurst, a journeyman minor league reliever who had a breif major league career with the San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays. Judging from the reactions of twitter you like...
Via Tireball.com
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Jays analyst live-tweets hit-and-run

"My Misadventures on the Mean Streets of New York", starring Dirk Hayhurst, isn't coming to a theater near you. The former big league pitcher is tweeting it live from the Big Apple. Hayhurst, who pitched in 25 games from 2008-09 and now is an analyst for the Blue Jays, is in New York with the Jays this week, and it got off to a wild start on his cab ride to Yankee...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Analyst Dirk Hayhurst Vividly Live-Tweets Cabby Accident In New York

The Toronto Blue Jays are in New York to play the Yankees, which means Blue Jays radio man Dirk Hayhurst is dealing with New York traffic and got himself an extra dose of excitement this morning as evidenced in his live tweeting of a hit-and-run accident and its aftermath happening right before his eyes. My cab just got into an accident…unreal — Dirk Hayhurst (@TheGarfoose) August...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Retired pitcher live tweets hit-and-run

Former MLB pitcher-turned-author Dirk Hayhurst had quite the interesting commute on Tuesday morning. 

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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto C Arencibia barbs Blue Jays broadcasters

Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia had some pointed criticism for his on-air critics. In a morning appearance on Toronto radio station Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Arencibia fired back at Sportsnet analysts Dirk Hayhurst and Gregg Zaun, former major leaguers who both played for the Blue Jays. Hayhurst and Zaun have been critical of Arencibia's play this season. ''There'...
Via AP on Fox
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Catcher Doesn't Like Blue Jays Broadcasters

This season's JP Arencibia is not last year's Arencibia... But that doesn't mean he won't fight you back and tell you how mad he actually is... He alluded to it on his Twitter account last night after the Jays loss to Detroit... ((HT: Sportsnet)) Look forward to fan590 at 8:40 am tomorrow... You should probably tune is as I will discuss Hayhurst and Zaun...
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July 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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