DIRK HAYHURST NEWS

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

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
September 02, 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.
Via Baseball Prospectus
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...
Via i70baseball
April 11, 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...
Via Padres Public
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...
Via Padres Public
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 Bullpen Gospels...
Via Burning River Baseball
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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