Ben and Sam talk to former major leaguer Dirk Hayhurst about the player`s perspective on MLB`s efforts to speed up games.
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...
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...
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. […]
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.
Ben and Russell talk to Dirk Hayhurst about doctoring baseballs, hitting batters, and the perceived effect of race on clubhouse chemistry.
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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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
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...
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...