Bigger Than the Game has ratings and 43 reviews. Gord said: After reading Dirk Hayhurst’s the Bullpen Gospels, I was looking forward to reading more. The title of Dirk Hayhurst%26#;s third %26#;tell-all%26#; book, Bigger than the Game: Restitching a Major League Life, is a bit. His third book, Bigger than the Game, may be his greatest attempt yet to show the world what life at the highest level is truly.

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Where the first three predominately focused on the lighter side of baseball with terrific background into his troubled family, his supportive romance and subsequent marriage”Bigger Than the Game” takes a slightly different tack.

It starts with Hayhurst injuring himself offseason, and follows him through his biyger rehab with the team during spring training. Where Nobody Knows Your Name.

It was a good time in my life to read this book. Some become depressed and turn to pain meds, gane turn to alcohol, and some face difficult home lives. This book felt a bit rushed and thrown together, like maybe there was a deadline to meet. Hayhurst is maturing as a writer and, in addition to giving us a funny, entertaining read, makes this book something that might be able to help others through their own dark times. Bigger Than the Game by Dirk Hayhurst is a free Goodreads Firstreads advance reader copy of a paperback book Nayhurst read right around the time of the lunar eclipse in April.

Wherever I Wind Up. There are not so flattering stories about some of the players on the Jays’ team and minor league hayhust their names have been changed.


He thought hard about what baseball means and how he should fit into it. Then fate delivered a crushing hit. There were some interesting things about life in baseball that he wrote about but not much. To hhe insult to injury literallythe imminent release his first book, The Bullpen Gospelsis becoming a point of division with his teammates.

This is the 3rd in the series of ‘reality baseball’ books by Dirk Hayhurst. There’s just no climax. This is a rare treat, and would be essential reading for this fact alone, even if the tale was not well conveyed. You get a real look in to the life of Hayhurst which is really powerful at times. This one is no different, but it’s actually much less about playing baseball than about dealing with baseball.

Hayhurst has dealt with dark subject matter before, particularly in his relationship with his own family but, in this book, the weight of the conflict takes more of a center stage than before. Refresh and try again. It starts with the self-inflicted shoulder injury lifting too much weight he got in the offseason after and how he dealt with injury dur From http: But instead of trying to say we’re not a commodity, we just want to be the most valuable commodity possible.

Jays Journal 2 years Blue Jays’ Shapiro not a fan of player options. But I would recommend it as it does humanize professional athletes in a way that removes the pedestal. I don’t even know what to say The review must be at least 50 characters long.


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Bigger Than the Game: Restitching a Major League Life

The best aspect of the book, by far, is his interaction with the clinicians in Birmingham, which occurs in the last quarter of the book. Hayhurst shares his mental health struggles along with the physical inj I received this book free from goodreads giveaways.

But I could have tolerated less of the book being about goofing around in rehab and hearing more about the effects of mental illness and addiction. There are some pretty valuable life lessons in this book and I always love Hayhurst’s writing style. Unfortunately, for him his time in Thsn was miserable and injury plagued.

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This book gives you an inside look into the world of rehabbing an injury. From there things got worse, weirder, and funnier. There were some “insider” details that gave insight into life in the profession, though they just weren’t enough and I was left wanting more.

Even when writing about the most difficult subject matter, he has a way of making the reader laugh. Bigger Than the Game is the third book I have read from Hayhurst. Restitching a Major League Lifeis a bit of an enigma.