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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Way too few baseball players write real books but reality is spilling out in bits and pieces. Then fate delivered a crushing hit. This is probably the darkest book by Hayhurst so far, as he battles an injury, depression and pill abuse through the first half of this book.
Review of Bigger Than The Game by Dirk Hayhurst
Feb 23, Teena in Toronto rated it it was ok Shelves: Refresh and try again. The primary crisis is resolved about half-way in and then the rest feels like a lot of hurrying up to wait. This is the third book in a baseball trilogy and the previous two were fascinating and funny. To take any of it more seriously than that was a mistake. I’m guilty of that feeling, and like how Hayhurst has made me think more broadly.
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Jan 25, Paul Miller rated it liked it Shelves: I beg to differ. 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.
Published February 25th by Citadel first published January 1st That’s not to say that this is a bad thing. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Trivia About Bigger Than the G Though I really enjoyed the first and second books, about life in the minors and as an “average” major leaguer, this one sort of left me flat.
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Where Nobody Knows Your Name. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. A Guy Like Me. Anyone who likes baseball tthe enjoy this inside look, whether or not you ddirk a Blue Jay or Dirk Hayhurst fan.
Mar 10, Scott Foshee rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. His books really make you appreciate how difficult it is to reach the major leagues and how hard it is to stay.
Review of Bigger Than The Game by Dirk Hayhurst
I recommend his first two books, not so dirl this one. Mar 04, R. When that doesn’t do so well, he rehabs at a couple of sports medicine clinics. Thank you for the great book Goodreads!
Dirk gets injured and his experiences move to the trials and tribulations of dealing with rehab, teammates resentful of his gane, and the realization that what makes one good on the field of competition is not necessarily what gives one an acceptable quality of life. Then fate delivered a crushing hit. It starts with the self-inflicted shoulder injury lifting too much weight he got in the offseason after and yhan he dealt with injury dur From http: Baseball is a conservative game in many ways–players have their codes, things are biggfr this particular way, and you must not rock the boat.
Some become depressed and turn to pain meds, some turn to alcohol, and some face difficult home lives. I didn’t find him overly likeable. Bigger Than the Game: You get a glimpse of the physical grind plus the mental and emotional toll that a player goes through. The Bullpen Gospels tells of his struggles in the minor leagues, trying to figure out who he is as a baseball player and Out of My League tells of his ascent to the big leagues both in jayhurst of his career and with the woman whom he married.
A disappointment when compared to The Bullpen Gospels or if you are looking for another sort of insider look at major league baseball.
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View all NBA Sites. In a crazy world of injured athletes, autograph-seeking nuns, angry wrestlers, and trainers with a taste for torture, Hayhurst learned lessons about the game–and himself–that were not in any rulebook. Murphy rated it really liked it. We are treated to some banter in the locker room with the team, but that is mostly about Hayhurst being a writer and the issues some players have with him.
Bigger Than the Game is his newest book and the second I have read of his. 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. Hayhurst spent most of his career playing in the minor league. Old demons together with new enemies and a season ending— possibly career ending— injury look to knock Hayhurst out of baseball forever.
Like many other entertainers–such professional wrestlers–the fans see you as a commodity and not as a person.