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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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Some cannot handle it. The Advantage Adoption Quest, 8. It explored both the physical and mental effects.

Dirk Ghe pretty much writes like a man named Dirk Hayhurst would write – with not a lot of poise and a heck of a lot of swagger.

I am assuming he had to rush this book to make it meet deadline.

However, I do spend several hours a week thinking about and studying baseball. Wherever I Wind Up. Item s unavailable for purchase.

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This book gives you a clear picture of what that’s all about. Now, trying to rehab his injured shoulder and drum up press for his book, Hayhurst is seen to be infringing on another part of the code as his teammates perceive him to be cozying up to the media without having anything to offer on the field.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Darrell Ceciliani, ball player. I received it as a first-reads win, for which I am grateful. Towards the end, the long chapters with a nun, a wrestler, and his new trainers I’m not sure what happened there, I skimmed those chapters seemed to be more of a “you had to be there” situation and they didn’t move the story forward. Dirk Hayhurst gives us a rare and fascinating behind the scenes glimpse of broken athletes working out of the spotlight not just to return to form, but to discover and face what it really is to be human.


I will honestly say this was my least favorite of the three but it was still an entertaining and quick read. This is the first Hayhurst book I’ve read. Sep 29, Kevin rated it liked it Shelves: The review must be at least 50 characters long. This volume goes to some length to waste all that sympathy. Or maybe Hayhurst just needs to show them all how much fun being a head case can be?

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Where Nobody Knows Your Name. I’m glad that it was a quick read, as I found myself really not enjoying many of the stories he told. I know firsthand that it can make an ass out of one. As I said, it was quite funny and there’s lots to learn about the camaraderie of a pro sports team and also how an athlete feels when they’ve been injured.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Bigger than the Game has Hayhurst dealing with depression and addiction that is brought about by a dual-edged sword of feelings of futility and ostracism. Working on finding his way back to baseball while trying desperately to hide his real emotions from his teammates and trainers – these chapters were well-written, and I’m sure they were difficult for him to write about.

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The world of the injured player can be a difficult one. As a head’s up, the language is for a mature reader There’s just no climax.

I appreciate seeing a guy who only saw himself as a ballplayer, ultimately making it big in a completely different arena while being at peace with his decision to walk away from the game. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in baseball or any professional sport, as well as for someone looking for a little different self-help book.

This is the third book in a baseball trilogy and the previous two were fascinating and funny. If you are a fan of baseball, you may like this book. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

No trivia or quizzes yet. As he points out, though, this is already slowly changing.

Would you like us to take another look at this review? In fact, we prefer not to know that big league ball players can suffer from depression and substance abuse problems while struggling to make it. I thought, though, that tge writing could have been tighter. Dirk Hayhurst’s writing is vulnerable and real. One Shot at Forever. I truly believe this book will help people.