30
NOV
2011

The Red Sox Skipper Scholarship Program.

Bobby Valentine. Really? That’s the best the Red Sox could come up with? What is it with pulling managers form the recognizable masses that compose analysts? We can’t get anyone that is hungry in the lower levels up to manage a flagship franchise like the Sox. It has to be a name...
30
NOV
2011

The Xylo Diaries. Stairs #EpicWin

I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m not keen on sappy doggy videos on the Youtube. I hate pulling up ridiculous picture collage set to an Evanescence song. Gee, look, a dog in a pool, here is one sleeping on a couch with his legs sticking up, now one looking pissed-off because...
29
NOV
2011

The Xylo Diaries. Treats and Stairs

Xylo stands there, staring out the window like he’s a watchdog. I guess he is, just not in the way you’re thinking. He’s a sight hound, so he likes to stare at stuff—blowing leaves, the neighbor’s cat, rodents with bushy tails. Just stares at them, like Medusa though none of his...
27
NOV
2011

The Xylo Diaries. Taking Him Home

  “If he doesn’t run right up and jump in on the first go, it usually means you’re going to have to lift him up and stuff him in,” said the lady at the rescue as she hoisted up my dog’s bare rear parts and crammed him in my vehicle. Xylo is about 84 pounds from stem to...
26
NOV
2011

The Xylo Diaries. Picking Him Out.

  Before I coaxed him into the car, before I got the papers signed, and before the lady who gave him to me went on this hyper anal retentive rant about how the breed is second only to God in value to man kind and how I better reconstruct my house to accommodate his every...
17
NOV
2011

Advance Praise for OUT OF MY LEAGUE.

Here’s what the advance reviewers have to say about OUT OF MY LEAGUE.   ‎”Dirk Hayhurst writes about baseball in a unique way. Observant, insightful, human, and hilarious.” — Bob Costas. “Even more than he did in The Bullpen Gospels, Dirk Hayhurst teaches us here...
17
NOV
2011

Music, The Brain, And Making An Ass Of Yourself For Jesus

I’ve been thinking a lot about music, the brain, and memories. I know: an odd thing to simply wake up one day and start pondering. Hear me out. You may have had the satisfaction of watching the 20/20 piece on Gabby Giffords recently, where in it showed her therapist using music...