06
FEB
2013

Wild Pitches & Book 4

Today I’ll find out if Wild Pitches makes the New York Times best sellers list. I’m hopeful, of course, but not as worried about it as I have been for the others. Reason being, the book is really short stories, extra chapters, and journal entries from the other two...
26
JAN
2013

Rays Book Excerpt 3. Meeting Maddon

Unedited excerpt from Rays Book Pitch first draft. Errors are OK.  We all sat in a huddled half moon on outfield grass, Joe Maddon at our core with a few coaches and staffers in a deep orbit behind him. He wore white rimmed sunglass with a designer inlay and held a fungo bat like...
23
JAN
2013

Dumb

“Your mom called me while you were out.” Said Bonnie. “Did you tell her I was dead?” “No, I told her you were at the gym.” “What’d she want? No. No, don’t answer that. I know what she wanted.” I took near drum sized canister of protein from a cabinet in the kitchen and rationed...
22
JAN
2013

Excerpt 2, Jan 22. Rough Draft Rays Book

What I really needed was a reason to get up and hit the gym. A better reason. My agent would advise me to keep training as if I had a job. Coaches would say a prepared man creates his own luck. But my heart, that silly, skittish, vessel of illogic kept telling that if another job...
20
FEB
2012

The War Within

You know what, I hope you read my new book, Out Of My League. Besides the obvious reasons that I want the book to do well, and that it’s my main source of revenue at this juncture, I want you to read it because I have something to say to you through it. I did an interview today...
27
JAN
2012

Out Of My League, Chapter 35

Chapter Thirty-five   On Monday, after losing a day game with the Bees, we packed up and hopped a flight to Colorado Springs, home of the Rockies’ Triple A team, the Sky Sox. Sky Sox Stadium is the highest-altitude park in baseball, even higher than the infamous Mile High Stadium...
04
DEC
2011

The Garfookie Contest!

Back by popular demand—and/or boredom—is the great, international Garfookie contest!!!! What is a Garfookie, you ask? Why, it’s a Christmas cookie (or similarly baked good) identical in shape and form to a real Garfoose. Caution: baking something as terrifying as a Garfoose may...
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...