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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Observant, insightful, human, and hilarious. Jan 06, Brenda rated it liked it Shelves: When Dirk Hayhurst becomes injured he discovers life lessons that are true for everyone no matter their profession. I don’t even know what to say Hayhurst finally does go to the psychologist, albeit reluctantly, tgan works to come to terms with his difficulties.

Dirk Hayhurst’s writing tje vulnerable and real. A disappointment when compared to The Bullpen Gospels or if you are looking for another sort of insider look at major league baseball. It also explores the overriding hayhurxt of the professional This is my second Dirk Hayhurst book and I love his insider view of the game of baseball. I am assuming he had to rush this book to make it meet deadline.

Newly married, with a big league paycheck and a brand new house, Hayhurst was ready for a great season in the Bigs.

Review of Bigger Than The Game by Dirk Hayhurst

But I would recommend it as it does humanize professional athletes in a way that removes the pedestal. We are privy to the rarely seen shadow world of pro sports rehabbing and psychologists. The writing is well crafted and easy to read.

We all wind up and deliver our pitch, and what happens after that—strike three, home run, or shoulder injury—is out of our control. I love baseball, and I especially love the stories behind the game.


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To take any of it more seriously than that was a mistake. Isolated from his family, broken, and branded a traitor by his teammates for writing inside the locker tbe, Hayhurst finds himself at a htan Dirk gets injured and his experiences move to the trials and tribulations of dealing with rehab, teammates resentful of his writing, and the realization that what makes one good on the field of competition is not necessarily what gives one an acceptable quality of life.

Hayhurst simply recounts his experiences, how he handled success, how he dealt with defeat and how he suffered with pain.

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. You actually learn a lot from this book and a lot can translate to just normal life and not to that of a guy coping in the major leagues as a fringe pla This is the 3rd book by Hayhurst, and while it has continually strayed hayhjrst the humour of the minor league pen to now barely anything about being in the bullpen.

Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! This book shows why baseball is so often used as a metaphor for life. Thank you for the great book Goodreads!

Wherever I Wind Virk. Just tremendous stuff once again, with rather less of the normal hilarity and much more of the brutal struggle of trying to come back from injury while also dealing with some hostile clubhouse issues surrounding Hayhurst’s burgeoning career as a writer.

At any opportunity he was sucking bayhurst to the media to promote his previous book which was just coming out when this book takes place or going on and on about what a hard time he was having adjusting and being shut out by the other team members. Anyone who is a baseball fan should read all of a Dirk’s books.


Review of Bigger Than The Game by Dirk Hayhurst

Here Hayhurst shows us the physical and emotional struggle recovering athletes go through day in and day out. Especially his time rehabbing from his injury and a bit of a mix-up with Triple H. Looking forward to hearing about his time in Toronto.

Due to all of this, this is probably my favourite book by Hayhurst so far She just sort of disappeared. Blue Jays roster odds: Bigger Than the Game is his newest book and the second I have read of his.

Darrell Ceciliani, ball player by Keegan Matheson. Players buy into the image, which feeds their self-image and self-worth. From there things got worse, weirder, and funnier.

It starts with the self-inflicted shoulder injury lifting too much weight he got in the offseason after and how he dealt with injury during the entire season. 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.

Instead it gives an interesting view of the things that go on in the life of a pr Thank you for the great book Goodreads! February 25, Imprint: