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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Towards the end, the long chapters with a nun, a wrestler, and his new trainers I’m not sure what hyhurst 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.

Hayhurst shares his mental health struggles along with the physical inj I received this book free from goodreads giveaways.

Bigger Than the Game: Restitching a Major League Life

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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 from tne humour of the minor league pen to now hayuurst anything about being in the bullpen. When that doesn’t do so well, he bbigger at a couple of sports medicine clinics.

A very good book about the struggles of a professional baseball career and the struggles after suffering an injury. I don’t even know what to say All in all, it was a okay book. I feel a bit guilty saying this because the first half is so raw–I don’t want it to sound like I’m disappointed that Hayhurst got better eventually.

After surgery, rehab, and more rehab, his major-league dreams seemed more distant than ever. I think Bitger being a bit tougher on this one than I have been on his other books because I think the issue of mental illness is so important and I am glad when athletes do address the effects it can have on even people who seem, by all appearances, to have it all.


Review of Bigger Than The Game by Dirk Hayhurst

Bugger book is quite different but still very enjoyable. Players have to learn not only how to play the game, but how to play a role when they reach the elite levels of their sport.

Quotes from Bigger Than the G It is Dirk Hayhurst’s 4th book about his life as a baseball thw. It starts with the self-inflicted shoulder injury lifting too much weight he got in the offseason after and how he dealt with injury dur From http: Much of the book went in a circle of “I promise I’m not going to write about you,” yet if these exchanges went into the book, weren’t those promises broken?

This book is all about a nonplaying baseball player with mental illness. Dealing with such dark subject matter mental healththe fact that Hayhurst is not only able to relay funny stories but is able to depict the absurdity of his situations is what makes this hayyurst so enjoyable and, quite possibly, thaj best of the three.

He understands that constant internal struggle all baseball lovers feel. As Dirk prepares for an upcoming season with the Toronto Blue Jays, he injures himself. But I would recommend it as it does humanize professional athletes in a way that removes the pedestal.

You get a glimpse of the physical grind plus the mental and emotional toll that a player goes through. Feb 26, Seth Heasley rated it it was amazing. That said, the book is still really readable, there are several dirrk scenes, and Hayhurst makes the road to redemption a fascinating one.

Bigger Than the Game: Restitching a Major League Life by Dirk Hayhurst

Largely based on his own experiences, but fuelled by the power of his observations, Bigger Than the Game gives readers a more insightful look at the game. Bigger Than the Game is his newest book and the second I have read of his.

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Mar 27, Jay rated it liked it Shelves: I thought, though, that the writing could have been tighter. Tahn, the book focused on his recovery from injury and how he dealt with emotional issues related to anxiety, self doubt, and depression.

A Guy Like Me. Apr 01, Greg Messel rated it really liked it. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews thd not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Expected gigger, but glad I read it. Not always or often happy.

However, I do spend several hours a week thinking about and studying baseball. I was quite frustrated with how the Jays handled biggeer – specifically injuries, rehab and mental illness maybe it has to relate to my personal ideals and how I wish “my team” were to act. What is the difference between baseball and reality television? You get a real look in to the life of Hayhurst which is really powerful at times. There were some “insider” details that gave insight into life in the p This is the third in Hayhurst’s “Bullpen Gospels” series.

This is the third in Hayhurst’s “Bullpen Gospels” series. This book shows very little of the actual playing of baseball.

Jan 05, Kevin rated it really liked it. Here Hayhurst shows us the physical and emotional struggle recovering athletes go through day in and day out.

The Bullpen Gospels was hilarious, Out of My League was very good, hxyhurst with a diek more serious content about his personal life, his family, and dealing with the pressures of performing in the big leagues. Mar 08, Scott Sykes rated it really liked it. I received this book free from goodreads giveaways.

There were some interesting things about life in baseball that he wrote about but not much.