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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Nonetheless, I recommend this book only for the real baseball fan.

Bigger Than the Game is the third book I have read from Hayhurst. It explored both the physical and mental effects.

Hayhurst shares his mental health struggles along with the physical inj I received this book free from goodreads giveaways. This book is fame different but still very enjoyable.

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

This one is no different, but it’s actually much less about playing baseball than about dealing with baseball. We are treated to some banter in the locker room with the team, but that is mostly about Hayhurst being a writer and the issues some players have with him.

In the end, I had a weird feeling that I was looking into the lives of Hayhurst’s teammates in a “TMZ” kind of way – they didn’t want to be in the book, but there they were. I highly recommend the Bullpen Gospels but recommend that you should avoid Bigger than the Game! He learned how not to care about others’ perception of his role in it.


When Hayhurst injures his right throwing shoulder while doing a non-sanctioned workout, unsupervised by his trainer, Mondo, he goes from the cusp of a steady, major league job to the bottom of the heap, stuck in rehab hell.

Mar 22, Toni rated it it was ok Shelves: In a crazy world of injured athletes, autograph-seeking nuns, angry wrestlers, and trainers with a taste for torture, Hayhurst learned lessons about the game—and himself—that were not in any rulebook.

Bigger Than the Game: Restitching a Major League Life

Please review your cart. It was a good time in my life to read this book. Want to Read saving….

Not necessarily nice, but fascinating and well-written. And like the rest of the books, it’s funny and self deprecating.

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Probably because it didn’t seem to have a whole lot to do about life in baseball per se. View all Entertainment Sites. 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 book so enjoyable and, quite possibly, the best of the three. The Newlyweds Adoption Quest, 9. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.

Why should I care about the daily life of a random person? I am going to have to read his previous titles. For Dirk this is Brice. The Lost 10 Point Night.


Dirk is injured in the offseason and misses the entire season. Item s unavailable for purchase.

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. The mere idea of letting people see inside scares baseball players, and seeing inside is what Hayhurst does.

These themes are extremely important, and Hayhurst develops these themes quite well. The President Is Missing. Quotes from Bigger Than the G This is the 3rd book by Hayhurst, and while it has continually strayed from the humour of the minor league pen to now barely anything about being in the bullpen. That being said, I did like the story. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Review of Bigger Than The Game by Dirk Hayhurst

The writing is well crafted and easy to read. Don Cherry’s Sports Heroes. In some way all of his books are about his efforts to figure himself out. Tue 03, Benjamin Kahn rated it really liked it. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points!