Friday, May 21, 2010

THANKS DIRK

I want to take a few minutes to first congratulate and then thank Dirk Hayhurst, a former teammate of mine. Dirk and I played together for the Lake Elsinore Storm, San Antonio Missions, Portland Beavers, and San Diego Padres. While playing in all of these cities, Dirk was working on a book that he said would one day become a bestseller. Dirk and I had roomed together periodically during his time with the Padres, so I always knew he was a very talented writer. A few months ago, The Bullpen Gospels was released, and shortly thereafter named to numerous best seller lists. I want to congratulate Dirk on the success of his book and also thank him. I went and bought the book a few days ago and was pumped when I saw I had been mentioned. Yes, it was only one sentence, and he didn't use my name, just my nickname, but I still made it in a best seller so I'll take it. So thank you Dirk for speaking kindly of me and good luck with the Blue Jays.


Below is a picture of Dirk and me during "Mullet Night". He thought my wicked cool hairdo resembled his a bit.

5 comments:

  1. That's one of the best books I have ever read. Kangaroo Court is hilarious...especially the part about the guy who asks Dirk if scientists know what's on the other side of the sun. I was wondering if the book brought up any tension between your team mates because Dirk talks about some pretty behind the scenes things (even though he uses nicknames) and I know how tightly knit a team can be.

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  2. My dad bought the book about a month ago, I only read the prelude, but will take it when hes done with it. Looked pretty good in the 7 pages I read

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  3. Aren't you and Dirk also in the infamous photo together, you know the orange shorts and tank tops. Bullpen Gospels is one of the best books I have read.

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  4. Now you know the goodness that is Dirk's writing. It was a-m-a-a-a-zing. I thought I remembered reading your name in the book. :)Your nickname is a little less inconspicuous than some others in the book. I figured out a few of them, though. Heh. Chase had the longest nickname evar. Ima gonna read the book again...

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  5. Another thing I like about Dirk's book is that he does a great job of getting people to realize that baseball players are just people too (with super awesome athletic abilities) I collect autographs just for my own enjoyment. It pisses me off to see other "fans" can be so rude to you guys when asking for autographs, balls, bats, gloves, or anything else not bolted down on the field. I have seen kids with like 30 different cards for one player and they get all upset if a player doesn't sign every single card...WTF??? I'm also sick of hearing "You're my favorite player, give me a ball!" Rude, rude, rude people.

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