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Out of My League by Dirk Hayhurst

It is common for baseball fanatics to use the game as a metaphor for life. We talk about life throwing us curveballs, experiencing different innings of our lives, and how we get three strikes then we are out. We sanctify the game and immortalize the legends that roamed the diamond. But in the end, it is just a little game. Billions are spent every year, but in the end it is just a game. It is not life.

Dirk Hayhurst, author of The Bullpen Gospels, shares his journey as a professional baseball player. Disclosing the details of baseball life you will never see on ESPN. This isn’t an exposé or a tell all book about baseball’s dirty secrets; it is a book about the unglamorous life of a minor league relief pitcher trying to make ends meet.

Hayhurst brilliantly draws you into his world, introduces you to his unusual cast of characters, and reminds you in a subtle and polite way that the baseball kingdom is ultimately insignificant and petty.

I love reading a baseball book that is written well, the author is eloquent and he does not take himself too seriously. Any who loves baseball should read this book, but I insist you read The Bullpen Gospels prior to reading this one.