After nearly a decade in the minors, Dirk Hayhurst defied the
odds to climb onto the pitcher's mound for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Newly married, with a big league paycheck and a brand new house,
Hayhurst was ready for a great season in the Bigs.
Then fate delivered a crushing hit. Hayhurst blew out his
pitching shoulder in an insane off-season workout program. After
surgery, rehab, and more rehab, his major-league dreams seemed more
distant than ever.
From there things got worse, weirder, and funnier. 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. Honest,
soul-searching, insightful, hilarious, and moving, Dirk Hayhurst's
latest memoir is an indisputable baseball classic.