From the humble heights of a Class A pitchers mound to the
deflating laws of sleeping on his gun-toting grandmother's air
mattress, veteran reliever Dirk Hayhurst steps out of the bullpen
to deliver the best pitch of his career- a raw and unflinching
account of his life in the minors.
Whether training tarantulas to protect his room from thieving
employees in a backwater hotel or absorbing the gentle mockery of
some not-quite-starstuck schoolchildren, Hayhurst reveals a side of
baseball-and life- rarely seen on ESPN.