One of the great baseball books of modern times hits North America's book stores this week. Shockingly, it was written by a guy who was more interested in growing up to be Trevor Hoffman, not Peter Gammons. The book is called The Bullpen Gospels, published by Citadel Press. The author is a fellow named Dirk Hayhurst. And if the name sounds familiar, it isn't because you've ever seen his name in a Barnes & Noble near you. Dirk Hayhurst pitches for a living. Or at least he did until he frayed his labrum while working out this winter and had to spend his spring recuperating from shoulder surgery. So for the next few months at least, you have a much better shot of catching his name on the best-seller list than in a Blue Jays box score.
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