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The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

An amazing story

I read the first chapter and was already hooked. Most books would just give the good parts of becoming a Major League Baseball player. This book speaks the truth. Dirk had already had me as a fan from his fan interactions online and I was slightly worried the book wo...
I read the first chapter and was already hooked. Most books would just give the good parts of becoming a Major League Baseball player. This book speaks the truth. Dirk had already had me as a fan from his fan interactions online and I was slightly worried the book would be a letdown. It was not a letdown *at all*. In fact, I can't imagine Dirk getting any better than this.

I definitely recommend this to any baseball fan and any baseball player. Both boys and girls would enjoy reading Dirk's work.

posted by Baseball_Girl_C20 on March 31, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Adolescent boys!

It seems like 95% of the book was about the rude, insensitive, pranks and sexual bragging of adolescent boys. Only about two events in the book showed any human kindness, mostly that was right at the end of the book. It was enlightening in that I had no idea that baseba...
It seems like 95% of the book was about the rude, insensitive, pranks and sexual bragging of adolescent boys. Only about two events in the book showed any human kindness, mostly that was right at the end of the book. It was enlightening in that I had no idea that baseball players behaved in such a manner. I learned from the book but it wasn't worth the time invested. It certainly did not live up, by any measure, to Keith Olbermann's assessment as "one of the best baseball books ever written" on the book's cover. My recommendation for that title goes to "Nine Innings" by Daniel Okrent.

posted by Mybookreview on May 5, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Mediocre

    This is just one locker raunchy jokr aftrr another. I expectef more.

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  • Posted November 9, 2010

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    More psychology than baseball

    I was ultimately disappointed in this book. While there were a lot of humorous insights into the life of a minor-league relief pitcher, so much of it was all about the author's struggles with his personal demons. Of which there was no shortage.

    I thought much of the language was unnecessarily uncouth, if not downright vulgar.

    My brother-in-law, who actually was a minor-league pitcher in the early 60's, says the game and the players were totally different then. He wasn't impressed with the book either.

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  • Posted September 25, 2010

    not recommended

    Boring. If you like profanity, dirty jokes and high school style pranks, this could be your book. Nothing else there. That's "gospel".

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    Posted April 9, 2010

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