Hayhurst is a gifted writer first. His writing clearly demonstrates that he is observant, introspective, and sensitive; he also happens to be a baseball player.
He was hardly your typical baseball minor leaguer however, in a Bull Durham world with its frat house like environment at times, Hayhurst, the atypical non drinking virgin, has been able to document aspects of the turmoil of his personal life, and relate vignettes of hilarious experiences shared with team mates, from a fly on the wall perspective, without appearing supercilious, because he is one of this eclectic bunch all chasing the same dream.
His self effacing chronicle of a season in the minor leagues will touch the full range of your emotions, from roaring with laughter in one chapter to tearing up in the next. It's bound to become an American classic.