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Astros Boxes: The Dirk Hayhurst Podcast

Dirk Hayhurst joins us to talk about his book "The Bullpen Gospel," the draft day experience, conditions minor league players deal with and Jon Singleton and the Astros.

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James Yasko of Astros County and myself have done the unthinkable and teamed up to bring you yet another Astros podcast. The format for TAB is a little different in that there are not time constraints and it's unscripted, with the exception of the opening sentence. Each podcast we'll talk about whatever we feel like talking about.

In this episode Dirk Hayhurst joins us to discuss:

  • His book The Bullpen Gospels
  • The draft experience
  • Conditions minor league players have to deal with
  • Jon Singleton and the Astros process

If you have any podcast or book suggestions leave them in the comment section below.

PODCAST NOTE: We have decided that we will not be sticking to a regular schedule for this podcast. We are still shooting for a podcast every two weeks, however, the day we record will be a moving target; Therefore we will not be doing a live podcast thread on this site.

The benefit to this is that we have the flexibility to react and talk about topics sooner when they may be more relevant, which potentially could make this podcast more ranty. And more ranty is a good thing...I think.

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The podcast will also be available on [ iTunes ] and the usual podcast directories. If we're not on your favorite podcast directory shoot me an email ( timothy.deblock [at] ) and I'll work to get it added. You can also email me any feedback at said email address. Finally, the [ RSS Feed ] for direct subscriptions.

Welcome to the Astros Boxes era.