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Not a prospect, but still worth following
2008-07-24 09:34
by Bob Timmermann

King Kaufman of interviews San Diego Padres farmhand Nick Dirk Hayhurst (Portland), who pens (keyboards?) a column for Baseball America called "Non-Prospect Diaries."

You call your column Non Prospect Diary. That was your idea?

It was my idea.

That's obviously just self-deprecating humor, but why did you decide that?

If you read Baseball America -- and this is not a knock on Baseball America -- but if you read Baseball America and you read most of your media about sports, you'll find that it caters mainly toward the next big thing. The up-and-coming superstar. Who's going to be the next guy in the Yankees rotation? Is Joba Chamberlain really going to be the man? They spent a whole bunch of money on this dude and he's going to be the next Satchel Paige, or whatever it is.

The big prophesy. It's such a prophesy-based business. Especially if you've played for a while, you really feel like, "Man, do these guys really know this or are they just rubbing the crystal ball and making predictions on stats?" So there's --


2008-07-24 09:53:55
1.   thinkblue88
I believe his name is Dirk.
2008-07-24 09:55:04
2.   thinkblue88
But hey, he's a non-prospect, so who cares?!
2008-07-24 10:06:17
3.   Bob Timmermann
That must have been a big ego boost for him.


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