One of the pleasant surprises of the MLB Postseason has been the entertaining crew TBS has assembled for their studio shows. One of their studio analysts is former Major League pitcher and best-selling author Dirk Hayhurst. After just 25 MLB appearances, Hayhurst has written extensively about his journeyman career and has embraced his travels to being a successful author and broadcaster. Today, Dirk chats with AA about the challenges he faces as a baseball analyst, this year's postseason, Garfooses, and much more. Topics include…

-How it feels as a Kent State guy to be called a nerd by Vandy's David Price.
-The burden he carries on TV being a rare analyst that wasn't a superstar and the acceptance of his personhood outside baseball.
-Opening doors to other talented broadcasters who may not have had great big league success.
-How his struggles in minor and major league baseball have helped him as an announcer.
-The Cardinals and how they, like cockroaches, refuse to die.
-Pirates-Cardinals and A's-Tigers Game 5 mini-previews.
-Why Pirates-A's is the best World Series matchup. Hint: it's mostly the colors.
-The origins of his Twitter handle, The Garfoose, pictured above.

This is by far one of the most fun podcasts we've ever had, so make sure to check it out.

For more from Dirk follow him on Twitter @TheGarfoose.

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