Bonnie and Dirk looked so amazing. My mom and I made them a card for their wedding and on one side we put music notes and on the other side we put baseballs. Sounds a little odd doesn't it....
Not when you see Dirk in his work uniform:) Yep...he is a pitcher. Now when Bonnie met him he played in the minors. Then one day he got a call...a big call...that put him where he always dreamed of going...Next thing you know...Bonnie was driving to Toronto where Dirk was playing with the Blue Jays.
Now back to the beginning of the story. My mom was eager to know a little bit more about Dirk because she is quite fond of Bonnie. So Bonnie told her that Dirk wrote a blog for his hometown newspaper, The Canton Repository. My mom was so excited because that was her hometown newspaper too. She soon discovered that Dirk was an excellent writer and he seemed like a good guy. Then one day he wrote about visiting kids in the hospital and he had a genuine understanding about what that must be like. My mom left him a message that day. She wanted him to know that as someone who has spent a lot of time in the hospital it really does make a difference to have a visitor in a baseball uniform.
Well now to the really amazing part of the story. It turns out Dirk is a REALLY awesome writer. As of today...his brand new book...
If you live in the northeast Ohio area...Dirk is having two book signings this weekend:
Friday, April 16 at Borders on the Strip in North Canton from 7 - 9
Saturday, April 17 at the Hudson Library from 1-3. That's the one I'm going to. See you Saturday Bonnie and Dirk.
Check out Dirk's website: http://www.dirkhayhurst.com/