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Jun
27

Questions For The “Famer”…Vol. 8

Volume 8 of this year’s questions for hall of famer Hal McCoy, and good ones…on whether a trip to the men’s room violates baseball’s speed-up rules, chocolate syrup celebrations, and if you’re a baseball fan does voting for the starting lineup in the all-star game matter? Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Jun
19

Hal McCoy: Believe It Or Not, Frazier The Forgotten Red

He’s having the best season of any third baseman in baseball, but Todd Frazier isn’t even close to being voted on the team. So he has some changes in mind. Read more from Hal McCoy.

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Jun
11

Questions For Hal: Volume VII

As June heats up, so too, the inquiries from readers new and old for the hall-of-famer, on: Who pays when players get hurt…the draft…the ’40 World Series…and what were Hal’s favorite baseball cards, like Al Rosen (above)? Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
10

McCoy: Michael Lorenzen, And Making The Best Of It….

Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen credits his faith, a brother who pushed him, and an enlightenment to use his gifts for something good. The rest of his new-found success has been the easy part. Read more from Hal McCoy in our latest Press Pros inside feature.

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May
31

Questions For Hal: Volume VI

The latest batch of emails to our resident baseball sage and stand-up act, Hal McCoy. At issue: The Reds farm system…clergy in the Reds’ clubhouse…and where does the leather come from for baseballs?

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May
4

Questions For Hal: Volume IV….

“F” Bombs From A Guy That Looks Like This?….The latest questions from the “hall of famer’s” faithful readers…on the record for “f” bombs in a single interview, will Jay Bruce ever find himself…and, whatever happened to Jose Arredondo? Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
23

Questions For Hal: Volume III…

Pants Make The Man…The latest from those of you who understand the true essence of two weeks worth of Reds baseball, and ask: Does 100 mph matter anymore? Where are the bullpens? And how can you run when your pants drag the ground (above)? Read the latest from Hal McCoy in today’s inside feature.

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Apr
15

Questions For Hal: Volume #2…..

Was Rolen The Last Good Trade?…Volume #2 of questions from our regular Press Pros readers for hall of famer Hal McCoy…on clubhouse fights, baseball management admitting its mistakes, and the last really impactful trade made by the Reds. Entertaining reading, in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
1

Questions For Hal…Volume 1 (Almost Opening Day)

Who’s More Important?…In volume #1 of your questions to Hal McCoy one writer asks: Who’s more important to the future of the Reds? Bryan Price (above), Walt Jocketty, or broadcaster Marty Brennaman? Read this and the other questions and answers in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
15

Hal: What Did UD Do To Make The NCAA Mad…?

Your Guess Is As Good As Ours, Archie…They’ve been great NCAA tournament hosts and have done a fabulous job with the dinky First Four event, putting more people in the seats than anyplace else would ever come close to doing. And this is their reward? Read Hal McCoy in today’s feature.

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Mar
8

Hal: Jay Bruce…”I Stunk Last Year”

Candid and honest, as always, Jay Bruce is out to prove that 2014 was an aberration…that things will once again go great for him and the Reds this year. Read more from Hal McCoy, in Goodyear, in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
1

Hal: Joey Votto, On Joey Votto..

He’s says he learned from the frustrations of his past…from the expectations for his future. Joey Votto is what he is, for better or worse! Read more from Hal McCoy in Goodyear in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
22

Hal From Goodyear: The Reds’ “Tower Of Power”

When pitchers advance to the Reds from Louisville they invariably talk about how much Ted Power aided and abetted their advancement. Why is that? And what makes him so good? Read more in Hal McCoy’s column from Goodyear, Arizona…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
14

Hal McCoy: UD Dealt Another Blow, But Passes Test…

Forced to play extended minutes, UD’s Jordan Sibert made the most of Saturday, logging 38 minutes, scoring 24 points, and had seven steals in the Flyers 18 consecutive home win…this time over St. Bonaventure. Read more from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
1

McCoy: Flyers Wear Out “What Rule” In Win Over Fordham

The Fordham Rams were more like Lambs on this day, victims of a career day by Jordan Sibert and a UD offense that just kept scoring, and scoring. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature from Hal McCoy.

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Jan
25

Hal McCoy: Like Grant Took Richmond…!

While his scoring line said he scored only eight points, Kyle Davis had the biggest basket of the game — the last one. It gave Dayton a thrilling win and maybe some time on ESPN Top Ten. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature from Hal McCoy.

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Jan
19

Hal: Stuff That Bothers Me (And Probably No One Else)…!

January, no Browns again (there hasn’t been for years), so the off-the-cuff stuff I wonder about, stuff that bothers me while I study my fingernails. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature…that is, if you have nothing better to do!

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Jan
17

Hal McCoy: Kendall Steps Up…In Win Over St. Louis!

After being inserted into the starting lineup, UD’s Kendall Pollard has done nothing but show signs of a budding star. Saturday, in a win against St. Louis, he bloomed! Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature from Hal McCoy.

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Jan
15

Hal McCoy: Scorching Scoochie Lifts Flyers Past LaSalle

Scrappin’…Kyle Davis (above) and the Dayton Flyers had to fight for their lives, and their 14th win of the season…thanks to teammate Scoochie Smith’s unbelievable second half in Wednesday’s game with LaSalle. Read more from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
7

Hal McCoy: The Hall Got It Right

Randy Johnson (above) made it on the first ballot. But Joe DiMaggio did not make it to Cooperstown on the first ballot. Nor did Jimmie Fox, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, Mel Ott or Roy Campanella. In today’s Press Pros inside feature Hal McCoy asks, “What were those voters thinking?”

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