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May
3

McCoy: A Long Year Of Candidates…And Frauds!

How are all those trades working out? Frazier, Cueto, Leake, Latos? Dusty let go in place of Bryan Price? And now, even Pete Mackanin (remember him?) is winning in Philly. It’s anyone’s quess as to what’s next for the Reds.

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Apr
25

Questions For Hal: Volume 5….

The latest in volume 5 of questions for Hal McCoy: On alternative faces on the $20 bill, the Rosie Reds, why some ballparks (like GABP, above) give up more homers than others, and why is there an infield fly rule? Read and enjoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
21

Questions For Hal: Volume #4….

The latest from Press Pros readers, and some old regulars that we welcome back to the page…this week on early wins, high pitch counts, Jay Bruce (above), free Cokes at the ballpark, and, are attendance figures for baseball…rigged?

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Apr
11

Hal McCoy: Cory Luebke’s Long Road Home….

Not many would endure so much to preserve the job he loves. Cory Luebke is one of of the few and now appears to have beaten the odds. Read his story of prevail and comeback in today’s Inside feature. from Hal McCoy. (Photo Courtesy of The San Diego Padres)

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Apr
8

Questions For Hal: Volume 3

Our latest from readers of Press Pros for hall of famer Hal McCoy…on where baseballs come from, old baseball parks, favorite “bad” cigars, and how many lives does Billy Hamilton have left as the Reds centerfielder. For your reading enjoyment…in today’s PPM inside feature.

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Apr
4

Hal: What The Opener Should Be, And Usually Isn’t….

You expect marquee names and marquee deeds on the season’s first big stage. But it was a bunch of “Average Joes” that showed up Monday to win it for the Reds.

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Mar
29

Hal: Voodoo And “Oogahboogah”, Awake Flyers In Win Over EKU

A little voodoo, maybe, but a big lefthander named Mason Kutruff had some better magic of his own, pitching UD to a Tuesday win over Eastern Kentucky. Read Hal McCoy’s story in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
29

Questions For Hal: Volume 2

Volume 2 of readers’ questions far and wide…for our resident hall-of-fame baseball writer, cigar broker, and former magistrate of the kangaroo court (from the man cave) for the Baseball Writers of America. For your entertainment and edification…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
22

Hal: An En-Doring Afternoon For UD Baseball Against Toledo

On a bright, and windy, day UD’s offense finally broke out: Dayton 14, the University of Toledo 6, the most runs scored by the Flyers in one game this season, aided and abetted by four home runs. Read more from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
19

McCoy: Flyers Fall Flat, No Excuse Against The ‘Cuse

For the Flyers, it was much pain in the paint. They missed at least a dozen shots within a foot of the rim and they couldn’t buy a rebound with cash, check, money order or credit card.

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Mar
13

Questions For Hal McCoy, 2016: Volume 1

For another year we offer Press Pros readers the opportunity to direct questions on the Reds, all things baseball, cigars and even vintage beers to our resident hall-of-famer, Hal McCoy. Read for your enjoyment in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
9

Hal: Cline On The Incline On UD’s Pitching Staff

Gone With The Wind…Nick Weybright’s second inning homer turned out to be the difference, as the Flyers scored 11 times and rode a freshman’s first winning start to pad their winning streak (2). Read Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros feature on Dayton baseball.

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Mar
6

McCoy: “Net” Cutting Time Works Out For The Flyers…!

Everybody Cuttin’ Up…It wasn’t pretty, but they found a way. The Flyers collected themselves behind Scoochie Smith win over VCU, win a league title, and to spark a huge celebration at the Arena. Read Hal McCoy in today’s feature.

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Mar
6

McCoy: “Net” Cutting Time Works Out For The Flyers….

Everybody Cuttin’ Up…It wasn’t pretty, but they found a way. The Flyers collected themselves behind Scoochie Smith win over VCU, win a league title, and to spark a huge celebration at the Arena. Read Hal McCoy in today’s feature.

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Feb
28

Hal: UD Arena No Longer Home Sweet Home For Flyers

It was a crippling defeat for UD, its third loss in its last four games, and second straight at what is no longer home sweet home…UD Arena. Read more in our latest feature on Flyer basketball.

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Feb
27

Hal: UD Arena No Longer Home Sweet Home For Flyers

It was a crippling defeat for UD, its third loss in its last four games, and second straight at what is no longer home sweet home…UD Arena. Read more in our latest feature on Flyer basketball.

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Feb
21

Hal: You Don’t Always Have To Sleep To Have A Nightmare….

The Background Story…Dayton Flyer pitcher Masashi Sakamota watches the ball fly out of the park as UK’s Tristan Pompey receives congratulations in the background. The Wildcats went deep eight times in Sunday’s win in Spartanburg. Read more from Hal McCoy in today’s feature.

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Feb
20

Hal: Nothing’s Been So Finer…So Far!

Not Such Hospitable Hosts…USC-Upstate’s Pat Raiff scores in the bottom of the eight inning to rain on UD’s admirable comeback bid on Saturday. Read more in today’s latest Press Pros feature from Hal McCoy.

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Feb
19

Hal On Flyers’ Opener: Baseball That Everyone Loves….

An eight-hour bus ride, ear-splitting movies on the bus, and they ran out of eggs for breakfast. But no one on this trip would trade college baseball for anything. Read about the Flyers’ opener on Press Pros.

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Feb
19

Hal On Flyers’ Opener: Baseball That Everybody Loves…!

An eight-hour bus ride, ear-splitting movies on the bus, and they ran out of eggs for breakfast.  But no one on this trip would trade college baseball for anything. Spartanburg, S.C. — There is nothing like baseball’s Opening Day, be it at the pomp and circumstance of Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati or be […]

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