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Jul
20

Hal Answers: Volume 8

On continual vigil to defy the gloom of the unanswered baseball question, Hal McCoy weighs in on the latest from Press Pros readers everywhere – on day dreams, dirty baseballs, Hunter Greene, and do baseball players make their own bats. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
5

Hal Answers: Volume 7

In this edition of questions for Hal McCoy: Does watching a losing team depress baseball writers…was the Cueto trade worse than Frank Robinson for Milt Pappas…and who pays for all those plane tickets when the Reds go on the road? For a good read and a grin, read today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
8

Hal Answers: Volume 5

There’s a little bit of everything in this edition of answers from Hal McCoy – Reds players with funny names…the price of beer in the ‘good ol’ days…progress of #1 draft choice Nick Senzel (pictured)…and whatever happened to the vintage ball bats of the past. Read today’s inside feature if you’re dying to know.

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May
25

Hal Answers: Volume #4

The latest PPM reader questions for resident hall of famer Hal McCoy…questions about the Big Red Machine as time marches on, who is Roe Skidmore, and who was the best Reds catcher before, or after, Johnny Bench? Want a good read? Check out today’s PPM inside feature.

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May
14

Hal Answers: Volume #2

Got a question about baseball that no one can, or will, answer? Send them to the “famer”… hall of fame columnist Hal McCoy. He guarantees satisfaction, more or less. Read some of the recent best – on brushback pitches, where baseballs are made, and if Blue Emu ointment works – in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
22

Hal at Large: Garrett Taking Charge Of Mound, Opportunity

Rookie Amir Garrett is making quite an impression on young and old. And he looks to the old dog in the Reds rotation, who says, “take care of your body and play until they rip the jersey off your back.”

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Apr
14

Hal-At-Large: Fast Start Has Thrown Reds Fans A Life Raft. Grab On…While You Can

‘Fangraphs’ pegs the Reds to go 72-90 this year, the fifth-worst record in baseball. But for now, the cycle of optimism that comes with baseball and a positive start has thrown Reds fans a life raft. Grab on, while you can. And enjoy it…while you can!

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Mar
28

Hal-at-Large: Why It’s Hard To Hate On Archie Miller….

There’s really no reason to hate because Archie Miller has left Dayton. He simply wanted a bigger, loftier challenge. Driven people are like that.

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Mar
26

Hal at Large: Blue Day For The Flyers….

Playing a Saturday double-header because of Sunday’s threatening weather, what really threatened the Dayton Flyers was the Dayton Flyers…who dropped both games to the Richmond Spiders.

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Mar
6

Hal: Turtle Power…Flyers Drop Weekend Finale to Big Ten Maryland…

The Flyers got pitched to by powerful Maryland, and had no response of their own from youth on the mound. Dayton drops the final game of the weekend in North Carolina, 11-2.

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Mar
4

Hal: “Consistency” A Problem In Flyers’ Loss To William And Mary

They hit like the ’27 Yankees one day, and they’re baffled the next by a young sophomore from William and Mary. The Dayton Flyers look to find some consistency on the mound and at the plate before A-10 play begins.

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Mar
3

Hal: UD Bats Continue To Thunder, Take Series Opener In NC…

The bats stay hot and the Flyers got enough pitching to win the opening game of their weekend series at the Notre Dame Irish Baseball Classic. Hal McCoy reports on the UD Flyers at the Notre Dame Classic, in Cary, North Carolina.

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Mar
2

Hal: Flyers Clinch A-10 Title With TKO Of VCU….

Archie Miller gets a lift from Kyle Davis as the UD Flyers secured the outright A-10 title Wednesday with a 79-72 win over VCU. Read Hal McCoy’s account in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
22

Hal At Large: Crosby Cashes In For A Win And A Standing “O”…

Sometimes a hero can emerge from strange places, like a fox hole or the inside of a doghouse, places least expected. Tuesday night in UD Arena, Crosby not only emerged from season-long funkadelics, when he left the game against George Mason he received a standing ovation. Read Hal McCoy inside feature on the Flyers.

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Feb
8

Hal McCoy: UD Walks Away With A Win Against St. Joe’s…

The Dayton Flyers and Kendall Pollard made another statement of how-to-do-more with less. Pollard scored 19 points despite taking just 10 shots in Tuesday’s win, their 18th, over St. Joseph. Read more from Hal McCoy in today‚Äôs inside feature on the Flyers.

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Feb
5

McCoy: Flyers Hit ’90’ Without A Sweat In Win Over Duquesne

Dayton shot 58.7% from the floor and then cleaned the floor with an outmanned Duquesne bunch, cruising Saturday to their 17th win of the season. Read more from Hal McCoy in today’s inside feature on the Flyers.

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Jan
20

Hal McCoy: “Double-D” Gets Defensive In Flyers’ Win Over Richmond…

Undermanned and overworked….But Kendall Pollard (above) exemplified a determined effort on both ends of the court Thursday night as the Flyers pitched in for an impressive win over Richmond. Read Hal McCoy’s story on the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
7

Hal McCoy: Flyers Reap Benefits Of A Birthday Performance

The NBA scouts were there to see an over-stuffed Rhode Island roster. What they saw was a course of grass roots basketball 101 by the UD Flyers. Click on the UD page to read Hal McCoy’s story about the game.

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Dec
31

Hal: Flyers Use Defense, And Little Else, To Beat LaSalle

Injuries continue to plague the Flyers, but in their best tradition of late they continue to find ways to win basketball games. DEFENSE was Friday’s by-word in a fist fight win over LaSalle.

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Dec
31

Hal: Flyers Use Defense, And Little Else, To Beat LaSalle

Injuries continue to plague the Flyers, but their best tradition of late they continue to find ways to win basketball games. DEFENSE was Friday’s by-word in a fist fight win over LaSalle. Click on the UD page to read Hal McCoy’s story about the game.

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