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Sep
30

Hal McCoy: “Cruel” Questions For A Cruel Season…!

After a long and tortuous season, the finale of your questions to Hal McCoy on what lies ahead…with emphasis on changes more drastic than a reduction in hot dog prices (that would be nice, too.) Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
1

“The Truth” From Hal: 10th Edition

That “I’m A Browns Fan Look”….September miseries for Reds fans, and the inevitable question to Hal McCoy, a Browns fan. Which is tougher to watch…the Reds going nowhere, or the Browns going nowhere? Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Hal.

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Aug
18

Hal Answers: Volume 10

Frazier The “Real Deal”?…The latest from our regular cast of questioners, who bring up the following: A lost season, a lost first baseman, Todd Frazier (left) the real deal, and who’s tougher to watch…the Reds or the Boston Red Sox? Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
5

Hal: How Good (Unbelievable) Is Aroldis Chapman…?

He throws harder, and harder longer, than anyone else in the history of baseball. He’s so special he can’t be imitated. Even his teammates say he’s amazing…unbelievable! It’s Aroldis Chapman, who else? Read the latest Reds profile from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
23

Better Answers For Better Questions…From Hal!

Just in time to snap a losing streak (or start the second half of the season), the latest batch of questions for hall-of-famer Hal McCoy from Press Pros readers far and wide. Enjoy today’s latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
12

Tell Us, Hal…Volume 6

The latest questions from Press Pros readers for resident hall-of-famer, sage, and former makeover adviser to comedienne Joan Rivers, Hal McCoy. Answers for your queries, and he swears…he’s not “making” any of this stuff up. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Jun
30

Questions For The “Famer”…5th Edition

Half-Game Homer?…If you’re frustrated over Homer Bailey not pitching past the fifth inning, don’t have such short memory. He’s also pitched two no-hitters and was within four outs Sunday of another. And what major league pitcher doesn’t run out of gas today? This and other questions from Press Pros readers addressed by Hal McCoy…in today’s inside feature.

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Jun
27

Hal: Things Larger Than Life Itself (Like Which Way The “TP” Rolls)…..

What does Hal McCoy think about when the Reds are on the road and he has all that extra time not spent traveling back and forth to GAPB on I-75? Well, issues on life, domestic and otherwise, that confound us all. Today he shares in our inside feature. Read, and feel better.

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Jun
14

Why, Hal? Why?….

The One That Got Away?….The latest batch of questions from some “regulars” and those new to Press Pros and hall of fame columnist Hal McCoy’s monthly answers. Wouldn’t Edwin Encarnacion look good in a Reds uniform right about now? From hits to “hirsute”, it’s the cleansing of your baseball “soul” on Press Pros. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Jun
9

Hal: Something To Smile About…!

His smile and his play have been infectious. Brayan Pena has quickly become a fan favorite in Cincinnati because he treats everyone the same…he treats them well!

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May
21

Hal McCoy: Tough Questions…Tougher Answers!

Another installment of readers’ questions for hall of fame columnist Hal McCoy, with appreciation from those who say they have found us for the first time, and have made us a daily habit. And with that…we turn the “famer” loose. Beware!

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May
13

Homer Bailey: Whatever Works (It’s Working)…!

He’s changed his delivery and it brought immediate results in his recent start against Colorado. It just goes to prove…Homer Bailey isn’t afraid to try anything that works! Read more on the Reds’ long, tall Texan from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
4

Chris Heisey is ‘The People’s Choice’…

He is the supreme pinch-hitter and good enough as an everyday player for a lot of big league clubs. But Chris Heisey doesn’t view himself as an underdog, just an everyday player who doesn’t get to play every day. Read more on one of the most popular Reds in today’s Press Pros feature from Hal McCoy.

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Apr
19

Hal McCoy Answers Your Questions: Volume 3….

Got a question for hall of famer Hal McCoy? It’s easy…just send it to Press Pros through our “contact” link and have it stand among the great issues of the day, like these latest from Press Pros readers: On Ron Robinson, zoning ordinances for Hal’s cigars, dining with a “doofus”, and, did Devin Mesoraco see his shadow on Groundhog Day? Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
17

Hal McCoy: “Groundhog Day” No More For Mesoraco

A few years ago he was ready to ride the bus back home to Punxsutawney, Pa. But now Devin Mesoraco has blossomed to play the way people expected as a former first round pick. Read more on the Reds catcher from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
9

Answers From Hal: “Is There A Plan ‘B’ “….?

Volume 2 of questions for Hall Of Famer Hal McCoy from Press Pros readers like yourself: On Jay Bruce in the starting rotation…video review for major league umpires…did the Reds make a mistake in not signing Aaron Harang…and the irony of having stopped-up toilets and a crappy bullpen.

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Apr
6

Hal McCoy: The Newly “Imparted” To Replace The Dearly “Departed”

If his first start of the season was any indication of things to come, Tony Cingrani will make the absence of the dearly-departed Bronson Arroyo grow a bit fonder. Read more from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

Tuesday Baseball (Weather Permitting)…Piqua vs. Troy, 4:45 PM, On Press Pros Streaming Audio With Joe Neves

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Mar
29

Opening Day Answers From Hal….

We’ve been stockpiling for a month now as opening day looms on Monday…questions from Press Pros readers for the “Famer”: Can the Reds win? Is there anything resembling a sure thing in a Reds uniform? And, does the future look better than the present? Read and enjoy our first installment of questions for Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
28

Hal McCoy: What The “Yakkers” With The $150 Ties Don’t Know About The Flyers…!

Anyone, and I mean anyone, who knows anything about University of Dayton basketball history can’t be surprised that the Flyers are in the Elite 8…and they didn’t get there by playing the Montana School of Taxidermy. You know, the “Stuffers”!

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Mar
17

Hal McCoy: Joey Votto’s Dilemma…!

By most accounts, Joey Votto had another bang-up season in 2013…he hit .305, 24 home runs, a league-leading 135 walks and a league-leading .435 on-base percentage. But to some…it wasn’t good enough! Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Hal McCoy.

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