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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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Mar
9

Hal McCoy: “God Bless America For Giving Me The Beautiful Life”

All good things come to an end, and so this week does Hal McCoy’s month in spring training. Here, with fellow hall of fame writer Tracy Ringolsby (MLB.com), Hal pens his final report from Goodyear on one of the Reds’ most touching profiles. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
2

Hal McCoy: Sam LeCure…Just Plain Pitching

He’s generational about values, respect, and even the music he listens to. But mostly, Sam LeCure is generational about pitching, period. Just plain pitching!

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Feb
23

Hal McCoy: Chad Rogers, Making The Reds Will Be Easy Compared To….

After all he’s been through, pitching hopeful Chad Rogers would like to take a bite out of the baseball, just for retaliation. You want good stories from spring training? You got it…in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
21

Hal From The Desert: Bruce Thou Art…Fourth!

A new year brings new respect and new demands for Reds right fielder Jay Bruce. And no one is happier to have more expectation. Read Hal McCoy’s latest post from Goodyear in our inside Press Pros feature.

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Feb
17

Hal From Goodyear: “Teams With More Talent That Don’t Win…And Team With Less That Do!”

New manager Bryan Price admits…there are teams with more talent that don’t win and teams with less talent that do win. His job now is to figure out…which one describes the Cincinnati Reds. Read Hal McCoy’s first words from spring training in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
12

Hal McCoy: The 6 1/2 Minute Plan For Victory

How do you win a basketball game when you go the last 6:29 without as much as scoring a field goal? Well, you get 21 points from Dyshawn Pierre and hit your free throws down the stretch, like the UD Flyers did Wednesday. Read more from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
2

Hal: No Mercy In Flyers’ Win Over “George”

Dayton’s Devin Oliver led in points and attitude Saturday, powering the UD Flyers past George Washington for a bounce-back A-10 win for the Flyers. Hal McCoy shares the story in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
29

Hal McCoy: The Team Needs A Win…The Coach Needs A Win!

Rim Shots…Too many shots close to the rim by St. Joseph’s in the second half and a disheartening bank shot at the buzzer sent UD down again, and worse, with an 0-3 conference record in the friendly confines of UD Arena. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
22

Hal: UD Falls To Pure “Havoc”

.Virginia Commonwealth’s theme is defense, and UD experienced it first-hand Wednesday’s loss at the Arena. The Rams sent the Flyers to their fifth loss of the season. Read more from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
20

Hal: For The Love Of The Game And Its Players….

If there’s a reason to love baseball that you haven’t discovered, make note of the date of the annual Portsmouth, Ohio Murals Banquet…because love comes in many shapes and through many personalities.

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Jan
10

Hal McCoy: “Pass The Soap”….

Hopefully my stance won’t bring dire consequences. Many of my brethren agree with my stance on changes to the voting process for the Hall of Fame.

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Dec
31

Hal McCoy: The New Year’s Confessions Of A Baseball Writer With Too Much Time On His Hands

We asked our Press Pros writers to venture to their deepest/darkest, either confessions or resolutions for the new year. And on a slow day in the “man cave” this week hall of famer Hal McCoy was the first to ante up. We hope you enjoy another classic McCoy read…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
29

Hal: Welcome Back Flyers, Matt Kavanaugh…!

The Dayton Flyers rang out the old year by welcoming back a familiar face in Sunday’s win over Murray State. And hopefully, he’ll continue to pay dividends in the new year.

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Dec
22

The Great Christmas Letdown At UD Arena…

It was no way to go home for Christmas for Vee Sanford and the Dayton Flyers. Southern California’s size and just pure bad karma contributed to what will long be remembered as one of the great letdowns at UD Arena…a hard-fought effort that came up one possession short in the Flyers’ loss to the Trojans. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature from Hal McCoy.

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Dec
19

Hal McCoy: Pierre, Sanford Helps Flyers Nail Gaels…!

Canada native Dyshawn Pierre scored 22 points, had 14 rebounds and 4 assists as Dayton exploded for its biggest point production of the season to outscore the nation’s top-scoring team for the past two seasons…a shoot-out win over the Iona Gaels. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
16

Hal: What To Do About Brandon Phillips…?

Amidst all the rumor of signings and trades, the elephant in the room for the Reds is what to do with Brandon Phillips. Something, or nothing?

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Dec
12

“Hot Stove” Hal McCoy…And Some Holiday “Q” and “A”

How Safe Is Walt’s Job?…Hal Mccoy’s back (he’s never actually been away) with our first installment of “hot stove” questions from Press Pros readers, near and far…on winter meetings, job security for Walt Jocketty(left), potential trades, and what’s Todd Frazier doing in the off-season to get better? Check it out in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
24

Hal McCoy: Indiana Totally “Snowed” By The Buckeyes

On a day when other ranked BCS “pretenders” were grounded, the Buckeyes and high-flying Braxton Miller tried to prove their record and their consistency of play was no fluke. They dominated the Hoosiers for a school record 23rd straight win. Hal McCoy was there to see it, and shares his thoughts in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
22

Hal: On History…And Bryan Price

Bryan Price has incredible baseball knowledge and credibility as one of the game’s best at his craft as a coach. But can he overcome history…to take the Reds to the next level of success? Read Hal McCoy’s unique insight on the question in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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