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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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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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