The Flyers scrambled around, got behind, got ahead, and held on to win…an exhibition…with Findlay in front of 13,455 squirming fans. Read about it from Hal McCoy.
A nickname is just that — a nickname. And not once, since I became an Indians fan 70 years or so ago, have I considered Native Americans inferior or war-like. Nor did any fan think about Geronimo or Cochise or the Apaches or the Comanches on the warpath.
There was time when they were the class of the fledgling National Football League. But it’s been 52 years since Gary Collins (above) caught three touchdowns in their last title win over Baltimore in 1964…and many moderns simply don’t remember when the Browns were “The Browns”. Read classic Hal McCoy…at large!
My formative years as an Indians fan included surviving whooping cough, Dusty Rhodes, and writing two stories at the expense of Jose Mesa in a lifetime of chasing dreams and World Series with the Cleveland Indians. Today’s feature from Hal McCoy.
Baseball in Cleveland as it was. My formative years as an Indians fan included games at old Municipal Stadium. I survived whooping cough, Dusty Rhodes, and writing two stories at the expense of Jose Mesa in a lifetime of chasing dreams and World Series with the Cleveland Indians. Today’s feature from Hal McCoy.
Baseball’s over and now I’m right there with the rest of you trying to find something to watch, to follow, and believe in. Here’s my list of pluses and minuses. Check out my new “At Large” page on Press Pros…today’s inside feature. (Hal McCoy)
The Reds’ season was a collection of hits and misses…and not enough hits and too many misses. If you’re wondering on who’s back, besides Bryan Price (above), and who’s gone, here’s some thoughts of my own. Read the final Reds column for 2016 from Hal McCoy…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
Just because…when the baseball season’s been this long, and this bad, you mind begins to wander. The order of things, and life, aside from balls and strikes, fair and foul. A lot of this is really “foul”. Read, smile, don’t take life so seriously. Have some fun in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
Our final column of the 2016 baseball season for readers’ questions for Hal McCoy…with respect to the past, the present, and the future of the Reds’ hopes.
The call-up rule for September seems unfair, inconsistent, and frankly makes no sense. None. But then a lot of things about baseball makes no sense anymore.
He’s won the Heisman, but he’s failed in every other professional sports endeavor he’s tried. What makes anyone think now that Tim Tebow can be successful in baseball? Added coverage tonight: 1) Tipp vs. Shawnee football after tonight’s game, and 2) The Friday “Picks” Page.
Once so obnoxious it was impossible to look him in the eye, Homer Bailey has now mellowed and matured…and seeks to counsel other young pitchers in the errors of his ways back then. If they’re will to listen, Homer’s talking.
As an example of when saying goodbye is the most gratifying hello…remember Josh Hamilton. And has there ever been a better example of a baseball team wasting money on ludicrous long-term, huge-money contracts?
Bye-Bye Bruce….At the rate it’s going fans will soon buy a copy of a baseball prospectus at the ballpark instead of a scorecard. The trend is trades made not for actual major league players, but for unheard-of names that come cheap, and too often, play that way, too. Read Hal ‘at large’ in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
Volume ten of questions for hall of famer Hal McCoy from Press Pros readers around the area, and around the country…on uniforms, getting kicked out of games, #1 draft choice Nick Senzel, and why some baseballs get thrown out of games while others don’t. A good read…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
Once a feared hitter with the Braves, Cardinals, and Mets, and later a manager, Joe Torre, the player, had a reputation for being critical of ball and strike calls. Now, as a baseball administrator, he says it detracts from the integrity of the game, and umpires. And interesting read from Hal McCoy in his latest “at large” column.
Joey Votto’s batting average is approaching respectability again, but he won’t be an All-Star. And if the All-Star game is to be merely an exhibition game with no reason to win other than pride, which as it should be, then it is OK to include a .255 hitter if he’s the best his team has to offer. Read Hal McCoy “at large” in today’s feature.
They used to be a rarity, something you could come home and talk about as a special emphasis to your trip to a major league game. Now they’re so common they’ve skewed the record books. Hal McCoy “at large”, sponsored by Dave Arbogast Buick, GMC, in Troy…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
From here there, then and now, volume 9 of readers’ questions for hall of famer Hal McCoy…on the Reds minor league prospects, Devin Mesoraco, former Red Fred Norman, and…why does Atlanta have to build another new ballpark (above)? Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
They’re not good now, and chances are it’s going to be a while. Fans get all that, while still asking the age-old question, “How long will it take the Reds to be good again?”