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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Hal Answers:  Volume 5
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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Hal Answers:  Volume #4
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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Hal Answers:  Volume #2
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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Hal Answers…..Volume #1
Apr
28

Hal Answers…..Volume #1

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 and enjoy Press Pros on a soggy Saturday.

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Hal at Large: Garrett Taking Charge Of Mound, Opportunity
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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Hal-At-Large:  Fast Start Has Thrown Reds Fans A Life Raft.  Grab On…While You Can
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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Hal-at-Large: Why It’s Hard To Hate On Archie Miller….
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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Hal at Large: Blue Day For The Flyers….
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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Hal:  Flyers Clinch A-10 Title With TKO Of VCU….
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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Hal At Large: Crosby Cashes In For A Win And A Standing “O”…
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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Hal McCoy: UD Walks Away With A Win Against St. Joe’s…
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’s inside feature on the Flyers.

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Hal McCoy:  “Double-D” Gets Defensive In Flyers’ Win Over Richmond…
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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Hal McCoy:  Flyers Reap Benefits Of A Birthday Performance
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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Hal:  Flyers Use Defense, And Little Else, To Beat LaSalle
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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Aye Aye, Commodores:  Mikesell’s Big Night Leads Flyers Past Vandy
Dec
21

Aye Aye, Commodores: Mikesell’s Big Night Leads Flyers Past Vandy

St. Henry native Ryan Mikesell had his most complete game as a Flyer, a double-double, to help lead Dayton past the SEC’s Vanderbilt Commodores. Hal McCoy was there and writes the story for today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Hal At Large: ‘The Reds’, And A Funny Way Of Rebuilding
Dec
13

Hal At Large: ‘The Reds’, And A Funny Way Of Rebuilding

Reds management is talking exciting baseball as they try to rebuild the team and a dwindling fan base. However, the only draw is Joey Votto (above), and nothing they did at the winter meetings is a harbinger of more exciting days to come…or, more fans!

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Hal:  Flyers Put Out Another Tennessee Fire…
Dec
10

Hal: Flyers Put Out Another Tennessee Fire…

Defense on his mind…UD’s Kyle Davis snuffed out the scoring threat of East Tennessee’s T.J. Cromer defensively, and the Flyers racked up an impressive holiday season win over the Buccaneers. Read our hall of fame report from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Hal At Large:  …And How Much Bad News Can One Team Take?
Nov
28

Hal At Large: …And How Much Bad News Can One Team Take?

The obstacles keep jumping up in the middle of the road…while the Flyers just go about their business as if it’s business usual. It’s not even December yet, so this could get really good. Read the latest from Hal McCoy…at large!

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Hal McCoy:  Beat-Up Flyers Beat ‘Bama…Barely!
Nov
15

Hal McCoy: Beat-Up Flyers Beat ‘Bama…Barely!

Big win for the Flyers, with an even bigger loss of forward Josh Cunningham. And with a shortage of size inside, sophomore Ryan Mikesell comes up big at the end in UD’s win over Alabama. Read more from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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UD VS Austin Peay – Charles Cooke Turns Up The Heat At UD’s First Home Game
Nov
12

UD VS Austin Peay – Charles Cooke Turns Up The Heat At UD’s First Home Game

This game might just as well have been a one-on-one playground game pitting Cookie against Austin Peay’s, Josh Robinson. As a senior, Cooke is accepting a leadership role, mostly trying to set examples by playing hard every second he is on the court. Read Hal McCoy in today’s feature.

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