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Sep
21

Hoard: When A Chicken Dance Is The High Point In A Season

They’ve done the typical; they’ve done the atypical. And still, the Bengals are bad. With nothing to compare with the league best franchises, it leaves little with which to elicit fan favor. They’re now the featured guests for Oktoberfest, and beer drinking!

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Sep
11

Once Again, We Thank You, Marty

He’s signed through 2018. After that, he is not sure what he will do. He’s 75. The West Coast road trips are becoming more difficult for Marty Brenneman. And one day now we’ll turn on the game and he’ll be gone. It’ll be a hard day…for a lot of people. Read Greg Hoard’s latest inside feature.

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Sep
10

Hoard: A Little Help, Andy Dalton Is In Deep ‘Do-Do’

One thing was clearly evident from Sunday’s fiasco. A fix has to be found, found quick, and it has to be a BIG FIX. Otherwise, buckle in for a long, cold winter. The Bengals struggled, and that’s an understatement. Read the rest of the statement from Greg Hoard…in today’s inside feature.

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Aug
7

Hoard: The Baby Bull, “That Would Be Me”….

We’re often requested to post more of Greg Hoard’s nostalgic stories of the major league baseball past, and the hall of famers who made an indelible impression of fans for generations. Here’s one of his best, on former Rookie of The Year, MVP, and hall of famer Orlando Cepeda. Enjoy today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
21

Hoard: Back From The Health Hole

For the past six months, Greg Hoard has been missing from these pages and not by choice. Time and some bad habits caught up with him, he’ll tell you. And, you never really do know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone. Read more about that in today’s inside feature.

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Jun
18

Encore Hoard: How Can We Save The All-Star Game…?

Once upon a time it was about the best players among their peers and not the most popular players among fans, as the National League All-Stars welcome Stan Musial (far left) after his walk-off homer won the 1955 Mid-Summer Classic. Read more from Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
14

Hoard: Another Pete Party; What It Means And To Whom

His could have been one of the greatest sports stories of all time, but the last pages were not good ones. Pete violated Major League Baseball’s cardinal rule. Once more, this weekend, Reds fans will be asked to both remember once again…and forget.

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May
15

OSU Blows Lead, Game And Series, It’s A Hard Road In Iowa

Offensively they played well, their hitting continued to be on key. The pitching lined up like it was supposed to. All the positives were there. But the turn of events just seem to end up going to the wrong way by game end for the Buckeyes. Read about their series finale at Iowa in today’s feature.

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May
14

Hoard: One That Makes You Wonder, OSU Clobbers Iowa

They hit with confident abandon and Connor Pohl hit his first collegiate home run, while starter Connor Curlis gave them another quality start. A preview of what lies ahead? The Buckeyes threw the kitchen sink at Iowa Saturday to even the series. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
13

OSU Felled At Iowa, Same Mistakes Continue To Emerge

Thwarted by what coach Greg Beals cites as a fear of failure, the Buckeyes continued in their error of their ways, losing in their series opener with Iowa. We welcome Greg Hoard back to the Buckeye beat with more on Friday’s game in the latest Press Pros update from Iowa.

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May
11

OSU Heads To Iowa After A “Typical” Mid-Week Performance

A wearisome season draws a week closer to conclusion with a trip to Iowa City this weekend, and work to at least finish the year and the next two weeks with a positive vibe.

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May
9

Hoard: Where The Buckeyes Are Now, The Process Goes On

The ‘Battlin’ Buckeyes have learned that baseball is a whole lot like college itself. There’s a whole lot to learn and a whole lot of people willing to teach you. Those who perform the best are the ones who can overcome hardship and change. Such has been the 2017 season.

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Apr
21

“Stretch”….

“Mays was great,” Joe Nuxhall once said. “But when McCovey came to the plate, Gawd, how you hated to see him stepping in with that bat in his hands.” For those who enjoy Greg Hoard’s nostalgic remembrances of baseball’s greats…his latest, on former Giant great Willie McCovey.

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Apr
9

Buckeyes Find New Life, Take DH and Series At Penn State

The Buckeyes took a breath of mountain air and came up reinvigorated, sweeping Sunday’s double-header at Penn State and taking a badly-needed series from the Nittany Lions.

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Apr
9

Buckeyes Drop Opener In Happy Valley, Now 1-6 In Big Ten Play

The Buckeyes struggles continue in the mountains of Pennsylvania…drop first game of their weekend series to the Penn State Nittany Lions.

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Apr
3

Opening Day With Greg Hoard: Just An Old Cardboard Box

Long after my arm, my glove, and my dream of playing baseball has deteriorated, the passion of my youth is still preserved in the cards that probably represented my best baseball memories. Yours, too. Opening day nostalgia from columnist Greg Hoard for opening day…in today’s feature.

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Mar
31

Greg Hoard: How I Met…Stan “The Man”

There are times when fame holds no sanctuary, and when irony and awkwardness become as one and inseparable. That’s how I met my first true hall-of-famer face to face…the great Stan Musial! In one of the most popular baseball stories ever on Press Pros, an encore of this nostalgic story from columnist Greg Hoard.

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Mar
29

Greg Hoard: ‘Sweet Swinging Billy Williams,” Smile-On

As opening day of the 2017 baseball season approaches, many have written to express appreciation for the nostalgic baseball stories of colleague Greg Hoard. Here’s one of his most recent, and best, remembering hall of famer and Chicago Cub great Billy Williams. Enjoy…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
16

Hoard On OSU: Bucks Come Home 8-8 And Baggage In Tow

Ohio State comes home for the Big Ten schedule with both questions and answers…and the reality that they can play with the mighty and handle the pack.

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Mar
12

Hoard On OSU: Bucks Manage One Against No. 24 FGCU

After coughing one up on Friday, and a Saturday spanking, the Buckeyes regrouped to play with ‘resolve’, winning the final game in their weekend series with Florida Gulf Coast.

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