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Jan
21

OSU Preseason Baseball: McGowan Tested and Ready

From a disappointing season and some personal uproar in the middle of it, Noah McGowan has come back to take responsibility for himself and the surging prospects for a better Buckeye season in 2018. Read an uplifting and encouraging account in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Jan
14

Pre-Season Baseball: ‘Great Expectations’, Will OSU’s Feltner Shine In 2018?

Armed with the tools to be a dominant pitcher at any level, the Buckeyes (and yes, Ryan Feltner, too) hope this is the year that he begins by conquering the Big Ten.

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Dec
23

Hoard: Mares On The Run, Three Feet of Snow and a Christmas Tale

Known for his days as a beat writer for the Cincinnati Reds, his ability to spin a good yarn transcends baseball and sets columnist Greg Hoard apart from most baseball writers. Here’s one of his best…with season’s greetings to all.

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Nov
5

Hoard: Those Bengal Stripes Continue To Fade

How long can this go on? Well, when you best play and consummate professional finally blows, as happened Sunday, it’s a sign for change. And somewhere Paul Brown is in full agreement.

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Oct
3

Hoard: Bengals Not Crowing After Win Over Browns

The best that can be said about Sunday’s game is that it gives the Bengals something to build on. The worst that can be said is…they’ve been building now for a long, long time – or so it seems! Greg Hoard writes on the 1-3 Bengals in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Sep
26

Hoard: Enough Already, Go Marvin!

The odd thing is, says columnist Greg Hoard, that he’s come full circle on Bengals coach Marvin Lewis. “I want to see him pull this thing off,” he says. I don’t know if he can, but I hope so. Read more in today’s feature on the Bengals’ coach.

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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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