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Sep
10

Hoard: On The Passing of A Friend, Lou Brock

Baseball mourns the loss of a legend. My sorrow is for the loss of a man of brilliance, a man of kindness and good humor. My sorrow is for the loss of a friend. Greg Hoard writes for Press Pros.

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Jul
23

Baseball, Finally: Old Memories Are The Best

Do you remember?…Caught as we all are in the snare of Covid19, I find myself thinking about the things that matter most – memories from baseball.  Earl Lawson, the Hall of Fame baseball writer, and John McNamara, the former manager of the Reds, offered me their friendship and guidance in the early days of what turned out to be a long trail. Greg Hoard writes in today’s Press Pros.

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Jun
2

Greg Hoard: “Doggie’s” Departure, Part II

Second Coming, Second Leaving….A mere six years after he was ushered out as a player prematurely, Tony Perez returned as the manager of the Reds for the start of the ’93 season. A mere six weeks into it, 44 games, he was fired! Read Greg Hoard’s Part II on Reds hall of famer Tony Perez in today’s PPM inside feature.

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May
30

Greg Hoard: “Doggie’s” Departure…! (Part 1)

It’s been 35 years since hall of famer Tony Perez set foot on the field as a player for the Cincinnati Reds for the last time. He deserved a better exit than how it all came down. Classic Greg Hoard baseball in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
19

Hoard: Bengals Be Smart, Do The Unpopular Thing…Trade Pick

Given their deficiencies on the offensive line…one could be the loneliest number for quarterback Joe Burrow if the Bengals take him with the #1 pick in this week’s draft. And should they? Read Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
17

Beals’, Bucks Deal With New World (Pt. II)…Gloves, Masks, Separation

It’s a new world for Ohio State baseball and baseball in the Big Ten – world of masks and gloves and six feet of separation.  And no one can profess to know…what comes next.

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Apr
12

Hoard: Remembering ‘Mr. Tiger’….”Call Me Al”

A baseball card started it…Columnist Greg Hoard writes about his recollection of a 1957 Al Kaline baseball card, and how years later on a glorious spring training day he was blessed to meet Kaline in person. This past week baseball, and baseball fans, lost Al Kaline. Greg Hoard remembers him now with one of his best.

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Apr
8

How The World Shifted OSU Baseball, And Conner Pohl

What started out as a season of promise for Ohio State baseball has become one of season on hold, then cancelled…raising questions as to what’s next for prospects (like Conner Pohl, below) and potentials alike.  Where do they go from here? Greg Hoard writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Mar
23

Hoard: ‘Buck up, boy.’ Sage Lessons From The Past

If you’re a reader…you have to enjoy the words and perspective of columnist Greg Hoard today – his reflections on other times, other people, and the obstacles that helped another, greater, generation of people survive hardship, and come through it, “just fine.” Share with others…today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
11

Dingler 5, North Florida 2…Bucks Catcher Powers OSU To Third Straight Win

Dillon Dingler crashes three home runs to put the rest of the batting order in a hitting mood.  Bucks win third straight with Tuesday win over North Florida. Greg Hoard writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Mar
9

Bucks’ Bats Rally Once More, Fuel Second Straight Win

Buckeyes win second straight game on east coast of Florida, face tougher opponent in North Florida before coming north for next week’s home opener against North Florida. Greg Hoard writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Mar
7

Bucks Hold A Party At The Plate, Clobber Harvard

The Buckeyes rebound from recent hitting woes with 15 hits, a couple of long-awaited home runs, and a brilliant starting performance by sophomore Garrett Burhenn. Greg Hoard writes Buckeye baseball in today’s Press Pros.

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Mar
7

Bucks Fall To Stetson, Bats Fail Again, And the Pitching…?

The Buckeyes misfire on day one of the Stetson Invitational tourney…Lonsway roughed up in short outing…bats continue to lag as team struggles to score. Greg Hoard writes for Press Pros.

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Feb
22

Hoard: Poor Fielding, Poor Hitting Make Bucks Pay

Sun-struck?…Critical outfield errors by the Buckeyes led to four unearned runs and a disappointing outcome despite another outstanding start from lefthander Seth Lonsway. Read more on their weekend series in Atlanta in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
22

Hoard: Ohio State Stung by No.19 Georgia Tech

Put it behind, and learn…Garrett Burhenn gave up three home runs in a rare poor start, and the Buckeyes simply could not dig themselves out of an early hole that was just too deep. Read more about the game from Greg Hoard in today’s inside feature.

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Nov
25

Hoard: A Wake-Up Call From Carl Erskine…

I watched him as a kid, and waited a lifetime for the opportunity to tell him how much his example had meant to my childhood.  But when we at last came fact to face it wasn’t what I thought it would – hoped it would be.  I discovered that we all need a change of life. One of Greg Hoard’s best baseball stories to enjoy.

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Oct
23

Hoard: The Yankees and The Boys

As the World Series plays out, Press Pros nostalgic Greg Hoard shares a story of his baseball journey from the backwoods of Indiana to the backstop at Yankee Stadium. Read one of his best…in today’s Press Pros features.

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Sep
26

Hoard: Marty’s Day, Through And Through

His last game as the Reds’ voice was no different than the thousands that preceded it – Marty Brennaman went out put emotion aside long enough to tell us all exactly what 28,000 and change could see for themselves.  He went out the way he came in.

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Sep
16

Hoard: Reds, Bengals Stand on A Dangerous Brink, But Do You Even Care?

Can’t bear to watch? Given the history of both in the past twenty seasons, can you actually remember the last time that either the Reds or the Bengals were something you anticipated, or even talked about? Greg Hoard writes about it in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jul
30

Greg Hoard: A Thought, A Memory, A Reason To Win

There has been so much written and debated on the topic of winning in this space–some of it thoughtful and well-intended, some of it shallow and mean-spirited.  But in the end words that my dad once said to me are everything I ever needed to know on the subject, and might come in handy even in this day of trophies before triumph.

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