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Feb
27

Buckeyes Swept In San Marcos

Buckeyes inexperience and lack of ‘readiness’ bites them again…a 6-4 series finale loss to Texas State on Sunday has coach Greg Beals pulling out all the stops to get key personnel some work. Greg Hoard shares the bad news on Monday’s Press Pros.

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Feb
27

OSU Trails Bobcats In More Ways Than One

For the second day in a row the Buckeyes leave men on base, strike outy, and commit too many mistakes.  They fall to Texas State and to .500 after six games.

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Feb
25

Buckeyes Fall On Too Many Fronts Down Texas Way

The Buckeyes failed to hit, and a telling fifth inning sent them to their second loss of the season, 9-1 to Texas State.

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Feb
12

Can Burrow Walk With Legends? Time Will Tell — And Soon

In just his second season in the NFL, Joe Burrow is being hailed as a star, glorified as the savior of the Bengals franchise. But has he the stuff of legends like Montana or Namath? Someday we will know and someday starts soon. 

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Jan
31

Hoard: Bengals Headed To The Super Bowl, And Then What?

The Bengals thumbed their noses at history and the odds to capture the AFC championship.  Now can they complete the odyssey, and will the Brown family even keep the band together?  Stay tuned.

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Jan
28

Come Sunday, It’s About Far More Than Joe Burrow

Popular columnist Greg Hoard returns this weekend was a contemporary comparison of the three of the best who ever played the position of quarterback.  Ironically, they’re all still playing. Read more.

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Sep
13

Hoard: Shhooosh! Let The Game Do The Talking

Baseball and time change, as do the voices we come to depend on to describe the action.  Too much change, for some of us, I fear.  It’s been two years since Marty left.  It seems…like light years.

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May
17

Sign Of The Times: Uncle Bob, ‘Charlie Hustle’, Crosley Field, And The Way It Used To Be

Sign of the times?  There was a time when you went to a major league game to learn, not be entertained or to hear a statement on political correctness.  You went because you were interested…in baseball! Greg Hoard writes for today’s Press Pros.

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May
4

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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Jan
10

Hoard: To An Absent Friend…Tommy Lasorda

Time didn’t seem to matter to Tommy Lasorda. It didn’t matter if it had been a day, a week or years since you had last seen him, nothing changed. His greeting was always loud and warm, a verbal embrace that made you feel good about all things. Greg Hoard remembers a friend in today’s Press Pros.

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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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