You think the 2019 major league baseballs aren't cherry bombs waiting for detonation? Last week a foul ball hit the concrete aisle beside a dugout and bounced into the upper deck. Hal McCoy shares his own thoughts on MLB's worst-kept secret.
On a slow sports day (no one called anyone an "SOB" today)...the annual "what ifs" from hall of famer Hal McCoy - revealing, thought provoking, and in his own words...bordering on a grin. Enjoy a few moments with Hal...in today's Press Pros inside feature.
Got a question for the 'famer'? Send it to us and Hal McCoy will give you a more-or-less educated answer from his 50 years of covering the Reds and major league baseball. But hurry, because where has the summer gone...along with the Reds?
On continual vigil to defy the gloom of the unanswered baseball question, Hal McCoy weighs in on the latest from Press Pros readers everywhere - on day dreams, dirty baseballs, Hunter Greene, and do baseball players make their own bats. Read more in today's Press Pros inside feature.
In this edition of questions for Hal McCoy: Does watching a losing team depress baseball writers...was the Cueto trade worse than Frank Robinson for Milt Pappas...and who pays for all those plane tickets when the Reds go on the road? For a good read and a grin, read today's Press Pros inside feature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
'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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.