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    Hal McCoy Says Goodbye

    Hal was told today that the DDN would not have need of his services next year. Love or hate him, (I would be the former) you can not deny he has earned everyone of the accolades and honors that have been given him throughout his 37 year career covering the Reds. Here's to you Hal.

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    I'm not much of a fan mainly because of how he seemed to be way past his prime in recent years but any time someone is told they are fired or told they wont have their job next year its kind of sad. Hes a staple of the media for the Reds.

    I will be very interested in seeing some other point of views though. The current crop leaves much to be desired.

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    He will be missed. I know some give him crap for occasionally getting something wrong, but hell, he's 68! I can't believe he has been on the beat for 37 years. The span of a beat writer is typically short. They go on to be columnists or something and get off the road. The guy's had an amazing career. I'd love to sit and just listen to him tell stories for a couple hours.

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    I don't think the DDN is going to have a full time sportswriter cover the Reds next year. Definitely the end of an era.

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    If I am not mistaken, Dayton was the only newspaper to employ a full time MLB beat writer where there wasnt an MLB team in their city.

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    Well if they arent replacing him then that really sucks. I didnt really read the good bye thing.

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    This is sad news. Wonder how long it will be til the Enquirer and DDN combine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davereds24 View Post
    This is sad news. Wonder how long it will be til the Enquirer and DDN combine?
    They're owned by different companies. The Enquirer is being ridden into irrelevancy by Gannett. The DDN is owned by Cox.
    That Joey Votto is some kind of Man Candy!

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    Re: Hal McCoy Says Goodbye

    very sad news. The reds are going in the toilet right now. Everything is imploding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurgervilleBuck View Post
    They're owned by different companies. The Enquirer is being ridden into irrelevancy by Gannett. The DDN is owned by Cox.
    you've never seen 2 different companies combine?

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    Why would they combine?

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    this stinks I enjoy Mccoys takes and in depth unique tidbits.
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    I too enjoy HM.....I think he was past his prime...but hey, we all get past our prime at sometime in our career's yet we all still seem to think we are derserved a job.....I bet 99% of you, including me, could be replaced at your current job by someone who could do it just as good, if not better, for a cheaper price. Hal did the beat all this time and he has endured these last 15 years of baseball purgatory and he did it with a smile on his face. I never took his word as gospel, but I did enjoy the "ole timer" point of view that he gave.

    You will be missed Hal, hope you continue to live life to the fullest.....Hope to see ya around the Reds games more often now that you can relax and just be a fan....

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    This is a sad day. While I know that many people on this board do not like Hal, it has always been hard for me to dislike him. I, and probably many other members at Redszone, grew up reading Hal's articles and commentary in the DDN. Reading his stories each day was part of the process that developed my love of baseball and the Reds. For that I thank Hal and wish him the best of luck in life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davereds24 View Post
    you've never seen 2 different companies combine?
    I noticed in the DDN this morning that John Fay had a piece...I would think they are both owned by Cox if that is the case.


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