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    Re: Would you like to get a free seat in the press box next to Hal McCoy all season?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Well, with college it is a little different too because you have students working for different papers/radio/tv companies.
    This is true, 90 percent of the problems I have seen involve students or those not in the media.
    This is the ol Left Hander rounding third and heading for home.

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    Re: Would you like to get a free seat in the press box next to Hal McCoy all season?

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Can't cheer?!? What the hell? I could understand members of the press not wanting to show bias...but that can't really be a rule can it?
    No cheering in the press box is a standard, enough of standard that a book covering famous sportswriters was written with that title

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4..._the_Press_Box

    Cheering is for fans, writers aren't fans when the ink hits the paper.

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    Re: Would you like to get a free seat in the press box next to Hal McCoy all season?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfaninbsg View Post
    This is true, 90 percent of the problems I have seen involve students or those not in the media.
    That sounds pretty accurate. I had a friend who worked the Xavier basketball beat for a bit and she would always complain when it happened and that it was almost always students or very young professionals.

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    Re: Would you like to get a free seat in the press box next to Hal McCoy all season?

    As a young 'sports writer' (I am not sure if I want to sentence myself yet), I have been in several press rooms/boxes. Cheering on the MAC level is not uncommon, but that is mostly because everybody knows everybody and they are more of a team than competitors in the journalism world.

    However, I have been to Cleveland where there are huge signs that state that cheering will get you thrown out. And people literally sit there afraid to make a noise. It's a weird feeling.
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    Re: Would you like to get a free seat in the press box next to Hal McCoy all season?

    if it were 30+ years ago when I had no wife and no kids and no big responsiblities, I'd jump at it. Kinda like "Driving Miss Daisy". I think it would be a gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    if it were 30+ years ago when I had no wife and no kids and no big responsiblities, I'd jump at it. Kinda like "Driving Miss Daisy". I think it would be a gas.
    Exactly. Or 30 years from now. I have spent some time with Hal and shared some emails. I am going to offer to be a back up to whomever he selects.
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    Re: Would you like to get a free seat in the press box next to Hal McCoy all season?

    Somebody needs to do this and write a book.
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    Re: Would you like to get a free seat in the press box next to Hal McCoy all season?

    Imagine the connections for an aspiring sports writer. I hope this goes to the right person. What a lotto ticket.

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    Re: Would you like to get a free seat in the press box next to Hal McCoy all season?

    As a fan first, and a broadcaster second, I can tell you the press box is a lonely place. It is super cool when you get there and see all of the scribes you've followed for years. But a few games later it gets weird.

    Don't get me wrong it's great, but only if you like watching games in a library. My co-host and I had to sit on our hands as the Reds clinched the Central last year.
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    Re: Would you like to get a free seat in the press box next to Hal McCoy all season?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlightRick View Post
    There's just no way I could commit to the whole 81 games without completely tanking every other aspect of my life. Any chance on forming some kind of RedsZone Transportation Subcommittee, and bid on the project as a group? Get 4-5 folks from Dayton-ish to take turns, and I might be able to handle 1 or 2 games per week without dire consequences.
    I would be willing to handle some games as well. If we could get 3-4 more guys, it would be easy.

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    Re: Would you like to get a free seat in the press box next to Hal McCoy all season?

    Quote Originally Posted by mdccclxix View Post
    Imagine the connections for an aspiring sports writer. I hope this goes to the right person. What a lotto ticket.
    Gotta imagine McCoy would throw you a bone and you'd meet some of the players/coaches/FO guys. I imagine they'd all think it was cool what you were doing.


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