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(Fox Sports Ohio)   Hal McCoy is looking for someone to drive him to every Reds home game this year. You get your mileage covered and free press box seats for every game   (foxsportsohio.com) divider line 22
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2013-01-21 10:57:53 AM
People clutch to the most meaningless things sometimes. Sad, really.
 
2013-01-21 11:00:32 AM
Dude, that sounds AWESOME.
 
2013-01-21 11:12:49 AM
Why couldn't he live in Lexington?
 
2013-01-21 11:15:30 AM
The press box gets a little crowded when his brother Hank tags along though. That guy is a beast.
 
2013-01-21 11:25:12 AM
My dad recently retired. If he was living near Cincinnati he would be all over this.
 
2013-01-21 11:29:09 AM
fark my job! fark IT. Lets do this!

I live about a mile from the park, so we can park at my house and walk! woo! lets go!
 
2013-01-21 12:06:28 PM
If I lived near Cincinnati I would quit my job to do this.  Someone could probably make a little bit writing a Reds blog, since they'd have so much free time before and after games.
 
2013-01-21 12:10:04 PM
A freelance Web developer could do a job like this. Plenty of time before and after games to get stuff done.
 
2013-01-21 12:18:57 PM
Hal is a tremendous douchebag.
 
2013-01-21 12:39:55 PM
1:30pm to midnight, mostly marking time in an empty stadium or driving with a douchebag for free? Sign me up!
 
2013-01-21 12:42:29 PM
Have you ever seen Hal McCoy's dog?

Neither has he
 
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2013-01-21 12:48:20 PM
Why can't he have Brandon Phillips drive him?
 
2013-01-21 01:23:13 PM
The devil in me says, let Aroldis Chapman drive him in. Chappy has been busted for going 90+ mph on I-71, which in some cases is like speeding on the moon. Not like Hal's gonna see the speedo anyway.
 
2013-01-21 01:25:31 PM

DaintySavage: Hal is a tremendous douchebag.


Actually, he's not. When he got inducted to the hall, I wrote him an email. I flat-out told him that I didn't like his reporting or attitude at all. But I also said it was a great achievement and I was very happy for him - along with my congratulations. He responded with a lengthy email that was very personal. I still don't like his reporting, but he is doing a job that put him in the hall of fame. He will make enemies along the way no matter what he does. But he's a good guy on a personal level. As a Dayton resident and Reds fan, I am proud of him. And this offer is completely genuine - his vision is a big problem and he wants to do what he loves. It's not his fault that news print is practically irrelevant anymore and not making any money. And if he charged for his own content, nobody would pay for it. It's a good call that would be mutually beneficial for a Reds fan that can do this.
 
2013-01-21 02:07:14 PM
Clever idea but as a full time HOF baseball writer, I'm assuming he makes a pretty healthy salary. He can't pay someone to do this?
 
2013-01-21 02:31:05 PM

jdamaral: Clever idea but as a full time HOF baseball writer, I'm assuming he makes a pretty healthy salary. He can't pay someone to do this?


Writers don't make "a pretty healthy salary".
 
2013-01-21 02:50:46 PM

meanmutton: jdamaral: Clever idea but as a full time HOF baseball writer, I'm assuming he makes a pretty healthy salary. He can't pay someone to do this?

Writers don't make "a pretty healthy salary".


Most don't. You're right. I am operating under the assumption that a HOF writer working for Fox makes enough to afford a driver or car service, especially if he's blind, and especially if he's clinging to his job and sport. I assume at this point he isn't doing his job for the money.
 
2013-01-21 02:50:47 PM
Isn't this what journalism interns are for?
 
2013-01-21 03:22:40 PM
The one downside to working in the press box is no cheering.

I think the upsides heavily outweigh that.
 
2013-01-21 03:30:13 PM
McCoy's FS Ohio bio and 2 commenters here all refer to him as a Hall of Famer, or say he has been "inducted" in the Hall of Fame, which is incorrect. He won the J. G. Taylor Spink Award. That doesn't make him a "Hall of Famer".

Each award recipient (not to be confused with an inductee) is presented with a certificate during Hall of Fame Weekend and is recognized in the "Scribes & Mikemen" exhibit in the Library of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Link
 
2013-01-21 05:07:29 PM

Larry Mahnken: The one downside to working in the press box is no cheering.

I think the upsides heavily outweigh that.


Cheering is for sports fans. The press box is for math nerds.

Stick me in the press box any day.

/Will never see a movie in Inglewood again.
 
2013-01-21 06:04:29 PM

PapaChester: Cheering is for sports fans. The press box is for math nerds.


I spent five years as a sports writer. While I don't miss the low pay and crappy hours, I really miss watching games from the press box. There is definitely cheering in the press box. It may be frowned upon, but it happens. The most notable example of this is Penn State vs. Ohio State football games. The press box was a zoo, and everyone would be cheering.
 
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