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Hal McCoy: Not So Funny When It Happens To Your Family

By Illya Harrell On August - 7 - 2009

If video killed the radio star, then the Internet—sure as war—has killed the last of the great baseball beat writers. 

Hall-of-Fame journalist Hal McCoy will retire at the end of the 2009 baseball season.

Mr. McCoy wrote for the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, covering the Cincinnati Reds. 

He announced on the newspaper's blog last night, "My run is over—37 years of bliss, doing a job that wasn’t a job."

He's been writing about the Reds for so long that I guess he forgot he's in his 38th season...that or he was too tipsy. 

After all, he also stated, "I’m on the back patio, enjoying a Tangueray and tonic with my beautiful and supportive wife, Nadine. I’m sure it is the first of many tonight, so I wanted to get this down before I became incoherent."

When I think of baseball beat writers, I imagine cigarette smoking or cigar chomping men in hats who write with a cold beer or other libat...

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