Saturday, January 19, 2013

Legendary writer Hal McCoy offering free tickets in exchange for transportation to Reds games

Hal McCoy is one of the most respected sports writers to ever grace the world with his presence. He has been covering Reds baseball since 1972, which is longer than most of us have even been alive. He coined the nickname "Big Red Machine" for the 1970s Reds teams and was honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002 as the winner of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award. Now, McCoy is asking for a favor:
As most of you know, I am legally blind and unable to drive. For the past five years, my friend Larry Glass has been my driver from Dayton to Cincinnati and back for Cincinnati Reds home games. 
Unfortunately, Larry has some health issues and won't be able to drive this year, leaving me with no transportation to and from Reds games. 
So…is there anybody out there with nothing much to do on their hands who would like to see most of the Reds home homes this season…for free.

A free ticket to Reds games and a seat next to him in the pressbox are what McCoy is offering as compensation.

A willing driver is even eligible to receive up to $0.55 per mile to help offset the cost of gas. However, the gig will likely demand long hours for whomever opts to partake in the endeavor.

McCoy says that he may have to go into retirement if he can't find someone able to do the task.

Folks can e-mail him at to further discuss the details.

Via Dayton Daily News

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