Dayton Daily News Cincinnati Reds beat writer Hal McCoy announced last week that after this season he will no longer be covering the Cincinnati Reds. This is not a retirement by choice. The 68 year old writer has been told that the Dayton Daily News will no longer be covering the Reds with a beat writer. This is a sign of the times as newspapers and reporters around the nation are closing and losing their jobs. Unfortunately it is a dying industry. No longer are they getting the necessary revenues from subscriptions, advertisements, and classifieds. For years Hal McCoy has provided honest and accurate analysis and opinion on the Cincinnati Reds, a voice that will surely be missed. He wrote a great goodbye article in the Dayton Daily News on Thursday.
Check it out.