I know the majority of you readers out there are asking "Who the hell is Hal McCoy?" Well, to those who don't know allow me to illuminate. Hal is currently the Reds writer at FoxSportsOhio.com and has been writing about the Reds since 1972 when he was the beat writer for the Dayton Daily News. Hal was the person who coined the phrase "Big Red Machine". In 2002 he won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. I'm thrilled to have his autograph as part of my Reds collection.