Author Archives: Greg Hall

About Greg Hall

Software guy who has been writing my Off The Couch column in KC newspapers, publications and websites since 1994. Has been bounced from some of the finest media establishments this side of State Line Road. Dad first and everything else second...and there are a lot of everything elses.

OTC: Royals Let MLB Trade Deadline Pass In Favor Of Dayton Moore’s Untouchables

“The Tigers added David Price. … Everybody around the Royals made moves. The Royals stood pat and Dayton Moore called a press conference.” Danny Parkins, 610 AM GH: Whether you were rooting for the Royals to be buyers or sellers … Continue reading


OTC: Yost Says “Nothing” Can Be Done To Combat Royals Plate Discipline / Shields Leads Via Passive Aggressive Dig At His Hitters

“On the doorstep of the final two months of the most highly anticipated Royals campaign in 20 years, the team offered up one of their weakest performances in 2014. The lineup managed a mere two hits and never advanced a … Continue reading


OTC: Royals Trade W/ Blue Jays That Josh Vernier Calls A “Sell” Move / Steven A. Smith Bugs Beadle

“The Royals trade Danny Valencia to Toronto for spare parts” Headline, for Max Rieper’s column on GH: The Royals received Erik Kratz (catcher) and Liam Hendriks (a right-handed pitcher) from the Blue Jays. Rieper calls both former Blue Jays … Continue reading


OTC: Is Billy Butler The Mid-Season Bat The Royals Have Longed For? / Frank White Scolds Young Royals

“Call it a coincidence, but Billy Butler’s recent hitting surge has coincided with his return to first-base duty in place of Eric Hosmer.” Randy Covitz, GH: I have never understood why a healthy 28-year-old MLB player would be satisfied … Continue reading


OTC: Is MU’s Maty Mauk Or KSU’s Tyler Lockett More Important To Their Team’s Success This Season?

“I think Maty Mauk is going to have a bigger impact than a guy like Tyler Lockett. I would hesitate to say that Maty Mauk won’t be the most important player in the area to his team.” Jay Binkley, when … Continue reading


OTC: Big 12′s Boss Comes Off As A Whiner With His “Cheating Pays” Speach / KK Tells KU Fans They Don’t Want To Know

“Enforcement is broken. The infractions committee hasn’t had a hearing in almost a year, and I think it’s not an understatement to say that cheating pays presently. If you seek to conspire to certainly bend the rules, you can do … Continue reading


OTC: Royals 2nd Half Begins W/ A Thud. Who Is Accountable? Anybody? / Petro’s Interview W/ Chiefs’ Alex Smith Shines

“Remember, I came up with an organization that if you didn’t do your job they’d get rid of you. I always understood that my priorities were on the field first. I knew that I was playing for my job.” Derek … Continue reading