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 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


OTC Is OOT For The Rest Of The Week / Annual Red Man Golf Trip

I am out of town this week and I have put my Off The Couch column on vacation until next week. I am in Omaha playing in the 39th Annual Red Man Two-Man Scramble Golf Tourney in Omaha. Some college-age … Continue reading


OTC: Hudler Urges Royals Fans & Players To Don’t Stop Believin’ / KK Fears For Mizzou FB After Pinkel

“The Royals sixth-inning song now this year has been Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’. And that is exactly what the fans here need to do. They need to stay behind this ball club and believe it can happen. And maybe the … Continue reading


OTC: Tigers Send KC A Message W/ 16-4 Beat Down That It Is Not 1985 / And Maybe Not Even Close

“The Royals drew only 21,000 (Thursday) night and that was smaller than every other announced crowd in baseball except Seattle.” Nate Bukaty, 810 AM GH: The Royals will be close to a sellout tonight and Saturday night at The K. … Continue reading


OTC: Sal Perez Saves Royals Road Trip W/ Dramatic 3-Run Homer / Is He The Most Underpaid Player In MLB?

“What was going through Jarrod Dyson’s head as Salvador Perez’s homer approached the foul pole: ‘Mother[expletive], get out!’” Andy McCullough, @McCulloughStar, on the Royals catcher’s three-run eighth-inning homer to beat the Rays 5-4 Wednesday night, Twitter GH: I sat on … Continue reading


OTC: Hosmer Remains Royals Pet But Also Becoming The Media’s Target / Kietzman Is Not Fair Game For Your Jokes

“I think you would have to say that Dayton Moore is putting his job in the hands of Eric Hosmer.” Soren Petro, on the perception that the Royals have decided to strap their 2014 postseason hopes onto the back of … Continue reading


OTC: KC Star’s Mellinger Alludes To Drama Inside Royals’ Clubhouse But Delivers Lollipops

“The last thing this eight-years-in-the-Processing Royals season needs is drama, but here it is anyway. One of the team’s highest-paid and longest-tenured players feels singled out and is going passive-aggressive to make his point and subtly call out a teammate.” … Continue reading