On the field this afternoon the Cubs honored longtime Dayton Daily News beat writer Hal McCoy, who following the season is retiring after 37 years of covering the Reds.
Cubs Director of Media Relations Peter Chase, left, presented Hal with the number 37 from the Wrigley Field scoreboard. They also gave McCoy wine and a box of cigars. Also pictured are Cubs Vice President and GM Jim Hendry, second from left, and former Red and current Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster.
Cubs manager Lou Piniella also posed with Hendry, McCoy and Dempster.