June 20, 2007

Concert Canceled

Lest you think that I was finally going to get to confront Bronson Arroyo about him being such a jerk to me, his July 1 concert has been canceled. You know, Arroyo has said that the Red Sox didn't support his musical endeavors; I wonder whether the Reds are putting the pressure on hm to focus solely on his pitching.

CINCINNATI -- The second annual Perfect Pitch concert, scheduled for Sunday, July 1 at the Madison Theater in Covington, Kentucky, has been canceled.

Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo, the featured performer at the concert, said, “The timing isn't good right now. My body is a little banged up, and I'm trying to help us win baseball games.”

Arroyo is slated to perform at Kahn's Redsfest, presented by Great American Insurance, benefiting the Reds Community Fund. The event returns to the Duke Energy Center downtown Dec. 7-8.

The Perfect Pitch concert was slated to feature Arroyo, Chad Perrone and Screaming Mimes. It was to be hosted by local comedian Josh Sneed.

At a May 27 concert downtown, Arroyo helped generate more than $6,000 in charitable proceeds that benefited the Reds Community Fund and Homes for our Troops program. Arroyo is also donating $100 for each strikeout this season to Homes for our Troops, an organization that provides homes at no cost to injured or disabled servicemen and servicewomen and their immediate families.

Fans who purchased tickets to the Perfect Pitch concert will receive a full refund and two tickets to a 2007 Reds home game.

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