Bronson Arroyo performs “Wonderwall” at Redsfest in December. I’ve never been entirely sure what a “wonderwall” is supposed to be, but in this case it seems to be what you hit two months into the season.
And the acoustic version. He must really like this song.
And here is his performing “Last Dance With Mary Jane.”
Arroyo was the recipient of two awards from the Reds in 2006.
The first, the Johnny Vander Meer Award, is given to the “Reds’ Most Outstanding Pitcher.” Reds.com points out:
Arroyo, who was acquired in a March 2006 trade from Boston for outfielder Wily Mo Pena, went 14-11 with a 3.29 ERA in 35 starts last season. The right-hander led the Major Leagues in innings pitched with 240 2/3 and was tied for first in starts. The 30-year-old was also Cincinnati’s lone representative to the All-Star Game in Pittsburgh.
The other award, the Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award, is traditionally given to Sean Casey. Good Guy Award balloting in the post-Casey era was not so clear-cut, according to The Enquirer:
“Plate Music” is what I call the song that players choose to have played over the PA system as they step up to the plate. Presumably it is a song that the player feels says something about him, helps get him pumped up, or intimidates the opposing pitcher.