January 8, 2008

Poor Bronson Still Misses Boston

In yet another affectionate display of loyalty to the team that traded his home-town discount ass to Cincinnati, Bronson Arroyo was seen gushing at a concert in the Boston area:

But near the end of Bronson’s set, he threw a zinger into the music: a cover of Augustana’s 2007 summer ballad “Boston.” And what did the guy do, knowing that former GM Theo Epstein was watching from the backstage wings?

Dude totally modified the lyrics, making what one could view as either a nostalgic gesture toward the old crowd or, as we’d like to think, a plea for his old job!

“I think I need to get back to Boston,” he sings. (We couldn’t hear the next couple of lines because some of the women of the crowd were freaking out) “I need to get out of Cincinnati, I think I need the Olde Towne to fill my heart again.”

Seriously, what is this guy like when women dump him?

7 comments to “Poor Bronson Still Misses Boston”

  1. river otter says:

    Bronson confirmed to CTR (http://ctrentrosecrans.com/) that he was just having some fun. He noted that he wouldn’t have signed the extension if he didn’t want to stay in Cincinnati.

  2. BubbaFan says:

    LOL! Now I want to hear the songs where he rags on Dunn, Griffey, LaRue, and Belisle.

  3. juandango says:

    That man has no taste in music whatsoever. He’s like a melange of irrelevant post-grunge songs and tunes you hear on Grey’s Anatomy.

  4. river otter says:

    BA sounds like a character. I always loved that car dealership outtake.

  5. KC2HMZ says:

    RHM wrote, “Seriously, what is this guy like when women dump him?”

    What? Bronson likes…WOMEN?????

    (KC2HMZ slings his keyboard across the room, curses horribly, rips the phone off the wall, kicks the dog, shuts the computer off by violently unplugging it from the wall, and starts crying bitterly)*

    For some reason, it seems a lot of not-quite-ready-for-prime-time guitarists go for the alternative/grunge-rock stuff. The Goo-Goo Dolls got started as a garage band here in Buffalo playing just that kind of material. Nirvana (Kurt Cobain), Pearl Jam type of stuff. Must drive him bonkers having to listen to country music all the time in the Reds clubhouse.

    River Otter: I wasn’t aware of Trent’s new blog before, thanks for posting that URL. As a token of my appreciation – the Arroyo car commercial may be found at:


    * – Just kidding. 🙂

  6. Red Hot Mama says:

    “I need to get out of Cincinnati, I think I need the Olde Towne to fill my heart again” is “having some fun”?

    What a party animal!

  7. Bettalene says:

    That doesn’t sound like “having some fun” to me! Come on…how bad can it be making $35 million in Cincinnati?