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Matt700wlw
06-20-2007, 05:15 PM
July 1 Perfect Pitch Concert Canceled

Arroyo May 27 Concert Raised $6,000 for Charity



CINCINNATI, Ohio (June 20, 2007) – 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 December 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 2 tickets to a 2007 Reds home game.

KittyDuran
06-20-2007, 05:34 PM
Hmmm....:rockband:

Chip R
06-20-2007, 05:58 PM
Jerry has ruined him from even playing the guitar any more. Does his evil know no bounds?

I hope the reason Bronson cancelled isn't because he's taking the criticisms by the radio folk seriously. He was doing the same amount of gigs and stuff last year when he was riding high.

Matt700wlw
06-20-2007, 05:59 PM
Jerry has ruined him from even playing the guitar any more. Does his evil know no bounds?

I hope the reason Bronson cancelled isn't because he's taking the criticisms by the radio folk seriously. He was doing the same amount of gigs and stuff last year when he was riding high.

I doubt he really worries about what loudmouths on the radio say...at least I would hope not.

KronoRed
06-20-2007, 06:27 PM
Jerry has ruined him from even playing the guitar any more. Does his evil know no bounds?

Lets see how Homer is after the season :devil:

Highlifeman21
06-21-2007, 09:42 PM
Lets see how Homer is after the season :devil:

Right arm, hanging on by bubble gum and duct tape.

Sound about right?

RedEye
06-21-2007, 10:13 PM
I've got to stop reading fast. At first glance, I thought this thread was entitled "Arroyo cancels his contract."

Wow.

Highlifeman21
06-21-2007, 10:17 PM
I've got to stop reading fast. At first glance, I thought this thread was entitled "Arroyo cancels his contract."

Wow.

Playing for this team, could ya blame him?

RedEye
06-21-2007, 11:46 PM
Good point. No, I wouldn't blame him at all. Actually, I wouldn't blame the Reds for doing it either - with the way he's been pitching lately, it's starting to look like an awfully long, expensive investment.

WVPacman
06-22-2007, 01:14 AM
I hope the reason Bronson cancelled isn't because he's taking the criticisms by the radio folk seriously. He was doing the same amount of gigs and stuff last year when he was riding high.

Why has people on the radio been saying what I said on here a while back??? Just the other night I asked the question that did you think his music was getting in the way.

Is that what they said on radio??

Chip R
06-22-2007, 01:42 AM
Why has people on the radio been saying what I said on here a while back??? Just the other night I asked the question that did you think his music was getting in the way.

Is that what they said on radio??


Yeah, they have been hinting that his gigs may be the reason for hs lack of success so far this year. What they forget to mention is that he was doing the same amount of gigs last year and he had a great year. It wouldn't occur to any of those twits that Narron has overworked him.

Ron Madden
06-22-2007, 04:37 AM
Jerry has ruined him from even playing the guitar any more. Does his evil know no bounds?

I hope the reason Bronson cancelled isn't because he's taking the criticisms by the radio folk seriously. He was doing the same amount of gigs and stuff last year when he was riding high.


I really hope the whims and wishes from the radio booth carry less weight than that.

If not things will surely get worse long before the get any better.

KronoRed
06-22-2007, 12:39 PM
Right arm, hanging on by bubble gum and duct tape.

Sound about right?

Paul Wilson? :evil:

RedEye
06-22-2007, 07:44 PM
Clearly Arroyo does have a fatigued arm, but I also wonder if some of his performance can be attributed to simple regression to mean. In some of his starts, he actually has looked a lot like the pitcher he was before the Reds traded for him -- deceptive, but very hittable if he can't locate his pitches exactly right.

Seems to me that Arroyo's 2006 was a combination of good luck (very low BABIP) and a league of hitters unfamiliar with his deceptive guile (he seems like a lackadaisical space cadet on the mound, but actually outsmarts a lot of them by "pitching backwards" in the count).

It will be interesting to see how Arroyo ends up performing for the next few years of his contract. My hunch is that he'll be somewhere between what he was last year and what he has been this year, which makes Wayne's investment look okay... but definitely not great.

KittyDuran
06-25-2007, 03:35 PM
This is a good take on the situation from DDN: (self bolded the last two paragraphs)
http://www.daytondailynews.com/s/content/oh/story/sports/pro/reds/2007/06/25/ddn062507audible.html


THE AUDIBLE

Calling off his concert right move for Arroyo
By Kyle Nagel
Staff Writer

Monday, June 25, 2007

Two weeks ago, I put together a short story about Bronson Arroyo and his pitching troubles. At the time the Cincinnati Reds starter had a 13.25 ERA in his previous four starts as part of a downward spiral that continued into his next two starts. He entered Sunday with a 2-8 record.

The morning that short story ran, I got a voice mail from a reader who was obviously disgusted that Arroyo did his guitar-playing and concerts in his off time. The caller said, quite loudly, that he felt playing the guitar had affected the way Arroyo gripped the ball and was able to throw his pitches.

Then early last week, the Reds announced that Arroyo canceled his Perfect Pitch concert set for July 1 in Covington, Ky. I'm sure that made the caller a little happier, but I hope he doesn't think it was a nod that the performances were making the pitcher physically unable to perform.

Still, Arroyo's move to cancel the concert was the right one. Fans like hard work and dedication, and it's tough to watch a guy who has lost six straight decisions go out and entertain on a stage the way he should be entertaining on the mound.

All of this is just another example of perception. When things are going well, fans will forgive almost anything. If Arroyo had won six straight starts instead of lost six straight, Reds supporters would say, "Wow, look at how well-rounded he is."

Instead, because things are going bad, they feel his concerts are a hindrance.

Contact this reporter at (937) 225-7389 or

knagel@DaytonDailyNews.com.

dabvu2498
06-25-2007, 03:41 PM
That works both ways also... ie, if he'd started last year 2-8, I doubt if many people would have shown up for a concert.