Re: My trip to Pittsburgh...and run-in with Bronson
Fans should take this as motivation to want to support the team. Can you blame him? He's just being honest and any player that didn't feel that way must not have a competitive spirit to do well. I would much rather play for a team like the Red Sox with dedicated fans that buy all the available tickets before the season starts. Cincinnati used to be a baseball town. Now it takes bobbleheads or gimmick promotions to get fans to come out. Hopefully the Reds can put a few winning seasons together to get fans interested again and start selling out some games.
Also, it sounds like the "biding his time" comment was an interpretation by the original poster. I would certainly interpret his comments about wanting to play the same way but we need to be careful about putting words in Arroyo's mouth. Bronson was just being honest with a fan he met in the bar, it's not like he made these comments to the Cincinnati media. I have a feeling even if he's pushed by the media he would have enough class not to say something that direct.