Bronson Arroyo's retirement ceremony included a custom Reds guitar and a post-game concert
There aren't many pitchers like
The leg kick.— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) September 24, 2017
The one and only.
RT to congratulate Bronson Arroyo on a one-of-a-kind career! pic.twitter.com/VuJbCPluiY
Before Saturday's 5-0 loss to the Red Sox -- the team Arroyo helped to a World Series title in 2004 -- it was the perfect time to honor the hurler. First up was the traditional gift to a retiree: a rocking chair.
A number of his former teammates also recorded statements ushering Arroyo into the world of coaching and special assistant gigs:
Arroyo then received a series of gifts, including his No. 61 from the Red Sox scoreboard, a photo book and, perhaps best of all, a custom guitar and guitar case:
Saved the best for last: A custom-made guitar, case and strap made from one of Bronson’s road jerseys! 🎸 pic.twitter.com/pnz6tOD3Tx— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) September 23, 2017
- Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) September 24, 2017
It was a fitting present for Arroyo. Not only has the hurler released an album, but after the game he came out to do a 40-minute set filled with Pearl Jam covers.
He got a pretty good response, too: Eddie Vedder gave Arroyo a shoutout during a solo show in nearby Louisville, Ky.
Eddie Vedder mentioned Bronson Arroyo from stage tonight. I went wild. People near thought I'd lost my ever loving mind. @Reds— Kimbrough Gossett (@kim_brough) September 24, 2017