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Covering the Bases
Studio album by Bronson Arroyo
Released July 12, 2005
Genre Grunge\Rock
Length 53:09
Label Asylum Records
Producer Loren Harriet
Professional reviews
Bronson Arroyo chronology
Covering the Bases

Covering the Bases is the debut album by Major League Baseball pitcher Bronson Arroyo. It was released in 2005 following the Boston Red Sox 2004 World Series Championship, which Arroyo was a part of; he currently plays for the Cincinnati Reds. The album features cover versions of twelve songs — mainly modern rock hits — that Arroyo would play for his teammates while in the locker room and on the road. Musicians involved in the album included prolific studio guitarist Michael Landau, Alice in Chains/Ozzy Osbourne bassist Mike Inez, Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein, and a small spoken word part during "Everlong" by author Stephen King.

Track listing

  1. "Slide" by Goo Goo Dolls – 3:32
  2. "Down in a Hole" by Alice in Chains* – 5:53
  3. "The Freshmen" by The Verve Pipe – 4:27
  4. "Everlong" by Foo Fighters (featuring Stephen King) – 4:07
  5. "Black" by Pearl Jam – 5:26
  6. "Pardon Me" by Incubus – 3:38
  7. "Something's Always Wrong" by Toad the Wet Sprocket – 5:27
  8. "Plush" by Stone Temple Pilots – 5:00
  9. "Shimmer" by Fuel – 3:14
  10. "Hunger Strike" by Temple of the Dog – 3:59
  11. "Best I've Ever Had" by Vertical Horizon – 4:30
  12. "Dirty Water" by The Standells (featuring Johnny Damon, Kevin Millar, and Kevin Youkilis) – 3:56

 *Note: "Down in a Hole" by Alice in Chains is listed as "Down in the Hole".


  • Kenny Aronoff – Drums
  • Bronson Arroyo – Percussion, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Executive Producer, Spoken Word
  • Danny Bernini – Engineer
  • Terry Bross – Executive Producer
  • Johnny Damon – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Lenny Dinardo – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Clydene Jackson Edwards – Vocals (bckgr)
  • E.K. Gaylord – Executive Producer
  • Loren Harriet – Producer
  • Mike Inez – Bass
  • David Isaacs – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Richard Thomas Jennings – Design, Layout Design
  • Amy Keys – Vocals
  • Stephen King – Spoken Word
  • Michael Landau – Guitar (Electric)
  • Louie Mann – Project Coordinator, Marketing
  • Stephen Marcussen – Mastering
  • Kevin Mazur – Photography
  • Tim Pierce – Guitar (Acoustic), Mandolin
  • Talley Sherwood – Engineer, Mixing
  • Leland Sklar – Bass
  • John Thomas – Strings, Organ (Hammond), Wurlitzer
  • Carmen Twillie – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Terry Wood – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Kevin Youkilis – Vocals (bckgr)


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