This piece by Zach Buchanan in the Enquirer makes me like Bronson Arroyo, Homer Bailey, and Rookie Davis even more than I already did. And I was already a huge fan of Arroyo and Bailey.
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what led them to have a long conversation soon after pitchers and catchers reported in the middle of February. The 23-year-old Davis was riding the stationary bike in the gym. The 40-year-old Arroyo wandered in to say hello.
As the two conversed, Arroyo moved closer and closer, almost imperceptibly. It was his subconscious way of letting the young right-hander know he was invested in the conversation.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“People say great things about him, and you understand why now,Ã¢â‚¬Â Davis said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Whenever you talk to him, he makes you feel like youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re the only person (in the room). ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s awesome.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Read the entire piece. Good stuff.