Covering the Bases

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Covering the Bases
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 12, 2005
GenreGrunge, alternative rock
LabelAsylum Records
ProducerLoren Harriet
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

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.

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[edit]

  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 Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)" 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".


  1. ^ Loftus, Johnny. Covering the Bases at AllMusic