“He said make sure you get a picture,” Bronson said after the game. “I said we’ll try tomorrow if it’s not raining all day.”
After his home run in the second, Arroyo lined out against Arroyo in the fifth. Four years ago, Christian was the Giants’ first-round pick. Bronson visited him in Brooksville to give him advice.
“I went to his house before he was drafted,” Bronson said. “I knew he was going to be a high draft pick. I wanted to give him and his parents an idea of what was to come in the minor leagues so he wasn’t surprised. There’s a lot of myths inside everything you do, especially when you’re ascending a ladder that long. There are six or seven steps to get to the big leagues. Sometimes you hear things that aren’t true, and sometimes things are. I just wanted to give him clarity on what it was to be drafted and how important it was to be a high draft pick versus a low draft pick and if it matters and also give him an idea of how I thought it would be best for him to handle the situation.”