There he was, smiling away while cameras rolled to reveal Arroyo with his glove on one hand and a hot dog, with mustard spread just right, in the other.
Sure, he endured some ribbing from his teammates. But not everyone gets a chance to be on "This Week in Baseball."
TWIB visited Great American Ball Park last week and will feature the Reds this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX.
Ken Griffey Jr. will give his thoughts on the 2006 season thus far, one in which the Reds set a club record for wins in the month of April. In addition, some of Griffey's teammates will share their thoughts on what he has meant to the team.
Those teammates will also chime in about the newcomer Arroyo and what his pitching, power hitting and personality have brought to the club.
Other segments will include "Five Things You Don't Know about the Cincinnati Reds" and one on Adam Dunn's impressive power.
"There's a lot of great stuff in there," said Meredith Eckert, lead producer for TWIB. "It's pretty diverse and has some fun stuff while still including lots of baseball."
In other segments, power pitchers will be the subject of Pepsi Pitch, Hit and Run, and in Chevrolet Front Row Fans. American presidents will be featured as Ohio has produced the greatest number of presidents. Finally, the single "Lightning Blue Eyes" from Secret Machines will be inter-cut with the best plays from the week in "How 'bout That," presented by Gatorade.
William S. Hupp is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.