AP news on former Red Aaron Boone:

Aaron Boone of the Houston Astros will have open heart surgery to replace an aortic valve.
Boone made the announcement Wednesday, saying he has known about his heart condition since college but tests after his routine physical determined he needed surgery. It is not an emergency, but doctors indicated the procedure was needed.
He said doctors told him he could play baseball when he recovers, but he’s not sure whether he will.

Redleg Nation wishes Aaron and his family the best of luck.

6 Responses

  1. Chad Dotson

    Goodness, what’s that all about?

    Best of luck to Boonie. He has always been my favorite member of his family.

  2. pinson343

    Aaron was one of my favorites during his time with the Reds. A quick glove, lots of diving stops. I remember a game he tied up with a 9th inning home run, and then won it with an 11th inning home run. He peaked with the Reds just before being traded to the Yankees. I remember the big press conference after his trade. The Reds had just fired his father and traded him, but he said, sobbing: “I want what’s best for the Cinciinnati Reds.”

    I hope he’s OK.

  3. brublejr

    Aaron is a great guy and at times a pretty good player…Wish him the best.

  4. Kathy C

    As a Yankee fan, I will always remember Boone’s HR in the 2003 ALCS Game 7. I wish him luck.