Aaron Boone Makes Us Feel All Happy About Stuff

OK, we needed a story like this one. Tonight is Aaron Boone night at Wrigley Field, as the third baseman triumphantly returns to the Astros after undergoing open-heart surgery in March. You don’t hear “triumphant” and “Astros” in the same sentence very often, so enjoy it. Gratifying doesn’t half describe it.

Aaron Boone Astros

Boone had just signed with the Astros and was going through his spring training paces in March when his doctor discovered that the heart irregularity he’s had since childhood — a defective aortic valve — had worsened. He required a somewhat risky open-heart surgery procedure to fix the problem. That is one hell of a way to get onto the 60-day disabled list. Read more…

Aaron Boone Leaves Astros To Have Heart Surgery

Aaron Boone doesn’t have the heart to play baseball. So that’s why he’s leaving the Houston Astros to undergo surgery.

Aaron Boone Astros

Jose De Jesus Ortiz of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE reports that the 11-year MLB veteran will have to have open-heart surgery to replace an aortic valve. As a result, Aaron bid adieu to his Astros teammates, coaches & GM at spring training in Kissimmee, Florida, on Wednesday. And it’s unsure when, or if, he’ll return.

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