Bob Boooooone offers up good news.
I don’t know about you, but I sure do feel better about Aaron Boone’s recent health scare after seeing this expression on his dad’s face:
It’s not that I didn’t believe the Astros when they put out a release Thursday that said Aaron Boone’s heart surgery was a success. But it’s always good to hear it from a family member, and according to Bob Boone (who, as Assistant GM for the Nationals, was at batting practice before the Astros-Nats game Saturday morning), Aaron is out of ICU and resting comfortably.
You can read about it here:
Bob also said he tried to check out the incision on Aaron’s chest, but the younger Boone wasn’t giving any sneak peeks.
“He clutched a pillow the whole time,” Bob said.
Wandy Rodriguez threw six innings in a Triple-A game against Washington Saturday, allowing three hits and no runs while striking out six. Pudge Rodriguez caught that game, going 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and one walk. He also stole a base. Geoff Blum played in a Double-A game and went 0-for-4.
Today’s assortment of pictures are from batting practice Saturday morning on a windy, warm day at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla.:
Radio announcer Dave Raymond interviews hitting coach Sean Berry for the pregame show.
Darin Erstad and Jason Michaels, waiting for batting practice to start.
Chris Johnson, future third baseman. Don’t forget about this guy — even if he doesn’t make the team out of Spring Training, we’ll be hearing from him soon.
Kazuo Matsui takes batting practice.
A look at Quintero hitting, from behind the cage.
Miguel Tejada, warming up from his knees (not sure why).