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Akshita Patel

Yankees Manager Aaron Boone Unveils Special Emotional Connect With The Cincinnati Reds

The New York Yankees landed in Cincinnati for the three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds. The first games kicked off on Friday as the visitors dominated with insane offensive power. The captain, Aaron Judge, continued his home run spree and contributed with two valuable runs. Moreover, the bullpen rose up on occasion to close the game without allowing a single run. At the end of nine innings, the Yankees emerged victorious with a scoreline of 6-2.

While the series against the Reds is just another regular challenge for the Yankees, it holds special importance in Aaron Boone’s heart. The Bronx Bombers, long withstanding manager, apparently has a special connection with the Reds. Hence, when the skipper drove to the Great American Ball Park on Friday, his heart was filled with various emotions.

   

Aaron Boone Gets Emotional As He Arrives His Cincinnati After 25 Years

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Aaron Boone #17 of the Cincinnati Reds in action during a spring training game against the Texas Rangers at the Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida. The Rangers defeated the Reds 12-9. Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport

Former baseman and current New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone was gripped by emotions on his first day at Cincinnati. Boone began his major league career with the Cincinnati Reds back in 1997. He played until 2003 before getting traded to the New York Yankees. The skipper recorded a lot of his firsts at the very same ballpark in Cincinnati. Hence, when he returned back to the arena for the first time as a manager, his heart was filled with pride and joy. Speaking to the media, Boone opened up on his special connection with the Reds.

Aaron Boone said the Cincinnati Reds were a huge part of his life. Further, the skipper added the place would forever hold special importance in his heart, and he feels great joy every time he gets to travel to Cincinnati. It’s also worth noting that Boone’s elder brother, Bret, also played for the Reds from 1994 to 1998. Not only that, the skipper’s father, Bob, was the team’s manager from 2001 to 2003. Hence, the Reds run in the blood of the Boone family. Naturally, it’s understandable why Aaron went through such an emotional ride.

Aaron Judge Hypes The Yankees Fans With Record Home Run Spree

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Aaron Judge #99 swings his bat in the on-deck circle. Twitter NYY

New York Yankees captain, Aaron Judge, has switched to a beast mode ever since his return from IL. The slugger hit a home run against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, and that marked his seventh homer in seven last outings. The fans are hyped up as the slugger is showing glimpses of his iconic 2022 form. Many took to the social media website Twitter to express their excitement and also applaud the slugger for his smoking home run.

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Aaron Judge’s lost form could not arrive at a better time. When he landed on IL, the team’s struggling offense collapsed. His resurgence has brought in a new energy in the dugout which is getting reflected in the team’s performance on the field. His scoring at the top takes pressure on the rest of the batting order. Since Judge has resumed his hitting duties, many struggling batters have found regained their lost form. This suggests how having Aaron Judge around makes a difference in the Yankees clubhouse.