TORONTO – Aaron Boone is not your average dad. He’s a cool dad.
It was a special combination of interests for the father of four and the brainchild of a local artist.
“Andy Friedman, an artist from Brooklyn, created them,” Boone told YES Network. “I’m a little excited about it.”
He was so into it that one pair wasn’t enough. Boone sported pregame shoes with images of his father Bob and grandfather Ray on the front, as well as the faces of his brother Bret, his children and himself, among other elements. For game time, he wore a more colorful pair, retaining the family element.
The 49-year-old is not downplaying the importance of family. He had his wife, Laura, and daughter, Bella, in Toronto for a weekend that all went well for the Yankees.
“It was really cool having them here in Toronto, spending time with them,” he said. “And then just being here with these guys right now, a lot of them are fathers, obviously. I hope we can end a very good weekend.
The Yankees earned their 17th series win of the season in Toronto, though they missed their 10th straight victory Sunday. They looked completely in control throughout their nine-game winning streak. In Boone’s words, they also felt like “family.”
“Through it all, whether it’s good times that you go through that bring you closer or whether it’s hard times, if you can get through them, it usually brings you a little bit closer,” Boone said. “And there’s no doubt that this group is really tight.”