New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone is into his second full week on the bench after having a pacemaker inserted and said he's feeling "awesome."
The 48-year-old Boone had the procedure done at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Florida, on March 3 and was back on the job after missing just three games.
"Just a lot different, honestly," Boone said before yesterday’s road game against the Toronto Blue Jays. "Energy. Even cardiovascular workout capabilities. Done some [Peloton] rides I haven't done in a few months that I didn't even realize, oh, this is what it's supposed to be like."
Boone's pacemaker is to keep his heart rate from dropping below 50-60 beats per minute or from rising too high.
Boone is entering his fourth season as Yankees manager and am sure he could tell you that—given the way the Yankees hit the ball—you don’t have to worry about it dropping.