Aaron Boone's first two seasons as a big league manager have been historically good, considering he's the first manager in Major League history to win 100 games or more in each of his first two seasons.
Still, there's always room for fatherly advice, or at least a supportive text message.
Before Saturday's ALDS Game 2 against the Twins, Boone was asked about what kind of managerial advice he's received from his dad, Bob, who managed at the big-league level for six seasons with the Royals and Reds.
When the question was asked, Boone quickly pulled his phone out of his pocket to read a text message he'd received from his dad last night.
Aaron Boone on the best advice his dad, Bob Boone, has given him on being a manager:- Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) October 5, 2019
"Keep it rolling. Have another good one" 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/hDW7AlX14r
"Keep it rolling. Have another good one," Boone read aloud.
And while it's natural for fathers to offer any and all advice to their children, Aaron Boone said that he and his dad talk about the game often, but Bob let's Aaron be his own manager.
"More supportive, honestly," Boone explained. "We've talked a lot of baseball over the years. It's a casual conversation for us, and every now and then over the course of the year we'll talk-we were talking about the Nationals game the other night. I was watching while he was watching, so we were talking about some things going on in that game.
"But I think as far as advice, not that he doesn't give it, but it's more he's just kind of a supportive dad. Waits for me to ask if I need anything."
Now with two full regular seasons under his belt, with his second postseason appearance off to a strong start, Boone said that the job has been a rewarding one, and while it's impossible to know what to expect, he was able to get somewhat of an idea by watching his father.
"How do you really know what to expect? But I guess it's a full-time job," Boone said with a smile. "Whereas it's very different than it used to be, I don't think the work's changed. I think my dad sweated over it as much as anyone, and you go back even further beyond him and it's always been a demanding job, but one that's awesome and rewarding and hard and fun … I like it."