There are moments in sports that you'll never forget. Moments that forever change your life and moments that make you love and truly appreciate sports. For many on October 16th, 2003, that moment came in one of the best games in Major League Baseball history.
The stage was perfectly set. It was a Game 7 that featured the Yankees and Red Sox, the best rivalry in the MLB and possibly in all of sports. Aaron Boone walked up to the plate in the 11th inning for his first at-bat of the game. With one swing, he sent the Yankees to the World Series and hit one of the best home runs in Yankees history.
11 years later, after Boone has finished a long and productive career, he now is a a baseball analyst for ESPN. While he normally covers the big leagues, this weekend Boone is covering the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.
Boone learned to embrace each moment in his career because of how special each moment is. He hopes the players playing this weekend can do the same and just enjoy the whole experience.
I was able to catch up with Boone to talk about the College World Series, his own college experience and his fun event with Allstate that will allow fans to win trophies for catching foul balls, as well as help raise money for Boys Town in Omaha to support youth sports.