Aaron Boone on Scott Rolen’s benefit to the Reds: “More than anything, however, I think Scott Rolen has brought the right attitude to Cincinnati’s clubhouse. He and Orlando Cabrera have drilled in a message — every single night, for every single out, their team must play hard, no-nonsense baseball. When Pokey Reese, Sean Casey, Mike Cameron, Dmitri Young and I were all relatively new to the league and playing together for the Reds, it really helped to have veteran players like Greg Vaughn, Barry Larkin, Pete Harnisch and Denny Neagle set a similar tone in the clubhouse. Larkin, the veteran Reds shortstop, took me under his wing from the outset. Guidance like that from a player who’s been there a number of years is really inspiring for someone trying to establish himself in the league. I’m sure that Joey Votto and Jay Bruce, two of the Reds’ numerous young stars, have benefited from the leadership — on and off the field — of Scott Rolen.” [ESPN]