Found May 30, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
It's been a rough couple of weeks for the Cuban Missile. One of the only places that hasn't been eventful for Aroldis Chapman this season has been the basepaths, where he's given up just seven hits in 26 innings pitched this season. The latest incident surrounding the Cuban fire-baller happened in Pittsburgh, where the Reds are currently playing a three-game series. A report from out of Pittsburgh says that Chapman's girlfriend was tied up in her hotel room and robbed around 10:00pm Tuesday night. According to the investigators, a man claiming to be part of the maintenance staff with the hotel entered the room, then tied up Chapman's girlfriend with cloth napkins when she refused to give him anything from the room. After tying her up, he then took several items from the room including jewelry, clothing, a computer, credit cards, and identification cards. She was not harmed in the process, though she was taken to a local hospital afterwards. This was ju...

The universe hates Aroldis Chapman

First there’s a Cuban guy bringing a civil suit against Aroldis Chapman for allegedly conspiring with the Cuban government. Then there’s the arrest for speeding like a … [visit site to read more]

Aroldis Chapman Hotel Robbery Escort Claudia Manrique Is Married & Recently Met Pitcher

We’re not going to say Aroldis Chapman’s new “girlfriend” Claudia Manrique set up his Cuban ass, but there’s a sneaking suspicion that the hotel room robbery the other night was an inside job. Would a 26-year-old chick, who’s in community college, normally be picked up at the Pittsburgh police station by her husband if he found out his wife was cheating on him with a...

Woman found tied up in Aroldis Chapman’s hotel room is questioned by police, released to her husband

We thought that the story surrounding the robbery of Aroldis Chapman’s hotel room was crazy enough, but it just got even crazier. Now it seems that the woman that has been reported to be Chapman’s girlfriend is actually married. And after being questioned by police for over 10 hours about the incident, the woman’s husband comes and picks her up. Pittsburgh police detectives...

Girlfriend of Aroldis Chapman bound and robbed in Philly hotel

Ballertainment While the cat’s away, the mouse will get tied up tight in a hotel room with some napkins (of all things) and robbed? Uh, yeah. That’s what happened to the girlfriend of Aroldis Chapman while the couple were in Philadelphia during the Cincinnati Reds road trip. I don’t know where Aroldis was at the time, but his lady should have known better than to answer the...

Aroldis Chapman's room robbed in Pittsburgh and bound woman found

((ht: Aroldis Chapman Either Aroldis Chapman has some bad mojo surrounding him off the field or he's got some secrets. The reason we say that; apparently during last night's Pittsburgh Pirates/Cincinnati Reds game in Pittsburgh, someone or ones broke into the big Cuban lefthander's room and robbed him. And it appears police found out...

A woman was tied up during robbery of Aroldis Chapman’s hotel room in Pittsburgh

It’s safe to say that the month of May has not been kind to Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman. Things began to head downhill when he was arrested for driving 93 mph with a suspended license. From there, he was hit with an $18 million lawsuit accusing him of conspiracy to detain and torture the plaintiff. And now comes news that his hotel room in Pittsburgh, where he’s staying for...

Aroldis Chapman’s hotel room reportedly robbed, woman left tied up

Talk about bizarre news. Pittsburgh police are currently investigating a robbery that took place inside the hotel room of Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, officers were dispatched to Chapman’s Omni William Penn hotel room at 10:12 p.m. Tuesday night while he was still at the ballpark for the Reds-Pirates game. Upon arrival, they discovered...

More than meets the eye with latest Aroldis Chapman story

Something very strange, dark and mysterious is going on surrounding Aroldis Chapman. It was just over a week ago that I declared him the lynchpin to the Cincinnati Reds 2012 uprising. A night later he gets in trouble for driving his car 101 miles an hour in Grove City. I thought little of it. Earlier this week, Chapman’s ‘girlfriend’ was found at a hotel in Pittsburgh bound...

Report: Hotel room of Reds' Chapman robbed

Pittsburgh police are investigating a late Tuesday robbery of the downtown hotel room of Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Police found a 26-year-old woman tied up in the room. Chapman was not present because the Pirates/Reds game went late following a two-hour rain delay. The Post-Gazette reports that Omni William Penn security...

Aroldis Chapman's hotel room burglarized, female companion bound by napkins

Cincinnati Reds Aroldis Chapman's Pittsburgh hotel room was robbed and a 26-year-old female guest of the closer was found tied up at the wrists by paper napkins. She told police a man claiming to be... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Ryan Cook’s Scoreless Inning Streak Ends at 23.1

All eyes have been on Aroldis Chapman and his dominance through 26 scoreless innings. Unfortunately the 100+MPH arm has people completely overlooking the Oakland A’s reliever’s impressive streak of 23.1 scoreless, which ended last night due to a RBI Morneau double. Cook’s ERA now sits at .75. Billy Beane acquired Cook as a part of the blockbuster trade sending Trevor Cahill...

Report: Reds' Chapman robbed at hotel

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman has been targeted by a robber at his Pittsburgh hotel room.

On the Beat: Fireballer in the Hole by John Perrotto

When Sparky Lyle strode from the bullpen the mound at Yankee Stadium during his days as a premier relief pitches in the mid- to late 1970s, organist Eddie Layton would play "Pomp and Circumstance." That probably wouldn't work as a ballpark song these days, but to hear Dusty Baker tell it, perhaps the traditional graduation accompaniment should be played on the sound...

Reds Players of the Month for May

The month of May treated the Redlegs very kindly. It was a month that saw them not only get over the .500 mark, but it saw them catapult past the Cardinals for first place in the division as well. And you can't do that without some getting some good individual play from your players. Here are a couple of guys who were pivotal in the positive turnaround this month:  ...
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