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Rumors and Rants:
Rube Waddell is the greatest pitcher in baseball history.
Not necessarily in terms of statistics, though he is a Hall of Famer and still holds the AL record for most single-season strikeouts by a lefty (349) that he set in 1904. No, Rube is the official patron saint of Rumors and Rants because of his unusual personality, which included chasing after fire engines on foot, losing count of how many times he’d been married, missing starts because he was drunk or playing marbles with kids in the street and a contractual clause prohibiting him from eating crackers in bed.
It’s all true. You can look it up.
Needless to say, there hasn’t been anyone quite like Rube since, much to the relief of every big league manager. Connie Mack once had to use Pinkerton detectives to deliver Rube to Philadelphia to play for the Athletics.
But there finally just may be a Rube Lite in the making — Aroldis Chapman.
The Reds closer did a pair of somersaults after striking out Martin “Don’t Call Me Candy” M...
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Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman celebrated the completion of a save in Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers by stepping off the mound and doing a double forward roll. Your browser does not support iframes. On the one hand, now there's something you don't see every day. On the other hand, however, Chapman might want to think twice about pulling...
By now most every knows about Aroldis Chapman’s victorious somersaults after his save last night (if you haven’t seen it yet, there’s video here). It’s been one of the more interesting things to happen this season, and there’s been a consummate amount of discussion about it.
A vocal minority have got their feathers all ruffled, concerned that … [visit site to read more]
Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman has been struggling lately nailing things down in the ninth inning so when he was finally able to preserve a 4-3 win over the Brewers Tuesday night he celebrated in a pretty bizarre way.
After striking out Martin Maldonado to end the game, Chapman went on to do not one but TWO somersaults.
The Brewers obviously weren’t too happy seeing this with...
Reds closer Aroldis Chapman with the save against the Brewers. No Rawhide.
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After Tuesday night's escapades of Aroldis Chapman following his save, the one word used over and over was, "somersault." Chapman did NOT do a somersault. This is what a somersault looks like:
What Chapman did is a forward roll.
We all know that baseball players like to celebrate and Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is one of those players.
During Tuesday night's game against the Reds, Chapman struck out Milwaukee's Martin Maldonado to end the game and earned his eighth save of the season.
To celebrate, he did two straight front flips:
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Reds manager Dusty Baker made sure that closer Aroldis Chapman won't be doing any more somersaults after finishing a game.
Chapman did a pair of forward rolls after striking out Martin Maldonado to complete a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Chapman has been struggling lately, and celebrated with somersaults toward home plate.
Baker talked to Chapman about...
I take one day off to travel and Aroldis Chapman decides to provide prime GIF material with a curious double roll after a save
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Reds manager Dusty Baker has made sure that closer Aroldis Chapman won't be doing any more somersaults after finishing a game.
Chapman did a pair of forward rolls after striking out Martin Maldonado to complete a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Chapman has been struggling lately, and celebrated his ninth save with somersaults toward home...
Reds manager Dusty Baker made sure that closer Aroldis Chapman
won't be doing any more somersaults after finishing a game.
As entertaining as it may have been to fans, Reds head coach Dusty Baker was less than pleased with pitcher Aroldis Chapman’s somersaults to celebrate a save after striking out the Brewers’ Martin Maldonado to secure a 4-3 win.
Baker said he knew Chapman was excited to get the save after blowing his last attempt by giving up a game-winning home run, but asked the pitcher to express...
CINCINNATI -- Reds manager Dusty Baker has made sure that closer Aroldis Chapman won't be doing any more somersaults after finishing a game. Chapman did a pair of forward rolls after striking out Martin Maldonado to complete a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Chapman has been struggling lately, and celebrated his ninth save with somersaults toward home plate...
The ability for the fan's to pick the starters for the Midsummer Classic can often turn into a popularity contest. Well, in an effort to compile a more educated and fair team, Keith Law of ESPN Insider put together a roster full of "real" All-Stars on Thursday afternoon. It encompassed who he believed were the 25 most-deserving players in Major League Baseball with...
After two series losses in a row, the Reds finally ensured a series victory last night by beating the Brewers 3-4 in the second game. Bronson Arroyo had a no-hitter through seven and a third but still got a no-decision when he suddenly lost his magic and let the Brewers tie it up in the eighth.
Fortunately, Sean Marshall and Aroldis Chapman were able to hold the Brew...
The Dodgers dipped into the international market for the first time under new ownership Thursday morning, reportedly agreeing to a seven-year, $42 million deal with Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig. The 21-year-old Puig broke out in the Cuban Serie Nacional (the nation’s top league) during the 2009-10 season, hitting .330/.430/.581 with 17 home runs in 327 at-bats.
The deal blows...