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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.

Aroldis Chapman does double somersault

Tonight's Reds game was interesting for more than a couple reasons. Bronson Arroyo had a no-hitter going into the eighth inning with the Reds leading 3-0. He then allowed 3 runs to tie the game. Drew Stubbs homered in the bottom of the eighth to give the Reds the lead back 4-3 and then Aroldis Chapman finished the game with a save in the ninth. But that wasn't all. The...

Aroldis Chapman celebrates save with double forward roll (Video)

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...

Aroldis Chapman gets saves, does double somersault

As if Reds’ closer Aroldis Chapman’s handful of 100+ mph fastballs weren’t impressive enough.  Chapman had to turn to the four year old gymnast in him in celebration of his ninth save Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Chapman struck out reigning National League MVP Ryan Braun, then issued a walk to Aramis Ramirez before getting pinch hitters Carlos Gomez and Martin Maldonado...

Chapman’s on a Roll (Video)

After throwing the last pitch of the game to secure a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman does something that has probably never been seen before in Major League Baseball. As a matter of fact, it’s questionable whether this has been seen before at any level of baseball. Chapman does a double  somersault to celebrate the win. Here’s a...

Chapman celebrates with somersaults; Reds don’t approve

Aroldis Chapman’s ninth save of the season might have been the most controversial – because of something he did after it was over. Once the Cincinnati Reds closer struck out Martin Maldonado to clinch a 4-3 victory over Milwaukee Tuesday night, Chapman took two somersaults toward catcher Ryan Hanigan in an apparent celebration. The Reds reacted with concern – that Chapman might...

VIDEO: Aroldis Chapman does double-somersault after save, ends up irking teammates

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 Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman with the save against the Brewers. No Rawhide. Your browser does not support iframes. Why not click the Google +1 & the retweet buttons? **Follow us on Twitter.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Could Aroldis Chapman Be The Next Rube Waddell?

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...

Aroldis Chapman pulls off a double somersault after notching save against the Brewers (VIDEO)

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman came in to the ninth inning to close out Tuesday’s game against the Brewers after a Drew Stubbs home run in the bottom of the eighth gave Cincy the 4-3 lead.  The flame throwing Chapman did a masterful job of preserving the win by striking out Ryan Braun, walking Aramis Ramirez, then fanning pinch hitters Carlos Gomez and Martin Maldonado. Chapman was...

VIDEO: Aroldis Chapman does a pair of somersaults

Your browser does not support iframes. After tonight's 4-3 Reds win over the Brewers, Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman did something you don't see every day in baseball: a pair of somersaults off the mound, popping up in front of astonished Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan. Hanigan and Chapman exchanged a handshake and a brief hug before going about the rest of their team...

Chapman did NOT do a somersault

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. Got it?

Reds Closer Gets Save, Performs a Double Forward Roll Off the Mound

Aroldis Chapman, who is a closer for the Cinncinati Reds strikes out Martin Maldonado of the Brewers for the final out and save, then decided to pull off a double forward roll off the mound.  This is one of the most enthusiastic save celebrations we have ever seen in the June time-frame, but we like what we saw. Your browser does not support iframes. Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Reds skipper Baker tells Chapman: No more rolling

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...

Baker to Chapman: No more somersaults

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...

Reds happy to see interleague play over

Given their results over the past week, the Cincinnati Reds are probably thrilled to have reached the end of interleague play. They may not catch a break, though, when they welcome the Milwaukee Brewers to Great American Ball Park on Monday night. That's because scheduled starter Yovani Gallardo and star outfielder Ryan Braun have been particularly tough to handle for Cincinnati...
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