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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman appears to be spending his quarantine getting massively jacked

For a lot of us normal folk, staying healthy and in shape during quarantine has been a challenge. Gyms are closed and it’s hard to find motivation to take a break from binge watching and binge snacking in order to squeeze in a workout. Meanwhile, professional sports might be on hiatus for the time being but there’s still pressure on athletes to stay in shape during the time off.

We don’t know when things will pick up again but the pros have a responsibility to take care of themselves so that they’re ready to go whenever they’re called back to action.

One guy who doesn’t seem to be having an issue with finding motivation to workout is Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman. Judging by a picture shared by Chapman this week, the Cuban lefty has been hitting the weights…hard.

There are things that could be said- but, on advice of legal counsel, I have decided it best not to do so…..

 

QLE Posted: March 31, 2020 at 12:23 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, muscle

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Aroldis Chapman, Josh Hader named Relievers of the Year

Yankees lefty reliever Aroldis Chapman and Brewers closer Josh Hader were selected as the AL and NL Relievers of the Year on Saturday, per an official announcement from Major League Baseball. It’s the second consecutive award for Hader, who took home NL honors in 2018 as well.

Chapman, 31, improved on last year’s All-Star campaign in 2019, nearly reaching a new career high with 37 saves and posting a 2.21 ERA, 3.9 BB/9, 13.4 SO/9, and 2.0 fWAR across 57 innings. He’s the second Yankees reliever to take home the award since Andrew Miller earned the distinction in 2015. No AL pitcher — or team, for that matter — has received the award in consecutive years.

Wondering what it says that I didn’t realize, before looking it up now, that Rolaids hasn’t sponsored this award since 2012…..

 

QLE Posted: October 27, 2019 at 12:13 AM | 30 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, awards and honors, josh hader, relievers

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman injures hand in celebration, but will be OK for ALCS

Injuries keep occurring for the Yankees even in the postseason.

Closer Aroldis Chapman hurt his hand on a bottle during the team’s postgame festivities after the Yankees finished off the sweep of the Twins in three games in the American League Division Series on Monday.

Chapman’s hand was heavily bandaged after the incident, but he insisted it’s not a big deal.

“I was just celebrating and everyone was jumping around,’’ Chapman said through an interpreter, via the New York Post. “I got hit with a bottle, but it’s fine.”

Sometimes, the punchlines just seem to write themselves…..

 

QLE Posted: October 09, 2019 at 12:10 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, hand injury

 

 

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