Video: Aroldis Chapman does a double somersault to celebrate save

Tuesday’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 Cuban Missile gave us perhaps the most bizarre celebration in baseball history as he performed a double somersault towards home plate after recording the final out.  Maybe he was just really excited given his recent struggles (giving up a run in five of seven appearances)… or he’s just that excited for the upcoming Summer Olympics.  

Thom Brennaman’s reaction is actually pretty fitting: “WHERE IN THE WORLD DID THAT COME FROM?!?!”

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