Cubs and Reds Nearly Brawl After Aroldis Chapman Almost Decapitates Batter with 100 MPH Fastball…Twice (Video)
The Cubs and Reds nearly brawled yesterday after flamethrower Aroldis Chapman nearly decapitated Cubs outfielder Nate Schierholtz, not once, but twice in the same at bat.
It was literally the most exciting thing Cubs fans have had to watch all season.
The Cubs and Reds were tied 4-4 in the top of the ninth inning when Schierholtz came to the plate to face Chapman with one out. When the first pitch—a 103mph fastball—sailed high over the Cubs batter’s head, the whole stadium gasped. But when the second pitch—a measly 100mph fastball—sailed inches in front of Schierholtz’s face, the Cubs got pissed and started barking at Chapman from the dugout.
It’s not that the Cubs necessarily thought Chapman did it on purpose. However, when somebody almost gets killed, people tend to get a little worked up. And Chapman certainly didn’t help the situation by dismissing the shouts from the Cubs dugout with a wave of his glove.
So yeah, tensions were high.
Take a look:
The Cubs went on to win, by the way, 6-4 in 12 innings.
I guess Chapman got them all fired up.