Did Aroldis Chapman have a bathroom issue on mound?
Aroldis Chapman appears to have had a bathroom issue while pitching on Saturday.
Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth with two strikeouts in his New York Yankees’ 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles in 10 innings.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone made a mound visit during the inning. Boone was asked about the visit after the game and hinted at a bathroom incident.
"Mother nature calls sometimes"
Aaron Boone on going out to check on Aroldis Chapman today pic.twitter.com/rXVpkTZlZi
— Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) September 12, 2020
“He’s fine. He’s fine. Mother nature calls sometimes,” Boone said while laughing.
Chapman seemed to find some situation enjoyable. After getting a strikeout to end the inning, he turned towards center field and gave a huge smile.
Aroldis Chapman is extremely impressed with his 88mph Slider. pic.twitter.com/Xy6sNfsCv3
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) September 12, 2020
Some wondered whether Chapman was cracking up about having soiled himself. If so, he wouldn’t be the first athlete to do that during competition.