Aroldis Chapman: Starter or closer?

Reds' fireballing left-hander a closer for now, but could be a starter next season

Originally Published: May 25, 2012
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

It's become the coolest scene in the grand panorama of Cincinnati sports. Possibly even cooler than fans who catch two home-run balls in the space of about a minute and a half.

It's that moment, three or four times a week, when the bullpen gates open, and Rage Against the Machine starts blaring, and Aroldis Chapman begins to lope toward the old pitcher's mound.

When he picks up that baseball, and the swinging and missing erupts, and the radar guns start smoking, it's pure magic. ...

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