Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Chapman did NOT do a somersault

After Tuesday night's escapades of Aroldis Chapman following his save, the one word used over and over was, "somersault." Chapman did NOT do  a somersault. This is what a somersault looks like:

What Chapman did is a forward roll.

Got it?


Jason Wojciechowski said...

I went and looked at Wikipedia after you tweeted about this last night. I found this:

"A somersault can be performed either forwards, backwards, or sideways and can be executed in the air or on the ground. When performed on the ground it is normally called a roll."

So in the Wikipedia contributors' minds, rolls are a subset of somersaults, which can either be ground- or air-based. And as we all know, Wikipedia is never wrong!

(I'm glad I'm involved in debating the important issues of the day, by the way.)

William Tasker - Caribou, ME said...

So that would mean an admission of fallibility...Crap