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Arolids Chapman got his World Series ring from the Cubs today

New York Yankees v Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 05: Aroldis Chapman #54 of the New York Yankees shows off his World Series ring with (L-R) Manager Joe Maddon #70, general manager Jed Hoyer, owner Tom Ricketts and president Theo Epstein of the Chicago Cubs before a game at Wrigley Field on May 5, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman received his 2016 World Series ring before today’s game against the Chicago Cubs.

The Cubs treated the it with a lot more pomp and circumstance you tend to see when departed players get their rings. They played a tribute on the video board and manager Joe Maddon, team chairman Tom Ricketts, team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer were present for the on-field ceremony.

Not a bad little scene considering that, over the winter, Chapman criticized the Maddon for the way he was used in the postseason. The passage of time and a gigantic free agent contract have a way of making such things seem less important, however.

Chapman appeared in the final three games of the World Series, including a Game 5 save when he went two and two-thirds innings. He vultured the win in Game 7 win after allowing Rajai Davis’ tying homer in the eighth.

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