Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter
Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – The Chicago Cubs have apologized for the song selection by one of their employees after Aroldis Chapman’s outing Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field.
“We apologize for the irresponsible music selection during our game last night,” Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said in a statement on Monday.
Kenney was referring to the Prodigy’s 1997 song “Smack My B – – – – Up”, which was played by he stadium disc jockey after Chapman closed the ninth.
Kenney said the stadium disc jockey was immediately fired after the incident, adding that the team will be “implementing stronger controls to review and approve music before public broadcast during our games”.
Chapman began this season serving a 30-game suspension covered by Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy after a dispute with his girlfriend in South Florida last October.
Players pick their walk-up music, and Chapman takes the mound to “Wake Up” by Rage Against the Machine.