When the Cub reliever pitcher Aroldis Chapman left the mound after the 9th inning on Sunday, an employee chose to play “Smack My B*tch Up” by Prodigy.
Chapman was involved in an incident with his girlfriend in October where he allegedly choked his girlfriend and missed the first 29 games of the season due to the MLB domestic violence policy. Police did not issue any arrests at the time due to “insufficient evidence” and “uncooperative witnesses.”
The Cubs issued an apology and fired the employee who played the song.
We apologize for the irresponsible music selection during our game last night. The selection of this track showed a lack of judgment and sensitivity to an important issue. We have terminated our relationship with the employee responsible for making the selection and will be implementing stronger controls to review and approve music before public broadcast during our games.