Cubs Play Inappropriate Song as Aroldis Chapman Walks off Mound, Team Apologizes

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistAugust 15, 2016

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman delivers during the ninth inning of a baseball game and Cubs' 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox Thursday, July 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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During the ninth inning of Sunday's 6-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs played a song called "Smack My Bitch Up" as Aroldis Chapman walked off the mound.

That is a wildly inappropriate song for a sporting event, and the Cubs closer's history only intensifies the misstep.

Nathan Bernhardt @jonbernhardt

You think you'd have "Smack My Bitch Up" generally removed from most of your ballpark PA playlists, not just the ones involving players w/DV

Stacey Gotsulias 🇺🇸🇮🇪🇮🇹🇬🇷⚾ @StaceGots

"Smack My Bitch Up" shouldn't be played at a sporting event, period. The fact that it was even available to play at Wrigley is disturbing.

In March, Chapman was suspended 30 games after he reportedly choked his girlfriend during an argument and then fired eight gunshots into the wall and window of his garage last October.

According to ESPN.com's Jesse Rogers, the Cubs apologized, saying it was "unfortunate and should not have happened."

Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune thinks the DJ at Wrigley Field will be disciplined:

Paul Sullivan @PWSullivan

Look for Cubs to discipline the Wrigley DJ who played "Smack My Bitch Up" after Aroldis appearance last night.

UPDATE: Monday, Aug. 15 at 1:06 p.m. ET

As expected, the Cubs have ended their relationship with the employee, per Rogers:

Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

The Cubs have terminated their "relationship" with the person responsible for the... https://t.co/DJd7Z0SC8x https://t.co/1RCMumTSf9

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This is a bad look for the Cubs all around.

[h/t For The Win]


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