The song “Smack My B**** Up” could be heard around Wrigley Field after Aroldis Chapman pitched in the ninth inning of last night’s game.
Whether it was a stunt or just poor decision making, the song “Smack My B**** Up” by a group called The Prodigy was heard over the loudspeakers during last night’s Cubs-Cardinals affair.
The song, which makes a reference towards violence against women, deserves no presence at any professional sporting event. However, Chapman’s suspension earlier this season for his role in a domestic violence case is too ironic.
— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) August 15, 2016
The Cubs proactively responded by terminating the employee responsible for the song selection. President of Baseball Operations Crane Kenny stated, “We apologize for the irresponsible music selection during our game last night.” He continued, “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.”
The Cubs wasted no time to rectify the situation. Thankfully, they were aware of the sensitive issue at hand and responded appropriately.