LBS- After Chapman pitched a 1-2-3 top of the ninth in an eventual loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, the song “Smack My B**** Up” by The Prodigy could be heard playing over the Wrigley Field speakers. ESPN’s Jesse Rogers was told by the club on Monday that the song selection was simply an oversight.
“The Cubs say they unintentionally played the song ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ last night when Aroldis Chapman walked off the mound in the ninth inning,” Rogers said. “The Cubs will have a strong response to it this morning. It was ‘unfortunate and should not have happened,’ according to the team.”
We’re not sure when there would ever be an appropriate time to play a song with that title, but the timing with Chapman was particularly bad. A woman claimed last October that Chapman choked her during a dispute. He also allegedly fired a gun at a wall in his garage during the same incident. You can read more details here.
Actually, let me retroactively revamp that title, because it should say 'Let's Hope Whoever WAS In Charge Of The Cubs Song Selection Isn't A Wedding DJ'. I don't know if there are varying levels of termination, but I think it's safe to say that the guy that played 'Smack My Bitch Up' while an alleged domestic abuser - that was pitching for the team he works for - left the mound is more fired than anyone that has ever been fired. Literally thee worst possible song to play at the thee worst possible moment. I mean, that timing was so bad that it almost leads you believe that a Cardinals fan hacked his way into the PA system. Either that, or he is the president of Prodigy's fan club. Never mind the insensitivity of bringing up bitch smacking while in the presence of a potential bitch smacker, that song just doesn't have much business being played at a baseball game regardless.
I don't know who this dude is but he needs a GPS to recalibrate his career path in the worst possible way, because disc jockeying is certainly not his calling. He has as much feel for a room as the producer of 'We Are Your Friends' has for film making. I would be more likely to hire this idiot in an attempt to sabotage a family member's wedding to someone I don't approve of than I would be to hire him to navigate a playlist in a socially acceptable way. Can you imagine this guy at a Bar Mitzvah? Probably drop the beat on 'Hallelujah' so hard that it would make the Hebrews in attendance drop the chair. There's not a dance floor in the world he couldn't bring to a standstill with a musical filter that's so bad it's actually offensive. It's too bad the Cubbies didn't consult this kid's friends before giving him the job, because I'm sure they would be the first to tell you he lost AUX cord privileges during the iPod days. Everyone's just having a grand old time enjoying some summer baseball, and this poor unfortunate soul Chris Farley'd the entire stadium with a song selection that was as poorly placed as a "KILL WHITEY!" at a Klan rally...