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"The song “Smack My Bitch Up” shouldn’t be blared through the speakers of any MLB stadium — and especially not as accused domestic abuser Aroldis Chapman is walking off the mound. Yet the vulgar song boomed through the Wrigley Field PA after Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth inning in the Cubs' 6-4 loss to the Cardinals Sunday night. The Cubs said the curiously pertinent soundtrack choice was unintentional, terming it 'unfortunate' and repeating it 'should not have happened.' The team announced it 'terminated our relationship' with the employee responsible for the song choice, according to ESPN. The Cubs closer, acquired from the Yankees before the trade deadline, was the first player to be penalized for violating MLB’s domestic violence policy and served a 30-game suspension at the beginning of the season. The suspension stemmed from an incident in October in which Chapman allegedly choked his girlfriend and", nypost.com
"As everyone knows, Aroldis Chapman was suspended for a good chunk of this season pursuant to Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. Last night Chapman pitched for the Cubs and . . . https://twitter.com/SarahSpain/status/765022247287459840 Yes, the song by The Prodigy.", mlb.nbcsports.com
"During an Aug. 14 game, the Chicago Cubs played off relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman -- who began the season serving a 30-game suspension under the league's new domestic violence policy -- with The Prodigy's controversial 1997 single 'Smack My Bitch Up.'", www.billboard.com
"When the Cubs acquired Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees in July, they did so under the veil of controversy. Though no charges were ultimately filed, Chapman was involved in a high-profile domestic dispute last offseason in which he had allegedly choked his girlfriend fired gunshots in his garage.", thebiglead.com
"Someone in the Chicago Cubs organization is in big trouble. Following Aroldis Chapman’s appearance during Sunday night’s 6-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, the club’s PA system started playing an incredibly inappropriate song. The Cubs chose an awful song to play as Aroldis Chapman was walking off", sports.yahoo.com
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