Cubs apologize for playing 'Smack My B---- Up' after Aroldis Chapman outing

Monday August 15th, 2016

The Chicago Cubs apologized on Monday for an incident in which an employee played the song “Smack My B---- Up” by The Prodigy as closer Aroldis Chapman walked off the mound after the ninth inning Sunday, according to Jesse Rodgers of ESPN.

After initially saying that the song was played unintentionally, the team announced that the employee who played the song was fired due to a lack of judgment.

Chapman served a 30-game suspension as a member of the New York Yankees at the beginning of the season after he was accused of choking his girlfriend and firing eight bullets in his garage.

He was not arrested for the incident and charges were not filed.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.