Wrigley Field DJ fired after playing “Irresponisble” track during CUBS game
After Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Cardinals on Sunday night, the Cubs DJ pumped The Prodigy‘s 1997 hit, “Smack My Bitch Up,” through the Wrigley Field PA system in an effort to get the home crowd pumped.
Chapman served a 30-game suspension with the Yankees this year after an alleged domestic-violence incident in which Chapman was accused of choking his girlfriend and firing eight bullets in his garage. Chapman was not arrested and no charges were filed.
“The selection of this track showed a lack of judgment and sensitivity to an important issue“, Cubs president Crane Kenney said in a statement.
“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”