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 and fired gunshots in his garage. When he arrived with the Cubs, his introduction to the media was not without hiccups.
After Chapman pitched a 1-2-3 inning against the Cardinals Sunday night, the Wrigley Field PA system apparently played the song “Smack My Bitch Up.” ESPN’s Jesse Rogers reports:
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. The Cubs will have a strong response to it this morning. It was “unfortunate and should not have happened,” according to the team.
It will be interesting to see what the Cubs’ “strong response” will entail.
[UPDATE: According to Paul Sullivan, the Chicago Cubs have fired the D.J.]