The Chicago Cubs fired a Wrigley Field DJ after playing an inappropriate song during Aroldis (aka “Cuban Missile”) Chapman‘s appearance on the mound. The song “Smack My Bitch Up” by the Prodigy comes on the heels of a domestic violence controversy involving Chapman.
Chapman was handed a 30-day suspension by the Yankees after an alleged incident involving him and his girlfriend. He was accused of choking her and firing 8 bullets in his garage. Chapman was not arrested and no files were charged.
It was a thoughtless move, and the Cubs have since issued an apology. But it must be stated for the record that for every goofball move there is a grip of great intro songs that make them an entertaining part of sports.
Former White Sox third basemen Gordon Beckham marched out to “Seek and Destroy” and as a blossoming hitter it made sense; it’s just too bad he never reached his potential. Slugger Lance Berkman walked out to Johnny Cash‘s “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” which suited him well as he sent countless pitchers back to the minors with his Paul Bunyan swing.
Torri Hunter picked his song (Rick Ross‘ “Luxury Tax“) specifically for the lyrics “I couldn’t play baseball at all/And now everyday of my life I ball.” And then who can forget Mariano Rivera strutting out to Metallica‘s “Enter Sandman,” which was the perfect song because everyone knew that when Rivera hit the mound it was bedtime.
Sports and music are synonymous and it’s only going to get bigger from here. Let’s just hope that the next DJ that the Cubs hire will keep their head in the game.