The Chicago Cubs have apologized for a strain that was played after reliever Aroldis Chapman left a pile during Sunday’s game.
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The Cubs pronounced an worker played Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up” after Chapman pitched a ninth inning of a 6-4 detriment to a St. Louis Cardinals. That worker was dismissed Monday.
“We apologize for a insane song preference during a diversion final night,” Cubs boss of ball operations Crane Kenney pronounced in a statement. “The preference of this lane showed a miss of visualisation and attraction to an critical issue. We have consummated a attribute with a worker obliged for creation a preference and will be implementing stronger controls to examination and approve song before open promote during a games.”
Chapman, who a Cubs acquired from a New York Yankees during a trade deadline, missed a initial 29 games of this deteriorate underneath baseball’s domestic assault policy. He was concerned in an Oct occurrence where he allegedly choked his girlfriend.
Police did not record charges opposite a Cuban-born left-hander, citing deficient evidence, opposing stories and disinclined witnesses. Major League Baseball announced Chapman’s cessation in early March, dual months after a Yankees traded 4 teenager leaguers to a Cincinnati Reds for a All-Star closer.
Information from ESPN staff author Jesse Rogers and The Associated Press contributed to this report.