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The Cubs played the song “Smack My B***h Up” for Aroldis Chapman last night

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UPDATE: The Cubs have fired the DJ responsible for the playing of that song. They also issued a statement:

“The selection of this track showed a lack of judgment and sensitivity to an important issue. 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.”

11:46 AM: As everyone knows, Aroldis Chapman was suspended for a good chunk of this season pursuant to Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Last night Chapman pitched for the Cubs and . . .

Yes, the song by The Prodigy. Predictably, that did not go over too terribly well. Today the Cubs are apologizing, saying that the song was “unintentionally” played. Jesse Rogers of ESPN says that the Cubs will have a “strong response” to it this morning. In the meantime they are saying that it was “unfortunate and should not have happened.” Which, um, yes.

Obviously someone thought they were being clever, but there is no way to spin this as anything less than awful taste. Indeed, there’s no imaginable time when that song is appropriate at the ballpark.

Apparent roster snafu changes Blue Jays pitching plans

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ATLANTA — An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves.

After Nate Pearson gave up three runs in five innings, manager Charlie Montoyo brought in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to open the sixth.

As Waguespack walked to the mound, he was greeted by home plate umpire Alan Porter, who apparently delivered some bad news: The right-hander wasn’t on the 28-man active roster for the game.

The Blue Jays optioned Waguespack and infielder Santiago Espinal to the team’s alternate training site on Thursday to reach the 28-man roster limit.

Montoyo told reporters before the game Waguespack had been recalled when right-hander Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. That move apparently was not processed, leaving Waguespack off the active roster.

Waguespack walked to the dugout and Montoyo brought in Rafael Dolis as the official replacement for Pearson.