Braves apologize for playing 'Rock You Like A Hurricane' during Marlins game
The Braves offered free tickets to out-of-state residents that fled Hurricane Irma
The Braves did a good turn by to any of the four games they'll play against the Marlins from Thursday through Sunday. That means there were probably some Irma refugees in the stands for Thursday night's game. That likely reality makes this song a poor choice for between-innings entertainment ...
So that's "Rock You Like a Hurricane" by the Scorpions. And ...
That's what the Braves played between innings on Thursday night against the Marlins while, of course, Hurricane Irma was bearing down on southern region of Florida. Not surprisingly, it wasn't hard to find people who were outraged by this ...
Screw the freaking Atlanta Braves for playing Rock You Like a Hurricane against the Marlins so unclassy. No respect— cheez dawg ☔️ (@KingCheezy24) September 8, 2017
@Braves Uh. probably could've picked better song than "rock you like a hurricane" today with marlins and hurricane about to hit florida.— Chris (@cscotz) September 8, 2017
And so on. Here's what the team told Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald about the incident:
I've heard this song at stadiums before, and I definitely take the team at its word -- i.e., it's an honest mistake. As such, this isn't a big deal despite a heated initial reaction on social media. Hopefully no one on the run from Irma was genuinely affected by it.
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