Braves apologize for playing 'Rock You Like A Hurricane' during Marlins game

The Braves did a good turn by offering those fleeing Hurricane Irma for Atlanta free tickets 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 ... 

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. 

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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