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Why ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane’ was poor choice to play at baseball game

Atlanta Braves third baseman Rio Ruiz, top, reaches for a ball as the Miami Marlins’ Dee Gordon slides in safely Thursday in Atlanta.
Atlanta Braves third baseman Rio Ruiz, top, reaches for a ball as the Miami Marlins’ Dee Gordon slides in safely Thursday in Atlanta. The Associated Press

The Atlanta Braves have offered people who were displaced by Hurricane Irma free tickets to this weekend’s series against the Miami Marlins.

If any of those fans were in attendance at SunTrust Park on Thursday night, they likely didn’t care for what they heard.

Between innings, the Braves played “Rock You Like a Hurricane,” a popular Scorpions rock song from 1984, during their 6-5 victory.

Miami Herald reporter Clark Spencer reports that a Braves official apologized for the song, saying it’s on a home playlist and should have been pulled. It won’t be played again during the four-game set between the National League East rivals.

Still, most people who heard the news said that wasn’t cool.

Here’s what social media users had to say:

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