Chicago Cubs acquisition Daniel Murphy is notorious for his homophobia after making a hateful comment castigating the "gay lifestyle."
But the former player for the Mets got an earful when the Atlanta Braves organist, Matthew Kaminski, trolled Murphy with a special playlist of ditties every time the ball player stepped up to the plate.
According to NJ.com, the musician likes to inject some levity into his musical interludes by taking a swipe at each visiting hitter.
Mets slugger Lucas Duda was once a particular favorite of Kaminski because of his last name. In 2015, the Braves' organist would mock Duda by playing "Camptown Races." The crowd eventually got around to singing along with "Doo-dah, doo-dah."
Matthew Kaminski: Braves Organist, “certifible badass”, damn good jazz organist, and my friend. Love ya, bud. https://t.co/2rMgAjkoB9— David Dorer (@David Dorer)1535748839.0
For Daniel Murphy, Kaminski's specially-crafted playlist consisted of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," the Dionne Warwick classic "What the World Needs Now is Love" and The Kinks "Lola" for every time the Cubs' second baseman went to bat.
Here's @bravesorganist playing @ladygaga's "Born This Way" for Daniel Murphy: https://t.co/VCAX5CShGA— Organist Alert (@Organist Alert)1535686354.0
@organistalert @bravesorganist Amazing! This Mets fan bows to your brilliance.— (((Kerri))) 🔥 (@(((Kerri))) 🔥)1535771801.0
Kaminski also happily accepts requests from his fans on Twitter to troll other ball players.
OK, give me some ideas for this Cubs game tonight. “If You’re Happy and You Know it” for Happ will be a good one!— Matthew Kaminski (@Matthew Kaminski)1535630726.0
Back in 2015, second baseman Murphy denounced former ballplayer Billy Bean. Bean came out of the closet in 1999 after his baseball career ended.
Bean was making the rounds visiting teams to advocate for gay inclusion as an ambassador on behalf of Major League Baseball.
One of the stops in spreading awareness and acceptance included a visit to the Mets' spring training camp–which Murphy was then a part of.
Bean's goal was to "reach out to people and we are there if they reach back" to begin a dialogue about inclusion.
But for Murphy, homosexuality has no place on the field or anywhere else. The ballplayer said he would be open to getting to know Bean despite disagreeing with his "gay lifestyle." Bean did not comment on Murphy's "heterosexual lifestyle."
Murphy made his stance clear in an interview with NJ.com.
"I disagree with his lifestyle."
"I do disagree with the fact that Billy is a homosexual."
"That doesn't mean I can't still invest in him and get to know him. I don't think the fact that someone is a homosexual should completely shut the door on investing in them in a relational aspect. Getting to know him."
"That, I would say, you can still accept them but I do disagree with the lifestyle, 100 percent."
The second baseman struck out with some fans over his anti-LGBTQ views.
@organistalert @ParkerMolloy @bravesorganist Murphy was one of my favorite players until I found out the truth abou… https://t.co/i8Ov0fUiwC— Adam Auntie Em (@Adam Auntie Em)1535826755.0
Laura Ricketts—the openly gay co-owner of the Cubs—addressed the controversy over Murphy's unapologetic homophobia after Cubs fans expressed outrage over an openly bigoted player joining the team.
Since several people have asked...yes, I was consulted prior to the Daniel Murphy trade. There were several thought… https://t.co/vUv8TNy0MW— Laura Ricketts (@Laura Ricketts)1535302055.0
After these considered and thoughtful conversations, which took place precisely because of the Cubs’ sensitivities… https://t.co/348JBK9lqJ— Laura Ricketts (@Laura Ricketts)1535302057.0
But the Braves' organist trolling Murphy with the customized playlist was a definite home run.
And his Twitter feed confirmed it.
#Braves vs #Cubs - Wow! My Twitter feed was on fire tonight! Thank you for all the love 👍— Matthew Kaminski (@Matthew Kaminski)1535686157.0
@organistalert @bravesorganist I hate the braves... but this is the effing BEST— Paul Coneys (@Paul Coneys)1535772622.0
@organistalert @shawn_w_smith @bravesorganist How amazing is this— olivia 🐻 (@olivia 🐻)1535728675.0
@olivia__c__ @organistalert @bravesorganist THE MOST AMAZING— Shawn W. Smith (@Shawn W. Smith)1535729219.0
@Braves your organist better be making at least 500k because he is a genius!— FirstPitch1908hrs (@FirstPitch1908hrs)1535675560.0
Vice Sports reported Bean and Murphy have a copacetic friendship, but Murphy still refuses to apologize or retract his stance of non-acceptance of LGBTQ people.