Dodgers play Linkin Park songs as tribute to Chester Bennington

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington was found dead at his home Thursday morning. Investigators are treating his death as an apparent suicide. He was 41.

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On Thursday, Los Angeles Dodgers organist Dieter Ruehle kicked off his pregame routine by paying tribute to Bennington with a rendition of the song “Numb.”

He wasn’t the only member of the team to do that. Starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy changed his warmup music to Linkin Park’s “Figure 09” prior to the 6-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

McCarthy’s Linkin Park fandom extends back to at least his time with the Texas Rangers. In an ESPN the Magazine article from 2013, McCarthy said he would listen to the band to help him deal with rough outings.


Brandon McCarthy changed his warmup music to a Linkin Park song for Thursday’s game. (AP Photo)

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