On Thursday, it was announced Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington passed away at the age of 41. His death was shocking as Bennington made a huge impact on the world with his musical talent. Last night, the Dodgers decided to honor him the best way they knew how, with music.
The Dodgers’ organist played a rendition of the Linkin Park hit “Numb.”
It’s a subtle, but awesome way to remember Bennington. There’s so many songs the organist could have performed from “In the End,” to “Shadow of the Day,” or a wide variety of Linkin Park hits, but “Numb” is a great choice.
That wasn’t the only way the Dodgers honored Bennington. Starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who started the aforementioned game against the Miami Marlins decided to use Linkin Park for his entrance music. McCarthy decided to walk out to LP’s “Figure.09” from their 2003 album, Meteora.
Brandon McCarthy chose Linkin Park for his entrance music tonight.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) July 21, 2017
Whatever you thought of Linkin Park’s music, you can’t deny Bennington’s influence to a lot of people. I’d recommend reading Adam Patrick’s latest piece on Bennington being his version of Michael Jackson. It’s a great read.
Kudos to the Dodgers for the classy tribute. It’s a move that transcends baseball rivalries. Respect.