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Brandon McCarthy honors Linkin Park singer with special walk-up song

Brandon McCarthy made a nice gesture for Chester Bennington on Thursday.
On the day Bennington was reportedly found dead in a Los Angeles area apartment at age 41, of an apparent suicide , McCarthy climbed the mound at Dodger Stadium with Linkin Park blasting.
It was a sweet tribute to Bennington, one of two lead singers in the hard rock outfit that broke onto the scene with the multi-platinum album Hybrid Theory and remained active through six more releases.
While McCarthy has kept his Twitter silence as of Friday morning — which is unlike him considering his social media savvy — his account shows numerous likes of tweets about Bennington.
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One was written by Fox Sports’ MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal. Another read: “Rest easy man. Thank you for everything you did for me, and my generation.”
Bennington, born in nearby Glendale, was befriended by McCarthy after the former A’s fan favorite signed with Los Angeles in 2014.
McCarthy’s start Thursday didn’t go so well, however, with the Braves racking up five runs over five innings — including a two-run homer by another former A’s stud, Kurt Suzuki — as Atlanta snapped the Dodgers’ 11-game winning streak.
Still, his heartfelt walk-up song echoed through every crossover Dodgers/Linkin Park fan and beyond.

mccarthy warming up to linkin park was a nice gesture
— 7 (@SevenCostanzaa) July 21, 2017

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