WATCH: Anthony Rizzo caught off guard by Steven Souza Jr. using his walkup song
|Saturday, June 26, 2021, 6:59 PM- -|
LOS ANGELES — San Diego Padres starter Yu Darvish recently paid tribute to Chicago Cubs first baseman — and former teammate — Anthony Rizzo by using Rizzo's recognizable walkup song during a Cubs-Padres game. "Intoxicated" by Martin Solveig and GTA blared over the loudspeakers when Darvish stepped up to the plate, and Rizzo loved it.
Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Steven Souza Jr., who played with the Cubs last season, took a page out of Darvish's book by having "Intoxicated" serve as his walkup song on Friday. Souza pinch hit in the Dodgers' 6-2 win over the Cubs and surprised Rizzo by adopting his walkup music.
When Souza dug in at the dish with "Intoxicated" echoing through Dodger Stadium, he was captured on camera briefly smirking in Rizzo's direction. In turn, Rizzo had a hearty chuckle over the pleasant surprise. Souza went on to ground out to shortstop, thus ending the fourth inning, but at least he used the at-bat as an opportunity to bond with an erstwhile teammate.