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Cubs: Anthony Rizzo honors Starlin Castro with walk-up song

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Starlin Castro may be in New York, but the Wrigley faithful was still able to clap along to his uber-catchy walk-up song.

For the home opener Monday, Anthony Rizzo paid tribute to his former teammate by walking up to the plate with "Ando En La Versace" blaring throughout Chicago's North Side.

Rizzo had a different walk-up song for each at-bat of the game last season, but he was mum on his song choice for 2016, refusing to tell even his teammates.

He wanted it to be a surprise for everybody and an homage to Castro.

"He was part of this organization for a long time," Rizzo said. "He taught me a lot on how to be a big-leaguer. Him getting traded was tough for a lot of us. 

"Just to be able to get the crowd excited was pretty cool."

Rizzo initially planned on just using the song once to recreate the chill-inducing moments from last year when 41,000 people clapped along to the song in unison every time Castro came to the plate.

But since it was received so well Monday night, Rizzo may keep it going.

"I might have to do a Twitter poll or something," he said.