Josh Reddick’s New Walk-Up Song Is ‘Careless Whisper’ By Wham! And It’s Working
by Tommy Gimler
Hitting just .214 with one home run and nine RBI heading into Monday’s home game against the Chicago White Sox, Oakland outfielder Josh Reddick probably would have jerked off a trio of homeless guys under an I-80 overpass if it was going to help him hit the baseball. Instead, he did the next gayest thing possible and changed his walk-up music to “Careless Whisper” by Wham! And son of a bitch, it’s actually working.
Since making the switch, Reddick has gone 4 for 11 with one home run, one triple, four runs scored, and three RBI, and he has turned the six or seven hundred A’s fans who come to the ballpark into a wave of sexy:
It might sound a little more like the Castro District of San Francisco instead of Oaktown, but hey, I’m sure Reddick is finally glad to be anything but a worthless turd at the plate. Plus, it looks like the guy in the purple shirt at the 1:29 mark might be the offspring of the guy who actually played the saxophone on that track thirty years ago.
And since you were going to look it up anyway, here’s the official video for the song. If you’re under the age of 20, you might be confused, but in 1984, people thought George Michael crushed poon…