Shut it down. Shut the entire house down. Josh Reddick has officially won every competition when it comes to choosing the best at-bat walk-up music.
On Monday, the Oakland A’s outfielder changed his walk-up music to Wham!’s “Careless Whisper.” Now Careless Whisper isn’t your typical at-bat music. Usually you hear some heart-pumping, thumping beats or one of the current hit songs as at-bat music. But Reddick has decided to carve a unique path by picking an ’80s romance song filled with saxophone sounds more suited for a slow dance. And it has worked!
Since changing his song to “Careless Whisper” Monday, Reddick is 4-for-7 including a 2-run home run.
“It’s all the song,” Reddick joked Tuesday via the SF Chronicle. “It’s not my talent, it’s all the song.”
“I love it, I told him that, ‘Dude, I am digging it,’ ” Brandon Moss said Tuesday. “And [Reddick] can pull it off, I don’t know why, it suits him very well. It’s a great song. It’s awesome, because it’s so unexpected, but also it’s something to laugh at and enjoy every single time.”
A fan section eevn got up and swayed side-to-side as the song played, and they booed Tuesday when the song wasn’t played for Reddick’s final at-bat.
This is seriously so awesome. Next time I’m looking to hit a home run in the bedroom, I’m throwing on “Careless Whisper” in honor of Josh.