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Josh Reddick has the greatest walk-up song of all time (Video)

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.”

Fernando Abad OaklandThe song has been a real hit with his teammates and the fans. His teammates could be seen grooving and crooning to the song in the dugout and bullpen (take a look at reliever Fernando Abad at right).

“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.

Todd Frazier changes at-bat music to ‘Sopranos’ theme (Video)

Todd FrazierNew Jersey native Todd Frazier changed his walk-up at-bat music to the theme song from “The Sopranos” on Thursday in honor of actor James Gandolfini, who died on Wednesday at the age of 51.

Frazier, who played on the Toms River team that won the 1998 Little League World Series and later starred at Rutgers, announced his intention to honor Gandolfini well before Thursday’s Cincinnati Reds-Pittsburgh Pirates game.

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Jayson Werth using ‘Werewolves in London’ as at-bat music (Video)

Jayson-Werth-beardWashington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has one of the most recognizable beards in sports. If he ever signed a contract with the New York Yankees and had to shave, the amount of people who are able to identify Werth would probably decrease by at least 75%. That’s why the at-bat music he has been using during the Nats’ opening series of the year against the Miami Marlins is priceless.

As you can see from the video above that The Nats Enquirer shared with us, Werth strolled to the plate with Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves in London” blaring in the background on Wednesday. Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog pointed out that the music even led to some howling among Nationals fans on Opening Day.

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Bryce Harper has Justin Bieber played as his at-bat music (Video)

Since Justin Bieber burst onto the scene a few years back, his music and memorabilia have become an important part of Major League Baseball culture. As you can see from the video above that Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post shared with us, Bryce Harper strolled up to the plate on Tuesday night with Bieber’s song “Boyfriend” playing as his at-bat music. Now, the question becomes did Harper lose a bet or is he back to being the 19-year-old tool bag that we have grown to hate.

Harper has actually started to win us over since being called up to the majors with hilarious moments like this one and others, so we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt here. Either he lost a bet and was squaring up as Steinberg speculated, or he was trying the Troy Tulowitzki approach which worked magically at the beginning of last season.

Photo credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

Mike Napoli Has Corny Songs Played for His At-Bat Music After Losing Bet

Rangers catcher Mike Napoli went 0-for-4 Tuesday in a win over the Orioles. Even though he’s always been a hitter with a low batting average, his struggles that night may be attributed to a change in his at-bat music.

SI Hot Clicks informed us that Napoli lost a bet to FOX Sports Southwest reporter Emily Jones over the NBA Finals. She picked the Mavs to beat the Heat and the payoff was choosing Napoli’s at-bat music for the game.

Want to know her songs of choice? Shania Twain’s I Feel Like A Woman, Culture Club’s Do You Really Want To Hurt Me and Right Said Fred’s I’m Too Sexy. We have some grainy YouTube footage of the at-bats but you can’t hear the music too well.

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Troy Tulowitzki Switches At-Bat Music to Justin Bieber’s Baby, Hits Two Home Runs

Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is a big Justin Bieber fan, as we’ve written here before. He’s one of a handful of ballplayers who are also teenie-boppers, as he, Cameron Maybin, and Nick Johnson have all used Miley Cyrus for their at-bat music in the past. Which brings me to Tulowitzki during spring training.

Tulo let Rockies fans vote to choose his at-bat music for the season, and Katy Perry won over Ke$ha, Bieber, and Chris Brown. Tulo unfortunately started off the season 0-for-8 and opted for a change over to Justin Bieber’s “Baby.”

The results have been magical.

Since the switch, Tulowitzki’s gone 3-for-7 with two home runs, three runs scored, three RBIs, and and a walk, and the Rockies have won both their games. As Rockies writer Troy Renck said on twitter, no way Tulowitzki switches away from Bieber with the way things have turned. Justin Bieber, good luck charm.

Kelly Johnson Pranked by At-Bat Music

When it comes to sports pranks, NFL rookie hazing is pretty good, but nothing beats baseball pranks.

Apparently Diamondbacks first baseman Adam LaRoche had been planning a revenge prank on second baseman Kelly Johnson for quite some time and he finally got him back by having the stadium music operator play “It’s Raining Men” as some at-bat music.