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Maybe it’s better this way: Josh Reddick uses ‘Careless Whisper’ as walk-up song (vid)


Allow me the indulgence of nostalgically hearkening back to the halcyon days of my youth by reminiscing about the greatness of Wham! as we marvel at arguably the greatest walk-up song ever used by a major league baseball player. Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick currently is using the George Michael classic slow jam “Careless Whisper” as his at-bat tuneage.

Of course, those well-versed in the study of George Michael’s discography are well-aware of the fact that “Careless Whisper” is not technically a Wham! song. Instead, it’s a solo production that was credited to Wham! only in the U.S. and Canada, meaning that even all the way back to to 1984 the writing already was on the wall regarding the professional fate of Mr. Ridgeley.

But before you feel too bad for him, remember that he is married Keren Woodword of Bananrama fame. She’s purty.

With that in mind, it’s safe to say that if Reddick keeps the brilliant “Careless Whisper” as his walk-up music, there is little chance that it will be a “Cruel Summer” for him.

See what I did there? On to the video:

Wait. This is still a sports blog, right? Okay then. Nostalgia time will be soon over, but first, tonight the music seems so loud, I wish that we could lose this crowd … maybe it’s better this way … and so on and so forth.

Yeah, that’s a sweet jam, man. Shoulda known better than to cheat a friend.

Okay, I’m done. Sorry. I know you’re not a fool.