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Josh Reddick inspires A’s to contact George Michael for possible appearance

Ever since Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick began using George Michael’s 1980s sax-fueled ballad “Careless Whisper” as his walk-up music a few weeks ago, those of us who grew up in that era have taken a nostalgic trip back to hose heady days of cheese pop.

But if the Athletics have anything to do with it, not only will old fogeys like me remember the greatness of the song, George Michael himself may be able to introduce the classic tune to a new generation of fans. In fact, he may be able to do so right in Oakland’s home ballpark. reports that there have been discussions between the 80s-early 90s pop icon and the team in an effort to get Michael to agree to make an appearance at Coliseum at an upcoming game.

Michael, who is enjoying a minor career renaissance in light of the warm reception in Europe to “Symphonica,” his seventh solo effort.

C’mon, George Michael. It would be foolish to pass up this sparkling opportunity to get your name back out there here in the States. I know you’re not a fooool…

Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

And just because it’s so damn good…

Yeah, that’s the sweet stuff.