It may be hot outside today, but inside it's getting even hotter after catching a ripe whiff of Josh Reddick's sexy new walk-up music: "Careless Whisper" by WHAM!. Mmmm, delicious.
According to Reddick, however, the '80s KOIT classic started off as an entirely random choice.
Josh Reddick was sitting in the Oakland A's clubhouse on Sunday when randomly - and he assured us, it was randomly - the sultry strains of Wham!'s "Careless Whisper" began floating through the air. For whatever reason, he took this as a sign.
The following day, he made sure the song played as he walked into the batter's box. He ended up going 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored. Last night, still accompanied by the song's sexy sax, Reddick went 2-for-5 and smashed a home run. Seems "Careless Whisper" is here to stay.
"Somebody had Pandora on shuffle in the clubhouse, and it got thrown into the mix. I was like 'What would happen if I tried this?'" Reddick told Rolling Stone. "And baseball players are very superstitious, so I can't imagine changing it for a while, unless something dramatic happens ... and I hope it doesn't."
Neither do the rest of us, Josh. Besides, who doesn't love "Careless Whisper"? Certainly not these guys: