OAKLAND (CBS SF) – This year, Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick has perhaps become more well-known for his walkup music than his performance on the field.
The slugger is only batting .230 on the season with four home runs, but he has become an instant hit in the Bay Area and across the country for choosing “Careless Whisper” from Wham! as his walkup song, when he heads to the plate.
And now, according to San Francisco Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser, who covers the A’s, the team is trying to get George Michael, who provided the vocals to the song, to make an appearance at the Coliseum this year.
The Chronicle reports, there’s no word yet from Michael’s representatives whether the English singer-songwriter would actually show up in Oakland, but the invitation has been extended.
Michael and Andrew Ridgeley made up the musical duo Wham! back in the early 1980s. They sold more than 25 million records worldwide from 1982 to 1986, with several hit songs including “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and “Freedom.” Michael would go on to have a great deal of success as a solo artist.