By Scott T. Sterling
It’s been a great season so far for killer Major League Baseball walk-up music.
First, we had Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez using Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen as the song that plays while he strolls to home plate to bat.
Now, Oakland A’s right-fielder Josh Reddick is getting in on the fun, pulling out George Michael‘s sax-saturated 1984 smash hit, “Careless Whisper,” as his new walk-up tune.
This video from Major League Baseball shows Reddick taking his walk to the song’s sultry tones in a recent game against the Chicago White Sox, with his teammates grooving to the song’s instantly recognizable intro from the dugout. The video shows a second walk-up as well, during which multiple fans are seen dancing to the tune as well. Their guilty feet have a small amount of rhythm.
The song was released in the U.S. and Canada as a track from Michael’s original group, Wham!, but is credited as his first solo single.
The song inspires him to connect with a solid single into the outfield, so there’s that.