Josh Reddick has the perfect flow at the plate. No, not his swing – his hair. He also recently brought back the 80s jammin’ pop ballad by Wham, “Careless Whisper”. Maybe he read ‘Are the A’s Tone Deaf’ and realized he needed to bring some fun back in the walk up music for A’s fans.
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Reddick was quoted in an SFgate.com article, explaining why he brought the song back as saying, “Why not? Something to get the fans back into it and have a little fun.”
All A’s fans are happy to have some fun in a dismal season, and even though George Michael is a shell of his former self, he’s probably glad he is still relevant in all places around the world including Oakland. Hopefully the A’s and Beane don’t see Reddick as a floccinaucinihilipilification and truly value him for a solid, everyday right fielder in this league for many seasons to come.
With almost every position up for grabs going into next season, right field is one position with Reddick that the A’s would not have to worry about. Anything can happen with any player regarding roster moves going into next season, but one of the keys to have a successful ’16 season is to keep Reddick. The A’s have a right fielder that is a lock going into next season. It would be a mistake for the A’s to move him because he is a leader by the way he plays the game, which would benefit the young players the A’s are bringing up.
Apr 12, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick (22) reacts after hitting an RBI single against the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Check out this article by Steven Luke who makes a spot-on observation about the passion that Reddick plays with. Reddick is the type of player that never takes a play off, and always hustles for every ball hit his way. He is a player that is never afraid to leave his feet to make a diving catch or do the little things like sliding into second base with no fear to break up a double play. This makes him is a player the A’s front office not only should keep but let play everyday, especially against left handed pitching. Who doesn’t love Reddick when he hits a double and uses the double finger gun gesture at the A’s dug out. Like the Second Amendment says, the government will never take our guns away, or Reddick’s sweet-looking gun gesture. Shoot’em up, Reddick, and keep rockin’ that flow!