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The A's welcomed Josh Reddick back to Oakland with his old walk-up song, 'Careless Whisper'

On Friday night, the Astros began a weekend series against the A's with a 7-2 win at the Oakland Coliseum, and the game had a bit of a special narrative around it: the return of Josh Reddick to Oakland.
Reddick, who signed a four-year, $52 million deal with the Astros in the offseason, hadn't appeared at the Coliseum since the A's traded him to the Dodgers along with Rich Hill last summer after spending four seasons with the A's and being a key contributor to Oakland's playoff teams in 2012, '13 and '14. The A's welcomed him back to town with a highlight reel:

Heading into Friday's game, he told's Alex Espinoza that he was definitely looking forward to the experience, even though it felt "different":

While in Oakland, Reddick at one point strode to the plate to the Wham!'s classic '80s saxophone jam "Careless Whisper" as his chosen walk-up music, so naturally the A's saw fit to let him do the same on Friday night -- even though he's now an opposing player, making this a bit of a unique situation:

As seen atop this post, it was a pretty neat moment, one Reddick expressed appreciation for after the game.