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
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
Thank you, Josh Reddick. pic.twitter.com/57oHrjucoF— Oakland A's (@Athletics) April 15, 2017
Heading into Friday's game, he told MLB.com'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.
Thank you all for the welcome back! What a reunion. Felt good to be back in Oakland!— Mr. Irrelevant (@RealJoshReddick) April 15, 2017