A's outfielder Josh Reddick has created an Internet sensation by his move to use George Michael's 80s ballad "Careless Whisper" as his walkup music, at least for the series with the Chicago White Sox.

Cameras even caught teammate Sean Doolittle bobbing his head to the tune, which Michael released in 1984 when he was still of the pop duo Wham!

"Somebody had Pandora on shuffle in the clubhouse, and it got thrown into the mix. I was like 'What would happen if I tried this?'" Reddick told RollingStone.com. "And baseball players are very superstitious, so I can't imagine changing it for a while, unless something dramatic happens ... and I hope it doesn't."

The saxophone-laced tune isn't one you'd expect from walkup music, unless we're talking about the often-irreverent Reddick. He's clearly amused by the reaction in the ballpark and on the Web. He had a pair of hits each of the first nights he used the tune, but went 0-for-3 on Wednesday afternoon.

"The fans are the funniest; it comes on and they're cheering and slow-dancing in the outfield," he said. "They seem to be having more fun with my walk-up song that the actual game."



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