May 12, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick (16) hits a RBI-triple scoring second baseman Nick Punto (1, not pictured) against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Athletics Reach Out to George Michael


Josh Reddick‘s new walk-up music has taken the Athletics’ fan base by storm. Need proof? Here is a sign that the unofficial sign-maker of the Athletics made recently. The saxophone-driven hook drips with naughtiness, and has been bringing people closer on the dance floor since its release in 1984. If you’re unfamiliar with the song, here it is:

Why am I telling you all of this? As reported by Susan Slusser in The Drumbeat, the Athletics have been in contact with George Michael about making an appearance for a game in Oakland. If this does indeed become a promotion, it will be an event.

Do you remember that night in 2012 when Bernie himself came out? There were Bernie faces everywhere! This shows there is precedent in Oakland for this sort of thing happening. A team and their fans latch onto an idea, and make it a social media sensation. The first night Reddick had the Wham tune, “Careless Whisper” was trending on Twitter.

If “Saxy Saturday” (as I have now named it) goes through, I hope we can all look forward to inflatable saxophones, so that we can all play along when Josh Reddick steps to the plate.

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