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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A’s trying to get George Michael for Coliseum appearance

There’s no official word yet on whether Michael will show, but there has been contact and the A’s are hopeful they can pull it off. Which would be amazing, and pretty darn cool. Michael, who is English, presumably has little background in baseball and probably hadn’t heard of Josh Reddick until recently, but the Oakland outfielder has brought Michael’s sax-heavy ballad “Careless Whisper” back into cultural relevance.

Reddick is using the song as his walkup music – a major shift from Reddick’s usual WWE themes and country music.  Everyone is getting into it, teammates, fans. It’s just delightful.
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Only in Oakland (in the best sense of the phrase).

Traderdave Posted: May 21, 2014 at 02:20 PM | 26 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: May 21, 2014 at 03:38 PM (#4710943)
Not to rain on the parade - but Sexy Sax Man brought back "Careless Whisper"...Michael is just along for the ride.

Sexy Sax Man does "Careless Whisper"
   2. zonk Posted: May 21, 2014 at 03:41 PM (#4710946)
Andrew Ridgeley would listen if the A's called...
   3. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 21, 2014 at 03:43 PM (#4710949)
Haven't gotten him yet? Well, you gotta have a-faith, a-faith, a-faith, you've gotta have a-faith, a-faith, a-faith.
   4. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: May 21, 2014 at 03:45 PM (#4710953)
I hope he brings the Sports Machine.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 21, 2014 at 03:48 PM (#4710959)
I thought he goes by George Maharias now.
   6. simon bedford Posted: May 21, 2014 at 03:51 PM (#4710964)
i take it GOB and his magic act were fully booked, and the franklin act was destroyed in a laundry mishap
   7. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: May 21, 2014 at 03:52 PM (#4710967)
George Michael never should have ridden that bloke.
   8. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 21, 2014 at 03:55 PM (#4710973)
Never heard a word of him waking me up before you go-go.
   9. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 21, 2014 at 03:56 PM (#4710976)
Came here for the Arrested Development joke and was beaten to it by #6.
   10. simon bedford Posted: May 21, 2014 at 04:07 PM (#4710994)
its not too late to make one random , well maebe a little late
   11. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: May 21, 2014 at 04:10 PM (#4711003)
I would pay good money to see a live show by Dr. Fünke's 100% Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution. Like, upwards of $6.
   12. Nasty Nate Posted: May 21, 2014 at 04:17 PM (#4711012)
Came here for the Arrested Development joke and was beaten to it by #6.


The mere fact that you didn't recognize #5 as an AD joke tells me you're not ready.
   13. villageidiom Posted: May 21, 2014 at 04:25 PM (#4711015)
There’s no official word yet on whether Michael will show
What is he? CHICKEN?

CA-ca-CAW! CA-ca-CA-ca-CAW!
   14. simon bedford Posted: May 21, 2014 at 04:28 PM (#4711019)
has anyone in this family actually seen a chicken?
   15. villageidiom Posted: May 21, 2014 at 04:36 PM (#4711032)
I would pay good money to see a live show by Dr. Fünke's 100% Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution. Like, upwards of $6
I think you've made a huge mistake.
   16. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 21, 2014 at 04:37 PM (#4711033)

The mere fact that you didn't recognize #5 as an AD joke tells me you're not ready.


It was as Ann as the nose on plain's face.
   17. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 21, 2014 at 04:39 PM (#4711037)
Anyone else read this at first glance as "the A's trying to get Gene Michael"?
   18. zonk Posted: May 21, 2014 at 04:52 PM (#4711050)
Him?
   19. Posada Posse Posted: May 21, 2014 at 04:52 PM (#4711051)
Seether's cover version is not too bad....
   20. Canker Soriano Posted: May 21, 2014 at 05:48 PM (#4711109)
I would pay good money to see a live show by Dr. Fünke's 100% Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution. Like, upwards of $6.

Won't work - I think Teamocil is on the MLB banned substance list.
   21. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: May 21, 2014 at 05:57 PM (#4711111)
Steve holt!
   22. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: May 21, 2014 at 06:23 PM (#4711125)
This could be anustart for Michael's career.
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: May 21, 2014 at 08:43 PM (#4711188)
They are going to promote George Michael night, but then out comes Rick Astley. If it was another team besides the A's it could be a 40,000 people rick roll, but instead it'll only be 18,000.
   24. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: May 21, 2014 at 09:04 PM (#4711197)
I'll take 18,000 cool A's fans over 40,000 snoozers from some other, smugger franchise...

Speaking of the A's...they're beating the Rays 3-0 with only one hit tonight through six. If that holds, that will be the Careless Whisperiest of wins ever. Bring on the flaccid sax solo!
   25. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: May 21, 2014 at 09:13 PM (#4711200)
Shit, I might have jinxed them. I don't deserve any George Michael.
   26. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: May 21, 2014 at 10:31 PM (#4711234)
Speaking of the A's...they're beating the Rays 3-0 with only one hit tonight through six.

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