SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Josh Reddick is used to performing in front of a crowd, but this was different for the Oakland A’s right fielder.
Reddick hopped on stage Friday night and joined country singer Jason Michael Carroll for two songs to close out the Spring Fever Pitch concert, held at The Venue in downtown Scottsdale.
Decked out in a black cowboy hat, Reddick joined Carroll and his band for covers of Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” and Garth Brooks’ “That Summer.”
“I wasn’t 100 percent on the lyrics for the second one, so I just stuck to the chorus,” Reddick said.
He was there, along with A’s reliever Ryan Cook, taking in a show that featured Carroll and fellow country artist Weston Burt. The Spring Fever Pitch concert was organized by Robert Buan, a former host of the A’s postgame radio call-in show who now hosts “Country Fastball,” a country music program where he interviews major leaguers who are rabid country fans.
Buan joined Reddick on stage and played guitar alongside Carroll to close the show.
“I was lovin’ it,” Reddick said. “To get up there with a guy who’s been doing it for so long, and then be beside Robert, who set the whole thing up, it was a good time.”