Reddick: 'I've always enjoyed flying under the radar'
Josh Reddick joins Jim Kozimor on Chronicle Live to talk about the hot start to his season, and they also talk about their favorite all-time wrestlers.
Get a word for me on -- starting your season Josh how do you feel about era let's start here year. Feels very united -- do expect special abilities of home runs coming out of the -- there but you know I'm very happy to be. You know doing as well as I am -- -- after a trade that you know like food and say they do is get his undoing and now so. You know we were were Delilah start missing the -- we saw last night so thank continuing on this month as well. You mention I after the trade maybe some people and expect to do this well. Public sees that as a motivation remember this your first real chance to be an everyday player in Major League Baseball so what does that mean to you. That -- this something that I'm used to you know in my past I've dealt a lot of -- Politics I think -- wasn't very the higher rated guys supposed to do also -- enjoy the flying under the radar thing come out surprising everybody so. I hopefully I can just continue that. And throughout the season. And you know kind of make a name for myself in the Cy Young crew that I started my first year. Your power numbers have been fantastic this season how much do you consider yourself a power hitter. I never consider myself. A big power hitter I just -- China the and a big doubles hitter kind of thing and you know if I try to in the home run swing doesn't I didn't trouble that's -- allow my my hands a word you want them backs in the volume eventually -- go out. Right now it's just it just these are things me thinking right now I'm in good backs being good swings on the ball and not missing the mistakes and that's when they narrow focus on staying consistent that perspective of the game. And you know things don't work on my way. In an area and you blood show some leadership qualities of that young a's team during this recent losing streak you guys had. You tweeting something before games and let's end this thing right now are you trying to real leader for this team. -- try you know there's this economist and it was kind of rough start during that stretch for our dugout had a lot of quiet days in quiet night cement dugout with a with a losing streak we had nobody seem to wanna step up and you know make the noise so. Felt like maybe you know being is. You know and our our numbers have been -- grain on -- -- with the number kind of thing after like maybe act I should take that responsibility and -- got to kind of pick these guys out. And you know continue you know the Twitter thing I was trying to get the fans involved as well you know as some hopefully some of the guys saw and you know. Noticed that in the Charlotte run much do you assaulted the sacrificing of the chicken things I'm -- that was a big hit a lot of people that and in having a good thing we actually won one so. You know I just I don't are really wanna see it that ought to have the necessary in the -- my Jersey I decide it's. In my head as much as in that dugout and have let -- be more of a leader with a bad more than anything. I am told by a huge rays fan today you are the best a on Twitter. Your handle at Josh Redick since I was sixteen correct. Who else is good on the team and Twitter what are you trying to what are you trying to do here on Twitter. The one I find now that's very very funny to me is McCarthy McCarthy will put some great quotes of some great lands on there and I always enjoy reading his. And then you know Brett Anderson I should do a few out there here and then here and now that. Com for -- is just all about interacting with the fans in. You know just haven't finalized had to go out there and have have people make me laugh and not trying to make them laugh and return in. You know but people. Thought that I said about Twitter as what does this -- -- -- thing about and I made a big deal out of it. So where people go hey today's my birthday can I get a read Tweeter page. I just took a shower -- hitter retreated just doesn't make sense to me of why if you -- reach -- know I don't get the whole concept of that so. I made this big deal about as saying if you can make me laugh personally to know our retreats during now I've just been blown -- and -- -- -- Kind of a big hit -- -- with the fans of them on the -- me laughter -- get or every three which I don't know why it makes such a big deal that whatever whatever makes them happy. And it's not throw a negative fans happy man that's a big part of this game. After the Giants series you're trying to get a and yet we try to go until at some of the Giants fans that's what are you guys -- where you'll trolling. Yeah we we got into it quite a bit and it was it wasn't intended to have to be a big fight kind of thing I just. I never understood why these fans just come out don't come up with -- -- new you know heckling heckling lies. For three straight days now straight innings every inning every out there was what's the matter with -- he's a bomb and go to -- go -- out of -- his. I'm off for the next thing I love it it gets me going but post a new material and you're saying is sending Aramis does -- you sound down. They don't need more creative man. That's got to deal yeah I was big drinker -- -- -- in the twentieth century or 21 Italian know what censure him economy we're more creative and that. Here's San -- -- most of going on over there and get -- going. I agree with you on that went tell me about title Thursday -- -- then get start with a title -- with fans in right field. Then I'll start with Jeff Francoeur my -- -- You know fellow Georgian. Coming over in the first week or two of the season in making a bacon Tuesday for the stands in right field. And eight -- kind of a fit -- me a little bit so I was kind of hurt and shot. So Twitter come guy givens said you know I appreciate your taking over Jeff Francoeur side. For that one day and I think they'd have been as a nice -- made -- mores. So I think two nights later I had an MR plastic replica title bout nice rode on the back to send. You know since francoeur made this. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Then you know. I try to do something over there in Kansas City on Friday but it didn't take take off like it did of your -- but they got bought. I think about five or six pizzas for the right field stands with. That's out of the club he's in his head that usually were fringe he signs -- -- I was or criticize me and that anybody didn't too so. Did they were come out there. All right I got to knock this in right field when your plan on maybe about this pizza sandwich. Some type of food stuff at all for that. You combining. Yeah in. In the day you never know man I mean we got serious face out there waiting more and more the merrier. Not bring all family album speak to kids that way all right hey did you have a title belt I know you gotta be a fan of wrestling. I want earlier all time favorite wrestler Mike is Ric Flair the greatest of all time. Who's your favorite all time wrestler. My fair wrestlers -- -- triple H and he's a very close friend in my got to know him last off season. Right before the trade actually met him personally in Boston the day before my surgery on my wrist. So it was kind of funny because I never had any intention to -- -- I was always a big fan growing up. And I've -- I can't recruit dying for 45 years now that I always went to advance he leave me tickets give me pretty good -- on the will carry over higher. But this particular night. Seven of -- boss inquisitor knowing and he found other -- music for his walk up song well. He left me tickets for our row right behind Jerry King Lawler Michael call for the broadcasting. So rep for the show my buddy come there is Heyman wrote to you backstage and we always do but there's going to be a twister plays -- to meet -- So is the -- causes me a great -- -- it -- to show the backstage in my fair one of all time. How does the -- me angry K doing huge fan bubbled off. Well and the talk of the guys for an -- game his phone number exchange phone numbers have given me to come to an very need anything give me shall take care everything. And for my return favor of left his nephew and some his family tickets in evidence that trying to get him to fly here at Oakland to come to a first pitch. Man if you could do that that would be phenomenally you know what -- your first at bat tonight as you're in the on deck circle take a simple water. Walked to the plate you just hope we get the box raise your head spin out over everybody. I'm like yeah I've I've wanted to do that so bad but I feel like I'm Mike Jim beam from that song all -- do that.